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HOUSTON, Oct. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NGP Capital Resources Company (Nasdaq:NGPC) (the "Company") today announced that the Company has funded a $14.0 million participation in a $180.0 million Second Lien Term Loan (the "Term Loan") to a Houston-based, privately owned, independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused in the Gulf Coast region. Proceeds from the Term Loan were used to acquire producing oil and gas properties in South Louisiana. The Term Loan was issued at a 3% discount, earns interest at the greater of 10.25% or LIBOR + 9.0% per annum and matures on March 27, 2019.
Steve Gardner, the Company's President and CEO stated, "We are very pleased to participate in this transaction. The management team of this company has an excellent reputation in the industry and a solid track record of redeveloping legacy fields in South Louisiana, similar to the strategy they intend to pursue with this acquisition. This investment increases our total year-to-date new investment activity to $98 million, and our total investment portfolio to approximately $225 million."
About NGP Capital Resources Company
NGP Capital Resources Company is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. We principally invest in private companies and from time to time, we may also invest in public companies. We invest primarily in senior secured and mezzanine loans according to our business plan and in some instances receive equity interests in portfolio companies in connection with such investments. Our manager is NGP Investment Advisor, LP, an affiliate of NGP Energy Capital Management ("NGP ECM"). Founded in 1988, NGP ECM is a premier investment franchise in the natural resources industry, which together with its affiliates has managed approximately $13 billion in cumulative committed capital since inception. NGP ECM's investment platform includes Natural Gas Partners, NGP Global Adaptation Partners, NGP Capital Resources Company and NGP Energy Technology Partners, L.P.
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