Trinity Capital Receives “BBB-” Investment Grade Rating from Egan-Jones

Feb 25, 2020

PHOENIX--()--Trinity Capital Inc. (“Trinity” or the “Company”), a leading specialty lending company that provides debt and equipment lease financing to growth stage companies backed by technology banks, venture capital and private equity firms, today announced that Egan-Jones Ratings Company, an independent, unaffiliated rating agency (“Egan-Jones”), has assigned an investment grade credit rating of “BBB-” with a stable outlook to the Company. Egan-Jones also assigned an investment grade credit rating of “BBB-” to the Company’s 7.00% Unsecured Notes due 2025. A credit rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to revision or withdrawal at any time.

“We are very pleased with the Egan-Jones rating and are thankful for their confidence in Trinity,” said Steve Brown, Chairman and CEO of Trinity.

Egan-Jones is a Nationally Recognized Statistical Ratings Organization (NRSRO) and is recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) as a Credit Rating Provider (CRP). Egan-Jones is also certified by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

About Trinity Capital Inc.

Trinity, an internally managed specialty lending company that has elected to be regulated as a BDC under the Investment Company Act of 1940, is a leading provider of debt and equipment lease financing to growth stage companies, including venture-backed companies and companies with institutional equity investors. Trinity’s investment objective is to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation through investments consisting primarily of term debt and equipment lease financings and, to a lesser extent, working capital loans, equity and equity-related investments. Trinity believes it is one of only a select group of specialty lenders that has the depth of knowledge, experience, and track record in lending to growth stage companies. For more information, please visit https://trincapinvestment.com/.

About Egan-Jones Ratings Company Inc.

Egan-Jones started providing credit ratings in 1995 for the purpose of issuing timely, accurate ratings. Egan-Jones has been designated as a nationally recognized statistical ratings organization ("NRSRO") by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), is recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners ("NAIC") as a Credit Rating Provider, and is certified by the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") as a Credit Rating Agency ("CRA"). For more information, please visit www.egan-jones.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contacts

Vibhor Garg, Director, Marketing
info@trincapinvestment.com