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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):


December 14, 2018

Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Federally Chartered Corporation












(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)




500 SW Wanamaker Road, Topeka, Kansas










(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

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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On December 14, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka (FHLBank) approved amendments to FHLBank’s Bylaws. The primary purpose of the amendments is to conform the Bylaws to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (Finance Agency) final rule on Indemnification Payments that became effective on November 5, 2018. The amendments to FHLBank’s Bylaws establish restrictions on indemnification rights and payments arising from administrative proceedings or civil actions initiated by the Finance Agency and prohibit FHLBank from paying the premium for any insurance prohibited by any applicable statute or regulation.

The foregoing description of the amendments to FHLBank’s Bylaws is qualified by reference to the Amended and Restated Bylaws, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

3.1 Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, dated December 14, 2018.

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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






December 18, 2018




/s/ Patrick C. Doran










Name: Patrick C. Doran





Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer and General Counsel