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Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation Announces Fourth Fiscal Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Declares Distribution of $0.155 Per Share

November 29, 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA, Nov. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation (NASDAQ: OCSI) (“Oaktree Strategic Income” or the “Company”), a specialty finance company, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2018.

Fourth Fiscal Quarter 2018 Highlights

-- Total investment income of $14.7 million ($0.50 per share), up from $11.7 million ($0.40 per share) for the third fiscal quarter of 2018; -- Net investment income of $5.6 million ($0.19 per share), up from $5.1 million ($0.17 per share) for the third fiscal quarter of 2018; -- Net asset value (“NAV”) per share of $10.04, up from $9.91 for the third fiscal quarter of 2018; -- Originated $91.8 million of new investment commitments and received $101.7 million of proceeds from prepayments, exits, other paydowns and sales; and -- A quarterly dividend was declared of $0.155 per share, payable on December 28, 2018 to stockholders of record on December 17, 2018.

Management Commentary

Edgar Lee, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation said, “OCSI finished the year strong, highlighted by solid earnings growth and excellent credit quality. Since we began managing OCSI a year ago, we have made significant progress towards optimizing the portfolio as core investments now represent over 88 percent of our portfolio, up from 41 percent as of September 30, 2017. Given our meaningful progress to date, we believe we are well positioned to further enhance our return on equity to our shareholders in 2019.”

Portfolio and Investment Activity

As of September 30, 2018, the fair value of the Company’s investment portfolio was $556.8 million and was comprised of investments in 75 companies, including the Company’s investments in OCSI Glick JV LLC (“OCSI Glick JV”).

At fair value, 89.1% of the Company’s portfolio as of September 30, 2018 consisted of senior secured floating-rate debt investments, including 85.0% of first lien loans and 4.1% of second lien loans; 10.5% consisted of a subordinated note investment in the OCSI Glick JV; and 0.4% consisted of equity investments in other portfolio companies.

As of September 30, 2018, the OCSI Glick JV had $166.2 million in assets, including senior secured loans to 31 portfolio companies. The joint venture generated income of $1.5 million for Oaktree Strategic Income during the quarter ended September 30, 2018.

The weighted average yield on the Company’s debt investments as of September 30, 2018, including the return on the Company’s subordinated note investment in OCSI Glick JV, was 7.7%.

During the quarter ended September 30, 2018, the Company originated $91.8 million of new investment commitments in 13 new portfolio companies and two existing portfolio company and funded $91.0 million of investments across new and existing portfolio companies.

During the quarter, the Company received $101.7 million of proceeds from various prepayments, exits, other paydowns and sales and exited nine investments.

Results of Operations

Total investment income for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 was $14.7 million, including $13.4 million of cash interest income, $0.5 million of payment-in-kind (“PIK”) interest income and $0.8 million of fee income from portfolio investments. PIK interest income, net of PIK collected in cash, represented 3.6% of total investment income for the quarter ended September 30, 2018. Total investment income increased $3.1 million from the quarter ended June 30, 2018, which was primarily attributable to the acceleration of interest income and prepayments fees earned in connection with the exit of a certain investment.

Net expenses for the quarter were $9.2 million, a $2.6 million increase from $6.6 million in the prior quarter. The increase was primarily due to a $2.2 million increase in interest expense, which was mainly attributable to a $2.0 million write-off of previously unamortized financing costs in connection with the redemption of the $309.0 million debt securitization.

Net realized and unrealized gain on the Company’s investment portfolio for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 was $2.8 million.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of September 30, 2018, the Company had $16.4 million of cash and cash equivalents (including restricted cash), total principal value of debt outstanding of $275.1 million, and $179.9 million of undrawn capacity on its credit facilities, subject to borrowing base and other limitations. The weighted average interest rate on debt outstanding was 4.3% as of September 30, 2018.

As of September 30, 2018, the Company’s total leverage ratio was 0.93x debt-to-equity.

Distribution Declaration

The Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly distribution of $0.155 per share, payable on December 28, 2018 to stockholders of record on December 17, 2018.

Distributions are paid primarily from distributable (taxable) income. To the extent taxable earnings for a fiscal taxable year fall below the total amount of distributions for that fiscal year, a portion of those distributions may be deemed a return of capital to the Company’s stockholders.

Portfolio Asset Quality

As of September 30, 2018, there was one investment on which the Company had stopped accruing cash and/or PIK interest or original issue discount (“OID”) income that, in the aggregate, represented 0.14% of the debt portfolio at cost and 0.01% at fair value.

($ in thousands) As of As of Non-Accrual - Debt Investments Septe Septembe mber r 30, 30, 2017 2018 Non-Accrual Investments at Fair Value $ 50 $ 6,293 Non-Accrual Investments/Total Debt Investments at Fair Value 0.01 % 1.1 %

Oaktree Strategic Income CorporationConsolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities

September 30, June 30, 2018 September 30, 2018 (unaudited) 2017 --------------- --------------- --------------- ASSETS Investments at fair value: Control investments (cost September 30, 2018: $73,501,970; cost June 30, 2018: $72,973,228; cost September 30, 2017: $ 58,512,170 $ 57,707,953 $ 57,606,674 $71,340,632) Affiliate investments (cost September 30, 2018: $0; cost — — 935,913 June 30, 2018: $0; cost September 30, 2017: $17,479,053) Non-control/Non-affiliate investments (cost September 30, 2018: $499,423,794; cost June 30, 2018: $516,498,332; cost 498,329,658 513,086,230 501,894,073 September 30, 2017: $516,270,639) ------------- - ------------- - ------------- - Total investments at fair value (cost September 30, 2018: $572,925,764; cost June 30, 2018: $589,471,560; cost 556,841,828 570,794,183 560,436,660 September 30, 2017: $605,090,324) Cash and cash equivalents 10,439,023 13,296,085 35,604,127 Restricted cash 5,992,764 10,982,637 7,408,260 Interest, dividends and fees receivable 3,139,334 2,678,368 3,014,075 Due from portfolio companies 167,946 8,951 286,260 Receivables from unsettled transactions 5,143,533 4,620,469 505,000 Deferred financing costs 2,469,675 2,101,795 1,222,933 Derivative asset at fair value 45,807 — — Other assets 891,960 968,876 185,336 ------------- - ------------- - ------------- - Total assets $ 585,131,870 $ 605,451,364 $ 608,662,651 - ----------- - - ----------- - - ----------- - LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Liabilities: Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities $ 649,781 $ 867,845 $ 482,877 Base management fee and incentive fee payable 1,915,682 1,711,290 2,236,187 Due to affiliate 1,700,952 2,491,450 450,517 Interest payable 1,130,735 2,510,079 1,996,171 Payables from unsettled transactions 8,932,500 47,366,994 49,029,789 Director fees payable — — 98,008 Credit facilities payable 275,056,800 80,556,800 82,956,800 Notes payable (net of $0, $2,006,553 and $2,224,132 of unamortized financing costs as of September 30, 2018, June — 177,993,447 177,775,868 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017, respectively) ------------- - ------------- - ------------- - Total liabilities 289,386,450 313,497,905 315,026,217 Commitments and contingencies Net assets: Common stock, $0.01 par value, 150,000,000 shares authorized; 29,466,768 shares issued and outstanding as of 294,668 294,668 294,668 September 30, 2018, June 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017 Additional paid-in-capital 370,751,389 373,995,934 373,995,934 Accumulated overdistributed earnings (75,300,637 ) (82,337,143 ) (80,654,168 ) Total net assets (equivalent to $10.04, $9.91 and $9.97 per common share as of September 30, 2018, June 30, 2018 and 295,745,420 291,953,459 293,636,434 September 30, 2017, respectively) ------------- - ------------- - ------------- - Total liabilities and net assets $ 585,131,870 $ 605,451,364 $ 608,662,651 - ----------- - - ----------- - - ----------- -

Oaktree Strategic Income CorporationConsolidated Statements of Operations

Three months Three months Three months ended ended ended Year ended Year ended September 30, June 30, 2018 September 30, September 30, September 30, 2018 (unaudited) 2017 2018 2017 (unaudited) (unaudited) ------------- ------------- --------------- -------------- -------------- Interest income: Control investments $ 928,198 $ 1,074,611 $ 1,290,389 $ 3,970,056 $ 5,541,299 Affiliate investments — — — — 331,804 Non-control/Non-affiliate 12,443,148 9,642,088 9,559,293 39,139,739 38,489,924 investments Interest on cash and cash 64,691 74,887 68,306 273,552 166,896 equivalents ----------- - ----------- - ------------- - ------------ - ------------ - Total interest income 13,436,037 10,791,586 10,917,988 43,383,347 44,529,923 ----------- - ----------- - ------------- - ------------ - ------------ - PIK interest income: Control investments 528,743 562,883 223,125 2,161,339 223,125 Affiliate investments — — — — 164,331 Non-control/Non-affiliate 7,634 7,669 — 26,059 20,965 investments ----------- - ----------- - ------------- - ------------ - ------------ - Total PIK interest income 536,377 570,552 223,125 2,187,398 408,421 ----------- - ----------- - ------------- - ------------ - ------------ - Fee income: Affiliate investments — 14,822 — 14,822 9,647 Non-control/Non-affiliate 751,808 283,864 1,022,638 2,084,980 2,199,909 investments ----------- - ----------- - ------------- - ------------ - ------------ - Total fee income 751,808 298,686 1,022,638 2,099,802 2,209,556 ----------- - ----------- - ------------- - ------------ - ------------ - Dividend and other income: Control investments — — (343,272 ) — (576,044 ) ------------- - Total dividend and other income — — (343,272 ) — (576,044 ) ----------- - ----------- - ------------- - ------------ - ------------ - Total investment income 14,724,222 11,660,824 11,820,479 47,670,547 46,571,856 ----------- - ----------- - ------------- - ------------ - ------------ - Expenses: Base management fee 1,437,341 1,414,815 1,420,696 5,657,786 5,654,699 Part I incentive fee 1,180,825 1,002,145 815,491 2,923,076 3,236,320 Professional fees 308,234 618,423 543,226 2,691,950 1,515,536 Directors fees 105,000 114,093 153,008 479,093 538,072 Interest expense 5,482,159 3,235,080 2,645,090 14,379,881 10,769,842 Administrator expense 197,206 326,998 205,152 1,085,819 661,170 General and administrative 446,961 225,132 516,854 1,383,871 2,030,756 expenses ----------- - ----------- - ------------- - ------------ - ------------ - Total expenses 9,157,726 6,936,686 6,299,517 28,601,476 24,406,395 Fees waived 3,184 (347,760 ) — (702,261 ) (6,232 ) Insurance recoveries — — — — (250,000 ) ----------- - ----------- - ------------- - ------------ - ------------ - Net expenses 9,160,910 6,588,926 6,299,517 27,899,215 24,150,163 ----------- - ----------- - ------------- - ------------ - ------------ - Net investment income 5,563,312 5,071,898 5,520,962 19,771,332 22,421,693 ----------- - ----------- - ------------- - ------------ - ------------ - Unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments and foreign currency: Control investments 275,475 (750,211 ) (4,230,858 ) (1,255,842 ) (5,933,119 ) Affiliate investments — 16,333,131 (10,314,600 ) 16,543,140 (13,595,800 ) Non-control/Non-affiliate 2,218,715 5,630,684 (5,455,743 ) 13,282,430 1,739,837 investments Foreign currency forward 45,807 — — 45,807 — contract ----------- - ----------- - ------------- - ------------ - ------------ - Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments 2,539,997 21,213,604 (20,001,201 ) 28,615,535 (17,789,082 ) and foreign currency ----------- - ----------- - ------------- - ------------ - ------------ - Net unrealized (appreciation) depreciation on secured — — — — (14,575 ) borrowings Realized gain (loss) on investments, secured borrowings and foreign currency: Affiliate investments — (15,914,944 ) — (15,914,916 ) — Non-control/Non-affiliate 379,381 (8,645,426 ) 17,060 (11,675,522 ) (13,384,915 ) investments Foreign currency forward (123,380 ) — — (123,380 ) — contract ----------- - ----------- - ------------- - ------------ - ------------ - Net realized gain (loss) on investments, secured borrowings 256,001 (24,560,370 ) 17,060 (27,713,818 ) (13,384,915 ) and foreign currency ----------- - ----------- - ------------- - ------------ - ------------ - Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from $ 8,359,310 $ 1,725,132 $ (14,463,179 ) $ 20,673,049 $ (8,766,879 ) operations - --------- - - --------- - - ----------- - - ---------- - - ---------- - Net investment income per common share — basic and $ 0.19 $ 0.17 $ 0.19 $ 0.67 $ 0.76 diluted Earnings (loss) per common $ 0.28 $ 0.06 $ (0.49 ) $ 0.70 $ (0.30 ) share — basic and diluted Weighted average common shares 29,466,768 29,466,768 29,466,768 29,466,768 29,466,768 outstanding — basic and diluted

Conference Call Information

Oaktree Strategic Income will host a conference call to discuss its fourth fiscal quarter results at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time on November 29, 2018. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 507-4376 (U.S. callers) or +1 (412) 317-5239 (non-U.S. callers), participant password “Oaktree Strategic Income.” During the earnings conference call, Oaktree Strategic Income intends to refer to an investor presentation that will be available on the Investors section of the Oaktree Strategic Income website, www.oaktreestrategicincome.com. Alternatively, a live webcast of the conference call can be accessed on Oaktree Strategic Income’s website.

For those individuals unable to listen to the live broadcast of the conference call, a replay will be available on Oaktree Strategic Income’s website, or by dialing (877) 344-7529 (U.S. callers) or +1 (412) 317-0088 (non-U.S. callers), access code 10125431, beginning approximately one hour after the broadcast.

About Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation

Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation (NASDAQ:OCSI) is a specialty finance company dedicated to providing customized capital solutions for middle-market companies in both the syndicated and private placement markets. The firm seeks to generate a stable source of current income while minimizing the risk of principal loss and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation by providing innovative first-lien financing solutions to companies across a wide variety of industries. The company is regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. Oaktree Strategic Income is managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. For additional information, please visit Oaktree Strategic Income’s website at www.oaktreestrategicincome.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements because they relate to future events or our future performance or financial condition. The forward-looking statements may include statements as to: our future operating results and distribution projections; our business prospects and the prospects of our portfolio companies; and the impact of the investments that we expect to make. In addition, words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “seek,” “plan,” “should,” “estimate,” “project” and “intend” indicate forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements include these words. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from those implied or expressed in the forward-looking statements for any reason, including the factors set forth in “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our annual report on Form 10-K. Other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: changes in the economy, financial markets and political environment; risks associated with possible disruption in our operations or the economy generally due to terrorism or natural disasters; future changes in laws or regulations (including the interpretation of these laws and regulations by regulatory authorities) and conditions in our operating areas, particularly with respect to business development companies or regulated investment companies; and other considerations that may be disclosed from time to time in our publicly disseminated documents and filings.

We have based the forward-looking statements included in this presentation on information available to us on the date of this presentation, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Although we undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, you are advised to consult any additional disclosures that we may make directly to you or through reports that we in the future may file with the SEC, including annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K.

Contacts

Investor Relations:Oaktree Strategic Income CorporationMichael Mosticchio(212) 284-1900 ocsi-ir@oaktreecapital.com

Media Relations:Financial Profiles, Inc.Moira Conlon(310) 478-2700 mediainquiries@oaktreecapital.com

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