Fannie Mae Forgoes Issuing Benchmark Notes on its December 20, 2012 Announcement Date

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December 20, 2012

Benchmark Notes

Katherine Constantinou

202-752-5403

Fannie Mae Forgoes Issuing Benchmark Notes® on its December 20, 2012 Announcement Date

Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) today announced that it will not utilize its second (December 20th) Benchmark Notes announcement date this month.  As announced in our 2012 Benchmark Securities Issuance Calendar, the company may forego any scheduled Benchmark Notes Issuance.

Fannie Mae is a leading provider of mortgage credit in the United States. We guarantee and purchase loans so that families can buy homes, refinance their existing mortgages, or access affordable rental housing. Fannie Mae is focused on assisting homeowners in distress, stabilizing neighborhoods, and encouraging sustainable lending. We are committed to improving our financial condition and our priorities are aligned with the public interest. Our work supports the housing recovery today and is helping to build a better housing finance system for the future.

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 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 Circular, and that no reliance may be placed on the completeness or accuracy of the information contained in this press release.

You should not deal in securities unless you understand their nature and the extent of your exposure to risk. You should be satisfied that they are suitable for you in light of your circumstances and financial position. If you are in any doubt you should consult an appropriately qualified financial advisor.

Benchmark Notes is a registered mark of Fannie Mae. Unauthorized use of this mark is prohibited.