BB&T Capital Markets Serves as an Underwriter on Capitala Finance Corporation’s Senior Notes Offering

Transaction Summary

BB&T Capital Markets’ Financial Services Group completed a transaction for a Business Development Company (“BDC”) in the second quarter of 2014, helping to raise $113,437,500 in gross proceeds for our client. The fixed-rate, senior notes (“Notes”) have been approved for listing on the NYSE and will trade under the symbol “CLA.” The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to make investments within its objectives and strategies and for general working capital purposes. Total gross proceeds includes the partial exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 537,500 Notes.

About the Companies

Capitala Finance Corporation is a BDC who provides financial solutions for lower middle market companies, making investments between $5-$30 million in companies throughout the United States. The Company’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments.

Financial Services

BB&T Capital Markets Financial Services Group has extensive experience providing community banks and thrifts, business development companies, and other specialty finance companies with a full range of public and private capital raising solutions, M&A advisory, fairness opinions and other strategic advisory services.

About BB&T Capital Markets

BB&T Capital Markets offers an integrated platform of equity and debt underwriting, M&A advisory, corporate banking, equity research and sales and trading. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., with offices throughout the U.S., we have specific expertise within eleven distinct industry verticals including Aerospace, Defense & Government Services; Automotive Aftermarket; Commercial & Industrial; Financial Services; Food & Agribusiness; Logistics & Transportation Services; Healthcare; Education; Energy; Real Estate; and Retail & Consumer. Our commitment to industry expertise, combined with our resources as one of the nation's strongest financial institutions, strategically positions BB&T Capital Markets to build lasting relationships and contribute measurably to the long-term success of our clients.

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