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Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Announces Second Quarter 2016 Operating Highlights

ATLANTA, July 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (the Bank) today released unaudited financial highlights for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. All numbers reported below for the second quarter of 2016 are approximate until the Bank announces 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 9, 2016.

The Bank reported net income of $60 million for the second quarter of 2016, a decrease of $27 million from net income of $87 million for the second quarter of 2015. The decrease in net income was primarily attributable to changes in short-term and long-term interest rates. As of June 30, 2016, the Bank had total assets of $146.1 billion, an increase of $3.8 billion, or 2.70 percent, from December 31, 2015. The Bank's advances were $106.9 billion as of June 30, 2016, an increase of $2.8 billion, or 2.65 percent, from December 31, 2015.

The Bank's retained earnings balance was $1.8 billion as of June 30, 2016, a decrease of $1 million, or 0.05 percent, from December 31, 2015. Capital stock was $5.2 billion as of June 30, 2016, increasing by $139 million, or 2.73 percent, from December 31, 2015.

The Bank's second quarter 2016 performance resulted in an annualized return on equity (ROE) of 3.55 percent as compared to 5.54 percent for the second quarter of 2015. The ROE spread to average three-month LIBOR decreased to 291 basis points for the second quarter of 2016, as compared to 526 basis points for the second quarter of 2015. The Bank continues to meet its regulatory capital requirements.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Financial Highlights
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
Statements of ConditionAs of June 30, 2016 As of December 31, 2015
Investments$36,842 $35,175
Advances106,926 104,168
Mortgage loans held for portfolio, net518 584
Total assets146,093 142,246
Consolidated obligations, net137,145 133,387
Total capital stock5,240 5,101
Retained earnings1,839 1,840
Accumulated other comprehensive income93 75
Total capital7,172 7,016
Capital-to-assets ratio (GAAP)4.91% 4.93%
Capital-to-assets ratio (Regulatory)4.85% 4.89%


Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
Operating Results and Performance Ratios2016 2015 2016 2015
Net interest income (expense)$80 $(48) $173 $56
Reversal of provision for credit losses (1)
Net impairment losses recognized in earnings(1) (3) (1) (4)
Standby letters of credit fees7 7 15 14
Other income11 172 186
Total noninterest expense31 31 65 65
Affordable Housing Program assessments6 10 12 19
Net income60 87 110 169
Return on average assets0.17% 0.27% 0.16% 0.26%
Return on average equity3.55% 5.54% 3.28% 5.26%

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 that the Bank expects to file on or about August 9, 2016 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 headquartered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. FHLBank Atlanta is one of 11 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System. Since 1990, the FHLBanks have awarded approximately $5.0 billion in Affordable Housing Program funds, assisting more than 758,000 households.

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

Some of the statements made in this announcement are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, 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 any one or more of the following factors: legislative, regulatory and accounting actions, changes, approvals or requirements; future economic and market conditions (including the housing market); changes in demand for advances or consolidated obligations of the Bank and/or the FHLBank System; changes in interest rates; changes in prepayment speeds, default rates, delinquencies, and losses on mortgage-backed securities; political, national, and world events; disruptions in information systems; 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.


CONTACT: Sharon Cook Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta scook@fhlbatl.com 404.888.8173

Source:Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta