LIQUIDITY AND FINANCIAL RESULTS
Our modestly leveraged balance sheet is a source of significant strength. Our debt to equity ratio stood at 47.8% (29.2% after subtraction of cash and cash equivalents) at December 31, 2012. Our equitized balance sheet also gives us the potential for future earnings upside as we prudently look to utilize and grow our existing revolving credit facility as well as potentially add additional secured or unsecured term facilities, made more attractive by our investment-grade ratings at corporate, revolving facility, and term debt levels.
On March 27, 2012, we renegotiated our credit facility and closed on an expanded five-year revolving credit facility (the "Facility") for Prospect Capital Funding LLC. As of December 31, 2012, our Facility size stood at $552.5 million with commitments from 17 total lenders. The Facility includes an accordion feature that allows aggregate commitments to be increased to $650 million without the need for re-approval from existing lenders or the rating agency.
As we make additional investments, we generate additional availability to the extent such investments are eligible to be placed into the borrowing base. The revolving period of the Facility extends through March 2015, with an additional two-year amortization period, with distributions allowed after the completion of the revolving period. Interest on borrowings under the Facility is one-month Libor plus 275 basis points, with no minimum Libor floor. The Facility continues to carry a high-investment-grade Moody's rating of Aa3.
We also have significantly diversified our counterparty risk. The current count of 17 institutional lenders in our Facility compares to five lenders at June 30, 2010, two lenders at June 30, 2009, and one lender at June 30, 2008.
In addition, our repeat issuance in the 5-year to 30-year unsecured term debt market has extended our liability duration, thereby better matching our assets and liabilities for balance sheet risk management.
On December 21, 2010, we issued $150.0 million in principal amount of 6.25% senior unsecured convertible notes, convertible at $11.35 per common share and due December 2015 ("2015 Notes").
On February 18, 2011, we issued $172.5 million in principal amount of 5.50% senior unsecured convertible notes, convertible at $12.76 per common share and due August 2016 ("2016 Notes"). In the March 2012 quarter, we repurchased $5.0 million of our 2016 Notes.
On April 16, 2012, we issued $130.0 million in principal amount of 5.375% senior unsecured convertible notes, convertible at $11.65 per common share and due October 2017 ("2017 Notes").
On August 14, 2012, we issued $200.0 million in principal amount of 5.75% senior unsecured convertible notes, convertible at $12.14 per common share and due March 2018 ("2018 Notes").
On December 21, 2012, we issued $200.0 million in principal amount of 5.875% senior unsecured convertible notes, convertible at $12.54 per common share and due January 2019 ("2019 Notes", and together with the 2015 Notes, 2016 Notes, 2017 Notes, and 2018 Notes, the "Convertible Notes"). In the past we have repurchased Convertible Notes when we deemed such purchases to be attractive for us.
On February 16, 2012, we entered into a Selling Agent Agreement for our issuance and sale from time to time of senior unsecured Prospect Capital InterNotes® (the "InterNotes"). Since initiating the program, we have issued $183.0 million of InterNotes. These notes were issued with interest rates ranging from 4.00% to 7.00% with a weighted average rate of 5.94%. These notes mature between June 15, 2019 and February 15, 2043.
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