THL Credit, Inc. (Nasdaq: TCRD) ("TCRD") and THL Credit Advisors LLC (collectively, "THL Credit") today announced the promotions of Christopher J. Flynn and Sam W. Tillinghast to Co-Chief Executive Officers and Co-Chief Investment Officers of both TCRD and its external manager, THL Credit Advisors LLC. In that capacity, they will be succeeding James K. Hunt, who will continue as Chairman of the Board of TCRD and a member of the Board of Directors of THL Credit Advisors LLC, and will serve as Executive Chairman of THL Credit Advisors LLC. This transition will be effective July 31, 2014.
In announcing this transition, James K. Hunt, the current Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of THL Credit, added, "This textbook succession, by compelling internal executives, will occur over a comfortable period of time to maintain close continuity with shareholders, borrowers, lenders and our investment origination sources." Mr. Hunt added, "Hunter Stropp in Los Angeles will be President of THL Credit. Terry Olson, COO and CFO, Stephanie Sullivan, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, and Brian Good and Jim Fellows, Co-Heads of THL Credit's Tradable Credit platform, will all continue in their leadership roles."
THL Credit's predecessor entities were founded over seven years ago by the management team in partnership with the partners of Thomas H. Lee Partners, LP, or THL Partners. Tom Hagerty, a Managing Director at THL Partners and a member of the board of directors of THL Credit Advisors LLC, added, "We are extraordinarily proud of the achievements of THL Credit and Jim Hunt's role as founding CEO. I look forward to Jim's continuing role in support of this strong team. I am confident in continued success with Chris' and Sam's leadership."
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