|American Capital Adds JPMorgan Chase to Credit Facility|
Bethesda, MD - August 11, 2004 - American Capital Strategies Ltd. (Nasdaq:ACAS)announced today that JPMorgan Chase Bank has joined an affiliate of Wachovia Bank, N.A. as a lender in one of American Capital's revolving credit facilities, committing up to $250 million in additional capacity. This results in an increase in the maximum availability under the facility to $600 million.
"We are pleased to establish a new credit relationship with JPMorgan Chase," said American Capital CFO John Erickson. "American Capital now has $795 million of capacity from our combined credit facilities. The expansion of this credit facility, plus the establishment in June of our $125 million securitized revolving credit facility administered by Harris Nesbitt, in addition to the March establishment of our $70 million secured credit facility led by BB&T, increases our total credit facilities and on-balance sheet term securitizations to over $1.8 billion."
As of July 31, 2004, American Capital shareholders have enjoyed a total return of 257% since the Company's IPO - an annualized return of 20%, assuming reinvestment of dividends. American Capital has paid a total of $524 million in dividends and paid or declared $15.24 dividends per share since its August 1997 IPO at $15 per share.
American Capital is a publicly traded buyout and mezzanine fund with capital resources over $3.3 billion. American Capital is an investor in and sponsror of management and employee buyouts; invests in private equity sponsored buyouts, and provides capital directly to private and small public companies. American Capital provides senior debt, mezzanine debt and equity to fund growth, acquisitions and recapitalizations.
Companies interested in learning more about American Capital's flexible financing should contact Mark Opel, Principal and Senior Vice President, Business Development, at (800) 248-9340, or visit our website.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. The statements regarding expected results of American Capital Strategies are subject to various factors and uncertainties, including the uncertainties associated with the timing of transaction closings, changes in interest rates, availability of transactions, changes in regional or national economic conditions, or changes in the conditions of the industries in which American Capital has made investments.
SOURCE: American Capital Ltd.www.americancapital.com