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Medley Capital Corporation Announces September 30, 2019 Financial Results

December 16, 2019 GMT

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medley Capital Corporation (NYSE: MCC) (TASE: MCC) (the “Company”) today announced financial results for the quarter and year ended September 30, 2019.

Fourth Quarter Highlights

-- Net investment loss of $(0.15) per share -- Adjusted net investment income of $0.00 per share excluding merger related and other one-time expenses -- Net asset value (“NAV”) of $3.97 per share -- The board of directors did not declare a dividend this quarter

Merger Update

-- On July 29, 2019, the Company, Sierra Income Corporation and Medley Management Inc. announced the execution of the amended merger agreements1 -- On October 14, 2019, the Company’s special committee announced that the “go shop” process conducted by the special committee did not produce a “Superior Proposal” as defined in the amended MCC merger agreement2

Portfolio Investments

The total value of our investments was $396.9 million at September 30, 2019. During the quarter ended September 30, 2019, the Company originated $7.3 million of investments and had $65.0 million of repayments and sales, resulting in net repayments and sales of $57.7 million. As of September 30, 2019, the Company had investments in securities of 51 portfolio companies with approximately 48.6% consisting of senior secured first lien investments, 9.2% consisting of senior secured second lien investments, 0.7% consisting of unsecured debt, 17.6% in MCC Senior Loan Strategy JV and 23.9% in equities / warrants. As of September 30, 2019, the weighted average yield based upon the cost basis of our income bearing portfolio investments, excluding cash and cash equivalents, was 9.5%.

Results of Operations: Three Months Ended September 30, 2019

For the three months ended September 30, 2019, the Company reported net investment loss per share and net loss per share of $(0.15) and $(0.58), respectively, calculated based upon the weighted average shares outstanding. Adjusted net investment income was $0.00 per share, which excludes $8.3 million of expenses associated with the pending merger as well as other one-time expenses. As of September 30, 2019, the Company’s NAV was $3.97 per share, which included a reduction of $0.15 per share from merger-related and other one-time expenses.

Investment Income

For the three months ended September 30, 2019, total investment income was $8.1 million and consisted of $5.7 million of portfolio interest income, $2.1 million of dividend income, and $0.3 million of fee income.

Expenses

For the three months ended September 30, 2019, total expenses were $16.3 million and consisted of the following: base management fees of $2.2 million, interest and financing expenses of $5.3 million, professional fees of $4.7 million, administrator expenses of $0.9 million, directors’ fees of $0.2 million, and other general and administrative related expenses of $3.0 million.

Net Investment Income/Loss

For the three months ended September 30, 2019, the Company reported net investment loss of $(8.2) million, or $(0.15), on a weighted average per share basis.

Net Realized and Unrealized Gains/Losses

For the three months ended September 30, 2019, the Company reported net realized losses of $(35.9) million and net unrealized appreciation of $12.5 million.

For the three months ended September 30, 2019, the Company reported a loss on extinguishment of debt of $(0.1) million.

Results of Operations: Year Ended September 30, 2019

For the year ended September 30, 2019, the Company reported net investment loss per share and net loss per share of $(0.38) and $(1.77), respectively, calculated based upon the weighted average shares outstanding. Adjusted net investment income was $0.07 per share, which excludes $24.7 million of expenses associated with the pending merger as well as other one-time expenses.

Investment Income

For the year ended September 30, 2019, total investment income was $46.3 million and consisted of $35.8 million of portfolio interest income, $8.2 million of dividend income, and $2.3 million of fee income.

Expenses

For the year ended September 30, 2019, total expenses were $67.2 million and consisted of the following: base management fees of $11.2 million, interest and financing expenses of $24.0 million, professional fees of $19.3 million, administrator expenses of $3.3 million, directors’ fees of $1.3 million, and other general and administrative related expenses of $8.1 million. Of the $24.0 million interest and financing expenses, $1.8 million was related to the prepayment of interest through 9/1/19 in connection with the voluntary repayment of the SBA Debentures.

Net Investment Income/Loss

For the year ended September 30, 2019, the Company reported net investment loss of $(20.9) million, or $(0.38), on a weighted average per share basis.

Net Realized and Unrealized Gains/Losses

For the year ended September 30, 2019, the Company reported net realized losses of $(112.2) million and net unrealized appreciation of $38.5 million.

For the year ended September 30, 2019, the Company reported a loss on extinguishment of debt of $(2.0) million.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of September 30, 2019, the Company had a cash balance of $68.2 million and $16.0 million of restricted cash.

As of September 30, 2019, the Company had $74.0 million outstanding in aggregate principal amount of 6.50% unsecured notes due 2021, $77.8 million outstanding in aggregate principal amount of 6.125% unsecured notes due 2023, and $105.1 million outstanding in aggregate principal amount of 2021 Israeli Notes.

Dividend Declaration

The board of directors did not declare a dividend this quarter.

Financial Statements

Medley Capital CorporationConsolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities(in thousands, except share and per share data)

September September 30, 2019 30, 2018 ----------- ----------- ASSETS Investments at fair value Non-controlled/non-affiliated investments (amortized cost of $204,736 and $428,718, $ 189,895 $ 393,149 respectively) Affiliated investments (amortized cost of $108,310 and $102,547, respectively) 99,540 100,641 Controlled investments (amortized cost of $154,601 and $233,422, respectively) 107,454 161,640 --------- - --------- - Total investments at fair value 396,889 655,430 Cash and cash equivalents 68,245 75,666 Restricted Cash 16,039 — Other assets 2,974 3,421 Interest receivable 1,592 6,377 Receivable for dispositions and investments sold 419 160 Fees receivable 109 187 Deferred offering costs — 355 --------- - --------- - Total assets $ 486,267 $ 741,596 - ------- - - ------- - LIABILITIES Notes payable (net of debt issuance costs of $5,274 and $8,238, respectively) $ 251,732 $ 276,909 SBA debentures payable (net of debt issuance costs of $0 and $2,095, respectively) — 132,905 Accounts payable and accrued expenses 11,957 2,936 Interest and fees payable 2,905 3,280 Management and incentive fees payable 2,231 3,348 Administrator expenses payable 862 808 Deferred revenue 103 192 Due to affiliate 44 39 --------- - --------- - Total liabilities $ 269,834 $ 420,417 - ------- - - ------- - NET ASSETS Common stock, par value $0.001 per share, 100,000,000 common shares authorized, $ 54 $ 54 54,474,211 and 54,474,211 common shares issued and outstanding, respectively Capital in excess of par value 673,533 698,587 Total distributable earnings/(loss) (457,154 ) (377,462 ) --------- - --------- - Total net assets 216,433 321,179 Total liabilities and net assets $ 486,267 $ 741,596 - ------- - - ------- - NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE $ 3.97 $ 5.90

Medley Capital CorporationConsolidated Statements of Operations(in thousands, except share and per share data)

For the three months For the years ended ended September 30 September 30 2019 2018 2019 2018 ----------- ----------- ----------- ------------ INVESTMENT INCOME Interest from investments Non-controlled/non-affiliated investments: Cash $ 4,118 $ 7,843 $ 25,368 $ 39,636 Payment-in-kind 271 614 1,755 3,815 Affiliated investments: Cash 490 572 2,198 2,177 Payment-in-kind 319 951 2,604 3,399 Controlled investments: Cash 89 209 338 1,522 Payment-in-kind 192 1,131 2,801 3,561 --------- - --------- - --------- - ---------- - Total interest income 5,479 11,320 35,064 54,110 Dividend income 2,114 2,450 8,219 7,991 Interest from cash and cash equivalents 200 123 712 245 Fee income 323 1,317 2,304 4,474 --------- - --------- - --------- - ---------- - Total investment income 8,116 15,210 46,299 66,820 --------- - --------- - --------- - ---------- - EXPENSES Base management fees 2,231 3,348 11,190 14,724 Incentive fees — — — — Interest and financing expenses 5,308 6,935 24,049 27,918 Professional fees 4,743 2,609 19,323 4,430 General and administrative 2,752 268 7,399 2,171 Administrator expenses 862 809 3,324 3,582 Directors fees 170 351 1,258 1,271 Insurance 259 149 623 542 --------- - --------- - --------- - ---------- - Expenses before management and incentive fee waivers 16,325 14,469 67,166 54,638 Management fee waiver — — — (380 ) Incentive fee waiver — — — — --------- - --------- - --------- - ---------- - Total expenses net of management and incentive fee waivers 16,325 14,469 67,166 54,258 Net investment income/(loss) before excise taxes (8,209 ) 741 (20,867 ) 12,562 Excise tax expense — — — (158 ) --------- - --------- - --------- - ---------- - NET INVESTMENT INCOME/(LOSS) (8,209 ) 741 (20,867 ) 12,404 --------- - --------- - --------- - ---------- - REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN/(LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS Net realized gain/(loss) from investments Non-controlled/non-affiliated investments — (30,870 ) (24,762 ) (89,221 ) Affiliated investments (7,671 ) — (7,671 ) — Controlled investments (28,201 ) — (79,740 ) — --------- - --------- - --------- - ---------- - Net realized gain/(loss) from investments (35,872 ) (30,870 ) (112,173 ) (89,221 ) Net unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) on investments Non-controlled/non-affiliated investments (4,596 ) 27,114 20,727 14,044 Affiliated investments (738 ) (1,233 ) (6,864 ) (951 ) Controlled investments 17,871 (18,069 ) 24,635 (45,287 ) --------- - --------- - --------- - ---------- - Net unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) on investments 12,537 7,812 38,498 (32,194 ) Change in provision for deferred taxes on unrealized — — — 474 (appreciation)/depreciation on investments Net loss on extinguishment of debt (104 ) (1,218 ) (2,033 ) (2,387 ) --------- - --------- - --------- - ---------- - Net realized and unrealized gain/(loss) on investments (23,439 ) (24,276 ) (75,708 ) (123,328 ) NET INCREASE/(DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM $ (31,648 ) $ (23,535 ) $ (96,575 ) $ (110,924 ) OPERATIONS - ------- - - ------- - - ------- - - -------- - WEIGHTED AVERAGE - BASIC AND DILUTED EARNINGS PER COMMON $ (0.58 ) $ (0.43 ) $ (1.77 ) $ (2.04 ) SHARE WEIGHTED AVERAGE - BASIC AND DILUTED NET INVESTMENT $ (0.15 ) $ 0.01 $ (0.38 ) $ 0.23 INCOME/(LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON STOCK OUTSTANDING - BASIC AND 54,474,211 54,474,211 54,474,211 54,474,211 DILUTED DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER COMMON SHARE $ — $ 0.10 $ 0.15 $ 0.52

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We make reference to certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release. The following table presents a reconciliation of net investment income to adjusted net investment income:

For the three months ended September 30, 2019 Total Per Share -------------- --------- Net investment income/(loss) $ (8,208,755 ) $ (0.15 ) Add back merger-related expenses 8,298,626 0.15 Adjusted net investment income $ 89,871 $ —

For the year ended September 30, 2019 Total Per Share --------------- --------- Net investment income/(loss) $ (20,867,427 ) $ (0.38 ) Add back merger-related and other one-time expenses 24,729,055 0.45 Adjusted net investment income $ 3,861,628 $ 0.07

The following table presents a reconciliation of net asset value to adjusted net asset value:

As of September 30, 2019 Total Per Share -------------- --------- Total net assets $ 216,432,530 $ 3.97 Add back merger-related expenses 8,298,626 0.15 Adjusted total net assets $ 224,731,156 $ 4.12

Merger-related and other one-time expenses primarily consist of professional fees and interest expenses in connection with the paydown of the SBA Debentures. Per share amounts are based on 54,474,211 weighted average shares outstanding for the period.

ABOUT MEDLEY CAPITAL CORPORATION

Medley Capital Corporation is a closed-end, externally managed business development company (“BDC”) that trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MCC) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: MCC). Medley Capital Corporation’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation by lending to privately-held middle market companies, primarily through directly originated transactions, to help these companies expand their businesses, refinance and make acquisitions. Our portfolio generally consists of senior secured first lien loans and senior secured second lien loans. Medley Capital Corporation is externally managed by MCC Advisors LLC, which is an investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. For additional information, please visit Medley Capital Corporation at www.medleycapitalcorp.com.

ABOUT MCC ADVISORS LLC

MCC Advisors LLC is a subsidiary of Medley Management Inc. (NYSE: MDLY, “Medley”). Medley is an alternative asset management firm offering yield solutions to retail and institutional investors. Medley’s national direct origination franchise is a premier provider of capital to the middle market in the U.S. Medley has $4.3 billion of assets under management in two business development companies, Medley Capital Corporation (NYSE: MCC) (TASE: MCC) and Sierra Income Corporation, a credit interval fund, Sierra Total Return Fund (NASDAQ:SRNTX) and several private investment vehicles. Over the past 15 years, we have provided capital to over 400 companies across 35 industries in North America.3 For additional information, please visit Medley Management Inc. at www.mdly.com.

Medley LLC, the operating company of Medley Management Inc., has outstanding bonds which trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols (NYSE:MDLX) and (NYSE:MDLQ). Medley Capital Corporation is dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:MCC) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: MCC) and has outstanding bonds which trade on both the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols (NYSE:MCV), (NYSE:MCX) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the symbol (TASE: MCC.B1).

No Offer or Solicitation

The information in this communication is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction pursuant to or in connection with the proposed transactions or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Important Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed transactions, Sierra Income Corporation (“Sierra”) intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and mail to its stockholders an amendment to the Registration Statement on Form N-14 that will include a joint proxy statement and that also will constitute a prospectus of Sierra, and the Company and Medley Management Inc. (“MDLY”) intend to file with the SEC and mail to their respective stockholders an amendment to the proxy statement on Schedule 14A (the “Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus” and, as amended, the “Amended Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus”). INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, AS WELL AS THE AMENDED JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE, OR ANY SUPPLEMENTS TO THESE DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SIERRA, THE COMPANY, AND MDLY, THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and stockholders can obtain the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, the Amended Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus (when available), and other documents filed with the SEC by Sierra, the Company, and MDLY, free of charge, from the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov) and from Sierra’s website (www.sierraincomecorp.com), the Company’s website (www.medleycapitalcorp.com), or MDLY’s website (www.mdly.com). Investors and stockholders may also obtain free copies of the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, the Amended Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus (when available), and other documents filed with the SEC from the Company by using the contact information provided below.

Participants in the POTENTIAL Solicitation

Sierra, the Company, and MDLY and their respective directors, executive officers, other members of their management, and certain employees of Medley LLC may be deemed to be participants in the anticipated solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transactions. Information about Sierra’s directors and executive officers is available in its definitive proxy statement for its 2019 annual meeting of stockholders filed with the SEC on April 30, 2019 (the “Sierra 2019 Proxy Statement”). Information regarding MCC’s directors and executive officers is available in its annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on December 16, 2019 (the “MCC 2019 Form 10-K”). Information regarding MDLY’s directors and executive officers is available in its definitive proxy statement for its 2019 annual meeting of stockholders filed with the SEC on April 30, 2019 (the “MDLY 2019 Proxy Statement”). To the extent holdings of securities by such directors or executive officers have changed since the amounts disclosed in the Sierra 2019 Proxy Statement, the MCC 2019 Form 10-K, and the MDLY 2019 Proxy Statement, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed by such directors or executive officers, as the case may be, with the SEC. More detailed information regarding the identity of potential participants, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the Amended Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus when such documents become available and in other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC. These documents may be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains “forward-looking” statements, including statements regarding the proposed transactions contemplated by the amended MCC merger agreement. Such forward-looking statements reflect current views with respect to future events and financial performance, and the Company may make related oral forward-looking statements on or following the date hereof. Statements that include the words “should,” “would,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “project,” “anticipate,” “seek,” “will,” and similar statements of a future or forward-looking nature identify forward-looking statements in this material or similar oral statements for purposes of the U.S. federal securities laws or otherwise. Because forward-looking statements, such as the possibility that the Company may receive competing proposals and the date that the parties expect the proposed transactions to be completed and the expectation that the proposed transactions will provide improved liquidity for the Company’s stockholders and will be accretive to net investment income for the Company, include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied and include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the Company’s filings with the SEC, and (i) the satisfaction or waiver of closing conditions relating to the proposed transactions described herein, including, but not limited to, the requisite approvals of the stockholders of each of Sierra, the Company, and MDLY, Sierra successfully taking all actions reasonably required with respect to certain outstanding indebtedness of the Company and MDLY to prevent any material adverse effect relating thereto, certain required approvals of the SEC (including necessary exemptive relief to consummate the merger transactions), the necessary consents of certain third-party advisory clients of MDLY, and any applicable waiting period (and any extension thereof) applicable to the transactions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, shall have expired or been terminated, (ii) the parties’ ability to successfully consummate the proposed transactions, and the timing thereof, and (iii) the possibility that competing offers or acquisition proposals related to the proposed transactions will be made and, if made, could be successful. Additional risks and uncertainties specific to the Company include, but are not limited to, (i) the costs and expenses that the Company has, and may incur, in connection with the proposed transactions (whether or not they are consummated); (ii) the impact that any litigation relating to the proposed transactions may have on the Company; (iii) that projections with respect to distributions may prove to be incorrect; (iv) Sierra’s ability to invest its portfolio of cash in a timely manner following the closing of the proposed transaction; (v) the market performance of the combined portfolio; (vi) the ability of portfolio companies to pay interest and principal in the future; (vii) the ability of MDLY to grow its fee earning assets under management; (viii) whether Sierra, as the surviving company, will trade with more volume and perform better than the Company prior to the proposed transactions; and (ix) negative effects of entering into the proposed transactions on the trading volume and market price of the Company’s common stock. There can be no assurance of the level of any distributions to be paid, if any, following consummation of the proposed transactions.

The foregoing review of important factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in each of the Company’s, Sierra’s and MDLY’s filings with the SEC, including the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus and the Amended Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus relating to the proposed transactions, and in the “Risk Factors” sections of each of the Company’s, Sierra’s, and MDLY’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this communication represent the Company’s views as of the date of hereof. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company does not have any current intention of doing so except to the extent required by applicable law. You should, therefore, not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this material.

SOURCE: Medley Capital Corporation

Investor Relations Contact:Sam AndersonHead of Capital Markets & Risk ManagementMedley Management Inc.212-759-0777

Media Contact:Jonathan Gasthalter/Nathaniel GarnickGasthalter & Co. LP212-257-4170

1 For additional information, refer to the Company’s Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 2, 2019.2 For additional information, please see the press release issued by the Company’s special committee on October 14, 2019.3 Medley Management Inc. is the parent company of Medley LLC and several registered investment advisors (collectively, ”Medley”). Assets under management refers to assets of Medley’s funds, which represents the sum of the net asset value of such funds, the drawn and undrawn debt (at the fund level, including amounts subject to restrictions) and uncalled committed capital (including commitments to funds that have yet to commence their investment periods). Assets under management are as of September 30, 2019.