Company:  ARES CAPITAL CORP (ARCC)
Form Type:  497
Filing Date:  10/18/2016 
CIK:  0001287750 
Address:  245 PARK AVENUE, 44TH FLOOR 
City, State, Zip:  NEW YORK, New York 10167 
Telephone:  (212) 750-7300 
Fiscal Year:  12/31 
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Description of Business
Ares Capital Corporation, a Maryland corporation (together with its subsidiaries, where applicable, "Ares Capital" or the "Company," which may also be referred to as "we," "us" or "our"), is a specialty finance company that is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. We have elected to be regulated as a business development company ("BDC") under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, the "Investment Company Act." We were founded on April 16, 2004, were initially funded on June 23, 2004 and completed our initial public offering ("IPO") on October 8, 2004. As of December 31, 2019, we were the largest BDC in the United States with approximately $14.9 billion of total assets.
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  FORM 497
    Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
      FUND PERFORMANCE
    Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P.
    American Capital's Board of Directors Received Opinions From its
    American Capital's Board of Directors, Including the Independent
    Stock at a Price Below its Then Current Net Asset Value, if ...
    Board of Directors and Management of the Combined Company ...
    COMPARATIVE FEES AND EXPENSES
      SHAREHOLDER FEES
    RISK FACTORS
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
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    THE AMERICAN CAPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INCLUDING THE ...
    Voting of Directors, Executive Officers and Elliott
    THE ARES CAPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INCLUDING THE INDEPENDENT
    Voting of Management
    Recommendation of the Board of Directors of American Capital
    Recommendation of the Board of Directors of Ares Capital
      BENEFICIAL OWNERS
    Per Share Equity Value Reference Ranges for Incremental
    Per Share Equity Value Reference Ranges for Stand-Alone
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
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    Interests of Ares Capital's Investment Adviser in the ...
    Board of Directors and Management of the Combined Company ...
    Dividends and Distributions
    Expenses and Fees
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
    THE ARES CAPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INCLUDING THE ...
    NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE, IF APPLICABLE.
    THE ARES CAPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INCLUDING THE ...
    THE AMERICAN CAPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INCLUDING THE ...
    THE AMERICAN CAPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INCLUDING THE ...
    THE AMERICAN CAPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INCLUDING THE ...
    THE ARES CAPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INCLUDING THE ...
    AGREEMENT AT A PRICE BELOW ITS THEN CURRENT NET ASSET VALUE ...
    THE AMERICAN CAPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INCLUDING THE ...
    THE AMERICAN CAPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INCLUDING THE ...
    AMERICAN CAPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND GOVERNANCE MATTERS
    Leadership Structure of the American Capital Board of Directors
    Principal Standing Committees of the American Capital Board ...
    American Capital Board of Directors and Committee Meetings
    American Capital Board of Directors Membership Criteria
    2015 Performance and Compensation Highlights
    Compensation Philosophy and Objectives
    Role of Management
      COMPENSATION TABLE
    MARKET PRICE, DIVIDEND AND DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION
    Ares Management, L.P.
    Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P.
    MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION ...
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      OPERATING EXPENSES
      OPERATING EXPENSES
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
    Equity Offering Expenses
    Board of Directors, Executive Officers and Certain Other ...
      NAME AND TITLE
    Executive Officers and Certain Other Officers Who Are Not ...
    Committees of the Board of Directors
      TRUSTEE OWNERSHIP
      NAME AND TITLE
      NAME AND TITLE
      NAME AND TITLE
      TRUSTEE OWNERSHIP
    Investment Advisory and Management Agreement
    Management Services
    Payment of Ares Capital's Expenses
    Organization of Ares Capital's Investment Adviser
    SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND ...
      BENEFICIAL OWNERS
    Investment Objectives
    Investment Adviser
    MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION ...
      OPERATING EXPENSES
      OPERATING EXPENSES
      OPERATING EXPENSES
      OPERATING EXPENSES
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
    Board of Directors Leadership Structure
    Committees of the Board of Directors
    Board of Directors and Committee Meetings
    Code of Ethics and Conduct
    SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND ...
      TRUSTEE OWNERSHIP
    AMERICAN CAPITAL PERFORMANCE GRAPH
      OPERATING EXPENSES
      BENEFICIAL OWNERS
      BENEFICIAL OWNERS
    Classified Board of Directors
      BENEFICIAL OWNERS
      BENEFICIAL OWNERS
    Code of Ethics
    WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION
      Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
    The Board of Directors and Stockholders
      Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
    The Board of Directors and Stockholders
      BALANCE SHEET
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      BENEFICIAL OWNERS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      BENEFICIAL OWNERS
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      CASH FLOW
      NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
    Equity Offering Expenses
    Investment Advisory and Management Agreement
    Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P.
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
    12. DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS
    14. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
      BALANCE SHEET
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      BENEFICIAL OWNERS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      BENEFICIAL OWNERS
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      CASH FLOW
    Equity Offering Expenses
    Investment Advisory and Management Agreement
    Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P.
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
    11. DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS
    13. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
      Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
      Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
        BALANCE SHEET
    Net Asset Value Per Common Share Outstanding ...
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      CASH FLOW
    CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
    Investment Valuation Policy
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      BALANCE SHEET
    Net Asset Value Per Common Share Outstanding $ 20 ...
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      CASH FLOW
    CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      OPERATING EXPENSES
    Appendix A Definitions
      Section 4.13 Ineligible Persons. No employee, officer or ...
      Section 8.9 Specific Performance. The parties agree that
      IVY HILL ASSET MANAGEMENT, L.P.
    APPENDIX A
    Appendix A-1
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      Board of Directors
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      The Board of Directors
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