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TCG BDC, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Declares Fourth Quarter 2018 Dividend of $0.37 Per Share

November 6, 2018

NEW YORK, Nov. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TCG BDC, Inc. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “we,” “us,” “our,” “TCG BDC” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CGBD) today announced its financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

Selected Financial Highlights

(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data) September 30, 2018 June 30, 2018 ------------------ ------------- Total investments, at fair value $ 2,018,998 $ 1,946,792 Total assets 2,147,841 2,031,168 Total debt 1,000,207 856,259 Total net assets $ 1,104,742 $ 1,121,812 Net assets per share $ 17.66 $ 17.93

For the three month periods ended September June 30, 30, 2018 2018 ---------- ---------- Total investment income $ 51,280 $ 52,452 Net investment income (loss) 25,685 28,210 Net realized gain (loss) and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on (19,605 ) (15,104 ) investments Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations $ 6,080 $ 13,106 Basic and diluted per weighted-average common share: Net investment income (loss) $ 0.41 $ 0.45 Net realized gain (loss) and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on (0.31 ) (0.24 ) investments Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations $ 0.10 $ 0.21 Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding—Basic and Diluted 62,568,65 62,568,65 1 1 Dividends declared per common share $ 0.37 $ 0.37

Third Quarter 2018 Highlights(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

-- On November 5, 2018, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a $100 million stock repurchase program. Pursuant to the program, the Company is authorized to repurchase up to $100 million in the aggregate of its outstanding common stock in the open market and/or through privately negotiated transactions at prices not to exceed the Company’s net asset value per share as reported in its most recent financial statements, in accordance with the guidelines specified in Rule 10b-18 of the Exchange Act. The program is expected to be in effect until November 5, 2019, or until the approved dollar amount has been used to repurchase shares; -- On November 5, 2018, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.37 per share, which is payable on January 17, 2019 to stockholders of record as of December 28, 2018; -- Net investment income for the three month period ended September 30, 2018 was $25,685, or $0.41 per share, as compared to $28,210, or $0.45 per share, for the three month period ended June 30, 2018; -- Net realized gain (loss) and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments for the three month period ended September 30, 2018 was $(19,605), or $(0.31) per share, as compared to $ (15,104), or $(0.24) per share, for the three month period ended June 30, 2018; and -- Net increase in net assets resulting from operations for the three month period ended September 30, 2018 was $6,080, or $0.10 per share, as compared to $13,106, or $0.21 per share, for the three month period ended June 30, 2018.

Portfolio and Investment Activity(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data, unless otherwise noted)

As of September 30, 2018, the fair value of our investments was approximately $2,018,998, comprised of 116 investments in 94 portfolio companies/investment fund across 27 industries with 57 sponsors. This compares to the Company’s portfolio as of June 30, 2018, as of which date the fair value of our investments was approximately $1,946,792, comprised of 108 investments in 89 portfolio companies/investment fund across 27 industries with 56 sponsors.

As of September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018, investments consisted of the following:

September 30, 2018 June 30, 2018 % of % of Type—% of Fair Value Fair Value Fair Fair Value Fair Value Value ------------ -------- ------------ -------- First Lien Debt (excluding First Lien/Last Out) $ 1,402,279 69.46 % $ 1,320,216 67.81 % First Lien/Last Out Unitranche 199,350 9.87 235,312 12.09 Second Lien Debt 170,657 8.45 160,905 8.27 Equity Investments 23,308 1.15 22,354 1.15 Investment Fund 223,404 11.07 208,005 10.68 ----------- ----------- Total $ 2,018,998 100.00 % $ 1,946,792 100.00 % - --------- ------ - - --------- ------ -

The following table shows our investment activity for the three month period ended September 30, 2018:

Funded Sold/Repaid Principal amount of investments: Amount % of Amount % of Total Total ---------- -------- ------------ -------- First Lien Debt (excluding First Lien/Last Out) $ 181,334 78.39 % $ (98,023 ) 68.27 % First Lien/Last Out Unitranche 3,547 1.53 (24,770 ) 17.25 Second Lien Debt 11,766 5.09 (1,801 ) 1.25 Equity Investments 190 0.08 — — Investment Fund 34,500 14.91 (19,000 ) 13.23 --------- ------ - ---------- - Total $ 231,337 100.00 % $ (143,594 ) 100.00 % - ------- ------ - - -------- - ------ -

Overall, total investments at fair value increased by 3.7%, or $72,206, during the three month period ended September 30, 2018 after factoring in repayments, sales, net fundings on revolvers and delayed draws and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation).

Total investments at fair value held by Middle Market Credit Fund, LLC (“Credit Fund”), which is not consolidated with the Company, increased by 5.5%, or $62,216, during the three month period ended September 30, 2018 after factoring in repayments, sales, net fundings on revolvers and delayed draws and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation). As of September 30, 2018, Credit Fund had total investments at fair value of $1,198,432, which comprised 99.5% of first lien senior secured loans and 0.5% of second lien senior secured loans at fair value. All investments in the Credit Fund portfolio were floating rate debt investments with interest rate floors.

As of September 30, 2018, the weighted average yields for our first and second lien debt investments on an amortized cost basis were 9.07% and 11.01%, respectively, with a total weighted average yield of 9.25%. Weighted average yields include the effect of accretion of discounts and amortization of premiums and are based on interest rates as of September 30, 2018. As of September 30, 2018, on a fair value basis, approximately 0.8% of our debt investments bear interest at a fixed rate and approximately 99.2% of our debt investments bear interest at a floating rate, which primarily are subject to interest rate floors.

As part of the monitoring process, our Investment Adviser has developed risk policies pursuant to which it regularly assesses the risk profile of each of our debt investments and rates each of them based on the following categories, which we refer to as “Internal Risk Ratings”:

Internal Risk Ratings Definitions

Rating Definition 1 Performing—Low Risk: Borrower is operating more than 10% ahead of the base case. 2 Performing—Stable Risk: Borrower is operating within 10% of the base case (above or below). This is the initial rating assigned to all new borrowers. 3 Performing—Management Notice: Borrower is operating more than 10% below the base case. A financial covenant default may have occurred, but there is a low risk of payment default. Watch List: Borrower is operating more than 20% below the base case and there is a high risk of 4 covenant default, or it may have already occurred. Payments are current although subject to greater uncertainty, and there is moderate to high risk of payment default. Watch List—Possible Loss: Borrower is operating more than 30% below the base case. At the current 5 level of operations and financial condition, the borrower does not have the ability to service and ultimately repay or refinance all outstanding debt on current terms. Payment default is very likely or may have occurred. Loss of principal is possible. Watch List—Probable Loss: Borrower is operating more than 40% below the base case, and at the current level of operations and financial condition, the borrower does not have the ability to service and 6 ultimately repay or refinance all outstanding debt on current terms. Payment default is very likely or may have already occurred. Additionally, the prospects for improvement in the borrower’s situation are sufficiently negative that impairment of some or all principal is probable.

Our Investment Adviser’s risk rating model is based on evaluating portfolio company performance in comparison to the base case when considering certain credit metrics including, but not limited to, adjusted EBITDA and net senior leverage as well as specific events including, but not limited to, default and impairment.

Our Investment Adviser monitors and, when appropriate, changes the investment ratings assigned to each debt investment in our portfolio. In connection with our quarterly valuation process, our Investment Adviser reviews our investment ratings on a regular basis. The following table summarizes the Internal Risk Ratings of our debt portfolio as of September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018:

September 30, 2018 June 30, 2018 % of % of Fair Value Fair Fair Value Fair Value Value ---------- -------- ---------- -------- (dollar amounts in millions) Internal Risk Rating 1 $ 104.7 5.91 % $ 61.7 3.59 % Internal Risk Rating 2 1,298.0 73.24 1,297.0 75.57 Internal Risk Rating 3 224.7 12.68 226.1 13.17 Internal Risk Rating 4 119.1 6.72 87.8 5.12 Internal Risk Rating 5 9.4 0.53 30.7 1.79 Internal Risk Rating 6 16.4 0.92 13.1 0.76 --------- ------ - --------- ------ - Total $ 1,772.3 100.00 % $ 1,716.4 100.00 % - ------- ------ - - ------- ------ -

As of September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018, the weighted average Internal Risk Rating of our debt investment portfolio was 2.3.

Consolidated Results of Operations(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Total investment income for the three month periods ended September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018 was $51,280 and $52,452, respectively. This $1,172 net decrease was primarily due to a decrease in other income from our debt portfolio, partially offset by an increase in interest and dividend income from Credit Fund, during the three month period ended September 30, 2018.

Total expenses for the three month periods ended September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018 were $25,595 and $24,242, respectively. This $1,353 net increase during the three month period ended September 30, 2018 was primarily attributable to an increase in interest expense as a result of an increase in secured borrowings and a one-time acceleration of $652 of amortization of debt issuance costs related to the 2015-1 Debt Securitization Refinancing and an increase in management fees, partially offset by a decrease in incentive fees.

During the three month period ended September 30, 2018, the Company recorded a net realized loss and change in unrealized depreciation of $(19,605). This was primarily driven by the unrealized depreciation in Product Quest Manufacturing, LLC due to its bankruptcy filing, as well as due to changes in various inputs utilized under our valuation methodology, including, but not limited to, market spreads, leverage multiples and borrower ratings, and the impact of exits. In particular, effective September 17, 2018, Tweddle Group, Inc. completed a restructuring whereby a portion of the first lien debt held by us was exchanged into equity. As a result of this restructuring, $3,832 of unrealized depreciation was reversed and we realized a loss of $4,087 during the period.

Liquidity and Capital Resources(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

As of September 30, 2018, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $112,911, notes payable (before debt issuance costs) of $449,200, and secured borrowings outstanding of $554,299. As of September 30, 2018, the Company had $258,701 of remaining unfunded commitments and $141,747 available for additional borrowings under its revolving credit facilities, subject to leverage and borrowing base restrictions.

Dividend

On November 5, 2018, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.37 per share, which is payable on January 17, 2019 to stockholders of record as of December 28, 2018.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 to discuss these quarterly financial results. The call and webcast will be available on the TCG BDC website at tcgbdc.com. The call may be accessed by dialing +1 (866) 394-4623 (U.S.) or +1 (409) 350-3158 (international) and referencing “TCG BDC Financial Results Call.” The conference call will be webcast simultaneously via a link on TCG BDC’s website and an archived replay of the webcast also will be available on the website soon after the live call for 21 days.

TCG BDC, INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

September 30, June 30, 2018 2018 ------------- ------------- (unaudited) (unaudited) ASSETS Investments, at fair value Investments—non-controlled/non-affiliated, at fair value (amortized cost of $ 1,781,621 $ 1,722,393 $1,820,646 and $1,746,623, respectively) Investments—non-controlled/affiliated, at fair value (amortized cost of $13,595 13,973 16,394 and $15,940, respectively) Investments—controlled/affiliated, at fair value (amortized cost of $224,001 and 223,404 208,005 $208,501, respectively) ----------- - ----------- - Total investments, at fair value (amortized cost of $2,058,242 and $1,971,064, 2,018,998 1,946,792 respectively) Cash and cash equivalents 112,911 27,928 Receivable for investment sold — 40,077 Deferred financing costs 4,126 3,246 Interest receivable from non-controlled/non-affiliated investments 4,895 6,150 Interest receivable from non-controlled/affiliated investments 10 8 Interest and dividend receivable from controlled/affiliated investments 6,881 6,442 Prepaid expenses and other assets 20 525 ----------- - ----------- - Total assets $ 2,147,841 $ 2,031,168 - --------- - - --------- - LIABILITIES Secured borrowings $ 554,299 $ 585,105 Notes payable, net of unamortized debt issuance costs of $3,292 and $1,846, 445,908 271,154 respectively Payable for investments purchased — 8,780 Due to Investment Adviser 131 134 Interest and credit facility fees payable 4,478 6,166 Dividend payable 23,150 23,151 Base management and incentive fees payable 12,992 13,252 Administrative service fees payable 116 113 Other accrued expenses and liabilities 2,025 1,501 ----------- - ----------- - Total liabilities 1,043,099 909,356 ----------- - ----------- - NET ASSETS Common stock, $0.01 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 62,568,651 shares 626 626 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018, respectively Paid-in capital in excess of par value 1,179,432 1,179,432 Offering costs (1,633 ) (1,633 ) Total distributable earnings (loss) (73,683 ) (56,613 ) Total net assets $ 1,104,742 $ 1,121,812 - --------- - - --------- - NET ASSETS PER SHARE $ 17.66 $ 17.93 - --------- - - --------- -

TCG BDC, INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)(unaudited)

For the three month periods ended September June 30, 30, 2018 2018 ---------- ---------- Investment income: From non-controlled/non-affiliated investments: Interest income $ 41,736 $ 41,717 Other income 1,925 3,590 Total investment income from non-controlled/non-affiliated investments 43,661 45,307 From non-controlled/affiliated investments: Interest income 418 447 Total investment income from non-controlled/affiliated investments 418 447 From controlled/affiliated investments: Interest income 3,401 3,198 Dividend income 3,800 3,500 -------- - -------- - Total investment income from controlled/affiliated investments 7,201 6,698 -------- - -------- - Total investment income 51,280 52,452 -------- - -------- - Expenses: Base management fees 7,543 7,266 Incentive fees 5,449 5,984 Professional fees 869 959 Administrative service fees 179 185 Interest expense 10,372 8,709 Credit facility fees 583 581 Directors’ fees and expenses 92 93 Other general and administrative 478 435 -------- - -------- - Total expenses 25,565 24,212 Net investment income (loss) before taxes 25,715 28,240 -------- - -------- - Excise tax expense 30 30 Net investment income (loss) 25,685 28,210 -------- - -------- - Net realized gain (loss) and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments: Net realized gain (loss) from: Non-controlled/non-affiliated investments (4,633 ) 1,775 Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation): Non-controlled/non-affiliated (14,795 ) (15,282 ) Non-controlled/affiliated (76 ) (136 ) Controlled/affiliated (101 ) (1,461 ) -------- - -------- - Net realized gain (loss) and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on (19,605 ) (15,104 ) investments -------- - -------- - Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations $ 6,080 $ 13,106 - ------ - - ------ - Basic and diluted earnings per common share $ 0.10 $ 0.21 - ------ - - ------ - Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding—Basic and Diluted 62,568,65 62,568,65 1 1 -------- - -------- -

About TCG BDC, Inc. TCG BDC is an externally managed specialty finance company focused on lending to middle-market companies. TCG BDC is managed by Carlyle Global Credit Investment Management L.L.C., an SEC-registered investment adviser and a wholly owned subsidiary of The Carlyle Group L.P. Since it commenced investment operations in May 2013 through September 30, 2018, TCG BDC has invested approximately $4.3 billion in aggregate principal amount of debt and equity investments prior to any subsequent exits or repayments. TCG BDC’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation primarily through debt investments in U.S. middle market companies. TCG BDC has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

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Contacts:

Investors: Media: Daniel Harris Christopher Ullman +1-212-813-4527 +1-202-729-5450 daniel.harris@carlyle.com christopher.ullman@carlyle.com

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