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Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Reports Strong Financial Results for Second Quarter 2013

Bank Announces 2.53% Dividend

ATLANTA, July 29, 2013 - Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (the Bank) today released unaudited financial highlights for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, reporting net income of $86 million for the second quarter 2013, an increase of approximately $26 million from net income of $60 million for the second quarter 2012. The Bank will announce full unaudited financial results in its Form 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is expected to be filed on or about August 8, 2013.

The Bank's board of directors also approved a dividend at an annualized rate of 2.53 percent, the average three-month LIBOR plus 2.25 percent for the period of April 1, 2013, to June 30, 2013. The dividend payout is applicable to capital stock held during that period. The dividend will be credited to shareholders' daily investment accounts at the close of business on July 30, 2013.

"We are committed to being responsible stewards of our shareholders' investment, focusing on their funding needs by providing products and services that contribute to their success," said Donna C. Goodrich, FHLBank Atlanta Chair of the Board of Directors. "We are pleased to return a positive yield on shareholders' investments during the second quarter 2013."

As of June 30, 2013, the Bank had total assets of approximately $121.8 billion, a decrease of approximately $1.9 billion, or 1.56 percent, from December 31, 2012. The Bank's advances were approximately $89.5 billion as of June 30, 2013, an increase of approximately $1.9 billion from December 31, 2012.

The Bank's retained earnings balance was approximately $1.5 billion as of June 30, 2013, an increase of approximately $102 million, or 7.06 percent, from December 31, 2012. Capital stock declined from $4.9 billion as of December 31, 2012, to approximately $4.8 billion as of June 30, 2013.

The Bank's second quarter 2013 performance resulted in an annualized return on equity (ROE) of 5.61 percent as compared to 3.76 percent for the second quarter of 2012. The ROE spread to average three-month LIBOR increased to 533 basis points for the second quarter of 2013 compared to 329 basis points for the second quarter of 2012. The Bank continues to meet its regulatory capital requirements.

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

Statements of Condition  As of June 30, 2013   As of December 31, 2012
  Investments $30,825   $30,454
  Advances 89,450   87,503
  Mortgage loans held for portfolio, net 1,064   1,244
  Total assets 121,778   123,705
  Consolidated obligations, net 112,357   114,684
  Total capital stock 4,847   4,898
  Retained earnings 1,537   1,435
  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 67   (58)
  Total capital 6,451   6,275
  Capital-to-assets ratio (GAAP) 5.30%   5.07%
  Capital-to-assets ratio (Regulatory) 5.26%   5.15%
    Three Months Ended June 30,
Operating Results and Performance Ratios  2013   2012
  Net interest income $86   $103
  Provision for credit losses 1  
  Net impairment losses recognized in earnings   (8)
  Letters of credit fees 5   4
  Other income 36   (2)
  Total noninterest expense 31   30
  Total assessments 9   7
  Net income 86   60
  Return on average assets 0.29%   0.20%
  Return on average equity 5.61%   3.76%

Additional financial information concerning the Bank's results of operations for the most recently completed quarter will be available in the Bank's Form 10-Q scheduled to be filed on or about August 8, 2013, with the Securities and Exchange Commission and will be available at or 

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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 $4.8 billion to the Affordable Housing Program.

For more information visit our website at

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

New factors may emerge from time to time, 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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