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

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   January 30, 2018

Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Federally Chartered Corporation 000-52004 48-0561319
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
500 SW Wanamaker Road, Topeka, Kansas   66606
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   785.233.0507

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


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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 January 30, 2018, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka (FHLBank) received non-objection from the Federal Housing Finance Agency regarding amendments to FHLBank’s Benefit Equalization Plan (BEP). The BEP was amended by FHLBank’s board of directors on December 15, 2017, and effective January 1, 2018.

The BEP is an unfunded non-qualified retirement plan that is primarily intended to provide the deferral of compensation for a select group of management, highly compensated employees, and directors. The revisions to the BEP are primarily intended to provide that members of the board of directors may participate in the BEP, and therefore may elect to reduce directors’ fees in exchange for a Thrift Benefit as defined in the BEP. The BEP was also revised to remove the listing of BEP participants, which were subsequently approved by board resolution, although there were no amendments to the current Named Executive Officers who participate in the BEP.

The foregoing summary of the BEP is qualified in its entirety by reference to the BEP attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1, which is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits
10.1 Benefit Equalization Plan, effective January 1, 2018.

Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Benefit Equalization Plan, effective January 1, 2018.


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 Topeka
February 5, 2018   By:   /s/ Patrick C. Doran
        Name: Patrick C. Doran
        Title: EVP, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer & General Counsel