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): March 1, 2024
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
8.20% Notes due 2028CGBDLThe 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 March 1, 2024, Aren C. LeeKong informed Carlyle Secured Lending, Inc. (the “Company”) that he is resigning from the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) and his positions as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, in each case effective March 1, 2024, to pursue other opportunities. Carlyle and the Board thank him for his efforts and wish him the best for the future.
On March 1, 2024, the Board appointed Justin Plouffe as a Class II Director of the Company and its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
Justin Plouffe, 47, is a Managing Director and the Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Carlyle Global Credit. Mr. Plouffe focuses on investing across Carlyle’s credit strategies as well as capital formation and management of the overall credit platform. Mr. Plouffe serves as a Trustee and portfolio manager for Carlyle Tactical Private Credit Fund, a closed-end investment company structured as an interval fund, that invests across Carlyle’s Global Credit platform. He also sits on several investment committees within Carlyle’s Global Credit platform. Since joining Carlyle in 2007, Mr. Plouffe has overseen CLO new issuance, led acquisitions of corporate credit management platforms, served as a portfolio manager for structured credit investments, developed proprietary portfolio management analytics and negotiated a wide variety of financing facilities. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Plouffe was an attorney at Ropes & Gray LLP. He has also served as a clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and as a legislative assistant to a U.S. Congressman. Mr. Plouffe received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of The Columbia Law Review. He is a CFA charterholder, holds Series 7, 24, 57, 63, 79 and 99 licenses, and is the Chief Executive Officer of TCG Securities, L.L.C., the SEC-registered broker/dealer affiliate of The Carlyle Group.

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: March 1, 2024 By: /s/ Joshua Lefkowitz
  Name: Joshua Lefkowitz
  Title: Secretary