News Release

July 26, 2018

Fannie Mae Pioneers Market's First-Ever Secured Overnight Financing Rate Securities

Aleksandrs Rozens

202-752-7916

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Fannie Mae issued the market's first-ever Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) securities. The three-tranche $6 billion SOFR debt transaction is scheduled to settle on July 30, 2018.

"We are proud to lead the market in issuing this landmark transaction. With this milestone, our objective is to accelerate the development of the SOFR market and we encourage other issuers in the debt markets to follow," said Nadine Bates, Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Fannie Mae. "As a member of the Federal Reserve's Alternative Reference Rate Committee, we are honored to demonstrate our support to the ARRC in its tremendous efforts to help develop an alternative to USD LIBOR."

The floating rate notes, offered in three maturities, were met with strong investor demand from a broad and diverse investor base.

MaturitiesAmountPricing
6-month $2.5B SOFR + 8 bps
12-month $2.0B SOFR + 12 bps
18-month $1.5B SOFR + 16 bps

Investor Distribution  

Barclays Capital Inc., Nomura Securities International, Inc., and TD Securities USA are the lead managers on this inaugural transaction.

 

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