8-K 1 directordeparture20201109.htm 8-K Document

Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 9, 2020

Barings BDC, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Maryland 814-00733 06-1798488
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
300 South Tryon Street, Suite 2500
Charlotte, North Carolina
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (704) 805-7200

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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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 November 9, 2020, Thomas M. Finke submitted his resignation from the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Barings BDC, Inc. (the “Company”), effective as of the close of business on November 30, 2020. Mr. Finke, Strategic Advisor and former Chief Executive Officer of Barings LLC (“Barings”), the Company’s external investment adviser, has decided to retire from Barings effective November 30, 2020. Mr. Finke’s resignation was not the result of a disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices. The Board, upon recommendation from its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, has appointed David Mihalick to fill the vacant seat created by Mr. Finke’s resignation, effective as of the close of business on November 30, 2020, to serve as a Class III member of the Board for the remainder of the full term of such Class III directorship.
Mr. Mihalick serves as Head of U.S. Public Fixed Income at Barings, with primary responsibility for the U.S. High Yield and Investment Grade Investment Groups. Mr. Mihalick is also Chairman of the U.S. High Yield Investment Committee, a member of the Global High Yield Allocation Committee and a portfolio manager on various high yield strategies. Prior to his current role, Mr. Mihalick served as Head of Barings’ U.S. High Yield Credit Research Group. Mr. Mihalick has worked in the financial services industry since 2004. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, he was a Vice President with Wachovia Securities Leveraged Finance Group, where he was responsible for sell-side origination of leveraged loans and high yield bonds to support both corporate and private equity issuers. Prior to entering the financial services industry, he served as an officer in the United States Air Force and worked in the telecommunications industry for seven years. David holds a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy, an M.S. from the University of Washington, and an M.B.A. from Wake Forest University.
There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Mihalick and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed to the Board. Further, with regard to Mr. Mihalick, there are no transactions since the beginning of the Company’s last fiscal year, or any currently proposed transaction, in which the Company is a participant that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 Barings BDC, Inc.
Date: November 12, 2020 By: /s/ Jonathan Bock
  Jonathan Bock
  Chief Financial Officer