Ares Capital to Price $200 Million of Notes

Ares Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCC) announced that it has agreed to sell to initial purchasers in a private offering $200 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018. Ares Capital has also granted the initial purchasers an option to purchase up to an additional $30 million aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Senior Notes to cover over-allotments, if any.

The Convertible Senior Notes are unsecured and bear interest at a rate of 4.75% per year, payable semiannually. In certain circumstances, the Convertible Senior Notes will be convertible into cash, shares of Ares Capital’s common stock or a combination of cash and shares of Ares Capital’s common stock, at Ares Capital’s election.  Ares Capital will not have the right to redeem the Convertible Senior Notes prior to maturity. The Convertible Senior Notes will mature on January 15, 2018, unless repurchased or converted in accordance with their terms prior to such date.

Ares Capital expects to use the net proceeds of this offering to repay or repurchase certain outstanding indebtedness, which may include repaying outstanding indebtedness under its debt facilities and, to the extent not applied for such purpose, for general corporate purposes, including investing in portfolio companies in accordance with its investment objective.

Ares Capital Corporation Company Release – 10/04/2012 08:30

Carl Drake, 404-814-5204

Source: Ares Capital Corporation

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