Freddie Mac named John A. Koskinen as interim chief executive effective upon the resignation of current CEO David Moffett.

The move comes after last week's announcement that Moffett would resign no later than Friday as he looked to return to a job in the financial-services sector. Moffett took over as CEO in September as the Treasury Department and Federal Housing Finance Agency put Freddie and Fannie Mae into conservatorship to prevent their potential bankruptcy. Before that, he served as chief financial officer at U.S. Bancorp.

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