The Company announced that for the three months ended December 31, 2019, Newtek Small Business Finance, LLC (“NSBF”) funded a quarterly record $183.0 million in SBA 7(a) loans, which represents a 22.8% increase over SBA 7(a) loans funded for the three months ended December 31, 2018. For the year ended December 31, 2019, NSBF funded $517.7 million of SBA 7(a) loans; an increase of 10.3% over SBA 7(a) loans funded for the year ended December 31, 2018. In addition, with respect to total loan closings for the quarter, NSBF, Newtek Business Lending (“NBL”), a wholly owned portfolio company, and Newtek Conventional Lending (“NCL”), the joint venture between a Newtek wholly owned subsidiary and Conventional Lending TCP Holding, LLC, a wholly owned affiliate of BlackRock TCP Capital Corp, closed a total of $249.1 million of SBA 7(a), SBA 504 and non-conforming conventional loans. As of 2020-01-09, the Fund’s leverage was 53.7% and Debt Focused BDC Group leverage was 47.2%.