Dividend 8-K









Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  February 28, 2018



(Exact Name Of Registrant As Specified In Charter)








(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)


5400 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 1300

Dallas, Texas 75240

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (214) 238-5700



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Item 8.01  Other Events.


On February 28, 2018, the Capital Southwest Corporation Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.28 per share of common stock.  The dividend is payable on April 2, 2018 to shareholders of record on March 15, 2018.  A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d)          Exhibits





Exhibit No.





Press release issued by Capital Southwest Corporation on February 28, 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.


Dated: February 28, 2018







 /s/ Michael S. Sarner



Name: Michael S. Sarner



Title:   Chief Financial Officer





Ugust 8



Exhibit No.





Press release issued by Capital Southwest Corporation on February 28, 2018



Exhibit 99.1


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Lincoln Centre Tower I

5400 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 1300

Dallas, Texas 75240

T 214.238.5700

F 214.238.5701



Capital Southwest Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.28 per Share for Quarter Ended March 31, 2018

Represents an 8% Increase Compared to Prior Quarter Dividend


Dallas, Texas – February 28, 2018  – Capital Southwest Corporation (“Capital Southwest” or the “Company”; Nasdaq: CSWC), an internally managed Business Development Company focused on providing flexible financing solutions to support the acquisition and growth of middle market businesses, today announced its Board of Directors has declared a  quarterly dividend of $0.28 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. 


The Company’s dividend will be payable as follows:


March 31, 2018 Quarterly Dividend


Amount Per Share:                       $0.28

Ex-Dividend Date:                         March 14, 2018

Record Date:                                  March 15, 2018

Payment Date:                               April  2, 2018


When declaring dividends the Board of Directors reviews estimates of taxable income available for distribution, which may differ from net investment income under generally accepted accounting principles. The final determination of taxable income for each year, as well as the tax attributes for dividends in such year, will be made after the close of the tax year. 

Capital Southwest maintains a dividend reinvestment plan ("DRIP") that provides for the reinvestment of dividends on behalf of its registered stockholders who hold their shares with Capital Southwest’s transfer agent and registrar, American Stock Transfer and Trust Company.  Under the DRIP, if the Company declares a dividend, registered stockholders who have opted in to the DRIP by the dividend record date will have their dividend automatically reinvested into additional shares of Capital Southwest common stock. 


About Capital Southwest


Capital Southwest Corporation (Nasdaq: CSWC) is a Dallas, Texas-based,  internally managed Business Development Company with approximately $299 million in net assets as of December 31, 2017.  As a middle-market lending firm focused on supporting the acquisition and growth of middle market businesses, Capital Southwest makes investments ranging from $5 to $20 million in securities across the capital structure, including first lien, unitranche, second lien, subordinated debt and non-control equity co-investments. As a public company with a permanent capital base, Capital Southwest has the flexibility to be creative in its financing solutions and to invest to support the growth of its portfolio companies over long periods of time.



Forward-Looking Statements


This press release contains historical information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the business and investments of Capital Southwest. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical statements and can often be identified by words such as “will,” “may,” “could,” “believe,” “expect” and similar expressions and variations or negatives of these words. These statements are based on management's current expectations, assumptions and beliefs. They are not guarantees of future results and are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. These risks include risks related to changes in the markets in which Capital Southwest invests, changes in the financial and lending markets, regulatory changes, tax treatment and general economic and business conditions.


Readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements and are encouraged to review Capital Southwest's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2017 and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of the risks and other factors that could affect any forward-looking statements. Except as required by the federal securities laws, Capital Southwest does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changing circumstances or any other reason after the date of this press release.


Investor Relations Contacts:

Michael S. Sarner, Chief Financial Officer