Fannie Mae Announces Offering of New Issue 2-Year Benchmark Notes(R) due February 26, 2013

By Fannie Mae, PRNE
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2011 - The following is being issued by Fannie Mae (OTC Bulletin Board: FNMA):

    Pricing Date            TBD
    Settlement Date         January 18, 2011
    Maturity Date           February 26, 2013
    Issue Size              TBD
    Coupon                  TBD
    Payment Dates           Each February 26(th) and
                            August 26(th), beginning
                            February 26, 2011
    CUSIP                   3135G0AK9
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    Listing                 Application will be made to
                            list the securities on the
                            EuroMTF market of the
                            Luxembourg Stock Exchange
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Barclays Capital Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., and UBS Securities
LLC are the joint lead managers. The co-managers include, Aladdin Capital
L.L.C., CastleOak Securities, L.P., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche
Bank Securities Inc., FTN Financial Capital Markets, and Goldman Sachs & Co.

Fannie Mae exists to expand affordable housing and bring global capital
to local communities in order to serve the U.S. housing market. Fannie Mae
has a federal charter and operates in America's secondary mortgage market to
enhance the liquidity of the mortgage market by providing funds to mortgage
bankers and other lenders so that they may lend to home buyers. Our job is to
help those who house America.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy securities of Fannie Mae. Nothing in this
press release constitutes advice on the merits of buying or selling a
particular investment. Any investment decision as to any purchase of
securities referred to herein must be made solely on the basis of information
contained in Fannie Mae's applicable Offering Circular, and that no reliance
may be placed on the completeness or accuracy of the information contained in
this press release.

You should not deal in securities unless you understand their nature and
the extent of your exposure to risk. You should be satisfied that they are
suitable for you in the light of your circumstances and financial position.
If you are in any doubt you should consult an appropriately qualified
financial advisor.

Benchmark Notes is a registered mark of Fannie Mae. Unauthorized use of
this mark is prohibited.

Katherine Constantinou, +1-202-752-5403

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