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Ares Capital Corporation Announces Tax Reporting Information for Calendar Year 2023

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Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) announced the tax treatment of its 2023 common stock distributions, totaling $1.9200 per share, with $1.88618 as ordinary income and $0.02965 as long-term capital gains. The Company designates these distributions as qualified dividend income and interest-related dividends, but not eligible for treatment as a capital gain dividend. Stockholders are advised to consult their tax advisor for specific guidance.
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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 31, 2024 / Ares Capital Corporation ("Ares Capital" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:ARCC) announced today the tax treatment of the Company's 2023 common stock distributions (CUSIP #: 04010L103).

Record Date

Payable Date

Total Paid Per Share

Ordinary Income Per Share

Long Term Capital Gains per Share (2)

Interest - Related Dividends (3)

Ordinary Rate

20% Rate (1)

3/15/2023

3/31/2023

$0.4800

$0.47257

$0.00743

$0.0000

76.8425%

6/15/2023

6/30/2023

$0.4800

$ 0.47257

$0. 00743

$0.0000

76.8425%

9/15/2023

9/29/2023

$0.4800

$0.47257

$0. 00743

$0.0000

76.8425%

12/15/2023

12/28/2023

$0.4800

$. 0.46847

$0. 00736

$0.00417

90.9876%

$1. 9200

$1.88618

$0.02965

$0.00417

% of Total Dividends Paid Per Share

100.0000%

98.238542%

1.544270%

.217188%

  1. The Company hereby designates these distributions as amounts eligible for treatment as qualified dividend income in accordance with IRC section 854(b) as well as eligible for the dividends received deduction available to certain U.S. domestic 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. Stockholders should consult their tax advisor for tax guidance pertinent to specific facts and circumstances.

ABOUT ARES CAPITAL CORPORATION

Founded in 2004, Ares Capital is a leading specialty finance company focused on providing direct loans and other investments in private middle market companies in the United States. Ares Capital's objective is to source and invest in high-quality borrowers that need capital to achieve their business goals, which often leads to economic growth and employment. Ares Capital believes its loans and other investments in these companies can generate attractive levels of current income and potential capital appreciation for investors. Ares Capital, through its investment manager, utilizes its extensive, direct origination capabilities and incumbent borrower relationships to source and underwrite predominantly senior secured loans but also subordinated debt and equity investments. Ares Capital has elected to be regulated as a business development company ("BDC") and is the largest publicly traded BDC by market capitalization as of December 31, 2023. Ares Capital is externally managed by a subsidiary of Ares Management Corporation (NYSE:ARES), a publicly traded, leading global alternativeinvestment manager. For more information about Ares Capital, visit www.arescapitalcorp.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Statements included herein or on the webcast/conference call may constitute "forward-looking statements," which relate to future events or Ares Capital's 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 Ares Capital's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ares Capital undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made herein or on the webcast/conference call.

CONTACT:

Ares Capital Corporation
Carl G. Drake
John Stilmar
888-818-5298

SOURCE: Ares Capital Corporation



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FAQ

What did Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) announce regarding the tax treatment of its 2023 common stock distributions?

Ares Capital Corporation announced the tax treatment of its 2023 common stock distributions, with a total of $1.9200 per share, $1.88618 as ordinary income, and $0.02965 as long-term capital gains.

What percentage of the total dividends paid per share was designated as interest-related dividends?

98.238542% of the total dividends paid per share was designated as interest-related dividends.

Is any portion of the Company's distributions designated as a capital gain dividend?

No portion of the Company's distributions is designated as an amount eligible for treatment as a capital gain dividend.

What should stockholders do regarding tax guidance for the distributions?

Stockholders should consult their tax advisor for tax guidance pertinent to specific facts and circumstances.

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