Blackstone Secured Lending Fund Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results
NEW YORK — November 10, 2022 — Blackstone Secured Lending Fund (NYSE: BXSL, or the “Company”) today reported its third quarter 2022 results.
Brad Marshall, Chief Executive Officer of Blackstone Secured Lending Fund, said, “BXSL reported excellent third quarter results including strong growth in investment income and solid credit performance. We are experiencing a significant increase in our earnings power from higher rates, which is benefiting our portfolio yields. We raised our regular dividend by 13% in September, resulting in an 11% dividend yield over the past year, based on net asset value, from a portfolio of predominantly first lien senior secured loans. BXSL was designed to weather difficult credit environments and we feel great about the resiliency of our business.”
Blackstone Secured Lending Fund issued a full detailed presentation of its third quarter 2022 results, which can be viewed at www.bxsl.com.
The Company’s Board of Trustees has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.60 per share to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2022, payable on January 31, 2023.
Quarterly Investor Call Details
Blackstone Secured Lending Fund will host its conference call today at 9:30 a.m. ET to discuss results. To register for the webcast, please use the following link: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1577068&tp_key=a86549fc7d
For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, there will be a webcast replay on the Shareholders section of BXSL’s website at https://ir.bxsl.com.
About Blackstone Secured Lending Fund
Blackstone Secured Lending Fund (NYSE:BXSL) is a specialty finance company that invests primarily in the debt of private US companies. As of September 30, 2022, BXSL’s fair value of investments was $9.7 billion. BXSL has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. BXSL is externally managed by Blackstone Credit BDC Advisors LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser that is an affiliate of Blackstone Inc. Blackstone Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the world’s largest alternative investment firm with $951 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2022.
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