NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Business Development Corporation of America ("BDCA" or the "Company") announced today that its current net asset value ("NAV") per share is $9.23, based on management's preliminary evaluations reflecting strong performance subsequent to the end of the last fiscal quarter, and, accordingly, its board of directors authorized an increase to the public offering price of its common shares from $10.44 to $10.50 per share. The change will become effective with BDCA's next bi-monthly closing, scheduled on or about September 1, 2012, and is consistent with the Company's pricing policy, which ensures that its NAV per share will not exceed its net offering price per share.
BDCA's President and Chief Operating Officer, Peter M. Budko, added, "The increase in our public offering price is in line with BDCA's pricing policy and is indicative of the Company's efforts to increase its NAV per share by originating and participating in attractive loans made to middle market companies in the United States."
The Company also announced that its board of directors authorized an increase to its distribution rate. Based upon the new public offering price of $10.50 per share, the new distribution rate will be payable at an annual yield of 7.81%, equal to a rate of $0.00224657534 per share each day.
The Company's Chief Investment Officer, Robert K. Grunewald, noted, "We are pleased to announce that the continued positive performance of our portfolio and earnings growth in 2012 put us in a position to pay a one-time special distribution in May 2012 and declare this distribution rate increase."
A registration statement relating to the common stock of BDCA was filed with and has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). These securities have not been approved or disapproved by the SEC or any state securities commission, nor have they passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the prospectus. The offering of BDCA's common stock is being made solely by means of a written prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement. The prospectus, which is available at http://www.sec.gov or may be obtained by calling 1-888-518-8073, contains additional information about BDCA. The prospectus should be read carefully by an investor before investing. Investors are advised to consider the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses of BDCA carefully before investing. This press release is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state where the offer and sale is not permitted.
The statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements, including statements with regard to the future performance of BDCA. These forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the outcome to be materially different.
SOURCE Business Development Corporation of America