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ARCC Ares Capital

Filed: 9 Feb 21, 7:00pm

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549 
_____________________________________________________________________  
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
 
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) February 10, 2021
 
ARES CAPITAL CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
 
Maryland 814-00663 33-1089684
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
 (Commission
File Number)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
245 Park Avenue, 44th Floor, New York, NY 10167
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (212) 750-7300
 
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
 
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading symbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.001 par valueARCCNASDAQ Global Select Market
6.875% Senior Notes due 2047AFCThe New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company o

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o



Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On February 10, 2021, the registrant issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020. The text of the press release is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

The information disclosed under this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing made under the Securities Act of 1933, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing. For information concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our business and our operating results, see our
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, including Part II - Item 7. Management's Discussion and
Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, “Results of Operations - Net Unrealized Gains/Losses” therein,
Part I - Item 1A. Risk Factors, “Risk Factors - The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruptions in the global economy,
which has had, and may continue to have, a negative impact on our portfolio companies and our business and operations”
therein and Part II - Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk therein.

Item 7.01  Regulation FD Disclosure.
 
On February 10, 2021, the registrant issued a press release, included herewith as Exhibit 99.1, announcing the declaration of a first quarter 2021 dividend of $0.40 per share, payable on March 31, 2021 to stockholders of record as of March 15, 2021.
 
The information disclosed under this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing made under the Securities Act of 1933, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
 
Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d)                              Exhibits:
 
Exhibit Number Description
   
 Press Release, dated February 10, 2021





SIGNATURE
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
  ARES CAPITAL CORPORATION
   
Date: February 10, 2021  
   
 By:/s/ PENNI F. ROLL
 Name:Penni F. Roll
 Title:Chief Financial Officer