First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC, Inc. is an externally managed, non-diversified, closed-end investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company, or BDC, under the Investment Company Act of 1940 Act, as amended, or the 1940 Act. In addition, First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC, Inc. has elected to be treated for tax purposes as a regulated investment company, or RIC, under Subchapter M of the Code.
First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC, Inc.’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation, primarily through privately negotiated investments in debt and equity securities of middle market companies.
Yes. Registered shareholders are automatically enrolled in the dividend reinvestment plan and any cash dividends we declare will be automatically reinvested in additional shares of our common stock.
Please note: If you hold your shares through a bank, broker or other intermediary, please contact your bank, broker or other intermediary to inquire about dividend reinvestment options. The First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC, Inc. DRIP only applies to registered shareholders.
A registered shareholder may elect to receive an entire dividend in cash by notifying American Stock Transfer and Trust Company, the plan administrator and our transfer agent, in writing so that such notice is received by the plan administrator no later than the record date for dividends to stockholders. Please direct any correspondence concerning the plan to American Stock Transfer and Trust Company at 6201 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219.
Participants who hold their shares through a bank, broker or other intermediary should direct correspondence or questions concerning the dividend reinvestment plan to their bank, broker or other intermediary.
You are a registered stockholder if you hold shares of First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC, Inc. common stock registered in your name and you either hold a certificate representing such shares or such shares are held in book-entry form with our transfer agent, American Stock Transfer and Trust Company. If you purchased shares through a broker, bank or other intermediary, the shares might not be registered in your name but instead may be registered in the name of the broker, bank, or other intermediary (held in “street name”). Individual stockholders whose shares are held in street name should contact their broker, bank, or other intermediary for more information on any dividend reinvestment plan changes.
Dividends are generally taxable to U.S. stockholders as ordinary income or capital gains. After the end of the year, we will send to each of our U.S. registered stockholders a Form 1099-DIV, which details the taxability of the dividends paid in the preceding year, including a breakdown between ordinary income and capital gains. Participants in the DRIP are taxed on the dividends as if they were received in cash. For information on the tax status of the prior year’s dividends, please visit our Tax Information page.
No. Dividends paid by First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC, Inc. are generally not “qualified dividends” for tax purposes. As a registered investment company, First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC, Inc. generally does not pay income taxes on its earnings at the corporate level, but passes its income through to shareholders in the nature that it was earned. Therefore, a portion of the dividend is usually taxable to our shareholders at their ordinary income tax rates and a portion may qualify for the long-term capital gains tax rates. For information about taxes in respect of dividends received by you, you should consult your own tax advisor.