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Fannie Mae Multifamily Issuance Tops $10 Billion in Fourth Quarter

Friday, January 18, 2013

Fannie Mae Multifamily Issuance Tops $10 Billion in Fourth Quarter16:35 EST Friday, January 18, 2013WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fannie Mae (OTC Bulletin Board: FNMA) issued approximately $10.8 billion1 of multifamily MBS in the fourth quarter of 2012, backed by new multifamily loans delivered by its lenders.  Total issuance for 2012 was $33.1 billion, which was up from $23.8 billion in 2011. Fannie Mae also resecuritized $2.2 billion of DUS® MBS through its Fannie Mae Guaranteed Multifamily Structures (Fannie Mae GeMSTM) program in the fourth quarter, bringing the total GeMS issuance for 2012 to $10 billion. "Market activity for our securities was robust in 2012 with total issuance topping $33 billion," said Kimberly Johnson, Senior Vice President of Multifamily Capital Markets, Fannie Mae.  "Issuance was particularly strong in the fourth quarter, in part due to the Fed's aggressive bond-buying program, which has helped to keep borrowing costs at record lows.  Private-sector lending has shown signs of growth as well, adding liquidity for all market participants." The company's DUS MBS securities provide market participants with highly predictable cash flows and call protection in defined maturities of five, seven and ten years.  Fannie Mae's GeMS program consists of structured multifamily securities created from collateral specifically selected by Fannie Mae Capital Markets.  Features of Fannie Mae GeMS have included block size transactions, collateral diversity and pricing close to par through Fannie Mae's multifamily REMICs (ACES®) and multifamily Mega securities.Highlights of Fannie Mae's multifamily activity in the fourth quarter of 2012 include the following:1)  MULTIFAMILY MBS BACKED BY NEW MULTIFAMILY ACQUISITIONS New multifamily MBS business volumes in the fourth quarter of 2012 totaled approximately $10.8 billion.    2)  FANNIE MAE GeMS & ACES ISSUANCEIssuance of Fannie Mae's structured multifamily securities created from collateral selected by Fannie Mae Capital Markets totaled $2.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012.  This includes two Fannie Mae GeMS REMIC transactions.  In addition, dealers issued three multifamily REMICs backed by $1.1 billion of DUS MBS in the fourth quarter of 2012, adding to the liquidity of Fannie Mae DUS MBS.  The combined Fannie Mae GeMS and ACES issuance backed by DUS MBS was $13.9 billion in 2012.3)  FANNIE MAE SALESFannie Mae Capital Markets sold approximately $1.9 billion of multifamily mortgage securities from its portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2012.2For additional information about Fannie Mae's multifamily MBS products and issuance please refer to the Multifamily MBS webpage and the MBSenger® Publication "Over Twenty Years of Multifamily Mortgage Financing Through Fannie Mae's DUS Program" on fanniemae.com.Fannie Mae GeMS Issuance in the Fourth Quarter of 2012      FNA 2012-M17, Priced on November 9, 2012ClassCUSIPOriginal FACEWeighted Average Life (Years)Coupon (%)Coupon TypeSpreadOfferedPriceASQ13136A96B9$ 13,274,0001.431.238Fixed RateS+10101.00ASQ23136A96C7$ 385,774,4672.800.953Fixed RateS+13101.00X13136A96D5$ 399,048,4672.274.114WAC IONot OfferedNot OfferedA13136A96E3$ 107,250,0005.721.364Fixed RateS+25101.00A23136A96F0$ 431,779,9889.822.184Fixed RateS+43101.00AB13136A96G8$ 14,600,0005.721.234Fixed RateS+3599.75AB23136A96H6$ 58,800,0009.822.222Fixed RateS+6199.75X23136A96J2$ 612,429,9888.590.504WAC IONot OfferedNot OfferedTotal$1,011,478,455Lead Manager:  CitigroupCo-Managers:    Amherst Securities Group and Barclays CapitalFNA 2012-M14, Priced on October 11, 2012ClassCUSIPOriginal FACEWeighted Average Life (Years)Coupon(%)Coupon TypeSpreadOfferedPriceASQ13136A9MJ4$ 28,000,0002.120.538Fixed RateS+12100.00ASQ23136A9MK1$ 471,894,5664.211.114Fixed RateS+20101.00X13136A9ML9$ 499,894,5663.624.418WAC IONot OfferedNot OfferedA13136A9MM7$ 87,735,0005.501.361Fixed RateS+24101.00A23136A9MN5$ 405,353,6509.792.301Fixed RateS+45101.00AB13136A9MP0$ 11,964,0005.501.233Fixed RateS+3599.75AB23136A9MQ8$ 55,275,3629.792.278Fixed RateS+5799.75X23136A9MR6$ 560,328,0128.610.646WAC IONot OfferedNot OfferedAL3136A9MS4$ 89,511,90714.072.987Fixed Rate S+60101.61Total$1,149,734,485Lead Manager:  Bank of America Merrill LynchCo-Managers:  Jefferies and Morgan Stanley1 Reflects unpaid principal balance of multifamily Fannie Mae MBS issued during the period. The number excludes Fannie Mae portfolio resecuritization transactions and conversions of adjustable-rate loans to fixed-rate loans and DMBS securities to MBS securities.  2 Includes Fannie Mae GeMS sold.Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, including statements about our expected issuances in the future.  Actual outcomes may differ materially from what is indicated by these statements as a result of many factors, including market demand, macroeconomic and housing market conditions, interest rates, GSE reform, and other factors described under "Risk Factors" in our most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").  In addition, not all securities will have the characteristics discussed in this release. Before investing in any Fannie Mae issued security, you should read the prospectus and prospectus supplement pursuant to which such security is offered. You should also read our most current Annual Report on Form 10-K and our reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K filed with the SEC available on the Investor Relations page of our Web site at www.fanniemae.com and on the SEC's Web site at www.sec.gov.References in this release to dollar amounts and securities issued and/or outstanding refer to unpaid principal balances and do not reflect market valuation or other accounting adjustments.Fannie Mae enables people to buy, refinance, or rent a home. SOURCE Fannie MaeFor further information: Andrew Wilson, +1-202-752-5168