NexPoint Applauds TICC Capital Corp. Investors' Rejection of the BSP Transaction

Dec 22, 2015, 17:56 ET from NexPoint Advisors, L.P.

DALLAS, Dec. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NexPoint Advisors, L.P. ("NexPoint") today issued the below statement regarding the preliminary voting results from TICC Capital Corp.'s (NASDAQ: TICC) ("TICC" or the "Company") Special Meeting of Stockholders that was held on December 22, 2015. At the meeting the proposed transaction with Benefit Street Partners ("BSP") was soundly defeated by the Company's stockholders.[1]

"We believe TICC's stockholders recognized the repeated, in our view, egregious misconduct of the Board in attempting to implement a windfall insider transaction through deception and specious assessment of our superior management proposals," said Thomas Surgent, Partner and Deputy General Counsel at NexPoint. "The Board acknowledged that new management is in the best interests of the Company's stockholders.  Now that the Company's stockholders have effectively conveyed their disdain for the Company's antics and deficient process to date, we believe the Board should finally engage us with respect to implementing our superior management proposal.  In any event, we intend to continue our efforts to protect the interests and investment of all TICC stockholders."

About NexPoint Advisors, L.P.   

NexPoint, together with its affiliates, currently manages approximately $20 billion in net assets and believes that its core competences are squarely within the Company's investment strategy.  NexPoint is indirectly wholly owned by a trust that is beneficially owned and controlled by James Dondero.  Highland Capital Management, L.P. ("Highland") is ultimately controlled by James Dondero and is therefore an affiliate of, and under common control with, NexPoint, which shares personnel and other resources with Highland.  Highland (together with its affiliates) is one of the world's most experienced alternative credit managers, tested by numerous credit cycles, specializing in credit strategies, such as a broad range of leveraged loans, high yield bonds, direct lending, public and private equities and CLOs.  Highland also offers alternative investment-oriented strategies, including asset allocation, long/short equities, real estate and natural resources.  If NexPoint is retained by the Company as its investment adviser, the Company will have access to all of Highland's capabilities and expertise.

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Media Contact  Brian H. Schaffer Prosek Partners  212-279-3115 ext. 229

Investor Contact D.F. King & Co., Inc. Stockholders 866-416-0556 Bank and Brokers 212-269-5550

[1] Based on preliminary results announced on December 22, 2015.

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