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Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 25, 2021
Federal National Mortgage Association
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 Fannie Mae
Federally chartered corporation0-5023152-08831071100 15th Street, NW800232-6643
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On May 25, 2021, Fannie Mae (formally, the Federal National Mortgage Association) appointed the company’s President, David C. Benson, as its Interim Chief Financial Officer, effective May 29, 2021. Mr. Benson will serve as both the company’s President and its Interim Chief Financial Officer while the company conducts a search for a permanent chief financial officer.
Mr. Benson, age 61, has been President since August 2018. Mr. Benson previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2013 to August 2018, as Executive Vice President—Capital Markets, Securitization & Corporate Strategy from 2012 to 2013 and as Executive Vice President—Capital Markets from 2009 to 2012. He also served as Treasurer from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Benson previously served as Fannie Mae’s Executive Vice President—Capital Markets and Treasury from 2008 to 2009, as Fannie Mae’s Senior Vice President and Treasurer from 2006 to 2008, and as Fannie Mae’s Vice President and Assistant Treasurer from 2002 to 2006. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Mr. Benson was Managing Director in the fixed income division of Merrill Lynch & Co. From 1988 through 2002, he served in several capacities at Merrill Lynch in the areas of risk management, trading, debt syndication and e-commerce based in New York and London.

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.
By/s/ Stephen H. McElhennon
Stephen H. McElhennon
 Enterprise Deputy General Counsel—Senior Vice President
Date: May 26, 2021