Filed Pursuant to Rule 497
File No. 333-223350
[TEXT OF COMMUNICATION SENT VIA BLOOMBERG]
|Fidus Investment Corporation New Issue Announcement|
|Issuer:||Fidus Investment Corporation (FDUS)|
|Security Type:||Sr. Unsecured Notes|
|Maturity:||January 31, 2026|
|Expected Rating:||A- (Egan-Jones)*|
|Use of Proceeds:||Redeem 5.875% Notes due 2023, repay portion of outstanding debt under Credit Facility, working capital, GCP [NOTE: Subsequent to initial communication, Issuer revised Use of Proceeds to the following: Redeem 5.875% Notes due 2023, repay outstanding debt under Credit Facility, redeem portion of 6.000% Notes due 2024 (callable on February 15, 2021)]|
|Opt Redemption:||Make Whole Call, 3 month par call|
|Sole Bookrunner:||Raymond James|
|Denoms:||$2,000 x $1,000|
|Settlement:||T+5 (Dec 23, 2020)|
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Investors are advised to carefully consider the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses of FDUS before investing. The preliminary prospectus supplement dated Dec. 16, 2020, together with an accompanying prospectus, which have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, contain this and other information about FDUS and should be read carefully before investing. The information in the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, and in this announcement is not complete and may be changed.
The preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and this announcement do not constitute offers to sell or the solicitation of offers to buy nor will there be any sale of the securities referred to in this announcement in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.
A SHELF REGISTRATION STATEMENT RELATING TO THESE SECURITIES IS ON FILE WITH AND HAS BEEN DECLARED EFFECTIVE BY THE U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC). THE OFFERING MAY BE MADE ONLY BY MEANS OF A PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT AND AN ACCOMPANYING PROSPECTUS. YOU MAY GET THESE DOCUMENTS, AS WELL AS THE FINAL PROSPECTUS, PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT OR PRICING SUPPLEMENT (WHEN COMPLETED), AS APPLICABLE (SUCH PRELIMINARY AND FINAL DOCUMENTATION TOGETHER THE OFFERING DOCUMENTATION) FOR FREE BY SEARCHING THE SEC ONLINE DATABASE AT: WWW.SEC.GOV. ALTERNATIVELY, YOU MAY OBTAIN A COPY OF THE OFFERING DOCUMENTATION FROM RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES, INC., 880 CARILLON PARKWAY, ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33716.
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