FS/KKR Advisor announces closing of FSK and FSKR merger

FS/KKR Advisor announces closing of FSK and FSKR merger


On June 16, 2021, FS/KKR Advisor announced that the merger of FS KKR Capital Corp. (NYSE:  FSK) and FS KKR Capital Corp. II (NYSE:  FSKR) has closed, with FSK as the surviving company.

Based on the merger exchange ratio, FSKR shareholders are receiving 0.9498 FSK shares for each share of FSKR held.

  • The exchange ratio was determined based on the closing net asset value (NAV) per share of $26.77 and $25.42 for FSK and FSKR, respectively as of June 14, 2021, and ensures that the NAV of shares investors will own in FSK will be equal to the NAV of the shares they held in FSKR.
  • As part of the closing, no cash is being paid in lieu of fractional shares.

In addition, as previously announced, in connection with the closing of the merger, the board of directors of FSK has authorized a share repurchase program. Under the program, FSK may repurchase up to $100 million in the aggregate of its outstanding common stock in the open market at prices below the current net asset value per share.

The timing, manner, price and amount of any share repurchases will be determined by FSK, based upon the evaluation of economic and market conditions, FSK’s stock price, applicable legal and regulatory requirements and other factors. The program will be in effect for one year from its effective date, unless extended, or until the aggregate repurchase amount that has been approved by the Board has been expended. The program may be suspended, extended, modified or discontinued at any time.


Forward-looking statements
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