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Federal Agricultural Mortgage (AGM)

Participants
Bradford Nordholm President and Chief Executive Officer
Stephen Mullery Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
John Covington Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
Dale Lynch Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Scott Valentin Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC
Carl Hoffman Private Investor
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Operator

Good day, and welcome to the Farmer Mac Fourth Quarter 2018 Investor Conference Call. All participants will be in listen only mode. [Operator Instructions]. After today's presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. [Operator Instructions]. is event this note, being recorded. Please now Mr. would like to to over conference the turn I President CEO. Nordholm, Brad and Please go ahead.

Bradford Nordholm

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Stephen Mullery

Thanks, Brad.

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Bradford Nordholm

Steve. Thanks,

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John Covington

Thanks, Brad.

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Bradford Nordholm

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Dale Lynch

Thanks, Brad.

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Bradford Nordholm

management XXXX the proud future the Dale, thanks as voices very our much. hope today we've you our really achieved well results during prospects company. earnings this is hear I of that can team for as in

favorable. Our quality very remains credit

Our that capital session base today. the is discussed earlier support the strong. stock we during And higher dividend our earnings common

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by time. I So you be operator excited to more leading I'd any to that than turn from if conclude Expectations questions just organization saying have to to like And be at we to this I'd cannot with are like that, see this the high. today.

Operator

Scott first with Our Valentin question ahead. from Instructions] Point. Compass comes go Please [Operator

Scott Valentin

Thanks, operator. everyone. question. my taking Thanks for morning, Good

an interesting there. seems Just like CoBank, with regard opportunity to

to other utilities wondering in then And I quarter. is focused pretty the sized sizable also, just transaction did if just opportunities utilities it the CoBank? it either if Or was a there participation sector? segment. for sense just participants a the within expanding of opportunities volumes Farm trying guys get other first are expand Just can System Credit beyond start similar you transactions opportunities there get big You could going addition on or Is CoBank? to with how in forward? the into other

Bradford Nordholm

Scott. of just the given that Thanks transaction for we obvious this question, I mean, announced. it's Yes. magnitude an that,

with developed expertise relationship utility with National Finance underwriting business Corp., First rural of cooperative worth Rural them, business of wonderful, decade wonderful have all, the through in and a loans. an we've Utilities Cooperative enjoyed electric

of this And approached high so degree very with a we confidence. very, CoBank opportunity with

continue contemplate opportunities. MPA new project it forward include broad We in doing much was us. loans. together. a agreement, to in important partner, X-K all to the infrastructure That of very include emerging specifically, They're expect really do It you'll But These to partner relates types a loans. they're with CoBank, finance business It look variety an it a see for significant about a possibilities. to business MPA. is other exploring the agribusiness filing we a written and CFC are to very announcement that master as rural of for to could More purchase provide loans, new framework could future.

As agreement. beginning a master we But can in that that now under today, CoBank no have serious way this transaction work have discussions we additional together would under very transaction purchase live specific booked, or anticipate that announcement. we with that ways we of result do imminent about discussions

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Scott Valentin

the think loans That's with at kind are picture, XX utility Page do table wondering about looking the loans spread - helpful. I points spread the you the And was guess, other CoBank. of & on very opportunities one Okay. the higher-spread when Ranch. XX just mentioned to of I products, like second of press But net net just Farm then big quarter. to I'm looks just it basis think I release, the type for

adding to the spread wondering should higher-yielding increase Just going product higher-spread you're we or if net expect forward? product,

Dale Lynch

market. spread a referring bit in primary purchases the you're just is secondary transaction to So than going in this that regarding of the given perhaps see secondary market we a Scott, yesterday sort the lines tighter would be made purchase, the you are if market CoBank, to typically purchase

So basis our what spread and we're on at return. said Having price, to the easily this purchase. of I hurdle look current of XX wouldn't that, rates earn it looked purchase necessarily points being we as met representative purchase going that at

So our look be disclosures as this yes, the at seen less line but you've attractive somewhat for within business, an we than the spreads that business. XX-ish of will that

Scott Valentin

Okay.

entire I Is thought you So in that of effective past the stable of think though, for in overall the have range still fair low the forward? kind the a going XX guys it spreads assumption for business. net spread, kind

Dale Lynch

have for been spreads now. really X Our stable going on years

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as business concerned, So - across in and still guys everything you pretty total. line each as of far stable our are then are spreads

Scott Valentin

capital Okay, Slide And was up of then - of all which in slide to capital opportunities excess CoBank of return kind a there XX forget in that given additional through the for in the faster it the Is different maybe fashion? is presentation. delever excess and mentioned another right. terms capital, year-over-year. is plan amount I Or the to capital you in the regulatory growth, participations? dollar presentation, plan maybe or there the capital

Dale Lynch

we I Well, XX%, of increase a top twofold, in dividend roughly a the One, and in on XX% it's XXXX. dividend. think XX% increase was in to from escalator Scott. XX% the which payout did That's -

years, dividend a to the in X that's is - That's up So XX%. pretty our off compare the tail. that market,

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Scott Valentin

one then final question. And

still your has we're you alleviate be guys or cycle. wondering historically. the better and driver? news stress was the to or in strong. think better It's points you than mid-stages. I agricultural if just pointed I'm in are, just prices credit, For Would credit data kind I below it you of obviously credit on agricultural numbers. it the seeing credit? - where And - secondly, a we you it where think the your not But credit lot been we mean, are, in of has stages, would the early in report it really being you're see than wondering remains out primary been it what concerns sector.

John Covington

So I credit same quality, had this is over concerns the to past say have the we Curt. it concerns comes would are year. we today the when

couple I trade lot China. optimism of and or whether think a is There's terms whether a the on of done with in everybody's that, producer lender. probably tariffs days you're potentially particularly a a around last of mind in getting trade you're deal

the and producers. standpoint, markets I the the helps think psychological lenders also a from and both that, helps

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Scott Valentin

If that If of then I a that loans is Ranch XX X% I rate? level delinquency basis rate, historically, past think high would Farm X% one question. it reserve And where points. the type I think Okay, normal - helps. we & have to that were go? just kind last in we more let's return to had of been say delinquency you've guess reserve to has when the Or how

Dale Lynch

you tough if call, mean, look I Scott. mean, - the I a That's data's you public. -

long-term look average at in XX excluding XX can mid-teens, our to ethanol, probably currently You at the it's basis XX. points. We're

because as stuff driven keep migrate that's going lumpy, by today, Just But by of might into before a is farmer not just mentioned substandard different is we've cycle unbelievable. our with has to $X.X it's than health coming really $XXX,XXX a to in think were this on playing the periods. agriculture. to cycles strong delinquency very the - eye But the assets rate. costs a past you relative be as to be so been that's mean, comment, almost the I likely mean, in XX-day it's his bit seen Curt the I portfolio. but driven more ever going your I right? The It's year it's credit what's allowance. really out billion the than have, like So right? substandard, cycle happen again previous on

Scott Valentin

much. have I I The the given performance credit farming better income I of had, all would have the agree. very question That's economy. than trends expected, thanks been

Dale Lynch

Thanks, Scott.

Operator

private from go comes Carl Hoffman, question next Our investor. ahead. Please

Carl Hoffman

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Dale Lynch

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Carl Hoffman

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Operator

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Bradford Nordholm

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Operator

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