MCLEAN, VA - Freddie Mac has announced that its mortgage-related investments portfolio, also known as the company's retained portfolio, will form Giant Mortgage Participation Certificates (Giant PCs) from its holdings of Mortgage Participation Certificates (PCs). Giant PCs, which the company first began issuing in 1988, are single-class pass-through securities created by consolidating Freddie Mac PCs into larger Giant PCs. Traditionally, Giant PCs have been formed by third parties. Now, by also forming Giant PCs from PCs in the company's retained portfolio, Freddie Mac can simplify its internal administration of PC securities and ultimately help lower the company's management costs.
Source: Freddie Mac
This announcement is not an offer to sell any Freddie Mac securities. 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, 2009, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on February 24, 2010, and all documents that Freddie Mac files with the SEC pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c) or 14 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, excluding any information "furnished" to the SEC on Form 8-K.
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Freddie Mac was established by Congress in 1970 to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation's residential mortgage markets. Freddie Mac supports communities across the nation by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Over the years, Freddie Mac has made home possible for one in six homebuyers and more than five million renters.