Freddie Mac Announces Pricing of $288 Million Multifamily Small Balance Loan Securitization

MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Dec 14, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) announces the pricing of the SB44 offering, a multifamily mortgage-backed securitization backed by small balance loans underwritten by Freddie Mac and issued by a third-party trust. The company expects to guarantee approximately $288 million in Multifamily SB Certificates (SB44 Certificates), which are anticipated to settle on or about December 22, 2017. Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans generally range from $1 million to $6 million and are backed by properties with five or more units. This is the nineteenth SB Certificate transaction in 2017.

SB45 Pricing

Class   Principal/Notional
Amount (mm)
Average Life
  Coupon   Yield   Dollar
A-5H   $136.312   4.10   S + 48   2.8100%   2.6515%   $100.4809
A-10F   $151.940   7.32   S + 65   3.0300%   2.9455%   $100.4596
X1   $320.280   5.06   Non-Offered


  • Sole lead manager and bookrunner: Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
  • Co-managers: Amherst Pierpont Securities LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Ramirez & Co., Inc. and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated
  • 109 mortgages originated by Capital One Multifamily Finance, LLC, CBRE Capital Markets, Inc., Greystone Servicing Corporation, Inc., Pinnacle Bank, RED Mortgage Capital, LLC and The Community Preservation Corporation
  • SB44 Certificates Offering Circular
  • Small Balance Securitization Investor Presentation

Freddie Mac is guaranteeing two senior principal and interest classes and an interest only class of securities issued by the FRESB 2017-SB44 Mortgage Trust. Freddie Mac is also acting as mortgage loan seller and master servicer to the trust. In addition to the three classes of securities guaranteed by Freddie Mac, the trust will issue certificates consisting of Class B and R Certificates, which will not be guaranteed by Freddie Mac and will be sold to private investors.

The Small Balance Loan (SBL) origination initiative was first announced in October 2014, and expands the company’s continuing effort to better serve less populated markets and provide additional liquidity to smaller apartment properties. Freddie Mac has a specialty network of Seller/Servicers and SBL lenders with extensive experience in this market who source loans across the country.

This announcement is not an offer to sell any securities of Freddie Mac or any other issuer. Offers for any given security are made only through applicable offering circulars and related supplements, which incorporate Freddie Mac’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 16, 2017; all other reports Freddie Mac filed with the SEC pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) since December 31, 2016, excluding any information “furnished” to the SEC on Form 8-K; and all documents that Freddie Mac files with the SEC pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c) or 14 of the Exchange Act, excluding any information furnished to the SEC on Form 8-K.

Freddie Mac’s press releases sometimes contain forward-looking statements. A description of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in these and other forward-looking statements can be found in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, and its reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K, filed with the SEC and available on the Investor Relations page of the company’s Web site at and the SEC’s Web site at

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Christopher Spina

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