NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP) ("RCAP") announced today that it had received a B2 corporate rating from Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") and a B+ rating from Standard & Poor's ("S&P"). In addition, RCAP's proposed $575 million senior secured first lien facilities received a B2 rating from Moody's and a B+ rating from S&P. RCAP's proposed $150 million senior secured second lien term loan received a Caa1 rating from Moody's and a B- rating from S&P. The debt is expected to be issued in conjunction with RCAP's previously announced pending acquisition of Cetera Financial Holdings, Inc. and is being arranged by Barclays Bank PLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Incorporated as Joint Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners. These ratings assume that RCAP will complete all of its previously announced acquisitions.
William M. Kahane, Chief Executive Officer of RCAP, commented, "We view the ratings issued by Moody's and S&P for our new credit facilities as a strong endorsement of the Cetera acquisition and of our acquisition plan under which we expect to become the second-largest network of financial advisors in the United States." About RCAP RCAP is a publicly traded Delaware holding company listed on the New York Stock Exchange formed to operate and grow businesses focused on the financial services industry. RCAP holds a direct minority economic interest in Realty Capital Securities, LLC, a FINRA-registered wholesale broker-dealer and an investment banking and capital markets business, American National Stock Transfer, LLC, an SEC-registered transfer agent, and RCS Advisory Services, LLC, a transaction management services business. Additional information about RCAP can be found on its website at www.rcscapital.com. RCAP may disseminate information about itself, including the results of its operations and financial information, via social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Forward-Looking Statements Information set forth herein (including information included or incorporated by reference herein) contains "forward-looking statements" (as defined in Section 21E of the Exchange Act), which reflect RCAP's expectations regarding future events. The forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, whether and when the pending acquisitions will be consummated, RCAP's plans, market and other expectations, objectives, intentions, as well as any expectations or projections with respect to RCAP, including regarding future dividends and market valuations, and other statements that are not historical facts.