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Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
  
FORM 8-K
  
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 28, 2020
 
 FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK OF CHICAGO
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
  
Federally chartered corporation 000-51401 36-6001019
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.) 
     
200 East Randolph Drive
Chicago, Illinois
   60601
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code:
(312) 565-5700
Former name or former address, if changed since last report:
Not Applicable
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On April 28, 2020, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (the “Bank”) sent a letter to its members to report selected preliminary unaudited financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, the declaration of a dividend for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, and dividend guidance for the next quarter. The full text of the member letter is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K (this “Report”).

The information being furnished pursuant to Items 2.02 and 9.01 on this Report 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 liability of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

This Report contains forward-looking statements which are based upon the Bank's current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof. All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements,” including any projections or guidance of dividends or other financial items; any statements of the plans, strategies, and objectives for future operations; any statements of belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. These statements may use forward-looking terms, such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “could,” “plans,” “estimates,” “may,” “should,” “will,” or their negatives or other variations on these terms. The Bank cautions that, by their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks or uncertainties, that actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements, and that actual events could affect the extent to which a particular objective, projection, estimate, or prediction is realized. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global and national economies and on the Bank's and its members’ businesses, maintaining compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements (including relating to the Bank's dividend payments and retained earnings), a decrease in the Bank's levels of business which may negatively impact its results of operations or financial condition, the reliability of the Bank's projections, assumptions, and models on future financial performance and condition, instability in the credit and debt markets, economic conditions (including effects on, among other things, mortgage-backed securities), changes in mortgage interest rates and prepayment speeds on mortgage assets, the Bank's ability to execute its business model and to pay future dividends (including enhanced dividends on activity stock), the Bank's ability to meet required conditions to repurchase or redeem excess capital stock from members, including maintaining compliance with its minimum regulatory capital requirements and determining its financial condition is sound enough to support such repurchases and redemptions, the Bank's ability to continue to offer the Reduced Capitalization Advance Program, the Bank's ability to implement product enhancements and new products, the impacts of changes to Federal Home Loan Bank membership requirements, capital requirements and guidance, and liquidity requirements and guidance by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the loss of members through mergers and consolidations, the Bank's ability to protect the security of its information systems and manage any failures, interruptions, or breaches, uncertainties relating to the potential phase-out of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), and the risk factors set forth in the Bank's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on the Bank's website at fhlbc.com. The Bank assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements made in this Report. The financial results discussed in this Report are preliminary and unaudited.




Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)  Exhibits.  The following exhibit is being furnished herewith:
 
Exhibit No. Description
   
 
 

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Signature(s)
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 Chicago
    
Date: April 28, 2020By: /s/ Roger D. Lundstrom
   Roger D. Lundstrom
   Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 


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