Barings BDC, Inc.
300 South Tryon Street, Suite 2500
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE
2020 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON APRIL 30, 2020
The following Notice of Change of Location relates to the proxy statement of Barings BDC, Inc. (the “Company”), dated March 10, 2020, furnished to stockholders of the Company in connection with the solicitation of proxies by the Board of Directors of the Company for use at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on Thursday, April 30, 2020. This Supplement is being filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is being made available to stockholders on or about April 8, 2020.
THE NOTICE SHOULD BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PROXY STATEMENT.
NOTICE OF CHANGE OF LOCATION
OF THE 2020 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
TO BE HELD ON APRIL 30, 2020
To the Stockholders of Barings BDC, Inc.:
Due to the public health impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and to support the health and well-being of our stockholders and other meeting participants, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the location of the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Meeting”) of Barings BDC, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), has been changed. As previously announced, the Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The Meeting will be held in a virtual meeting format only. You will not be able to attend the Meeting in person.
As described in the proxy materials for the Meeting previously distributed, any stockholder of record of the Company as of the close of business on March 3, 2020 is entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Meeting or any postponement or adjournment thereof. In order to attend the Meeting, you must register in advance at http://www.viewproxy.com/barings/2020/ and enter your name, phone number, email address and control number found on your proxy card, voter instruction form or notice you previously received. If you are a beneficial holder who holds your shares through an intermediary, such as a bank or broker, and wish to vote at the Meeting you must submit proof of your proxy power (legal proxy) obtained from such intermediary that reflects your Company holdings by uploading it during the registration process or emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation email after you complete your registration that includes your Meeting password and, if you are a beneficial holder who properly submitted proof of your proxy power, a control number that will allow you to participate in and vote at the Meeting. All registrations must be completed no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on Monday, April 27, 2020. Beneficial holders that wish to attend the Meeting but not vote their shares must still register for the meeting.
To be admitted to the Meeting at http://www.viewproxy.com/barings/2020/VM, enter your control number (if obtained) and provide the Meeting password included in the confirmation email sent after you completed your registration. You may vote during the Meeting by following the instructions available on the Meeting website.
Upon written request from a stockholder of record, the Company’s legal counsel, Dechert LLP, will show the virtual meeting live via webcast at its offices located at 1900 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. Please note that no members of management or the Board of Directors will be in attendance at this location. If you wish to attend the Meeting via webcast at the Washington, DC offices of Dechert LLP, please submit a written request to the Company’s Secretary by e-mail at Janice.Bishop@barings.com, to be received no later than April 29, 2020. Your written request must include your name as stockholder of record and the number of shares of the Company’s common stock you hold.