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For investor inquiries regarding ARCC, please contact:

Phone: (888) 818-5298


John Stilmar
Managing Director, Public Investor Relations and Communications
(678) 538-1983

Carl Drake
Partner, Head of Public Investor Relations and Communications
(678) 538-1981

By Mail:
Ares Capital Corporation
Attn: John Stilmar
3344 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1950
Atlanta, GA 30326

For media inquiries regarding ARCC, please contact:

Bill Mendel
Mendel Communications
(212) 397-1030

Press Release

Ares Capital Corporation Announces Tax Reporting Information for Calendar Year 2018

Company Release - 1/31/2019 6:30 AM ET

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ares Capital Corporation (“Ares Capital” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:ARCC) announced today the tax treatment of the Company’s 2018 common stock distributions (CUSIP #: 04010L103).

Ordinary Income Per





Total Paid
Per Share



  20% Rate (1)  

Long Term
Capital Gains
Per Share (2)


Interest –
Dividends (3)

3/15/2018 3/30/2018 $0.3800 $0.3800 $0.0000 $0.0000 82.3076%
6/15/2018 6/29/2018 $0.3800 $0.3800 $0.0000 $0.0000 82.3076%
9/14/2018 9/28/2018 $0.3900 $0.3900 $0.0000 $0.0000 87.1795%
12/14/2018 12/28/2018 $0.3900   $0.3900   $0.0000   $0.0000   89.7436%
$1.5400   $1.5400   $0.0000   $0.0000    

% of Total Dividends
Paid Per Share

100.0000% 100.0000% 0.0000%


(1)   No portion of the Company’s distributions is designated, in accordance with IRC section 854(b), as an amount eligible for treatment as qualified dividend income or as an amount treated as a dividend eligible for the dividends-received deduction generally available for corporations.
(2) 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).
(3) 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).

This press release is not intended to constitute tax, legal, investment, or other professional advice. This is general information and should not be relied upon for tax purposes. Shareholders should consult their tax advisor for tax guidance pertinent to specific facts and circumstances.


Ares Capital is a leading specialty finance company that provides one-stop debt and equity financing solutions to U.S. middle market companies and power generation projects. Ares Capital originates and invests in senior secured loans, mezzanine debt and, to a lesser extent, equity investments through its national direct origination platform. Ares Capital’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments primarily in private companies. Ares Capital has elected to be regulated as a business development company (“BDC”) and as of September 30, 2018, was the largest BDC by total assets and market capitalization. Ares Capital is externally managed by a subsidiary of Ares Management Corporation (NYSE:ARES), a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager. For more information about Ares Capital, visit However, the contents of such website are not and should not be deemed to be incorporated by reference herein.


Statements included herein or on the webcast/conference call may constitute “forward-looking statements,” which relate to future events or our future performance or financial condition. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, condition or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results and conditions may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ares Capital Corporation undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made herein or on the webcast/conference call.

Ares Capital Corporation
Carl G. Drake
John Stilmar

Source: Ares Capital Corporation