HOUSTON, Dec. 13, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- NGP Capital Resources Company (Nasdaq:NGPC) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend to stockholders in the amount of $0.515 per common share. The expected dividend payment date is January 4, 2008 to shareholders of record on December 28, 2007. Including the three prior quarterly dividends paid this year, NGPC's 2007 dividends will total $1.44 per share. Of the $1.44 per share of dividends declared in 2007, we anticipate that $1.13 will be paid from ordinary income and $0.31 will be paid from capital gains. The actual tax characteristics of all dividends will be reported to each shareholder on Form 1099 after the end of the year.
Commenting on the record dividend, John Homier, NGPC President and CEO said, "With this dividend, we have completed three years of consistent dividend growth. For the full year 2007, we will pay a dividend of $1.44 per share, compared to $0.92 per share in 2006 and $0.66 per share for our first full year of operations in 2005. This year also marks the first time that we have had a meaningful capital gains distribution as part of the dividend. As NGPC's portfolio continues to season, we expect that capital gains distributions, while difficult to forecast, will continue to be a part of our overall annual dividend."
Update on Investment Activity
On November 30, 2007, Sonoran Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:SNRN) ("Sonoran") repaid in its entirety its $7 million Senior Secured Credit Facility. Concurrent with the repayment, Sonoran repurchased our overriding royalty interest resulting in a $0.4 million realized capital gain for NGPC. Following this realization, the Company has committed and made available for funding an approximate total of $320 million to 14 portfolio companies, with approximately $271 million currently outstanding.
About NGP Capital Resources Company
NGP Capital Resources Company is a closed-end investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Company's investment portfolio is principally invested in energy related private companies. From time to time, the Company may also invest in public companies. The Company invests primarily in senior secured and mezzanine loans in furtherance of its business plan and in some instances receives equity investments in portfolio companies in connection with such investments. NGP Capital Resources Company is managed by NGP Investment Advisor, LP, an affiliate of NGP Energy Capital Management. NGP Energy Capital Management, based in Irving, Texas, is a leading investment firm with over $7.7 billion of cumulative capital under management since inception, serving all sectors of the energy industry.
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