The information in the preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and this press release is not complete and may be changed. The preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and this press release are not offers to sell any securities of Ares Capital and are not soliciting an offer to buy such securities in any state where such offer and sale is not permitted.The offering may be made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, 2 nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, Attn: Prospectus Department, tel.: (866) 718-1649 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10152, Attn: Equity Syndicate Dept., tel.: (800) 326-5897 or e-mail email@example.com; UBS Securities LLC, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171, Attn: Prospectus Department, tel.: (877) 827-7275; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attn: Prospectus Department, tel.: (866) 803-9204. ABOUT ARES CAPITAL CORPORATION Ares Capital is a leading specialty finance company that provides one-stop debt and equity financing solutions to the U.S. middle market, including private equity sponsored companies, infrastructure projects and venture capital backed businesses. Ares Capital originates and invests in senior secured loans, mezzanine debt and, to a lesser extent, equity investments through its national direct origination platform. Ares Capital’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments primarily in private companies. Ares Capital has elected to be regulated as a business development company, and is externally managed by a subsidiary of Ares Management, L.P. (“Ares Management”). Ares Management is a publicly traded, leading global asset manager with approximately $77 billion of assets under management as of March 31, 2014.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSStatements included herein may constitute “forward-looking statements,” which relate to future events or our future performance or financial condition. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, condition or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results and conditions may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ares Capital Corporation undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made herein.