Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

May 2, 2018 (April 27, 2018)
Date of Report (date of Earliest Event Reported)

(Exact Name of Company as Specified in its Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)
(Commission File No.)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

1981 Marcus Avenue, Suite 130, Lake Success, NY 11042
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

(212) 356-9500
(Company’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed from last report)

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Item 8.01.     Other Events

On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, which includes the Small Business Credit Availability Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act amends the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”) to permit a business development company (a “BDC”) to reduce the required minimum asset coverage ratio applicable to it from 200% to 150%, subject to certain requirements described therein.

On April 27, 2018, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Newtek Business Services Corp. (the “Company”) recommended the submission of a proposal for shareholders to approve the application of the 150% minimum asset coverage ratio to the Company at a Special Meeting of Shareholders.  

On that same day, the Board, including a “required majority” (as such term is defined in Section 57(o) of the 1940 Act) of the Board, approved application to the Company of the asset coverage requirements set forth in Section 61(a)(2) of the 1940 Act, as modified by the Act. As a result, the Company’s asset coverage requirements for senior securities will change from 200% to 150%, effective April 27, 2019. However, if shareholders approve the proposal by the required majority of votes at the Special Meeting of Shareholders, the 150% minimum asset coverage ratio will be effective on the day after such approval. The Special Meeting of Shareholders is expected to be held on July 26, 2018.

The information disclosed under this Item 8.01 is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing made under the Securities Act of 1933, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.



In accordance with the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Date: May 2, 2018
/S/    BARRY SLOANE        
Barry Sloane
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer