NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuberger Berman High Yield Strategies Fund Inc. (NYSE American: NHS) (the "Fund") announced today that it has successfully refinanced a portion of its leverage by completing a private placement of 7,600,000 Mandatory Redeemable Preferred Shares (the "Preferred Shares") with an aggregate liquidation preference of $95,000,000 to a major unaffiliated financial institution. The Preferred Shares pay dividends based on a floating rate and have a term of three years. The Fund used the proceeds from the issuance of the Preferred Shares, without interrupting its leveraged investment program, to prepay a portion of its outstanding Floating Rate Senior Notes and repurchase preferred stock it had previously issued. In connection with the refinance transaction announced today, the total amount of leverage employed by the Fund has not changed.
The leverage refinancing announced today follows recent periods of extreme market volatility, during which management and the Fund's Board of Directors (the "Board") closely monitored, among other things, the amount of leverage employed by the Fund, as well as the effect of market conditions on the value of the Fund's investments and the Fund's ability to comply with the asset coverage requirements of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. Management and the Board believe that the amended leverage structure announced today provides the Fund with an enhanced ability to withstand potential market volatility and better positions the Fund to avoid having to sell securities into volatile markets in order to comply with required asset coverage levels.
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Statements made in this release that look forward in time involve risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the adverse effect from a decline in the securities markets or a decline in the Fund's performance, a general downturn in the economy, competition from other closed end investment companies, changes in government policy or regulation, inability of the Fund's investment adviser to attract or retain key employees, inability of the Fund to implement its investment strategy, inability of the Fund to manage rapid expansion and unforeseen costs and other effects related to legal proceedings or investigations of governmental and self-regulatory organizations.
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