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Ares Capital Corporation -- Moody's assigns a Baa3 rating to Ares Capital's senior notes due 2024

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") assigned a Baa3 rating to Ares Capital Corporation's (Ares Capital) new $650 million senior unsecured notes due 2024. Ares Capital's existing ratings, including its Baa3 issuer rating, are not affected by the transaction and the company's issuer outlook remains positive.