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Horizon Technology Finance Announces Renewal And Assignment Of Credit Facility With Improved Terms

FARMINGTON, Conn., Nov. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (Nasdaq:HRZN) (the "Company" or "Horizon"), a leading specialty finance company that provides secured loans to venture capital and private equity backed development-stage companies in the technology, life science, healthcare information and services, and clean-tech industries, today announced that it has renewed and amended its revolving credit facility ("Credit Facility") previously administered by Wells Fargo Capital Finance ("Wells Fargo") and facilitated the assignment of all rights and obligations of Wells Fargo under the Credit Facility to Key Equipment Finance, Inc. ("Key").

The Credit Facility, as amended, provides the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Horizon Credit II LLC, with a $50 million commitment from Key and contains an "accordion" feature allowing additional lenders to make commitments under the Credit Facility up to an aggregate commitment of $150 million. There can be no assurance that additional lenders will make any commitments under the Credit Facility.

Effective November 4, 2013, the Credit Facility will have a LIBOR floor of 0.75%, compared to a previous LIBOR floor of 1.00%. The stated interest rate under the Credit Facility is one-month LIBOR plus 3.25%, for a current interest rate applied on outstanding balances of 4.00%, as compared to a previous interest rate of 4.25%. The amended Credit Facility has a three-year draw period beginning November 4, 2013 followed by a two-year term out option. The Company may borrow under the Credit Facility at an advance rate of 50% against eligible loans. The Credit Facility, as amended, now allows the Company to borrow against a higher percentage of eligible loans secured by a second lien.

Horizon intends to use the Credit Facility to leverage its existing investments, as well as deploy additional capital for new investments. The amended Credit Facility with Key complements the Company's existing term loan credit facility.

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