8-K 1 d627101d8k.htm 8-K 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 8, 2018



TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)




Delaware   001-36364   27-3380000

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


301 Commerce Street, Suite 3300

Fort Worth, TX

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (817) 871-4000



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Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

Special Meeting of Stockholders

On October 8, 2018, the Company held a special meeting of stockholders. Stockholders considered one proposal as described in the Company’s proxy statement filed on August 24, 2018. The final results of the voting on the matter submitted to stockholders at the special meeting are set forth below.

Proposal 1. The stockholders approved the proposal to allow the Company to increase leverage by approving the application to the Company of a minimum asset coverage ratio of 150%, pursuant to Section 61(a)(2) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, to become effective the date after the Special Meeting, which would permit the Company to double the maximum amount of leverage that it is currently permitted to incur, by the vote shown below.

The vote on the proposal was as follows:


Votes “For”   Votes “Against”   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
39,627,375   483,522   193,017   0


Item 8.01

Other Events

The Company previously announced that its board of directors, including a “required majority” (as defined in Section 57(o) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”)), approved the application of the minimum asset coverage ratio of 150% to the Company, which would have become effective August 1, 2019. However, as a result of the stockholder approval at the Special Meeting and subject to certain additional disclosure requirements, the minimum asset coverage ratio applicable to the Company for purposes of the 1940 Act leverage limitation will be 150% effective October 9, 2018.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.





Date: October 9, 2018     By:   /s/ Ian Simmonds
      Ian Simmonds
      Chief Financial Officer