NEW YORK—January 11, 2018—Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE: ARDC) announced an increase to its monthly distribution rate from the previous rate of $0.1050 per common share to $0.1075 per common share in order to better align the Fund’s distribution rate with its current and projected level of earnings. The declaration of monthly distributions for the next three months is payable as noted below.
|Ex-Date:||January 18, 2018||February 20, 2018||March 20, 2018|
|Record Date:||January 22, 2018||February 22, 2018||March 22, 2018|
|Payable Date:||January 31, 2018||February 28, 2018||March 30, 2018|
|Per Share Amount:||$0.1075||$0.1075||$0.1075|
Based on the Fund’s current share price of $16.47 (as of its close on January 9, 2018), the distribution represents an annualized distribution rate of 7.83% (calculated by annualizing the distribution amount and dividing it by the current price). Information regarding the distribution rate is included for informational purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of future results, the achievement of which cannot be assured. The distribution rate should not be considered the yield or total return on an investment in the Fund.
The timing and amount of future distributions, if any, are at the discretion of the Fund. As required by Section 19(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, a notice will be distributed to the Fund’s stockholders in the event that a portion of a monthly distribution is derived from sources other than undistributed net investment income, such as from short-term capital gain, long-term capital gain, or return of capital. Such notices will also be posted on the Fund’s website at http://www.arespublicfunds.com.
The amounts and sources of distributions reported are only estimates and are not provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund’s investment performance during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to change based on tax regulations. The final determination of the source of these distributions will be made after the Fund’s fiscal year end. If necessary, the Fund may elect to pay an adjusting distribution in December that includes any additional income and net realized capital gains in excess of the monthly distributions for that year to satisfy the minimum distribution requirements of the Internal Revenue Code. In January or February of each year, investors will be sent a Form 1099‑DIV for the previous calendar year that will define how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.
This press release is not intended to, and does not constitute, an offer to purchase or sell shares of ARDC.
About Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc.
Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc. (“ARDC”) is a closed-end management company that is externally managed by Ares Capital Management II LLC, a subsidiary of Ares Management, L.P. ARDC seeks to provide an attractive level of total return primarily through current income and, secondarily, through capital appreciation. ARDC invests in a broad, dynamically-managed portfolio of credit investments. There can be no assurance that ARDC will achieve its investment objective. ARDC’s net asset value may be accessed through its NASDAQ ticker symbol, XADCX. Additional information is available at http://www.arespublicfunds.com.
About Ares Management, L.P.
Ares Management, L.P. is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $106 billion[i] of assets under management and more than 15 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Since its inception in 1997, Ares Management has adhered to a disciplined investment philosophy that focuses on delivering strong risk-adjusted investment returns throughout market cycles. Ares Management believes each of its three distinct but complementary investment groups in Credit, Private Equity and Real Estate is a market leader based on assets under management and investment performance. Ares Management was built upon the fundamental principle that each group benefits from being part of the greater whole. For more information, visit http://www.aresmgmt.com.
Statements included herein may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. securities laws, and may relate to future events or our 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 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 our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and others beyond the Fund’s control. Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made herein.
This document is not an offer to sell securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted. An investor should consider the Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing.
Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund is a closed-end fund, which does not engage in a continuous offering of its shares. Since its initial public offering, the Fund has traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ARDC. Investors wishing to purchase or sell shares may do so by placing orders through a broker dealer or other intermediary.
Destra Capital Investments
[i] As of September 30, 2017. AUM amounts include capital available to vehicles managed or co-managed by Ares, including funds managed by Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P., a wholly owned portfolio company of Ares Capital Corporation and a registered investment adviser.