Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to delist from NYSE

Posted June 16, 2010 at 7:42 a.m.

Associated Press | Government-sponsored mortgage purchasers
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plan to delist their shares from the New
York Stock Exchange. The companies’ regulator, the Federal Housing
Finance Agency, says Wednesday that it expects Fannie Mae and Freddie
Mac shares to trade on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board, an
electronic quotation service.

The move to delist the shares isn’t a surprise. The crash in the housing market has pounded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with heavy losses on mortgage debt since 2007. Fannie shares have been below the $1 average price level for 30 trading days. NYSE rules require a company to take action to boost its shares or delist.

Fannie Mae shares closed Tuesday at 92 cents, while Freddie Mac shares closed at $1.22.


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