Blackstone / GSO Strategic Credit Fund (the “Fund”)
announced the declaration of monthly distributions of $0.117 per common share, payable on the dates noted below. Based on the Fund’s initial public offering price of $20.00 per share and current share price of $19.47 (as of its close on February 26, 2013), the distributions represent an annualized yield of 7.02% and 7.21% respectively. As of February 26
, the Fund had drawn $350 million from its credit facility, equating to leverage of 29% based on Managed Assets.
The following dates apply to the distributions declared:
Ex-Date: March 14, 2013Record Date: March 18, 2013Payable Date: March 28, 2013Per Share Amount: $0.117
Ex-Date: April 17, 2013Record Date: April 19, 2013Payable Date: April 30, 2013Per Share Amount: $0.117
Ex-Date: May 15, 2013Record Date: May 17, 2013Payable Date: May 31, 2013Per Share Amount: $0.117
A portion of each distribution may be treated as paid from sources other than net investment income, including but not limited to short-term capital gain, long-term capital gain or return of capital. The final determination of the source of these distributions will be made after the Fund’s year end.
The amounts and sources of distributions reported are only estimates and are not provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Fund will send to investors, a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will define how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.
Blackstone / GSO Strategic Credit Fund
The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that is managed by GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC, a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group L.P. and subsidiary of GSO Capital Partners LP. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to seek high current income, with a secondary objective to seek preservation of capital, consistent with its primary goal of high current income. There can be no assurance the Fund will achieve its investment objectives. Additional information is available at
About The Blackstone Group and GSO Capital Partners
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment and advisory firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, the companies we advise and the broader global economy. We do this through the commitment of our extraordinary people and flexible capital. Our credit business, GSO Capital Partners LP, with approximately $56.4 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2012, is one of the largest credit-oriented alternative asset managers in the world and a major participant in leveraged finance. GSO specializes in collateralized loan obligation vehicles (CLOs) and credit-oriented funds, which include leveraged loans, special situations, mezzanine, distressed, secondary market and rescue financing credit strategies. Our other alternative asset management businesses include the management of private equity funds, real estate funds, funds of hedge funds, and closed-end mutual funds. Blackstone also provides various financial advisory services, including mergers and acquisitions advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund placement services.