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Fannie Mae Closes $7.48 Billion in REMICs this Month, Including $2.23 Billion Salomon Deal; Company Reports Highest Monthly REMIC Volume Since 1994

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM) said today that the company will close $7.48 billion in REMICs in November, the highest monthly volume it has recorded since 1994. The November total includes a $2.23 billion REMIC with Salomon Brothers, Inc., the largest single agency REMIC with an investment banking firm in three years.

"Fannie Mae's record November volume is proof that the REMIC market is back and that Fannie Mae retains its market leadership in this vital security," said Lynda Horvath, Fannie Mae's senior vice president for capital markets. "The November numbers also demonstrate anew that Fannie Mae is committed to bringing liquidity, stability, and reliability to mortgage securitization."

Horvath said that the Salomon REMIC (1996-53) is backed by $1.1 billion in 30-year mortgages in MBS form with an interest rate of 7.5 percent; $310 million in balloon mortgages in whole loan form with a 7.5 percent interest rate; $483 million in 30-year mortgages in MBS form with an interest rate of 8 percent; $300 million in 15-year mortgages in MBS form with an interest rate of 6.5 percent; and $40 million in previously issued REMICs.

Horvath noted that nearly 80 percent of Fannie Mae's overall November REMIC closings, or $5.69 billion, were collateralized by MBS. An additional $595 million was backed by previously issued REMICs, along with $450 million backed by Stripped MBS, with the remainder of the REMICs collateralized by GNMA multifamily and single-family loans, and Fannie Mae whole loans.

Fannie Mae is a congressionally chartered, shareholder-owned company and the nation's largest source of funds for home mortgages. It has committed to provide $1 trillion in targeted lending for 10 million homes by the end of the decade. The targeted lending will serve low- and moderate-income families, minorities, new immigrants, residents of central cities and other underserved areas, and people who have special housing needs. More information about Fannie Mae can be found on the Internet at

For a menu of Fannie Mae news releases available by fax 24 hours (no charge) or to retrieve a specific release, please call 1-800-758-5804, ext. 305450, or access the address on the Internet.

SOURCE Fannie Mae
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/CONTACT: Gene Eisman of Fannie Mae, 202-752-6673/


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