Senior Secured Loan Program Closes $1.1 Billion in Commitments During the Second Quarter 2013

  Senior Secured Loan Program Closes $1.1 Billion in Commitments During the
  Second Quarter 2013

            Brings Total Year-to-Date Commitments to $1.4 billion

Business Wire

NEW YORK & NORWALK, Conn. -- August 6, 2013

The Senior Secured Loan Program (SSLP), jointly managed by an affiliate of
Ares Capital Corporation and an affiliate of GE Capital, announced today that
it closed seven financing transactions, including refinancings of existing
portfolio companies, totaling $1.1 billion during the second quarter of 2013.
Since January 1, 2010, the SSLP has committed approximately $10.6 billion to
middle market borrowers, including $1.4 billion across 12 transactions
year-to-date.

Below is a brief description of select second quarter SSLP transactions.

Argon Medical Devices, Inc. / RoundTable Healthcare Partners

GE Capital Markets and Ares Capital served as joint lead arrangers and joint
bookrunners in a $241 million senior secured term loan provided by SSLP to
support the acquisition of Angiotech Pharmaceutical’s Interventional Products
Business by Argon Medical Devices, Inc., (“Argon”) a current portfolio company
of RoundTable Healthcare Partners (“RoundTable”). Argon is a leading
manufacturer and supplier of specialty single-use medical devices utilized in
the interventional medicine, vascular surgery and critical care market
segments. Through its GE Antares Capital subsidiary, GE Capital also provided
a $15 million senior secured revolving credit facility in support of the
transaction.

Restaurant Technologies, Inc. / EQT

GE Capital Markets and Ares Capital served as joint lead arrangers and joint
bookrunners in a $204 million senior secured term loan provided by the SSLP to
support the recapitalization of Restaurant Technologies, Inc., a portfolio
company of EQT Infrastructure I. RTI is a provider of bulk cooking oil
management services, primarily to the restaurant and fast food service
industries. Through its GE Antares Capital subsidiary, GE Capital also
provided a $25 million senior secured revolving facility in support of the
transaction.

Noranco, Inc. / MidOcean Partners

GE Capital Markets and Ares Capital served as joint lead arrangers and joint
bookrunners in a $137 million senior secured term loan provided by SSLP to
support the acquisition of Noranco, Inc. by MidOcean Partners. Noranco is a
supplier of complex machined and sheet metal components, kits and assemblies
for the aerospace industry. Through its GE Antares Capital subsidiary, GE
Capital also provided a $30 million senior secured revolving credit facility
in support of the transaction.

About Senior Secured Loan Program

The Senior Secured Loan Program was formed in December 2007 to invest in the
senior secured debt of middle-market companies. Its members are comprised of
Ares Capital Corporation and GE Global Sponsor Finance LLC. The program is
co-managed by GE Commercial Finance Investment Advisory Services LLC and Ares
Capital Management LLC and transactions require approval by the individuals
appointed by the members of the SSLP. The SSLP has $9 billion of available
capital and can hold up to $350 million in a single transaction for borrowers
across a wide range of industry sectors. The SSLP benefits borrowers by virtue
of greater speed, simplicity and certainty, with proven partners.

About Ares Capital Corporation

Ares Capital is a leading specialty finance company that provides one-stop
financing solutions to U.S. middle market companies and private equity
sponsors. Ares Capital originates and invests in senior secured loans,
mezzanine debt and, to a lesser extent, equity investments through its
national direct origination platform. Ares Capital’s investment objective is
to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and
equity investments primarily in private companies. Ares Capital has elected to
be regulated as a business development company, and is externally managed by a
wholly owned subsidiary of Ares Management LLC, a global alternative asset
manager and a SEC-registered investment adviser with approximately $66 billion
of committed capital under management as of June 30, 2013 and pro forma for
the AREA Property Partners acquisition which closed July 1, 2013. For more
information, visit www.arescapitalcorp.com.

About GE Capital

GE Capital offers consumers and businesses around the globe an array of
financial products and services. For more information, visit www.gecapital.com
or follow company news via Twitter (@GECapital). GE (NYSE: GE) works on things
that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest
challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and
finance. For more information, visit ge.com.

About GE Antares Capital

GE Antares Capital is a unit of GE Capital, Sponsor Finance. With offices in
Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, GE Antares is a
leading lender to middle market private equity sponsors. GE Capital Markets
has ranked #1 in the U.S. Sponsored Middle Market Bookrunner League Tables for
three of the past four years. For more information, visit www.geantares.com.

About Argon Medical Devices, Inc.

Founded in 1972, Argon is a global manufacturer of specialty medical products
headquartered in Plano, Texas. Argon offers a broad line of medical devices
for Interventional Radiology, Vascular Surgery, Interventional Cardiology and
Critical Care procedures. Current products include the Option™ Retrievable
Inferior Venal Cava Filter, Cleaner Rotational Thrombectomy System and
UltraStream™ Chronic Dialysis Catheter. Argon also offers a complete line of
PICC and midline catheters, endomycardial biopsy forceps, introducer sheaths,
pressure transducers and other vascular products. The company’s products are
sold globally through a combination of direct sales representatives and
premier specialty distributors. For more information, visit
www.argonmedical.com.

About RoundTable Healthcare Partners

RoundTable Healthcare Partners, based in Lake Forest, Illinois, is an
operating-oriented private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare
industry. RoundTable partners with companies that can benefit from its
extensive industry relationships and proven operating and transaction
expertise. RoundTable has established a successful track record of working
with owner/founders, family companies, management teams, entrepreneurs and
corporate partners who share a vision and believe in the value creation
potential of its partnership model. RoundTable currently manages $1.9 billion
in capital, including three equity funds totaling $1.5 billion and two
subordinated debt funds totaling $400 million. For more information, visit
www.roundtablehp.com.

About Restaurant Technologies, Inc.

Restaurant Technologies, Inc. (RTI) is the leader in smart, safe, sustainable
oil and operations management technology for the food service industry. The
company’s fully automated oil storage, handling and disposal management system
helps increase worker safety, improve restaurant cleanliness and minimize
frying oil inconveniences. RTI data management solutions provide restaurant
decision-makers with increased visibility into oil usage for better food
quality and consistency. Headquartered in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, RTI
serves nearly 20,000 customers via 41 oil depots throughout the US. For more
information, visit www.rti-inc.com.

About EQT

EQT is the leading private equity group in Northern Europe with approximately
EUR 20 billion in raised capital, portfolio companies with total sales of more
than EUR 25 billion and over 550,000 employees. The funds’ investment
philosophy is to help acquired companies grow and develop into great and
sustainable companies, both under EQT’s ownership and with future owners.
EQT’s mission since its first investment two decades ago remains the same –
create value in medium-sized to large companies in Northern and Eastern
Europe, Asia and the United States by investing, helping them develop and
transform into great, leading companies. EQT Infrastructure I is a EUR 1.2
billion fund, launched in 2008, investing in medium-sized infrastructure
businesses in the Nordic region, parts of Continental Europe and North
America. Investment targets are regulated infrastructure, concession-based
infrastructure, market-based infrastructure and infrastructure-related
services. For more information, visit www.eqt.se.

About Noranco, Inc.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Noranco is a world class, integrated
manufacturer and solutions provider to the international commercial and
military aerospace sectors. Noranco provides complex machined and sheet metal
components, assemblies and kits for leading OEMs and Tier I suppliers in the
landing gear, aero-structures and aero engines markets. Its products portfolio
is comprised of highly complex and difficult-to-manufacture work packages for
flight critical applications. The company has operations in both the US and
Canada. For more information, visit www.noranco.com.

About MidOcean Partners

MidOcean Partners is a premier private equity firm headquartered in New York
focused on the middle market. MidOcean is committed to investing in high
quality companies with stable market positions and multiple opportunities for
growth. Targeted sectors include consumer, business and media services, and
industrial services. MidOcean utilizes a broad foundation of expertise in its
focus industries to create value for its investors and partners. For more
information, visit www.midoceanpartners.com.

Contact:

Ares Capital Corporation
Carl Drake, 404-814-5204
cdrake@aresmgmt.com
or
GE Antares Capital
Jennifer Sampson, 312-441-7055
jennifer.sampson1@ge.com
or
GE Capital, Americas
Ned Reynolds, 203-229-5717
ned.reynolds@ge.com