American Capital Closes $618.75 Million Managed CLO

BETHESDA, Md., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Capital, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) ("American Capital") announced today that an affiliate, ACAS CLO 2014-1, Ltd. ("ACAS CLO 2014-1"), has closed on the sale of $618.75 million of collateralized loan obligation ("CLO") bonds.  The transaction was arranged by Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.  ACAS CLO 2014-1 is externally managed by American Capital CLO Management, LLC, which is a subsidiary of American Capital Asset Management, LLC, a wholly-owned portfolio company of American Capital, for an annual management fee of 50 basis points of total assets.

ACAS CLO 2014-1 has invested the proceeds of the bonds primarily in broadly syndicated senior secured loans purchased in the primary and secondary markets.

"We are pleased to announce the closing of our fifth CLO under management," said Mark Pelletier, President of American Capital CLO Management, LLC and President and Chief Investment Officer of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACSF).  "With this new CLO, the Leveraged Finance Group now manages approximately $4 billion of assets, including publicly traded American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd.  We believe our success is the result of the strong performance of our previously issued transactions.  CLO investors are very focused on manager performance, and we believe our track record will help us raise additional CLOs.  We look forward to continuing to perform for our investors."

The bonds sold by ACAS CLO 2014-1 included tranches rated Aaa(sf) through B2(sf) by Moody's and a non‑rated equity tranche of subordinated notes.  American Capital CLO Management, LLC purchased $31.0 million of the non‑rated equity tranche of subordinated notes, with third party investors purchasing the remaining $20.75 million.  The retention of a control equity investment by American Capital CLO Management, LLC is intended to make ACAS CLO 2014-1 compliant with risk retention rules applicable to credit institutions regulated in the European Economic Area.



Capital Structure










Tranche

% of Total Capital

Principal Amount ($)

Moody's

S&P

Spread/Coupon

Class A

60.4%

374,000,000

Aaa (sf)

AAA(sf)

L+1.51%

Class B-1

8.1%

50,000,000

Aa2 (sf)

N/A

L+2.10%

Class B-2

3.4%

21,250,000

Aa2 (sf)

N/A

4.22%

Class C

7.3%

45,000,000

A2 (sf)

N/A

L+2.90%

Class D

5.5%

34,250,000

Baa3 (sf)

N/A

L+3.60%

Class E

4.8%

29,500,000

Ba2 (sf)

N/A

L+4.95%

Class F

2.1%

13,000,000

B2 (sf)

N/A

L+5.90%

Equity

8.4%

51,750,000

N/A

N/A

N/A


100%

$618,750,000





ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL
American Capital, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) is a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager.  American Capital, both directly and through its asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate, energy & infrastructure and structured products.  American Capital manages $19 billion of assets, including assets on its balance sheet and fee earning assets under management by affiliated managers, with $84 billion of total assets under management (including levered assets).  Through an affiliate, American Capital manages publicly traded American Capital Agency Corp. (Nasdaq: AGNC) with approximately $9 billion of net book value, American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (Nasdaq: MTGE) with approximately $1 billion of net book value and American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACSF) with approximately $151 million of net book value.  From its eight offices in the U.S. and Europe, American Capital and its affiliate, European Capital, will consider investment opportunities from $10 million to $750 million.  For further information, please refer to www.AmericanCapital.com.

The securities referred to herein have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of such act. This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy any of the securities. This announcement appears as a matter of record only.

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Contact:
Investor Relations - (301) 951-5917

SOURCE American Capital, Ltd.



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