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Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Announces Preliminary 2013 Year-end Financial Results

Contact: Meredith Moses
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
e-mail: mmoses@fhlbatl.com
404-888-8145 (office)

ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2014 - Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (the Bank) today released unaudited financial highlights for the year ended December 31, 2013. All numbers reported below for 2013 are approximate until the Bank announces 2013 audited financial results in its Form 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is expected to be filed on or about March 14, 2014.

The Bank reported net income of $110 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of $46 million from net income of $64 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. The Bank reported net income of $338 million for 2013, an increase of $68 million from net income of $270 million for 2012. As of December 31, 2013, the Bank had total assets of $122.3 billion, a decrease of $1.4 billion, or 1.12 percent, from December 31, 2012. The Bank's advances were $89.6 billion as of December 31, 2013, an increase of $2.1 billion from December 31, 2012.

The Bank's retained earnings balance was $1.7 billion as of December 31, 2013, an increase of $222 million, or 15.4 percent, from December 31, 2012. Capital stock was $4.9 billion as of December 31, 2013, and 2012.

The Bank's 2013 performance resulted in a return on equity (ROE) of 5.42 percent as compared to 4.26 percent for 2012. The ROE spread to average three-month LIBOR increased in 2013 compared to 2012, equaling 515 basis points for 2013 as compared to 383 basis points for 2012. The Bank continues to meet its regulatory capital requirements.

 

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Financial Highlights (Unaudited) (Dollars in millions)

    As of December 31,  
Statements of Condition  2013   2012
  Investments $26,944   $30,454
  Advances 89,588   87,503
  Mortgage loans held for portfolio, net 918   1,244
  Total assets 122,316   123,705
  Consolidated obligations, net 112,930   114,684
  Total capital stock 4,883   4,898
  Retained earnings 1,657   1,435
  Accumulated other comprehensive income 112   (58)
  Total capital 6,652   6,275
  Capital-to-assets ratio (GAAP) 5.44%   5.07%
  Capital-to-assets ratio (Regulatory) 5.37%   5.15%
         
    Three Months Ended December 31,  
Operating Results and Performance Ratios  2013    2012
  Net interest income $82   $97
  Provision for credit losses 1   2
  Letters of credit fees 6   4
  Other income 70   10
  Total noninterest expense 35   38
  Affordable Housing Program assessments 12   7
  Net income 110   64
  Return on average assets 0.36%   0.21%
  Return on average equity 6.86%   4.10%
         
    Years Ended December 31,  
Operating Results and Performance Ratios  2013   2012 
  Net interest income $341   $376
  Provision for credit losses 5   6
  Net impairment losses recognized in earnings   (16)
  Letters of credit fees 20   18
  Other income 146   53
  Total noninterest expense 127   125
  Affordable Housing Program assessments 37   30
  Net income 338   270
  Return on average assets 0.28%   0.22%
  Return on average equity 5.42%   4.26%
         

Additional financial information concerning the Bank's results of operations for the most recently completed year will be available in the Bank's Form 10-K scheduled to be filed on or about March 14, 2014, with the Securities and Exchange Commission and will be available at www.fhlbatl.com or www.sec.gov. 

About the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta FHLBank Atlanta offers competitively-priced financing, community development grants, and other banking services to help member financial institutions make affordable home mortgages and provide economic development credit to neighborhoods and communities. The Bank's members—its shareholders and customers—are commercial banks, credit unions, savings institutions, community development financial institutions, and insurance companies located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. FHLBank Atlanta is one of 12 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System which since 1990 has contributed more than $4 billion to the Affordable Housing Program.

For more information visit our website at www.fhlbatl.com.

Some of the statements made in this announcement are “forward-looking statements,” which include statements with respect to the Bank’s beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, assumptions, estimates, intentions, and future performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which may be beyond the Bank’s control, and which may cause the Bank’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements may not be realized due to a variety of factors, including without limitation legislative and regulatory actions, changes or approvals; future economic and market conditions (including the housing market and the market for mortgage-backed securities); changes in demand for advances or consolidated obligations of the Bank and/or the FHLBank System; changes in interest rates and prepayment speeds, default rates, delinquencies and losses on mortgage-backed securities; political, national and world events; and adverse developments or events affecting or involving other Federal Home Loan Banks or the FHLBank System in general. Additional factors that might cause the Bank’s results to differ from these forward-looking statements are provided in detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at www.sec.gov.

New factors may emerge and it is not possible for us to predict the nature, or assess the potential impact, of each new factor on our business and financial condition. Given these uncertainties, we caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date that they are made, and the Bank has no obligation and does not undertake to publicly update, revise or correct any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this announcement, or after the respective dates on which such statements otherwise are made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

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