SOURCE: Apollo Investment Corporation

October 05, 2011 12:30 ET

Apollo Investment Corporation Completes $45 Million Add-On to Private Placement of Senior Secured Notes

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - Apollo Investment Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: AINV) announces that it has issued an additional $45 million of senior secured notes ("Notes") in a private placement to new and existing lenders. The additional Notes were divided into $29 million of new five year notes with a fixed interest rate of 5.875% and a maturity date of September 29, 2016 and $16 million of new seven year notes with a fixed interest rate of 6.25% and a maturity date of September 29, 2018. Interest on the Notes will be due semi-annually on March 29 and September 29. The Company may prepay the Notes, in whole or in part, at any time at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount being prepaid, plus accrued and unpaid interest and a "make-whole" prepayment premium. The proceeds from the issuance of the Notes will be used to fund new portfolio investments, reduce outstanding borrowings on our revolving credit facility and/or for general corporate purposes.

"We are pleased to raise additional long-term, fixed-rate debt capital among new and existing lenders to Apollo Investment Corporation," said Chief Executive Officer James C. Zelter. "The additional placement continues to diversify our lender base and further extends the duration of our liabilities."

About Apollo Investment Corporation

Apollo Investment Corporation is a closed-end investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Company's investment portfolio is principally in middle-market private companies. From time to time, the Company may also invest in public companies. The Company invests primarily in senior secured loans and mezzanine loans and equity in furtherance of its business plan. Apollo Investment Corporation is managed by Apollo Investment Management, L.P., an affiliate of Apollo Management, L.P., a leading private equity investor.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, statements as to our future operating results; our business prospects and the prospects of our portfolio companies; the impact of investments that we expect to make; the dependence of our future success on the general economy and its impact on the industries in which we invest; the ability of our portfolio companies to achieve their objectives; our expected financings and investments; the adequacy of our cash resources and working capital; and the timing of cash flows, if any, from the operations of our portfolio companies.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Richard L. Peteka
    Apollo Investment Corporation
    (212) 515-3450