Chimera Investment Corporation to Sponsor Residential Mortgage Loan Securitization

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On July 26, 2016, Freddie Mac announced that Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM) was the winning bidder for Freddie Mac’s pilot structured sale of seasoned mortgage loans that Freddie Mac currently guarantees and holds in its mortgage-related investments portfolio. This transaction is part of Freddie Mac's guaranteed re-performing loan (RPL) securitization program (approximately $24 billion securitized to date) and non-performing loan (NPL) sales program ($4.3 billion sold and settled through March 31, 2016).

Chimera, either directly or through a wholly-owned subsidiary, is expected to acquire and simultaneously securitize the seasoned re-performing residential mortgage loans with an unpaid principal balance of up to $199 million. Freddie Mac is expected to guarantee and purchase the senior tranches of the securitization and Chimera, or an affiliate, will retain the first loss subordinate tranche which will be subject to the risk retention requirements. Chimera expects the transaction will close in October 2016.

“We are pleased to work with Freddie Mac on this pilot program and look forward to additional opportunities to expand our portfolio of risk retention investments” said Matthew Lambiase, Chimera’s President and CEO.

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Chimera Investment Corporation invests in residential mortgage loans, residential mortgage-backed securities, real estate-related securities and various other asset classes. The Company’s principal business objective is to generate income from the spread between yields on its investments and its cost of borrowing and hedging activities. The Company is a Maryland corporation that has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”).


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Chimera Investment Corporation
Investor Relations, 866-315-9930

Source: Chimera Investment Corporation