Freddie Mac prizes $ 327 million in sustainability bonds

MCLEAN, Virginia, June 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Freddie mac (OTCQB: FMCC) recently priced a new offering of tax-exempt loan-backed credit risk transfer securities (TELs) made by state or local housing agencies and secured by housing affordable rentals. This is the tenth offering of ML certificates from the company and the fourth ML-Deal with the sustainability obligations nickname.

The company plans to guarantee approximately $ 327 million in fixed rate ML certificates (ML-10 certificates) which are supported by a pool of fixed rate TELs. ML-10 certificates are expected to be paid on or around June 24, 2021.

ML-10 Certificates are referred to as “Sustainability Bonds” under the Freddie Mac Sustainability Bonds. The proceeds will be used to finance multi-family properties that (a) finance affordable housing for low to moderate income families, (b) may have features, or are located in areas, which provide new economic opportunities for residents. and (c) may include certain environmental impact characteristics.

Classify Main/
Quantity (mm)
Life (years)
Coupon Yield Price in dollars
A-US $ 173,970 12.99 S – 1 2.032% 1.681% $ 103.9989
TO THAT $ 153,930 13.27 S + 0 2.046% 1.701% $ 103.9913
X-US $ 173,970 12.61 T + 160 2.055% 3.225% $ 21.4775
X-CA $ 153,930 12.66 T + 165 1.518% 3.278% $ 15.8206


  • Lead Manager and Bookkeepers: Jefferies LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
  • Co-managers: Bancroft Capital, LLC, JP Morgan Securities LLC, Piper Sandler & Co. and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated
  • Rating agency: S&P Global Ratings

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ML-10 Certificates are issued by FRETE 2021-ML10 Trust (ML-10 Trust). Class A-US and A-CA certificates are senior principal and interest certificates, which are rated AA + (sf) by S&P Global Ratings and Class X-US and X-CA certificates are certificates of interest only. Class A-US and A-CA and Class X-US and X-CA certificates are guaranteed by Freddie Mac. The ML-10 Trust will also issue Class B-US and B-CA certificates, which will not be guaranteed by Freddie Mac.

Freddie Mac Multifamily is a leading issuer of structured multi-family agency-guaranteed securities. ML-Deals are part of the company’s business strategy to transfer part of the risk of losses to taxpayers and private investors who buy the unsecured subordinated bonds. ML Certificates generally offer a wide range of options for investors with stable cash flow and structured credit enhancement.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell any Freddie Mac securities. Offers for any given security are only made through the applicable offering circulars and related supplements, which incorporate Freddie Mac’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 11. 2021; all other reports filed by Freddie Mac with the SEC pursuant to Section 13 (a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) since December 31, 2020, excluding any information “provided” to the SEC on Form 8-K; and all documents that Freddie Mac files with the SEC in accordance with Sections 13 (a), 13 (c) or 14 of the Exchange Act, excluding any information “provided” to the SEC on Form 8- K.

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The company makes no commitment to update any forward-looking statements it makes to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release. The Multi-Family Investor section of the company’s website at will also be updated, from time to time, with information on significant developments or other events that may be of importance to investors, and we encourage investors to regularly access this website for such updated information.

The financial and other information contained in the documents accessible on this page are only valid as of the date of these documents. The information could be out of date and no longer accurate. Freddie Mac assumes no obligation, and disclaims any duty, to update the information contained in these documents.

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