Credit Ratings

Hercules Capital and its Securitization Facility have the following ratings:

Hercules Credit Rating

  Kroll
Long-term Issuer BBB+
Outlook Stable
  Standard & Poor’s
Long-term Issuer BBB-
Outlook Stable

Unsecured Notes Rating

  Kroll
NYSE: HTGX BBB+
  Standard & Poor's
NYSE: HTGX BBB-

Securitization Credit Ratings

  Moody's
   
  Kroll
2014 Securitization A(sf)

A rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold shares of Hercules Capital or the notes issued under the Securitization Facility. Ratings are subject to revision, suspension or withdrawal at any time by the relevant rating agency. The rating agencies may also revise or replace entirely the methodology applied to derive the ratings. A rating opinion shall not be deemed as rendering advice on business operations. Any rating must be construed solely as a statement of opinion and not a statement of fact in relation to Hercules Capital or the Securitization Facility or otherwise in connection with any other matter.

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