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EX-99.1 - MEMBER LETTER - DIVIDEND ANNOUNCEMENT (1-29-13) - Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicagomemberletter-dividendannou.htm

Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 29, 2013

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Federally chartered corporation
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 (Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.) 
200 East Randolph Drive
Chicago, Illinois
(Zip Code) 
(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:
(312) 565-5700

Former name or former address, if changed since last report:
Not Applicable

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

o    Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

o    Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On January 29, 2013, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (the “Bank”) announced that the Bank's Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend at an annualized rate of 0.30% per share, based on the Bank's preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012.

The Bank is sending to its members a letter informing them of the recent declaration of dividends. The text of this letter is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

The information being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 on this Current Report on Form 8-K and the information contained in Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

This Current Report contains forward-looking statements which are based upon our current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof. These statements may use forward-looking terms, such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “could,” “plans,” “estimates,” “may,” “should,” “will,” or their negatives or other variations on these terms. The Bank cautions that, by their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk or uncertainty, that actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements, and that actual events could affect the extent to which a particular objective, projection, estimate, or prediction is realized. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, instability in the credit and debt markets, economic conditions (including effects on, among other things, mortgage-backed securities), changes in mortgage interest rates and prepayment speeds on mortgage assets, the Bank's ability to successfully transition to a new business model and to pay future dividends, and the Bank's ability to successfully implement our plan to repurchase excess stock, and the risk factors set forth in the Bank's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on the Bank's website at The Bank assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements made in this release.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Exhibit No.
Letter to Members, dated January 29, 2013, from President and CEO of the Bank

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.
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
Date: January 29, 2013
By: /s/ Peter E. Gutzmer
Peter E. Gutzmer
       Executive Vice President, General Counsel &
  Corporate Secretary