Hercules Increases Its Union Bank Credit Facility to $100.0 Million to Support Investment Portfolio Growth

PALO ALTO, Calif.--()--Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC) (“Hercules” or the “Company”) the leading specialty financing provider to innovative venture growth stage companies backed by leading venture capital firms, today announced that effective May 25, 2018, it has increased its credit facility with MUFG Union Bank, N.A. (“the Union Bank Credit Facility”), under which MUFG Union Bank has committed an additional $25.0 million pursuant to a $125.0 million accordion feature, for a total of $100.0 million in credit capacity (subject to borrowing base, leverage and other restrictions). Borrowings under the facility maintain the current interest rate of LIBOR (with a floor of 0%) plus 3.25% and a maturity date of May 2020, with a 12-month amortization period. The advance rate of 50% against eligible loans remains the same.

For additional information, please review the Company’s current report on Form 8-K, to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which will include the completed transaction documents.

About Hercules Capital, Inc.

Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC) (“Hercules”) is the leading and largest specialty finance company focused on providing senior secured venture growth loans to high-growth, innovative venture capital-backed companies in a broad variety of technology, life sciences and sustainable and renewable technology industries. Since inception (December 2003), Hercules has committed more than $7.6 billion to over 420 companies and is the lender of choice for entrepreneurs and venture capital firms seeking growth capital financing. Companies interested in learning more about financing opportunities should contact info@htgc.com, or call 650.289.3060.

Hercules’ common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HTGC." In addition, Hercules has four outstanding bond issuances of 6.25% Notes due 2024 (NYSE: HTGX), 4.375% Convertible Notes due 2022, 4.625% Notes due October 2022 and 5.25% Notes due 2025 (NYSE: HCXZ).

Forward-Looking Statements:

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The information disclosed in this press release is made as of the date hereof and reflects Hercules most current assessment of its historical financial performance. Actual financial results filed with the SEC may differ from those contained herein due to timing delays between the date of this release and confirmation of final audit results. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements including, without limitation, the risks, uncertainties, including the uncertainties surrounding the current market volatility, and other factors the Company identifies from time to time in its filings with the SEC. Although Hercules believes that the assumptions on which these forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, any of those assumptions could prove to be inaccurate and, as a result, the forward-looking statements based on those assumptions also could be incorrect. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made as of the date hereof, and Hercules assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements for subsequent events.

Contacts

Hercules Capital, Inc.
Michael Hara, 650-433-5578
Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
mhara@htgc.com

Contacts

Hercules Capital, Inc.
Michael Hara, 650-433-5578
Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
mhara@htgc.com