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Tortoise Energy Capital Corp. Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet Information And Asset Coverage Ratio Update As Of Jan. 31, 2013

Tortoise Energy Capital Corp. (NYSE: TYY) today announced that as of Jan. 31, 2013, the company’s unaudited total assets were approximately $978.6 million and its unaudited net asset value was $595.5 million, or $29.94 per share.

As of Jan. 31, 2013, the company was in compliance with its asset coverage ratios under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the 1940 Act) and basic maintenance covenants. The company’s asset coverage ratio under the 1940 Act with respect to senior securities representing indebtedness was 616 percent, and its coverage ratio for preferred shares was 440 percent. For more information on calculation of coverage ratios, please refer to the company’s most recent applicable prospectus.

The company issued 42,098 shares of common stock under its at-the-market equity offering program for gross proceeds of approximately $1.2 million during the month of January 2013.

Set forth below is a summary of the company’s unaudited balance sheet at Jan. 31, 2013, and a summary of its top 10 holdings.

Unaudited Balance Sheet
  (in Millions)   Per Share
Investments $ 971.4 $ 48.84
Cash and Cash Equivalents 0.3 0.02
Other Assets   6.9   0.34
Total Assets   978.6   49.20
Short-Term Borrowings 21.0 1.06
Senior Notes 104.1 5.23
Preferred Stock   50.0   2.51
Total Leverage   175.1   8.80
Other Liabilities 2.0 0.10
Deferred Tax Liability   206.0   10.36
Net Assets $ 595.5 $ 29.94

19.89 million common shares currently outstanding.

Top 10 Holdings (as of Jan. 31, 2013)


MarketValue (in Millions)

% ofInvestment Securities (1)
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. $ 73.6 7.6 %
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. 69.5 7.2 %
Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P. 68.4 7.0 %
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. 66.7 6.9 %
Kinder Morgan Management, LLC 54.0 5.6 %
Williams Partners L.P. 51.0 5.3 %
El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. 50.3 5.2 %
Regency Energy Partners LP 42.2 4.3 %
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. 41.5 4.3 %
Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.   41.2 4.2 %
Total $ 558.4 57.6 %

(1) Percent of Investments and Cash Equivalents.

About Tortoise Energy Capital Corp.

Tortoise Energy Capital Corp. provides financing for master limited partnerships (MLPs) in the energy infrastructure sector, focusing on crude oil and refined petroleum products MLPs and natural gas and natural gas liquids pipelines MLPs. Tortoise Energy Capital Corp. seeks to provide its stockholders a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions.

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