Ares Capital Corporation (“Ares Capital” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:ARCC) announced today the tax treatment of the Company’s 2020 common stock distributions (CUSIP #: 04010L103).
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The Company hereby designates these distributions as amounts eligible for treatment as qualified dividend income in accordance with IRC section 854(b) as well as eligible for the dividends received deduction available to certain U.S. domestic corporations.
No portion of the Company’s distributions is designated as an amount eligible for treatment as a capital gain dividend in accordance with IRC sections 852(b)(3) and 854(a).
The Company hereby designates the above percentages of each of the total dividends by payment date as “interest-related dividends” within the meaning of IRC section 871(k).
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ABOUT ARES CAPITAL CORPORATION
Founded in 2004, Ares Capital is a leading specialty finance company focused on providing direct loans and other investments in private middle market companies in the United States. Ares Capital’s objective is to source and invest in high-quality borrowers that need capital to achieve their business goals, which often leads to economic growth and employment. Ares Capital believes its loans and other investments in these companies can generate attractive levels of current income and potential capital appreciation for investors. Ares Capital utilizes its extensive, direct origination platform and incumbent borrower relationships to source and underwrite predominantly senior secured loans but also subordinated debt and equity investments. Ares Capital has elected to be regulated as a business development company (“BDC”) and is the largest BDC by market capitalization as of December 31, 2020. Ares Capital is externally managed by a subsidiary of Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES), a publicly traded, leading global alternative investment manager. For more information about Ares Capital, visit www.arescapitalcorp.com.
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Carl G. Drake