SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) May 28, 2021
ARES CAPITAL CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction|
|245 Park Avenue, 44th Floor, New York, NY||10167|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (212) 750-7300
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading symbol||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value||ARCC||NASDAQ Global Select Market|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On May 28, 2021, Ares Capital Corporation (the “Registrant”) and Ares Capital JB Funding LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Registrant (“ACJB LLC”), entered into an amendment (the “SMBC Amendment”) to the documents governing ACJB LLC’s revolving funding facility (the “SMBC Funding Facility”) with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and each of the other parties thereto. The SMBC Amendment, among other things, (a) increased the commitments under the facility by $75 million, from $725 million to $800 million; (b) extended the reinvestment period from September 10, 2022 to May 28, 2024; and (c) extended the stated maturity date from September 10, 2024 to May 28, 2026.
Borrowings under the SMBC Funding Facility are subject to the facility’s various covenants and the leverage restrictions contained in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
The description above is only a summary of the material provisions of the SMBC Amendment and is qualified in its entirety by reference to a copy of the SMBC Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this current report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of Registrant.
The information contained in Item 1.01 to this current report on Form 8-K is by this reference incorporated in this Item 2.03.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Amendment No. 8, dated as of May 28, 2021, among Ares Capital JB Funding LLC, as borrower, Ares Capital Corporation, as servicer and transferor, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, as administrative agent, lender and collateral agent, and U.S. Bank National Association, as collateral custodian and bank (amending the Loan and Servicing Agreement, dated as of January 20, 2012).|
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.
|ARES CAPITAL CORPORATION|
|Date: May 28, 2021|
|By:||/s/ Penni F. Roll|
|Name:||Penni F. Roll|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|