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Ares Multi-Strategy Credit Fund, Inc. Declares Monthly Distribution Of $0.1525 Per Share And Announces Closing Date For Reorganization

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NEW YORK—August 11, 2015—Ares Multi-Strategy Credit Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE: ARMF) announced the declaration of the monthly distribution of the Fund for the period ending August 31, 2015 of $0.1525 per common share, payable as noted below.

Ex-Date:

August 25, 2015

Record Date:

August 27, 2015

Payable Date:

August 28, 2015

Per Share Amount:

$0.1525

 

Based on the Fund’s initial public offering price of $25.00 per share and current share price of $18.18 (as of its close on August 7, 2015), the distribution represents an annualized distribution rate of 7.32% and 10.07%, respectively (calculated by annualizing the distribution amount and dividing it by the IPO share price or current price, as the case may be).  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 Fund also announced today that the reorganization of the Fund into Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ARDC), whereby ARDC would acquire all of the assets and assume the stated liabilities of the Fund in exchange for newly issued shares of ARDC, with ARDC being the surviving fund (the “Reorganization”) is expected to close on or about August 31, 2015.  The Reorganization was approved by stockholders at a joint special meeting held on July 14, 2015.  In connection with the closing of the Reorganization, the Fund may declare a special distribution of the cumulative undistributed taxable net income of the Fund (if any) prior to the closing date.

 

The timing and amount of this and any other 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 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 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 taxable year and may be subject to change based on tax regulations. In January or February, investors will be sent a Form 1099 DIV for the previous 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 the Fund or ARDC.

 

About Ares Multi-Strategy Credit Fund, Inc.

Ares Multi-Strategy Credit Fund, Inc. (“ARMF”) is a non-diversified, closed-end management company that is externally managed by Ares Capital Management II LLC, a subsidiary of Ares Management, L.P. ARMF seeks to provide an attractive risk-adjusted level of total return, primarily through current income and, secondarily, through capital appreciation. ARMF invests in a broad, dynamically managed portfolio of credit investments. There can be no assurance that ARMF will achieve its investment objective. ARMF’s net asset value may be accessed through its NASDAQ ticker symbol, XAMFX. Additional information is available at www.arespublicfunds.com.

 

About Ares Management, L.P.

Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE: ARES) is a leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $87 billion1 of assets under management and more than 15 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia as of March 31, 2015.  Since its inception in 1997, Ares has adhered to a disciplined investment philosophy that focuses on delivering strong risk-adjusted investment returns throughout market cycles. Ares believes each of its four distinct but complementary investment groups in Tradable Credit, Direct Lending, Private Equity and Real Estate is a market leader based on assets under management and investment performance. Ares was built upon the fundamental principle that each group benefits from being part of the greater whole.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

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 Multi-Strategy Credit Fund, Inc. 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 Multi-Strategy Credit 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 ARMF. Investors wishing to purchase or sell shares may do so by placing orders through a broker dealer or other intermediary.

 

 

Contact

 

Mendel Communications

 

Bill Mendel

 

[email protected]

 

(212) 397-1030

 

 

 

or

 

 

 

Destra Capital Investments

 

[email protected]

 

(877) 855-3434

 

www.arespublicfunds.com

 

 

 

1. As of March 31, 2015,  AUM amounts include capital available to vehicles managed or co-managed by Ares, including funds managed by Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P.