SOURCE: Stellus Capital Investment Corporation

Stellus Capital Investment Corporation

November 24, 2014 17:00 ET

Stellus Capital Investment Corporation Announces the Amendment and Extension of Its Revolving Credit Facility

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - November 24, 2014) - Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE: SCM) ("the Company") entered into a First Amendment (the "Amendment") to its Senior Secured Revolving Credit Agreement (the "Credit Facility"), between the Company, SunTrust Bank, as a lender and the administrative agent, and the lenders named therein. The Amendment, among other things, (i) extends the maturity date of the Credit Facility from November 14, 2016 to October 1, 2018; (ii) extends the revolving period from November 12, 2015 to October 1, 2017; and (iii) reduces the applicable margin rate for LIBOR-based loans from 3.00% per annum to 2.625% per annum and reduces the applicable margin rate for other loans, which are based on a reference rate instead of LIBOR, from 2.00% per annum to 1.625% per annum. The Amendment also reduces the initial aggregate commitments under the Credit Facility to $120,000,000, but includes an accordion feature allowing the Company to increase the aggregate commitments up to $195,000,000, subject to new or existing lenders agreeing to participate in the increase and other customary conditions. There can be no assurances that existing lenders will agree to such an increase, or that additional lenders will join the Credit Facility to increase available borrowings.

"We are pleased to have completed this amendment of our Credit Facility which will extend the facility by approximately two years, lower the LIBOR-based rate from 3.00% to 2.625% and size the facility for our current capital base," said Robert T. Ladd, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

About Stellus Capital Investment Corporation
The Company is an externally-managed, closed-end, non-diversified investment management company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Company's investment objective is to maximize the total return to its stockholders in the form of current income and capital appreciation by investing primarily in private middle-market companies (typically those with $5.0 million to $50.0 million of EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization)) through first lien, second lien, unitranche and mezzanine debt financing, and corresponding equity investments. The Company's investment activities are managed by its investment adviser, Stellus Capital Management. To learn more about Stellus Capital Investment Corporation, visit under the Stellus Capital Investment Corporation link.


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