Fannie Mae Prices Offering of $2 Billion of Preferred Stock.
WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fannie Mae today priced $2 billion, or 80 million shares, of non-cumulative, non-convertible, perpetual fixed-rate preferred stock, designated as Series T. The Series T preferred stock (CUSIP CUSIP
See: Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures
See Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures. 313586737) has a stated value of $25 per share and a dividend rate of 8.25 percent per annum. Fannie Mae will have the option to redeem all or part of the preferred stock on or after May 20, 2013. It is expected to be issued on May 19, 2008.
Net proceeds of the offering will be used for general corporate purposes, including enhancing the company's capital position, providing additional market liquidity and pursuing new business opportunities.
"The preferred securities attracted a wide base of individual as well as institutional investors," said David Benson, Senior Vice-President and Treasurer of Fannie Mae. "This issuance completes Fannie Mae's capital raising plan announced last week."
Merrill Lynch & Co. acted as joint lead manager and physical book-runner. Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Morgan Stanley, UBS UBS Union Bank of Switzerland
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LLC - Logical Link Control and Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC also acted as joint lead managers and book-runners. Application will be made to list the shares on the New York Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
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Fannie Mae is a shareholder-owned company with a public mission. We exist to expand affordable housing and bring global capital to local communities in order to serve the U.S. housing market. Fannie Mae has a federal charter and operates in America's secondary mortgage market to ensure that mortgage bankers and other lenders have enough funds to lend to home buyers at low rates. In 2008, we mark our 70th year of service to America's housing market. Our job is to help to those who house America.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities of Fannie Mae. Nothing in this press release constitutes advice on the merits on the merits adj. referring to a judgment, decision or ruling of a court based upon the facts presented in evidence and the law applied to that evidence. A judge decides a case "on the merits" when he/she bases the decision on the fundamental issues and considers of buying or selling a particular investment. Any investment decision as to any purchase of securities referred to herein must be made solely on the basis of information contained in Fannie Mae's applicable offering documents, and that no reliance may be placed on the completeness or accuracy of the information contained in this press release.
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CONTACT: Jason Lobo, +1-202-752-1692, or Janis Smith, +1-202-752-6673, both of Fannie Mae
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