TCG BDC, Inc. Announces Tax Character of Fourth Quarter 2021 Dividend to non-U.S. Stockholders

January 14, 2022 at 8:00 AM EST

NEW YORK, NY (January 14, 2022) - The tax character of the distribution payable by TCG BDC, Inc. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “we,” “us,” “our,” “TCG BDC” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CGBD / CUSIP: 872280102) for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2021 is set forth below.

For tax purposes, the Company has elected to be treated, and intends to continue to comply with the requirements to qualify annually, as a regulated investment company (“RIC”) under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (together with the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, the “Code”).

The following table summarizes the tax character of the distribution payable by the Company for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2021, including, for non-US stockholders, the determination by the Company of qualified net interest income (“QII”) paid out as interest-related dividends as a percentage of the total distribution:





Dividends Per Share

Ordinary Dividends

Long Term Capital Gains

Qualified Dividends

Non-Qualified Dividends

For Non-US Investors:










Distributions that were reinvested through the Company’s dividend reinvestment plan are treated, for tax purposes, as if the distributions had been paid in cash.

Tax matters are very complicated and the tax consequences to an investor of an investment in shares of our common stock will depend on the facts of its particular situation. We encourage investors to consult their own tax advisors regarding the specific consequences of such an investment, including tax reporting requirements, the applicability of U.S. federal, state, local and foreign tax laws, eligibility for the benefits of any applicable income tax treaty and the effect of any possible changes in the tax laws.

For Non-U.S. Stockholders

Pursuant to Section 871(k) of the Code, certain properly designated dividends received by a non-U.S. stockholder are generally exempt from withholding of U.S. federal income tax where they (1) are paid in respect of our “QII” (generally, our U.S.-source interest income, other than certain contingent interest and interest from obligations of a corporation or partnership in which we or the non-U.S. stockholder of our common stock are at least a 10% stockholder, reduced by expenses that are allocable to such income), or (2) are paid in connection with our “qualified short‑term capital gains” (generally, the excess of our net short‑term capital gain over our long‑term capital loss for such taxable year). For the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2021, the Company generated qualified net interest income (“QII”). The Company did not generate any qualified short-term capital gains. No assurance can be given as to whether any of our future distributions will be eligible for this exemption from withholding of U.S. federal income tax or, if eligible, will be designated as such by us.

About TCG BDC, Inc.

TCG BDC is an externally managed specialty finance company focused on lending to middle-market companies. TCG BDC is managed by Carlyle Global Credit Investment Management L.L.C., an SEC-registered investment adviser and a wholly owned subsidiary of The Carlyle Group Inc. Since it commenced investment operations in May 2013 through September 30, 2021, TCG BDC has invested approximately $6.9 billion in aggregate principal amount of debt and equity investments prior to any subsequent exits or repayments. TCG BDC’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation primarily through debt investments in U.S. middle market companies. TCG BDC has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.



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