PNNT PennantPark Investment

Filed: 21 Apr 21, 8:00pm





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 21, 2021



PennantPark Investment Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Maryland 814-00736 20-8250744

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

590 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor,

New York, NY

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code) 212-905-1000

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of Each Class





Name of Each Exchange

on Which Registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per


 PNNT The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
5.50% Notes due 2024 PNNTG The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). Emerging growth company  ☐

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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On April 21, 2021, PennantPark Investment Corporation (the “Company”) and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (the “Trustee”) entered into the Fourth Supplemental Indenture (the “Fourth Supplemental Indenture”) to the Indenture, dated January 22, 2013, by and between the Company and the Trustee (the “Base Indenture” and, together with the Fourth Supplemental Indenture, the “Indenture”). The Fourth Supplemental Indenture relates to the Company’s issuance and sale of $150,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 4.50% Notes due 2026 (the “Offering”). The Offering was made pursuant to the Company’s effective shelf registration statement on Form N-2 (Registration No. 333-230014) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Registration Statement”), as supplemented by a preliminary prospectus supplement dated April 14, 2021 (the “Preliminary Prospectus Supplement”) and a final prospectus supplement dated April 14, 2021 (the “Final Prospectus Supplement”).

The Company’s 4.50% notes due 2026 (the “Notes”) will mature on May 1, 2026 and may be redeemed in whole or in part at the Company’s option. The Notes bear interest at a rate of 4.50% per year payable semi-annually on May 1 and November 1 of each year, commencing November 1, 2021. The Notes will be the Company’s direct unsecured obligations and will rank pari passu in right of payment with the Company’s current and future unsecured unsubordinated indebtedness, senior to any of the Company’s future indebtedness that expressly states it is subordinated in right of payment to the Notes, effectively subordinated in right of payment to all of the Company’s existing and future secured indebtedness (including indebtedness that is initially unsecured, but to which the Company subsequently grant security) to the extent of the value of the assets securing such indebtedness, and structurally subordinated to all existing and future indebtedness and other obligations of any of the Company’s subsidiaries, financing vehicles, or similar facilities.

The Indenture contains certain covenants, including covenants requiring the Company to comply with the asset coverage requirements of Section 18(a)(1)(A) as modified by Section 61(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and to provide financial information to the holders of the Notes and the Trustee if the Company is no longer subject to the reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These covenants are subject to important limitations and exceptions that are described in the Indenture.

The Notes were offered and sold in an offering registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, pursuant to the Registration Statement, the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement, and the Final Prospectus Supplement. The transaction closed on April 21, 2021. The net proceeds to the Company were approximately $145.5 million, based on the public offering price per Note of 99.443% of the aggregate principal amount thereof, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions of $3.0 million payable by the Company and estimated offering expenses of approximately $700,000 payable by the Company. The Company intends to use the net proceeds to reduce outstanding obligations under its credit facility, to invest in new or existing portfolio companies or for other general corporate or strategic purposes.

The foregoing descriptions of the Fourth Supplemental Indenture and the Notes do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Fourth Supplemental Indenture and the Notes, respectively, each filed as exhibits hereto and incorporated by reference herein.

Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information contained in Item 1.01 to this current report on Form 8-K is by this reference incorporated in this Item 2.03.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits


4.1  Fourth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of April 21, 2021, by and between the Company and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, as trustee.
4.2  Form of 4.50% Notes due 2026 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 hereto).
5.1  Opinion of Dechert LLP.
5.2  Opinion of Venable LLP
23.1  Consent of Dechert LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).
23.2  Consent of Venable LLP (included in Exhibit 5.2).



Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: April 21, 2021 By: 

/s/ Aviv Efrat

  Aviv Efrat
  Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer