Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 16, 2022
Carlyle Secured Lending, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Maryland 814-00995 80-0789789
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
One Vanderbilt Avenue, Suite 3400
New YorkNew York 10017
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(212) 813-4900
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common StockCGBDThe Nasdaq Global Select Market
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Item 5.02 – Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On December 16, 2022, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Carlyle Secured Lending, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Aren LeeKong as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2023, when Taylor Boswell and Linda Pace step down as President and Chief Executive Officer, respectively. Mr. LeeKong, 46, is currently a Director of the Company and Carlyle Credit Solutions, Inc. and a Trustee of Carlyle Secured Lending III, business development companies managed by Carlyle Global Credit Investment Management L.L.C. or an affiliate thereof.

Ms. Pace will continue to serve in her current capacity on the Company’s Board and as the Chair of the Board. Carlyle and the Board are thankful to retain her counsel and experience through her continued involvement as the Board’s Chair.

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.
Dated: December 20, 2022 By: /s/ Joshua Lefkowitz
  Joshua Lefkowitz