Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On January 25, 2013, Ares Capital Corporation (the Registrant) and Ares Capital CP Funding LLC, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Registrant (Ares Capital CP), entered into an amendment (the CP Amendment) to Ares Capital CPs revolving funding facility (the CP Funding Facility) with Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and each of the other parties thereto. The CP Amendment, among other things, modified the interest charged on the CP Funding Facility from the previous applicable spreads of 2.50% over LIBOR and 1.50% over base rate (as defined in the agreements governing the CP Funding Facility) to applicable spreads ranging from 2.25% to 2.50% over LIBOR and ranging from 1.25% to 1.50% over base rate, in each case, determined monthly based on the composition of the borrowing base relative to outstanding borrowings under the facility. After giving effect to the CP Amendment and the relevant borrowing base and amounts outstanding thereunder, the interest charged on the CP Funding Facility as of January 25, 2013 was based on a spread over one-month LIBOR of 2.25% or a spread over base rate of 1.25%. As of such date, one-month LIBOR was 0.2037% and the base rate was 3.25%.
Borrowings under the CP Funding Facility are subject to the facilitys various covenants and the leverage restrictions contained in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
The description above is only a summary of the material provisions of the CP Amendment and is qualified in its entirety by reference to a copy of the CP Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this current report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of Registrant.
The information contained in Item 1.01 to this current report on Form 8-K is by this reference incorporated in this Item 2.03.