Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 12, 2023

Great Elm Capital Corp.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)




800 South Street, Suite 230, Waltham, MA



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (617) 375-3006

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock, $0.01 par value


Nasdaq Global Market

6.75% Notes due 2025


Nasdaq Global Market

5.875% Notes due 2026


Nasdaq Global Market

8.75% Notes due 2028


Nasdaq Global Market



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 8.01 Other Events

On December 12, 2023, the board of directors of Great Elm Capital Corp. (the “Company”) declared a special cash distribution of $0.10 per share of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 (the “Special Distribution”). The Special Distribution will be payable on January 12, 2024 to stockholders of record as of December 29, 2023.

On December 12, 2023, the Company issued a press release in connection with the Special Distribution. A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed herewith:






Press Release, dated December 12, 2023.



The cover page of this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted as inline XBRL.






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.













Date: December 12, 2023


/s/ Keri A. Davis





Keri A. Davis





Chief Financial Officer







Exhibit 99.1



Great Elm Capital Corp. (“GECC”) Declares $0.10 Per Common Share Special Cash Distribution


WALTHAM, Mass., December 12, 2023 – Great Elm Capital Corp. (the “Company” or “GECC”), (NASDAQ: GECC), a business development company, today is pleased to declare a special cash distribution of $0.10 per common share (the “Special Distribution”). The Special Distribution will be payable on January 12, 2024 to stockholders of record as of December 29, 2023.

“We are very pleased to be able to deliver a special cash distribution of $0.10 per common share to stockholders,” said Matt Kaplan, GECC’s Chief Executive Officer. “This special distribution is attributable to our portfolio’s strong performance throughout 2023, including our net investment income exceeding our regular quarterly distribution for each of the first three quarters of the year, and underscores our unwavering commitment to maximizing shareholder value.”


About Great Elm Capital Corp.

GECC is an externally managed business development company that seeks to generate current income and capital appreciation by investing in debt and income generating equity securities, including investments in specialty finance businesses.


Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this communication that are not historical facts are “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “should,” “will,” “estimate,” “designed,” “seek,” “continue,” “upside,” “potential” and similar expressions. All such forward-looking statements involve estimates and assumptions that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed in the statements. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements are: conditions in the credit markets, rising interest rates, inflationary pressure, the price of GECC common stock and the performance of GECC’s portfolio and investment manager. Information concerning these and other factors can be found in GECC’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. GECC assumes no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any duty to, update any forward-looking statements contained in this communication or to conform prior statements to actual results or revised expectations except as required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date hereof.


This press release does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale.


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Source: Great Elm Capital Corp.