Freddie Mac may need to make a second draw on the U.S. Treasury Department line of credit — this time for $30 billion to $35 billion — to maintain a positive net worth as it closes its books on the fourth quarter, according to a securities filing by the company. "

This estimate is preliminary and based on unaudited information," Freddie Mac spokesman Michael Cosgrove said. 'The actual amount of the draw may differ materially from this estimate as we go through our internal and external process for preparing and finalizing our financial results," he said.

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