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FHLBank Topeka Announces its 2017 Fourth Quarter Operating Results February 21, 2018

FHLBank Topeka (FHLBank) announces its 2017 fourth quarter and annual operating results. FHLBank is reporting net income computed in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) of $48.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 compared to $41.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016. For the year ended December 31, 2017, FHLBank is reporting net income of $197.2 million compared to $161.8 million in the prior year. Over the last year, FHLBank's members have continued to increase their use of FHLBank's products, leading to growth in both advances and mortgage loans. Other operating highlights from the 2017 fourth quarter and fiscal year are presented in the link below. FHLBank expects to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 (Form 10-K) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on or about March 15, 2018.

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The information contained in this announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include statements describing the objectives, projections, estimates or future predictions of FHLBank’s operations. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “may,” “is likely,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “will,” “intend,” “probable,” “project,” “should” or their negatives or other variations on these terms. FHLBank cautions that by their nature forward-looking statements involve risk or uncertainty and that actual results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of such risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: governmental actions, including legislative, regulatory, judicial or other developments that affect FHLBank, its members, counterparties or investors, housing government-sponsored enterprises, or the FHLBank System in general; changes in economic and market conditions, including conditions in the mortgage, housing and capital markets; changes in the U.S. government’s long-term debt rating and the long-term credit rating of the senior unsecured debt issues of the FHLBank System; changes in demand for FHLBank products and services or consolidated obligations of the FHLBank System; effects of derivative accounting treatment and other accounting rule requirements; the effects of amortization/accretion; gains/losses on derivatives or on trading investments and the ability to enter into effective derivative instruments on acceptable terms; volatility of market prices, interest rates and indices and the timing and volume of market activity; changes in FHLBank’s capital structure; membership changes, including changes resulting from member failures or mergers, changes in the principal place of business of members or changes in the Federal Housing Finance Agency regulations on membership standards; our ability to declare dividends or to pay dividends at rates consistent with past practices; soundness of other financial institutions, including FHLBank members, nonmember borrowers, counterparties, and the other FHLBanks; changes in the value or liquidity of collateral underlying advances to FHLBank members or nonmember borrowers or collateral pledged by reverse repurchase and derivative counterparties; changes in the fair value and economic value of, impairment of, and risks associated with FHLBank’s investments in mortgage loans and mortgage-backed securities or other assets and the related credit enhancement protections; competitive forces, including competition for loan demand, purchases of mortgage loans and access to funding; the ability of FHLBank to keep pace with technological changes and the ability to develop and support technology and information systems, including the ability to securely access the internet and internet-based systems and services, sufficient to effectively manage the risks of FHLBank's business; the ability of FHLBank to introduce new products and services to meet market demand and to manage successfully the risks associated with new products and services; the ability of each of the other FHLBanks to repay the principal and interest on consolidated obligations for which it is the primary obligor and with respect to which FHLBank has joint and several liability; and the volume and quality of eligible mortgage loans originated and sold by participating members to FHLBank through its various mortgage finance products. Additional risks that might cause FHLBank’s results to differ from these forward-looking statements are provided in detail in FHLBank’s filings with the SEC, which are available at

All forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary notice. The reader should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, since the statements speak only as of the date that they are made, and FHLBank has no obligation and does not undertake publicly to update, revise or correct any forward-looking statement for any reason.

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