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Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Prices a Private Placement of $70 Million of Notes

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Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE:KYE) announced that it reached a conditional agreement with an institutional investor relating to a private placement of $70 million of unsecured notes (“Notes”). The Notes will mature seven years from issuance and pay interest at a rate of 3.36% per annum.

The issuance of the Notes will be the first issuance under a 3-year, $175 million uncommitted private shelf facility provided by the institutional investor. The initial issuance and the shelf facility are expected to close on or before October 15, 2014. The closing is subject to confirmatory due diligence, legal documentation and other standard closing conditions. Proceeds from the initial issuance will be used to refinance existing indebtedness, to make new portfolio investments and for general corporate purposes.

The Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration.

The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 whose common stock is traded on the NYSE. The Fund’s investment objective is to obtain a high total return with an emphasis on current income by investing primarily in securities of companies engaged in the energy industry, principally including publicly-traded energy-related master limited partnerships and limited liability companies taxed as partnerships and their affiliates, energy-related U.S. and Canadian trusts and income trusts and other companies that derive at least 50% of their revenues from operating assets used in, or providing energy-related services for, the exploration, development, production, gathering, transportation, processing, storing, refining, distribution, mining or marketing of natural gas, natural gas liquids (including propane), crude oil, refined petroleum products or coal.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the U.S. federal securities laws. Generally, the words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “project,” “will” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to materially differ from the Fund’s historical experience and its present expectations or projections indicated in any forward-looking statement. These risks include, but are not limited to, changes in economic and political conditions; regulatory and legal changes; energy industry risk; commodity pricing risk; leverage risk; valuation risk; non-diversification risk; interest rate risk; tax risk; and other risks discussed in the Fund’s filings with the SEC. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Fund undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein. There is no assurance that the Fund’s investment objectives will be attained.

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