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Franklin BSP Capital Corporation Prices Offering of $300 Million 7.200% Notes Due 2029


Franklin BSP Capital Corporation (“ FBCC ” or the “ Company ”) announced today that it has priced an offering of $300 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.200% notes due 2029 (the “ Notes ”). The Notes will mature on June 15, 2029, and may be redeemed in whole or in part at FBCC’s option at any time at par plus a “make-whole” premium, if applicable. The offering is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close on or about May 6, 2024.

FBCC expects to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay indebtedness, make investments in portfolio companies in accordance with its investment objectives, and for general corporate purposes.

Investors are advised to carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Company before investing.

The Notes offered have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any state securities laws. The Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The Notes were offered, by the initial purchasers, only to persons reasonably believed to be “qualified institutional buyers” in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to certain non-U.S. persons in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act.

This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act, and it is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a sale of, the Notes or any other securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Franklin BSP Capital Corporation

FBCC is an externally managed, non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. Its investment objective is to generate both current income and to a lesser extent long-term capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. FBCC is managed by Franklin BSP Capital Adviser L.L.C. (the “Adviser”), an affiliate of Benefit Street Partners L.L.C. (“BSP”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. The Adviser oversees the management of FBCC’s activities and is responsible for making investment decisions with respect to FBCC’s portfolio. BSP is a leading credit-focused alternative asset management firm with approximately $75 billion in assets under management as of January 31, 2024.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements included herein may constitute “forward-looking statements,” which relate to future events or the Company’s future performance or financial condition. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but rather are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company, its current and prospective portfolio investments, its industry, its beliefs and opinions, and its assumptions. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “seek,” “plan,” “should,” “estimate,” “project” and “intend” indicate forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements include these words. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control and difficult to predict and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements including, without limitation, the risks, uncertainties and other factors identified in the Company’s filings with the SEC. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date on which the Company makes them. FBCC has based the forward-looking statements included in this press release on information available to them on the date of this press release, and they assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Although FBCC undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, you are advised to consult any additional disclosures that they may make directly to you or through reports that FBCC in the future may file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Investor Relations Contact:

Amy Theaumont

(617) 433-2543

For media inquiries:

Lisa Tibbits

(212) 805-6039

Source: Franklin BSP Capital Corporation

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