Posted 04 March, 2024

Carlyle Secured Lending, Inc. appointed Justin Plouffe as new CEO

Nasdaq:CGBD appointed new Chief Executive Officer Justin Plouffe in a 8-K filed on 04 March, 2024.

  On March 1, 2024, the Board appointed Justin Plouffe as a Class II Director of the Company and its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.  

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Overview of Carlyle Secured Lending, Inc.
Financial Services • Closed-End Funds
TCG BDC is an externally managed specialty finance company focused on lending to middle-market companies. TCG BDC is managed by Carlyle GMS Investment Management L.L.C., an SEC-registered investment adviser and a wholly owned subsidiary of The Carlyle Group L.P. Since it commenced investment operations in May 2013 through March 31, 2017, TCG BDC has invested more than $2.4 billion in aggregate principal amount of debt and equity investments prior to any subsequent exits or repayments. TCG BDC’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation primarily through debt investments in U.S. middle market companies.
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Item 5.02 - Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 1, 2024, Aren C. LeeKong informed Carlyle Secured Lending, Inc. (the "Company") that he is resigning from the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board") and his positions as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, in each case effective March 1, 2024, to pursue other opportunities. Carlyle and the Board thank him for his efforts and wish him the best for the future.

 On March 1, 2024, the Board appointed Justin Plouffe as a Class II Director of the Company and its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

 Justin Plouffe, 47, is a Managing Director and the Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Carlyle Global Credit. Mr. Plouffe focuses on investing across Carlyle's credit strategies as well as capital formation and management of the overall credit platform. Mr. Plouffe serves as a Trustee and portfolio manager for Carlyle Tactical Private Credit Fund, a closed-end investment company structured as an interval fund, that invests across Carlyle's Global Credit platform. He also sits on several investment committees within Carlyle's Global Credit platform. Since joining Carlyle in 2007, Mr. Plouffe has overseen CLO new issuance, led acquisitions of corporate credit management platforms, served as a portfolio manager for structured credit investments, developed proprietary portfolio management analytics and negotiated a wide variety of financing facilities. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Plouffe was an attorney at Ropes & Gray LLP. He has also served as a clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and as a legislative assistant to a U.S. Congressman. Mr. Plouffe received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of The Columbia Law Review. He is a CFA charterholder, holds Series 7, 24, 57, 63, 79 and 99 licenses, and is the Chief Executive Officer of TCG Securities, L.L.C., the SEC-registered broker/dealer affiliate of The Carlyle Group.