SOURCE: Solar Capital Ltd.

Solar Capital Ltd.

May 11, 2017 08:00 ET

Solar Capital Ltd. Repays its $75 Million of 5.875% Senior Secured Notes; Reduces Average Interest Expense

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 11, 2017) - Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLRC) (the "Company") announces that it has repaid its $75 million of 5.875% senior secured notes. The repayment was prefunded through the Company's recent $50 million and $100 million issuances of unsecured senior notes due May 8, 2022, with a weighted average fixed interest rate of 4.53%. Non-recurring financing costs associated with the issuances totaled $280,000 and $536,000, respectively, for the quarters ended December 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017. Excluding such financing costs, the Company's quarterly net investment income per share would have been $0.42 and $0.40, respectively, covering the Company's quarterly distributions. Since its IPO on February 9, 2010 and through March 31, 2017, the Company has earned taxable income in excess of its cumulative distributions to stockholders.

"We are pleased to reduce the average interest expense with the new issuances of unsecured senior notes," said Michael Gross, Chairman and CEO of Solar Capital Ltd. "Given our significant available capital and diverse investment verticals, we expect growth in our net investment income during 2017."

About Solar Capital Ltd.

Solar Capital Ltd. 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 invests primarily in leveraged, middle market companies in the form of senior secured loans, unitranche loans, mezzanine loans, and equity securities.

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