Freddie Mac announced recently that it priced its new .50 percent three-year USD Reference Notes security due on May 13 2016. The issue CUSIP number 3137EADQ9 was priced at 99.994 to yield .502 percent or 13 basis points more than three-year U.S. Treasury Notes. The issue will settle on Thursday March 7 2013.

The new three-year Reference Notes security was offered via a syndicate of dealers headed by BNP Paribas Securities Corp. Citigroup Global Markets and Nomura Securities International Inc. An application was made to list the issue on the Euro MTF market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

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 2012 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on February 28 2013; all other reports Freddie Mac filed with the SEC pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ('Exchange Act") since December 31 2012 excluding any information "furnished" to the SEC on Form 8-K; and all documents that Freddie Mac files with the SEC pursuant to Sections 13(a) 13(c) or 14 of the Exchange Act excluding any information "furnished" to the SEC on Form 8-K.