Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):||April 29, 2020|
Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|Federally chartered corporation||000-52004||48-0561319|
(State or other jurisdiction
500 SW Wanamaker Road
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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 785.233.0507
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On April 29, 2020, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka ("FHLBank") distributed a message to its members announcing FHLBank's 2020 first quarter operating results. The message included information as to how FHLBank management evaluated FHLBank's performance for the quarter and outlined COVID-19 assistance provided to members. A copy of the message is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
The information provided in Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.
The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K and information contained in Exhibit 99.1 is being furnished and shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (as amended, the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. It may only be incorporated by reference in another filing under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933 if such subsequent filing specifically references this Current Report on Form 8-K. In addition, the furnishing of information in this Current Report on Form 8-K is not intended to, and does not, constitute a determination or admission by FHLBank that the information is material or complete.
Forward Looking Statements
The information contained in Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include statements describing the objectives, projections, estimates or future predictions of FHLBank’s operations. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “may,” “is likely,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “will,” “intend,” “probable,” “project,” “should” or their negatives or other variations on these terms. FHLBank cautions that by their nature forward-looking statements involve risks or uncertainties and that actual results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of such risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: changes in economic and market conditions, including conditions in our district and the U.S. and global economy, as well as the mortgage, housing, and capital markets; the impact of COVID-19 on our members and our business; governmental actions, including legislative, regulatory, judicial or other developments that affect FHLBank, its members, counterparties or investors, housing government-sponsored enterprises, or the FHLBank System in general; effects of derivative accounting treatment and other accounting rule requirements, or changes in such requirements; competitive forces, including competition for loan demand, purchases of mortgage loans and access to funding; the ability of FHLBank to introduce new products and services to meet market demand and to manage successfully the risks associated with all products and services; changes in demand for FHLBank products and services or consolidated obligations of the FHLBank System; membership changes, including changes resulting from member failures or mergers, changes due to member eligibility, or changes in the principal place of business of members; changes in the U.S. government's long-term debt rating and the long-term credit rating of the senior unsecured debt issues of the FHLBank System; soundness of other financial institutions, including FHLBank members, non-member borrowers, counterparties and the other FHLBanks; the ability of each of the other FHLBanks to repay the principal and interest on consolidated obligations for which it is the primary obligor and with respect to which FHLBank has joint and several liability; the volume and quality of eligible mortgage loans originated and sold by participating members to FHLBank through its various mortgage finance products; changes in the fair value and economic value of, impairment of, and risks associated with FHLBank’s investments in mortgage loans and mortgage-backed securities or other assets and the related credit enhancement protections; changes in the value or liquidity of collateral underlying advances to FHLBank members or nonmember borrowers or collateral pledged by reverse repurchase and derivative counterparties; volatility of market prices, changes in interest rates and indices and the timing and volume of market activity; gains/losses on derivatives or on trading investments and the ability to enter into effective derivative instruments on acceptable terms; the effects of amortization/accretion; upcoming discontinuance of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and the related effect on FHLBank's LIBOR-based financial products, investments, and contracts; changes in FHLBank's capital structure; our ability to declare dividends or to pay dividends at rates consistent with past practices; and the ability of FHLBank to keep pace with technological changes and the ability to develop and support technology and information systems, including the ability to securely access the internet and internet-based systems and services, sufficient to effectively manage the risks of FHLBank's business. Additional risks that might cause FHLBank’s results to differ from these forward-looking statements are provided in detail in FHLBank’s filings with the SEC, which are available at www.sec.gov.
All forward-looking statements contained in Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary notice. The reader should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, since the statements speak only as of the date that they are made and FHLBank has no obligation and does not undertake publicly to update, revise or correct any forward-looking statement for any reason.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Message to FHLBank members dated April 29, 2020, announcing FHLBank's 2020 first quarter operating results.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka|
|April 29, 2020||By: /s/ William W. Osborn|
|Date||William W. Osborn|
|Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|