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NGP Capital Resources Company Announces First Quarter 2013 Financial Results And Portfolio Activity

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Also on February 15, 2013, we provided $9.0 million of financing to KOVA International, Inc. ("KOVA"), in the form of Senior Subordinated Notes, to facilitate the acquisition of the urinalysis division of Hycor Biomedical, Inc. by a group of private equity sponsors. The KOVA Senior Subordinated Notes earn interest payable in cash at an annual rate of 12.75% and mature on August 15, 2018.

On February 6, 2013, we purchased $20.0 million of the $300 million 9.75% Senior Notes offering issued by Talos Production LLC and Talos Production Finance Inc., (collectively, "Talos"), to partially fund Talos's acquisition of Energy Resource Technology GOM, Inc., the oil and gas subsidiary of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. On February 15, 2013, we purchased an additional $5.0 million face value of the Talos Senior Notes in the secondary market. Talos is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and its parent company is a portfolio company of funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC and Riverstone Holdings LLC, which committed up to $600 million in equity to Talos's parent company in February 2012. The Talos Senior Notes mature February 15, 2018, and were originally issued at 99.025 for an effective yield of 10.0% per annum. Our weighted average cost and yield to maturity on the Talos Senior Notes were 99.4 and 9.9%, respectively.

In January, we restructured our $13.5 million Senior Secured Term Loan (the "Original Term Loan") with Spirit Resources, LLC ("Spirit"). Under the terms of the restructuring, (i) $8.0 million of the Original Term Loan was converted into Preferred Units, with the remaining $5.5 million structured as a Senior Secured Tranche A Term Loan, earning interest at 8% per annum; (ii) we provided $4.5 million of additional borrowing capacity in the form of a Senior Secured Tranche B Term Loan, currently earning paid-in-kind interest at 15% per annum; (iii) we received a 3% overriding royalty interest in Spirit's oil and gas properties; and (iv) we conveyed our 33% penny warrants back to Spirit.  Borrowings under the Tranche B Term Loan will be used for further development work and to provide additional working capital. The Preferred Units represent a preferred interest on 100% of any equity distributions from Spirit until certain hurdles are met, after which Spirit management would participate in 25% of any such distributions.

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