SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 2, 2012
Triangle Capital Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (919) 719-4770
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2 below):
On March 2, 2012, Triangle Capital Corporation (the Company) and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (the Trustee), entered into an Indenture (the Indenture) and a First Supplemental Indenture (the First Supplemental Indenture) to the Indenture relating to the Companys issuance, offer and sale of $60,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 7.00% senior notes due 2019 (the Notes).
The Notes will mature on March 15, 2019 and may be redeemed in whole or in part at the Companys option at any time or from time to time on or after March 15, 2015 at a redemption price of $25 per security plus accrued and unpaid interest. The Notes bear interest at a rate of 7.00% per year payable quarterly on March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15 of each year, commencing on June 15, 2012. The Notes are direct unsecured obligations of the Company and will rank:
The Notes will be the Companys direct unsecured obligations and will rank: (i) pari passu with our future senior unsecured indebtedness; (ii) senior to any of our future indebtedness that expressly provides it is subordinated to the Notes; (iii) effectively subordinated to all of our existing and future secured indebtedness (including indebtedness that is initially unsecured to which we subsequently grant security), to the extent of the value of the assets securing such indebtedness, including without limitation, borrowings under our $75 million revolving credit facility; and (iv) structurally subordinated to all existing and future indebtedness and other obligations of any of our subsidiaries, including without limitation, the indebtedness of the Companys two SBIC subsidiaries.
The Indenture, as supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture, contains certain covenants including covenants requiring the Company to comply with the asset coverage requirements set forth in Section 18(a)(1)(A) as modified by Section 61(a)(1) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and to provide financial information to the holders of the Notes and the Trustee if the Company should no longer be subject to the reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These covenants are subject to important limitations and exceptions that are described in the Indenture. The Indenture provides for customary events of default and further provides that the Trustee or the holders of 25% in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding series of Notes may declare such Notes immediately due and payable upon the occurrence of any event of default after expiration of any applicable grace period.
The Notes were sold pursuant to an underwriting agreement dated February 28, 2012 among the Company and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, BB&T Capital Markets, a division of Scott & Stringfellow, LLC, and Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named in the underwriting agreement. The Company has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional $9,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Notes to cover over-allotments, if any. The Notes were offered and sold pursuant to the Companys Registration Statement on Form N-2 (File No. 333175160) and the preliminary prospectus supplement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 23, 2012, as supplemented by the prospectus supplement dated February 28, 2012. The transaction closed on March 2, 2012.
The Company expects to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes to invest in lower middle market companies in accordance with its investment objective and strategies and for working capital and general corporate purposes.
The foregoing descriptions of the Indenture, the First Supplemental Indenture and the Notes do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Indenture, the First Supplemental Indenture and the Notes, respectively, each filed as exhibits hereto and incorporated by reference herein.
The information set forth under Item 1.01 above with respect to the Notes is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03, insofar as it relates to the creation of a direct financial obligation.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.