April 6, 2011 / 1:50 PM / 6 years ago

Freddie Mac sells $3 bln 5-year reference notes

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NEW YORK, April 6 (Reuters) - Freddie Mac FMCC.OB, the No. 2 U.S. home funding company, on Wednesday sold $3.0 billion in new five-year reference notes, said a market source familiar with the transaction.

The 2.50 percent notes, due May 27, 2016 were priced at 99.734 to yield 2.555 percent, or 25.5 basis points over U.S. Treasuries.

Settlement is April 8.

The joint lead managers were Barclays, Citigroup and UBS. (Reporting by Caryn Trokie; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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