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Sallie Mae Announces Sale of Residual Interest in a Federally Guaranteed Student Loan Trust

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sallie Mae Announces Sale of Residual Interest in a Federally Guaranteed Student Loan Trust10:16 EST Wednesday, February 13, 2013 NEWARK, Del. (Business Wire) -- Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM), formally SLM Corporation, today announced that it has sold the residual interest in its SLM Student Loan Trust 2007-4 securitization to a third party. Sallie Mae will continue to service the student loans in the trust under existing agreements. The sale will remove student loan assets of $3.8 billion and related liabilities of $3.7 billion from Sallie Mae's balance sheet. The gain from the transaction will add $.08 to Sallie Mae's 2013 GAAP and core earnings per share. Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation's No. 1 financial services company specializing in education. Celebrating 40 years of making a difference, Sallie Mae continues to turn education dreams into reality for American families, today serving 25 million customers. With products and services that include 529 college savings plans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search and planning tools, education loans, insurance, and online banking, Sallie Mae offers solutions that help families save, plan, and pay for college. Sallie Mae also provides financial services to hundreds of college campuses as well as to federal and state governments. Learn more at SallieMae.com. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America. Sallie MaeMedia:Patricia Nash Christel, 302-283-4076patricia.christel@SallieMae.comorInvestors:Joe Fisher, 302-283-4075joe.fisher@SallieMae.comorSteven McGarry, 302-283-4074steven.j.mcgarry@SallieMae.com