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Frequently Asked Questions

Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc. (“Bain Capital Specialty Finance,” “BCSF,” “we,” or “our”) is an externally managed specialty finance company focused on lending to middle market companies. We have elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (together with the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, the "1940 Act"). We are managed by BCSF Advisors, LP, a subsidiary of Bain Capital Credit.
BCSF seeks to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation through direct originations of secured debt, including first lien, first lien/last-out, unitranche and second lien debt, investments in strategic joint ventures, equity investments and, to a lesser extent, corporate bonds. We may also invest in mezzanine debt and other junior securities, including common and preferred equity, on an opportunistic basis, and in secondary purchases of assets or portfolios but such investments are not the principal focus of our investment strategy. In addition, we may invest, from time to time, in distressed debt, debtor-in-possession loans, structured products, structurally subordinate loans, investments with deferred interest features, zero-coupon securities and defaulted securities.
The CUSIP number for BCSF’s common stock is 05684B 107.
BSCF’s fiscal year end is December 31st.
Our common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "BCSF". For more detailed stock information, please visit our Stock Information page.
The most recent net asset value per share may be obtained in BCSF’s public filings (i.e. Forms 10-Q and 10-K) with the Securities and Exchange Commission via its website ( or by visiting our SEC Filings page.
We intend to make quarterly distributions to our stockholders out of assets legally available for distribution. Our distributions, if any, will be determined by our board of directors. All future distributions will be subject to lawfully available funds therefor, and we can offer no assurance that we will be able to declare such distributions in future periods.
Yes. We have adopted a DRIP that, concurrent with the listing of our shares on the New York Stock Exchange, is an "opt out" DRIP. As a result, if our Board declares a cash distribution, then all stockholders of our common stock who did not elected to "opt out" of our DRIP, will have their cash distributions automatically reinvested in additional shares of our common stock. The number of shares to be issued to a stockholder will be determined by dividing the total dollar amount of the distribution payable to such stockholder by the market price of common stock at the close of regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange on the date of such distribution or, if no sale is reported for such date, at the average of their reported bid and asked prices, except in circumstances where the market price per share exceeds the most recently computed net asset value per share, in which case we will issue shares at the greater of (i) the most recently computed net asset value per share and (ii) 95% of the current market price per share; any fractional shares shall be credited to each stockholder’s account. Accordingly, participants in the DRIP may receive a greater number of shares of our common stock than the number of shares associated with the market price of our common stock. Stockholders who "opt out" of our DRIP may experience dilution in their ownership percentage of our common stock over time.

If you hold your shares through a bank, broker or other intermediary, please contact your bank, broker or other intermediary to inquire about dividend reinvestment options and for instructions on how to "opt out". The Bain Capital Specialty Finance DRIP only applies to stockholders.
Additional information concerning the DRIP may be obtained from the plan administrator, U.S. Bank Global Fund Services, by mail at 615 E. Michigan St., Milwaukee, WI 53202 or by phone at (855) 862-6092. Participants who hold their shares through a broker or other nominee should direct correspondence or questions concerning the DRIP to their broker or nominee.
No. BCSF's dividends are generally not "qualified dividends" for tax purposes and therefore generally are not eligible for the lower qualified dividend tax rate when received by individual shareholders. As a regulated investment company, BCSF is only permitted to pay qualified dividends to the extent that it earns qualified dividends from its underlying investments. Since our investment objective is to invest in predominantly debt instruments, we generally do not expect to earn qualified dividends. For information about taxes in respect of dividends received by you, please consult your own tax advisor.
Dividends are generally taxable to U.S. stockholders as ordinary income or capital gains. After the end of the year, we will send to each of our U.S. stockholders a Form 1099-DIV, reporting the amounts includible in such stockholder’s taxable income for such year as ordinary income and as long-term capital gain. Participants in the DRIP are taxed on the dividends as if they were received in cash. For information about taxes in respect of dividends received by you, please consult your own tax advisor.
U.S. Bank National Association serves as our custodian and U.S. Bank Global Fund Services serves as our transfer agent and dividend disbursing agent. The principal business address of U.S. Bank National Association is 777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202 and the principal business address of U.S. Bank Global Fund Services is 615 E. Michigan St., Milwaukee, WI 53202.
Additional information can be requested by visiting the *Contact Us* hyperlink page on our website.

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