Investors

Our primary objective is to provide our investors with current income and capital appreciation primarily through investment in U.S. community banks


The primary investment objective of StoneCastle Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: BANX) is current income. The secondary objective is capital appreciation.


Philosophy: We are a disciplined investor focused on investing in U.S. community banks. StoneCastle Financial Corp's investment philosophy is to minimize the risk of loss of principal while capitalizing on opportunity in the community banking sector.

As a value investor, we seek to invest in companies that have demonstrated a long history of generating significant free cash flow, and at prices well below long-term intrinsic value. We seek investments where there is a significantly higher probability of upside potential than downside risk.

Preservation of Capital: We expect a significant portion of our investments to be made in the form of income generating preferred stock with warrants or equity conversion rights. We therefore seek to minimize downside risk by investing in banks that exhibit the potential for long-term stability. We focus on minimizing the risk of losses by using StoneCastle Financial Corp's disciplined and proven underwriting process when providing capital to community banks. We target:

    • long-term investments in established companies;

    • disciplined credit underwriting processes and positive regulatory relationships;

    • companies with stable balance sheets, lending in attractive markets with solid fundamentals; and

    • experienced management teams with exceptional track records and ties to their local markets.


Schedule of Investments (unaudited)

As of September 30, 2019

StoneCastle Financial Corp. lists the breakdown of portfolio holdings on a yearly basis as reflected in the Company's public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. More information about StoneCastle Financial can be found in the investor relations portion of our website or by visiting, www.SEC.gov.

This presentation is for informational purposes only.

Company(1) Investment # of Shares/Par Amount($)(2) Fair
Value ($)(3)
Term Loans - 14.0%
Banking - 14.0%
American Capital Bancorp Subordinated Term Loan, 9.00%, 4/1/2028

$

7,000,000

7,070,000

Big Poppy Holdings, Inc. Subordinated Term Loan, 6.50%, 4/1/2028

$

3,500,000

3,465,000

TransPecos Financial Corp. Senior Term Loan, 9.00%, 10/1/2028

$

4,000,000

4,040,000

Tulsa Valley Bancshares Subordinated Term Loan, 6.375%, 12/31/2028*

$

1,700,000

1,683,000

Young Partners, L.P. Secured Term Loan, 10.50%, 11/9/2020

$

4,565,000

3,793,515

Total Term Loan(Cost $20,291,212)

20,051,515

Debt Securities - 10.4%
Banking - 10.4%
Deutsche Bank AG Senior Unsecured Debt Obligation, Floating Rate Notes, Credit Linked to CRAFT 2018-2A, Current period coupon 12.28%^,1/20/2026, 144A(4)(5)

$

9,959,857

9,544,531

MMCapS Funding I, Ltd./MMCapS Funding I, Inc. Fixed Rate Senior Notes, 8.04%, Due 06/08/2031, 144A(4)

$

4,307,097

3,467,213

Preferred Term Securities, Ltd. / Preferred Term Securities, Inc. Fixed Rate Mezzanine Notes, 9.74%, 9/15/2030, 144A(4)

$

1,752,817

1,779,109

Total Debt Securities(Cost $15,085,052)

14,790,853

Trust Preferred Securities - 10.7%
Banking - 10.7%
Central Trust Company Capital Trust I. Junior Subordinated Debt, 10.25%, Due 07/25/2031

$

2,500,000

2,506,250

First Alliance Capital Trust I Junior Subordinated Debt, 10.25%, Due 07/25/2031

$

6,500,000

6,508,125

M&T TPS LLC Trust Preferred Security, Series 2015-1 9.74%, Note, Due 09/30/2030, 144A(4)

$

2,310,250

2,321,801

National Bank of Indianapolis TPS LLC Trust Preferred Security, Series 2015-1 9.74%, Note, Due 09/30/2030, 144A(4)

$

3,898,548

3,898,548

Total Trust Preferred Securities(Cost $15,561,452)

15,234,724

Credit Securitization - 32.5%
Banking - 32.5%
Community Funding CLO, Ltd Preferred Shares(5)(Estimated effective yield 10.49%), 144A(4)

$

45,500,000

44,819,775

U.S. Capital Funding I, Ltd. / U.S. Capital Funding I, Corp. Subordinate Income Note, 5/1/2034, 144A(4)

$

4,700,000

1,598,000

Total Preferred Share of Credit Securitization(Cost $46,648,456)

46,417,775

Pooled Equity Interest - 15.0%
Banking - 15.0%
Community Funding 2018, LLC. Preferred Shares(6)(Estimated effective yield 9.34%), 144A(4)

$

22,860,000

21,408,390

Total Pooled Equity Interest (Cost $22,355,813)

21,408,390

Perferred Stocks - 15.4%
Banking - 15.4%
Fidelity Federal Bancorp Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A, 9%

$

4,439,000

4,439,000

Fidelity Federal Bancorp Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series B, 9%

$

51,000

51,000

First Marquis Holdings, LLC. Variable Rate Perpetual Preferred Stock(6) (Estimated effective yield 13.15%)(5)

$

6,550,000

7,774,195

Marshall Holdings Limited Variable Rate Perpetual Preferred Stock(6) (Estimated effective yield 12.34%)(5)

$

5,000,000

4,787,000

The Queensborough Company Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A, 9%

$

2,670,000

2,656,650

The Queensborough Company Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series B, 9%

$

94,000

93,530

TriState Capital Holdings Fixed / Floating Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, 6.75%(TSCAP)

$

80,000

2,176,000

Total Preferred Stocks(Cost $20,810,452)

21,977,375

Common Stocks - 1.0%
Banking - 1.0%
Howard Bancorp, Inc. Equity Security(HBMD)(7)

83,119

1,387,254

Total Common Stocks(Cost $1,003,317)

1,387,254

Exchange Traded Fund - 14.1%
Diversified Financial Services - 14.1%
iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index Fund iShares U.S. Preferred Stock Exchange Traded Fund (PFF)

535,100

20,082,303

Total Exchange Traded Fund(Cost $20,064,987)

20,082,303

Total Long Term Investments(Cost $161,820,741)

161,350,189

Money Market Fund - 3.9%
Morgan Stanley Institutional Liquidity Funds - Treasury Portfolio Institutional Share Class - Money Market Mutual Fund (MISXX) 1.82%

5,547,836

5,547,836

Total Short-Term Investments (Cost $5,547,836)

5,547,836

Total Investments (Cost $167,368,577) (8)(9)†: 117.0%

166,898,025

Other assets and liabilities, net: (17.0)%(10)

(24,217,401)

Total Net Assets: 100.0%

$142,680,624

(1) We do not "control" and are not an "affiliate" of any of our portfolio companies, each as defined in the Investment Company Act
  (the "1940 Act").
(2) $ represents security position traded in par amount.
(3) Fair Value is determined in good faith in accordance with the Company's valuation policy and is reviewed and accepted by the company's Board of Directors.
(4) Security is exempt from registration under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933.
(5) Investments determined using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3). The value of such securities is $22,105,726 or 15.49% of net assets.
(6) The preferred shares are considered an equity position. Equity investments are entitled to recurring distributions which are generally equal to the remaining cash flow of the payments made by the underlying company's securities less contractual payments to debt holders and company expenses. The estimated effective yield indicated is based upon a current projection of the amount and timing of these recurring distributions and the estimated amount of repayment of principal upon termination. Such projections are periodically reviewed and adjusted as needed. The estimated effective yield may ultimately not be realized.
(7) Currently non-income producing security.
(8) Investments are income producing assets unless otherwise noted by footnote (7). (9) Cost values reflect accretion of original issue discount or market discount, and amortization of premium.
(10) Includes $25,200,000 in bank loans from Texas Capital Bank.
^ Current period coupon of 12.28% is based on the 3 month LIBOR rate plus 1,000 basis points at the time of purchase. Coupon resets on a quarterly basis on January 20th, April 20th, July 20th and October 20th.
* The estimated effective yield including structuring fees paid annually through maturity of 2028 is 9.60%.
As of September 30, 2019, the cost basis of investment securities owned was substantially identical for both book and tax purposes. Gross unrealized appreciation of investments was $3,059,155 and gross unrealized depreciation was $2,588,603 resulting in net unrealized appreciation of $470,552.


Portfolio

Our board of directors provides the overall supervision and review of our affairs. Management of our portfolio will be the responsibility of our advisor's, StoneCastle Asset Management, LLC (our "Advisor"), investment committee. Messrs. Siegel and Shilowitz will be responsible for negotiating, structuring and managing of our investments. Our Advisor's investment professionals have significant experience sourcing, analyzing, investing and managing investments in community banks.

We expect to create and maintain an investment portfolio of securities focused on the bank market, with an emphasis on community banks, through investment in numerous issuers differentiated by asset sizes, business models and geographies to create a more stable, long-term portfolio of assets. Our Advisor will monitor our portfolio companies and market concentrations and may adjust its underwriting criteria based on market conditions and portfolio concentrations. Our Advisor's monitoring operations will include sensitivity analyses to determine the effects of changes in market conditions on our asset portfolio. These analyses may include, among other things, simulations of changes in interest rates, changes in economic activity and other events that would affect the forecasted performance of our assets.

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