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EX-99.1 - EXHIBIT 99.1 - Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moinesq112exhibit991dividendanno.htm

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):
May 11, 2012

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Federally Chartered Corporation
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)
File Number)
Identification No.)
Skywalk Level, 801 Walnut Street
-- Suite 200, Des Moines, Iowa
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:

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

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:
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On May 11, 2012, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (the "Bank") issued a member announcement of action by the Board of Directors to declare a first quarter 2012 cash dividend for both activity-based capital stock and membership capital stock. The dividend approved for activity-based capital stock was at an annualized rate of 4.00 percent of average activity-based capital stock for the quarter. The dividend approved for membership capital stock was at an annualized rate of 0.50 percent of average membership capital stock for the quarter. The effective combined annualized dividend rate was 3.02 percent. A copy of the member announcement is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

The information contained in the attachment is being furnished and 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.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit Number 99.1         Member Announcement, dated May 11, 2012, issued by the Bank.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
May 11, 2012
/s/ Steven T. Schuler
Name: Steven T. Schuler
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Member Announcement