RiverNorth Specialty Finance Corporation (the "Fund") (NYSE: RSF) announced the declaration of monthly distributions of $0.1453 per common share for the months of October, November and December 2020, payable on the dates noted below. In accordance with the level distribution policy, the rate has been set equal to 10% of the Fund’s common shares’ net asset value (NAV) as of the last business day of the Fund’s fiscal year, June 30, 2020, $17.44. Based on the Fund’s current market price per share of $14.83 (as of market close September 30, 2020), the annualized market price distribution rate is 11.76%.
The following dates apply to the distributions declared:
October 15, 2020
October 16, 2020
October 30, 2020
November 12, 2020
November 13, 2020
November 30, 2020
December 16, 2020
December 17, 2020
December 31, 2020
Common stockholders have the option of reinvesting these distributions in additional common shares through the Fund’s automatic dividend reinvestment plan. In the event the Fund’s common shares are trading at a discount to the Fund’s NAV, dividends will be acquired through open-market purchases. In the event the Fund’s common shares are trading at a premium to the Fund’s NAV, newly issued common shares will be delivered based on the net asset value per common share. If electing to receive cash, stockholders should contact DST Systems, Inc.
*Formerly known as RiverNorth Marketplace Lending Corporation.
RiverNorth Capital Management, LLC is an investment management firm founded in 2000. With $4.4 billion1 in assets under management as of August 31, 2020, RiverNorth specializes in opportunistic investment strategies in niche markets where the potential to exploit inefficiencies is greatest. RiverNorth is an institutional investment manager to registered funds, private funds and separately managed accounts.
This data is for information only and should not be construed as an official tax form, nor should it be considered tax or investment advice. RiverNorth is not a tax advisor and investors should consult a tax professional for guidance regarding their specific tax situation. When preparing your tax return, please refer to your Form 1099-DIV and consult your legal or tax advisor.
See the Prospectus for a more detailed description of Fund risks. Investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.
The profitability of specialty finance and other financial companies is largely dependent upon the availability and cost of capital funds, and may fluctuate significantly in response to changes in interest rates, as well as changes in general economic conditions If the borrower of Alternative Credit (as defined below) in which the Fund invests is unable to make its payments on a loan, the Fund may be greatly limited in its ability to recover any outstanding principal and interest under such loan, as (among other reasons) the Fund may not have direct recourse against the borrower or may otherwise be limited in its ability to directly enforce its rights under the loan, whether through the borrower or the platform through which such loan was originated, the loan may be unsecured or under collateralized, and/or it may be impracticable to commence a legal proceeding against the defaulting borrower. Substantially all of the Alternative Credit in which the Fund invests will not be guaranteed or insured by a third party. In addition, the Alternative Credit Instruments in which the Fund may invest will not be backed by any governmental authority. Prospective borrowers supply a variety of information regarding the purpose of the loan, income, occupation and employment status (as applicable) to the lending platforms. As a general matter, platforms do not verify the majority of this information, which may be incomplete, inaccurate, false or misleading. Prospective borrowers may misrepresent any of the information they provide to the platforms, including their intentions for the use of the loan proceeds. Alternative Credit Instruments are generally not rated by the nationally recognized statistical rating organizations ("NRSROs"). Such unrated instruments, however, are considered to be comparable in quality to securities falling into any of the ratings categories used by such NRSROs to classify "junk" bonds (i.e., below investment grade securities). Accordingly, the Fund’s unrated Alternative Credit Instrument investments constitute highly risky and speculative investments similar to investments in "junk" bonds, notwithstanding that the Fund is not permitted to invest in loans that are of subprime quality at the time of investment. Although the Fund is not permitted to invest in loans that are of subprime quality at the time of investment, an investment in the Fund’s Shares should be considered speculative and involving a high degree of risk, including the risk of loss of investment. There can be no assurance that payments due on underlying loans, including Alternative Credit, will be made.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or a guarantee against loss.
The Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The Fund’s prospectus and most recent periodic reports contain this and other important information about the investment company, and may be obtained by visiting rivernorth.com/literature or by calling 844.569.4750. Read the Prospectus carefully before investing.
1 Firm AUM reflects Managed Assets which includes the effects of leverage and investments in affiliated funds.
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Chris Lakumb, CFA, CAIA