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TCP Capital Corp. Closes Private Offering Of $100 Million Of 5.25% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019

July 5, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Investment Weekly News -- TCP Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: TCPC) (the "Company") announced that it has closed a private placement of $100 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.25% convertible senior unsecured notes due 2019 (the "Notes"). The Company has also granted the initial purchasers of the Notes an option to purchase up to an additional $15 million in aggregate principal amount of the Notes to cover overallotments.

The Notes bear interest at a rate of 5.25% per year, payable semiannually. In certain circumstances, the Notes will be convertible into shares of the Company's common stock based on an initial conversion rate of 50.9100 shares of the Company's common stock per $1,000 principal amount of Notes, which is equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $19.64 per share of common stock, subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments. The conversion price is approximately 12.5% over the last reported sale price of the Company's common stock on June 11, 2014, which was $17.46 per share.

The Notes will mature on December 15, 2019, unless previously converted in accordance with their terms. The Company will pay or deliver, subject to the terms of the documents governing the Notes, cash, shares of the Company's common stock or a combination of cash and shares of common stock, at the Company's election. The Notes will be general unsecured obligations of the Company, will rank equally in right of payment with the Company's existing and future senior unsecured debt, and will rank senior in right of payment to any potential subordinated debt, should any be issued in the future.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering to repay amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facilities (which will increase the funds under the revolving credit facilities available to the Company to make additional investments in portfolio companies) and to make investments in portfolio companies in accordance with its investment objective and for other general corporate purposes, including payment of operating expenses. The Notes have no restrictions related to the type and security of assets in which the Company might invest.

The Notes and the shares of common stock underlying the Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or any applicable state securities laws. The Notes were offered only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A promulgated under the Securities Act. Unless so registered, the Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.

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