Fannie Mae to Pay Treasury $5.7B on Quarterly Profit


Government-controlled mortgage finance firm Fannie Mae  said on Thursday it would send the U.S. Treasury a dividend of $5.7 billion after posting a ninth straight quarterly profit.

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Once it has made the latest payment in June, it will have returned $126.8 billion to taxpayers in return for the $116.1 billion in taxpayer aid it received after being placed under the government's wing at the height of the financial crisis.

The company, the nation's largest source of mortgage funds, earned a net income of $5.3 billion during the first three months of the year. It cited revenue from litigation related to private-label securities and fees they charge lenders to guarantee loans for the performance.