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Oxford Lane Capital Corp. Prices Public Offering of $87.0 Million 6.75% Notes Due 2031 and Announces BBB Investment Grade Rating of the Notes by Egan-Jones Ratings Company

Company Release - 3/9/2021

GREENWICH, Conn., March 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oxford Lane Capital Corp. (the “Company”) (Nasdaq GS: OXLC, OXLCO, OXLCM, OXLCP) today announced that it has priced an underwritten public offering of $87.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.75% unsecured notes due 2031. The notes will mature on March 31, 2031, and may be redeemed in whole or in part at any time or from time to time at the Company’s option on or after March 16, 2024. The notes will bear interest at a rate of 6.75% per year payable quarterly on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31 of each year, commencing June 30, 2021.

The offering is expected to close on March 16, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions. The Company has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional $13.0 million in aggregate principal amount of notes. The notes are expected to be listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and to trade thereon within 30 days of the original issue date under the trading symbol “OXLCL”.

The Company expects to use the net proceeds from this offering to acquire investments in accordance with its investment objective and strategies, general working capital purposes and/or to redeem all or a portion of its outstanding 7.50% Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares. As of December 31, 2020, the Company had approximately $57.0 million in aggregate principal value outstanding of its Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares. The notes have been rated “BBB”* by Egan-Jones Ratings Company (“Egan-Jones”).

Egan-Jones is a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO) and is recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) as a Credit Rating Provider (CRP). Egan-Jones is also certified by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., B. Riley Securities, Inc., William Blair & Company L.L.C., Incapital LLC, and National Securities Corporation are acting as the underwriters for the offering.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in this offering or any other securities nor will there be any sale of these securities or any other securities referred to in this press release in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.

A shelf registration statement relating to these securities is on file with and has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement, copies of which may be obtained, when available, from the following investment banks: Ladenburg Thalmann, Attn: Syndicate Department, 640 Fifth Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019, or by emailing (telephone number 1-800-573-2541); B. Riley Securities, Inc., Attn: Prospectus Department, 1300 17th Street North, Suite 1300, Arlington, VA 22209 or by e-mailing (or by calling (800) 846-5050); William Blair & Company, L.L.C., Attention: Prospectus Department, 150 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago IL 60606, or by telephone at 1-800-621-0687 or email at; Incapital LLC, Attn: Syndicate Department, 1800 N Military Trail, Suite 400, Boca Raton, FL 33431, or by emailing (telephone number 1-800-327-1546); and National Securities Corporation, Attention: Adrian Adderley, 200 Vesey Street, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10281, telephone: (561) 981-1074 or by email at The preliminary prospectus supplement, dated March 9, 2021, and accompanying prospectus, dated June 1, 2020, each of which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, contain a description of these matters and other important information about the Company and should be read carefully before investing. Investors are advised to carefully consider the investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses of the Company before investing.

* Note: A securities rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to revision or withdrawal at any time.

About Oxford Lane Capital Corp.

Oxford Lane Capital Corp. is a publicly-traded registered closed-end management investment company. It currently seeks to achieve its investment objective of maximizing risk-adjusted total return by investing in debt and equity tranches of collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”) vehicles. CLO investments may also include warehouse facilities, which are financing structures intended to aggregate loans that may be used to form the basis of a CLO vehicle.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions, including statements with regard to the anticipated use of the net proceeds of the Company’s securities offering. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words “believes,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “estimates” and similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the impact of COVID-19 and related changes in base interest rates and significant market volatility on our business, our portfolio companies, our industry and the global economy. Certain factors could cause actual results and conditions to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements. These factors are identified from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to update such statements to reflect subsequent events, except as may be required by law.


Bruce Rubin

Source: Oxford Lane Capital Corp.