Ares Capital Corporation Declares First Quarter 2013 Dividend Of $0.38 Per Share And Announces December 31, 2012 Financial Results

Ares Capital Corporation (“Ares Capital”) (NASDAQ: ARCC) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a first quarter dividend of $0.38 per share payable on March 29, 2013 to stockholders of record as of March 15, 2013.

DECEMBER 31, 2012 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Ares Capital also announced financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.

HIGHLIGHTS

Financial
    Q4-12     Q4-11   FY-12     FY-11
(in millions, except per share data) Total Amount     Per Share(1) Total Amount   Per Share(1) Total Amount     Per Share(1) Total Amount   Per Share(1)
Core EPS (2) $ 0.45 $ 0.47 $ 1.65 $ 1.54
Net investment income $ 94.5 $ 0.38 $ 92.4 $ 0.45 $ 348.9 $ 1.52 $ 282.4 $ 1.38
Net realized gains (losses) $ 65.6 $ 0.27 $ (8.4 ) $ (0.04 ) $ 44.0 $ 0.19 $ 77.3 $ 0.38
Net unrealized gains (losses) $ 15.0 $ 0.06 $ 34.1 $ 0.17 $ 115.3 $ 0.50 $ (40.2 ) $ (0.20 )
GAAP net income $ 175.1 $ 0.71 $ 118.1 $ 0.58 $ 508.2 $ 2.21 $ 319.5 $ 1.56
Dividends declared (3) 0.43 0.36 1.60 1.41
            As of December 31,
(in millions, except per share data) 2012     2011
Portfolio investments at fair value $   5,924.6 $   5,094.5
Total assets $ 6,401.2 $ 5,387.4
Stockholders’ equity $ 3,988.3 $ 3,147.3
Net assets per share $ 16.04 $ 15.34

(1) All per share amounts are basic and diluted.

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