8-K 1 tm2125758d1_8k.htm FORM 8-K















Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 24, 2021





(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




Maryland   001-39958   35-2670395
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


1 N. 1st Street

3rd Floor

Phoenix, Arizona

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (480) 374-5350


Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)




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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   TRIN   Nasdaq Global Select Market


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Item 1.01 – Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement


On August 24, 2021, Trinity Capital Inc. (the “Company”) and U.S. Bank National Association (the “Trustee”), entered into a third supplemental indenture (the “Third Supplemental Indenture”) to the indenture, dated as of January 16, 2020, between the Company and the Trustee (the “Base Indenture”; and together with the Third Supplemental Indenture, the “Indenture”), relating to the Company’s issuance, offer and sale of $125,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 4.375% notes due 2026 (the “Notes”).


The Notes will mature on August 24, 2026, and the Company may redeem some or all of the Notes at any time, or from time to time, at a redemption price equal to the greater of (1) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or (2) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest (exclusive of accrued and unpaid interest to the date of redemption) on the Notes to be redeemed, discounted to the redemption date on a semi-annual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) using the applicable Treasury Rate plus 50 basis points, plus, in each case, accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date; provided, however, that if the Company redeems any Notes on or after July 24, 2026 (the date falling one month prior to the maturity date of the Notes), the redemption price for the Notes will be equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the date of redemption.


The Notes bear interest at a rate of 4.375% per year payable semiannually on February 15 and August 15 of each year, commencing on February 15, 2022. The Notes are direct unsecured obligations of the Company.


The Company expects to use the net proceeds from this offering to pay down its existing indebtedness outstanding under a $300 million credit agreement (as amended, the “Credit Agreement”) with Credit Suisse AG, in an amount expected to be equal to approximately $106 million. The Credit Agreement has a maturity date of January 8, 2022 and generally bears interest at a rate of the three-month LIBOR plus 3.25%. As of August 17, 2021, the Company had approximately $106 million of indebtedness outstanding under the Credit Agreement through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Trinity Funding 1, LLC. The Company may reborrow under the Credit Agreement to make investments in accordance with its investment objective and investment strategy and for general corporate purposes. The Company intends to use the remaining net proceeds, if any, from this offering to make investments in accordance with its investment objective and investment strategy and for general corporate purposes.


The Indenture contains certain covenants including covenants requiring the Company to comply with Section 18(a)(1)(A) as modified by Section 61(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, or any successor provisions, but giving effect, in either case, to any exemptive relief granted to the Company by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and to provide financial information to the holders of the Notes and the Trustee if the Company should no longer be subject to the reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These covenants are subject to important limitations and exceptions that are described in the Indenture.


In addition, upon the occurrence of a change of control repurchase event (which involves the occurrence of both a change of control and a below investment grade rating of the Notes by Egan-Jones Rating Company), the Company will be required to make an offer to purchase the Notes at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the date of purchase.


The Notes were offered and sold pursuant to the Registration Statement on Form N-2 (File No. 333-257818) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as supplemented by a preliminary prospectus supplement dated August 19, 2021, a final prospectus supplement dated August 19, 2021, and the pricing term sheet dated August 19, 2021. The transaction closed on August 24, 2021.


The foregoing descriptions of the Base Indenture, Third Supplemental Indenture and the Notes do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Base Indenture, Third Supplemental Indenture and the Notes, respectively, each filed as exhibits hereto and incorporated by reference herein.


Item 2.03 – Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant


The information set forth under Item 1.01 of this Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.



Item 8.01 – Other Events


On August 24, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the closing of the public offering of the Notes. This press release is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01 – Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits:


Exhibit Number   Description
4.1   Indenture, dated as of January 16, 2020, by and between Trinity Capital Inc. and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to exhibit 4.3 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 10 filed on January 16, 2020).
4.2   Third Supplemental Indenture, dated as of August 24, 2021, between Trinity Capital Inc. and U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee
4.3   Form of 4.375% Note Due 2026 (included as part of Exhibit 4.2)
5.1   Opinion of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
23.1   Consent of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (included as part of Exhibit 5.1)
99.1   Press Release, dated August 24, 2021.






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 thereunto duly authorized.


  Trinity Capital Inc.
August 24, 2021 By: /s/ Steven L. Brown
    Name: Steven L. Brown
    Title: Chief Executive Officer