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Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Announces Preliminary 2011 Year-end Financial Results

ATLANTA, Feb. 22, 2012 - Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (the Bank) today released unaudited financial highlights for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011. The Bank will announce 2011 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 23, 2012.

The Bank reported net income of approximately $63 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, a decrease of approximately $18 million from net income of $81 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. The Bank reported net income of approximately $184 million for 2011, a decrease of approximately $94 million from net income of $278 million for 2010. As of Dec. 31, 2011, the Bank had total assets of approximately $125.3 billion, a decrease of $6.5 billion, or 4.95 percent, from Dec. 31, 2010. The Bank’s advances were $87 billion at Dec. 31, 2011, an increase of $12 billion from Sept. 30, 2011.

The Bank’s retained earnings balance was approximately $1.3 billion as of Dec. 31, 2011, an increase of approximately $130 million, or 11.6 percent, from Dec. 31, 2010. Capital stock declined from approximately $7.2 billion at Dec. 31, 2010 to approximately $5.7 billion at Dec. 31, 2011. The Bank continues to meet its regulatory capital requirements.

“It is encouraging to see an increase in advance levels for the fourth quarter of 2011, as shareholders took advantage of historically low rates and extended advance terms,” said President and CEO Wesley McMullan.

The Bank’s 2011 performance resulted in an annualized return on equity (ROE) of 2.52 percent as compared to 3.42 percent for 2010. The ROE spread to average three-month LIBOR decreased in 2011 compared to 2010, equaling 2.18 percent for 2011 as compared to 3.08 percent for 2010.

The Bank’s Board of Directors expects to make a determination on excess stock repurchase and dividend payment in conjunction with the release of the full audited financial statements on or about March 23, 2012.

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

    As of December 31,  
Statements of Condition  2011    2010 
  Investments $36,138   $39,879 
  Advances, net 86,971   89,258 
  Mortgage loans held for portfolio, net 1,633   2,039 
  Total assets 125,270   131,798 
  Consolidated obligations, net 114,992   119,113 
  Total capital stock 5,718   7,224 
  Retained earnings 1,254   1,124 
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss (411)   (402) 
  Total capital 6,561   7,946 
  Capital-to-assets ratio (GAAP) 5.24%   6.03% 
  Capital-to-assets ratio (Regulatory) 5.79%   6.74% 
         
    Three Months Ended December 31,  
Operating Results and Performance Ratios  2011    2010 
  Net interest income $108   $127
  Provision for credit losses 5  
  Net impairment losses recognized in earnings (10)   (11) 
  Letters of credit fees 5   4 
  Other income 12   27
  Total noninterest expense 40   37
  Total assessments 7   29
  Net income 63   81
  Return on average assets 0.21%   0.23% 
  Return on average equity 3.85%   3.99% 
         
    Years Ended December 31,  
Operating Results and Performance Ratios  2011    2010 
  Net interest income $459   $544 
  Provision for credit losses 5   
  Net impairment losses recognized in earnings (118)   (143)
  Letters of credit fees 19    14 
  Other (loss) income (5)   42 
  Total noninterest expense 123   79 
  Total assessments 43   100 
  Net income 184   278 
  Return on average assets 0.15%   0.19% 
  Return on average equity 2.52%   3.42% 
         

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 23, 2012 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.

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