SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):
February 6, 2013 (February 5, 2013)
Business Development Corporation of America
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
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405 Park Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, New York 10022
(Address, Including Zip Code,
of Principal Executive Offices)
Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address,
if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On February 5, 2013, the board of directors
of Business Development Corporation of America (the “Company”) authorized the increase of the Company’s public
offering price of its common shares from $10.70 to $10.80 per share. This increase will become effective with the Company’s
next bi-monthly closing scheduled on or about February 18, 2013, and is consistent with the Company’s pricing policy, which
ensures that its net offering price per share will not be less than its net asset value per share.
The Company also announced that, on
that same day, its board of directors authorized an increase to its annualized distribution. The Company will pay
distributions at an annualized rate of 7.75%, based upon a public offering price of $10.80 per share, effective with the
Company’s next bi-monthly closing scheduled on or about February 18, 2013. With each future public offering price increase, the Company intends to sustain a 7.75% annualized distribution rate, subject to further approval by its board of directors.
A copy of the press release announcing the Company’s increase
to its public offering price and annualized distribution is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
||Press Release dated February 6, 2013|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
||BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF AMERICA|
|Date: February 6, 2013
||/s/ Nicholas S. Schorsch|
||Nicholas S. Schorsch|
||Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors|