Stephen Friedman Resigns From Fannie Mae Board of Directors

December 18, 2002

WASHINGTON, DC -- Stephen Friedman has resigned as a member of the Fannie Mae Board of Directors. President George W. Bush announced last week that Mr. Friedman will be joining his Administration as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council.

"Since 1996, Stephen Friedman has been an extraordinary contributor; as a senior member of our Board his insight and thoughtful counsel have been immensely valuable to the company," said Franklin D. Raines, Fannie Mae's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We at Fannie Mae join in congratulating and wishing Steve well on his appointment."

In addition to his service on Fannie Mae's board, Friedman has been a senior principal of Marsh & McLennan Capital, Inc. Mr. Friedman retired as Chairman of Goldman Sachs & Co., an investment banking firm in 1994 after 28 years of service.

Source: Fannie Mae