Hercules Capital
Nov 5, 2014
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CORRECTING and REPLACING Hercules Prices $129.3 Million Asset Backed Notes

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- First paragraph, second sentence of the release should read: The Notes are anticipated to be rated A(sf) on the Closing Date by Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. ("KBRA"). (instead of The Notes were rated A(sf) by Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. ("KBRA")).

The corrected release reads:

HERCULES PRICES $129.3 MILLION ASSET BACKED NOTES

Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC) ("Hercules" or the "Company"), the leading specialty finance company focused on providing senior secured loans to venture capital-backed companies in technology-related markets, including technology, biotechnology, life science, and energy & renewable technology industries, at all stages of development, announced today that on November 4, 2014 Hercules Capital Funding Trust 2014-1, a newly-formed wholly owned subsidiary of Hercules, priced $129.3 million of fixed-rate asset-backed notes (the "Notes"). The Notes are anticipated to be rated A(sf) on the Closing Date by Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. ("KBRA"). The securitization is expected to close on November 13, 2014 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

The Notes will be issued by Hercules Capital Funding 2014-1, LLC, as Trust Depositor, Hercules Capital Funding Trust 2014-1, as Issuer, and Guggenheim Securities, LLC, as Initial Purchaser. The Notes will be backed by a revolving pool of senior loans made to certain portfolio companies of the Company and secured by certain assets of those portfolio companies. The underlying loans will continue to be serviced by the Company. The securitization has an 18-month reinvestment period during which time principal collections may be reinvested into additional eligible loans. The fixed interest rate on the notes will be 3.524%. The Notes will have a stated maturity date of April 16, 2021.

About Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.

Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC) is the leading specialty finance company focused on providing senior secured loans to venture capital-backed companies in technology-related markets, including technology, biotechnology, life science, and energy & renewable technology industries, at all stages of development. Since inception (December 2003), Hercules has committed more than $4.4 billion to over 290 companies and is the lender of choice for entrepreneurs and venture capital firms seeking growth capital financing.

Hercules' common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HTGC."

In addition, Hercules has three outstanding bond issuances of 7.00% Senior Notes due April 2019, 7.00% Senior Notes due September 2019, and 6.25% Senior Notes due July 2024, which trade on the NYSE under the symbols "HTGZ", "HTGY," and "HTGX," respectively.

Companies interested in learning more about financing opportunities should contact info@htgc.com, or call 650.289.3060.

Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.
Main, 650-289-3060 HT-HN
info@htgc.com
or
Market Street Partners
Ed Keaney, 415-445-3238
ekeaney@marketstreetpartners.com

Source: Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.

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