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Form 8-K for HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FINANCE CORP


23-Aug-2012

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct


Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On August 23, 2012, Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (the "Company") announced that it closed a term loan credit facility of $75 million with Fortress Credit Co LLC as the lender and administrative agent ("Fortress Credit"). In connection with the credit facility, the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Horizon Credit III LLC ("Horizon Credit III"), as borrower, entered into a Loan and Security Agreement with Fortress Credit (the "Loan and Security Agreement") and, as buyer, entered into a Sale and Servicing Agreement with the Company, Horizon Technology Finance Management LLC, U.S. Bank National Association and Fortress Credit (the "Sale and Servicing Agreement," and together with the Loan and Security Agreement and various supporting documentation, the "Credit Facility") whereby the Company will transfer certain loans (collectively, the "Loans") which it has originated or acquired, or will originate or acquire, from time to time, to Horizon Credit III.

The Credit Facility, among other things, has a three-year term subject to two one-year extensions with a draw period of up to four years. The Credit Facility generally bears interest based on LIBOR plus 6.00%, with a LIBOR floor of 1.00%. The Credit Facility requires the payment of an unused line fee of 1.00% annually beginning October 1, 2012 and has an effective advance rate of 66% against eligible loans. Interest is generally required to be paid monthly in arrears. The Credit Facility is secured by all of the assets of Horizon Credit III. Under the Credit Facility, the Company and Horizon Credit III, as applicable, have made certain customary representations and warranties, and are required to comply with various covenants, reporting requirements and other customary requirements for similar credit facilities, including but not limited to, maintenance of certain ratios and minimum tangible net worth, among others. The Credit Facility includes usual and customary events of default for credit facilities of this nature including, without limitation, payment defaults, failure to perform, keep or observe certain covenants, bankruptcy events and change of control.

The description above is only a summary of the material provisions of the Credit Facility and is qualified in its entirety by reference to copies of the Loan and Security Agreement and the Sale and Servicing Agreement, which are filed as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, to this current report on Form 8-K and by this reference incorporated herein.

On August 23, 2012, the Company issued a press release announcing its entry into the Credit Facility, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.



Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The disclosure set forth above under Item 1.01 is incorporated by reference herein.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.

10.1   Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of August 23, 2012, by and among
       Horizon Credit III LLC, as the borrower, the Lenders that are signatories
       thereto, as the lenders, and Fortress Credit Co LLC, as the
       administrative agent.

10.2   Sale and Servicing Agreement, dated August 23, 2012, by and among Horizon
       Credit III LLC, as the buyer, Horizon Technology Finance Corporation, as
       the originator, Horizon Technology Finance Management LLC, as the
       servicer, U.S. Bank National Association, as the collateral custodian and
       back-up servicer, and Fortress Credit Co LLC, as the agent.

99.1   Press release of the Company dated August 23, 2012.

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