SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): January 28, 2016
Fidus Investment Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|1603 Orrington Avenue, Suite 1005,|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 847-859-3940
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
Fidus Investment Corporation issued a press release, filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1, on January 28, 2016, announcing an open market share repurchase program under which Fidus Investment Corporation may acquire up to $5.0 million of its outstanding common stock.
The information disclosed under this Item 8.01, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing made under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following Exhibit 99.1 is being furnished herewith to this Current Report on Form 8-K:
|99.1||Press Release dated January 28, 2016 of Fidus Investment Corporation|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: January 28, 2016||Fidus Investment Corporation|
|By:||/s/ Shelby E. Sherard|
|Shelby E. Sherard|
|Chief Financial Officer and Secretary|
FIDUS INVESTMENT CORPORATION ANNOUNCES $5.0 MILLION OPEN MARKET
STOCK REPURCHASE PROGRAM
EVANSTON, Ill., January 28, 2016 Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS) (Fidus or the Company) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an open market stock repurchase program (the Program) under which the Company may acquire up to $5.0 million of the outstanding common stock. Under the Program, the Company may, but is not obligated to, repurchase its outstanding common stock in the open market from time to time provided that the Company complies with the prohibitions under its insider trading policies and the requirements of Rule 10b-18 of the Exchange Act, including certain price, market volume and timing constraints. The timing, manner, price and amount of any share repurchases will be determined by Fidus management, in its discretion, based upon the evaluation of economic and market conditions, stock price, capital availability, applicable legal and regulatory requirements and other corporate considerations.
Unless extended by its Board of Directors, the Company expects that the Program will be in effect until January 22, 2017, or until the approved dollar amount has been used to repurchase shares. The program does not require Fidus to repurchase any specific number of shares and Fidus cannot assure that any shares will be repurchased under the program. The program may be suspended, extended, modified or discontinued at any time.
ABOUT FIDUS INVESTMENT CORPORATION
Fidus Investment Corporation provides customized debt and equity financing solutions to lower middle-market companies, which we generally define as U.S. based companies having revenues between $10.0 million and $150.0 million. Fidus investment objective is to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns by generating both current income from our debt investments and capital appreciation from our equity related investments. Fidus seeks to partner with business owners, management teams and financial sponsors by providing customized financing for change of ownership transactions, recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions, business expansion and other growth initiatives.
Fidus is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. In addition, for tax purposes, Fidus has elected to be treated as a regulated investment company, or RIC, under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the Code. Fidus was formed in February 2011 to continue and expand the business of Fidus Mezzanine Capital, L.P., which commenced operations in May 2007 and is licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a small business investment company.
This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements. Any such statements, other than statements of historical fact, are likely to be affected by other unknowable future events and conditions, including elements of the future that are or are not under Fidus control, and that Fidus may or may not have considered; accordingly, such statements cannot be guarantees or assurances of any aspect of future performance. Actual developments and results are highly likely to vary materially from these estimates and projections of the future as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in Fidus filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such statements speak only as of the time when made, and Fidus undertakes no obligation to update any such statement now or in the future.
|Company Contact:||Investor Relations Contact:|
|Edward H. Ross||Jody Burfening / Ed McGregor|
|Chief Executive Officer||LHA|
|Fidus Investment Corporation||(212) 838-3777|