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Form 8-K for NEWSTAR FINANCIAL, INC.


8-Apr-2013

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financia


Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On April, 4, 2013, NewStar Financial, Inc. (the "Company") and NewStar Arlington Funding LLC ("NAF"), a newly formed subsidiary of NewStar Arlington Fund LLC, entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (the "Loan and Security Agreement") by and among NAF as the borrower, the Company as the servicer, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC as the administrative agent, U.S. Bank National Association as the trustee, and each of the Class A and Class B lenders party thereto, establishing a $147,000,000 of Class A variable funding notes (the "Class A Notes") and $28,000,000 of Class B variable funding notes (the "Class B Notes") to partially fund eligible middle market loan origination for the benefit of NewStar Arlington Fund LLC, an investment fund managed by the Company. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association has committed to fund the Class A Notes as the initial Class A lender and the Company has committed to fund the Class B Notes as the initial Class B lender. Advances under the Class A Notes and the Class B Notes may be drawn, repaid and drawn again, subject to availability under a borrowing base. The Class A Notes and the Class B Notes provide for a reinvestment period of one year ending on April 4, 2014, unless extended by one year at the request of NAF, followed by a three year amortization period. The reinvestment period is subject to early termination as provided in the Loan and Security Agreement. The Company will act as the originator and the servicer of the loans and investment manager of NewStar Arlington Fund.

The Loan and Security Agreement also requires the borrower and the Company to comply with various financial and other covenants. In addition, the Loan and Security Agreement contains customary events of default and servicer defaults (subject to certain materiality thresholds and grace and cure periods) customary for transactions of this type.

The Company and certain of its subsidiaries have three credit facilities with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, including a $75 million credit facility to fund asset-based loans, a $75 million credit facility to fund new equipment lease origination, and a $175 million credit facility to fund leveraged finance loans.

The foregoing description of the Loan and Security Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the agreement, a copy of which has been filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibits 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.



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

The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.



Item 8.01 Other Events.

On April, 8, 2013, the Company issued a press release announcing that it has formed a new managed credit fund with an institutional investor to co-invest in middle market commercial loans originated by the Company, which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.



Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

10.1 Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of April 4, 2013, by and among NewStar Financial, Inc. as Servicer, NewStar Arlington Funding, LLC as Borrower, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as the initial Class A Lender, NewStar Financial, Inc. as the initial Class B Lender, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC as Administrative Agent, and U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee.

99.1 Press release of NewStar Financial, Inc. dated April 8, 2013.


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