FS Investment Corporation III (FSIC III) is a business development company (BDC) designed to provide a high level of current income. FSIC III primarily invests in floating rate, senior secured loans of private U.S. middle market companies.

Investment objectives

FSIC III is a publicly registered, non-traded BDC and seeks to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, long-term capital appreciation. A BDC allows individual investors, at low investment minimums, to invest in the same type of private companies as do large institutions, endowments and wealthy individuals.

FSIC III is intended for investors who want current income, to diversify their fixed income portfolio for a rising interest rate environment and a defensive investment approach focused on long-term performance and principal protection.

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Investment strategy

FSIC III has a flexible investment platform, diversifying its holdings across multiple industries and geographic locations and seeks to meet its investment objectives by:

  • Identifying directly originated investment opportunities through the direct lending platform of GSO / Blackstone;

  • Employing a defensive investment approach focused on long-term credit performance and principal protection;

  • Focusing primarily on debt investments in a broad array of private U.S. companies, including middle market companies, which FSIC III defines as having  annual revenues of approximately $50 million to $2.5 billion at the time of investment;

  • Investing primarily in established, stable enterprises with positive cash flows; and

  • Maintaining rigorous portfolio monitoring, in an attempt to anticipate and pre-empt negative credit events within our portfolio.

Note: To invest in FSIC III, an investor is required to have either: (i) a net worth (not including home, furnishings and personal automobiles) of at least $70,000 and an annual gross income of at least $70,000, or (ii) a net worth (not including home, furnishings and personal automobiles) of at least $250,000. Some states, including, but not limited to: Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon and Tennessee, impose heightened suitability standards.

Stockholder Returns

*The public offering price of FSIC III’s common stock is subject to a sales load of up to 10% and offering expenses of up to 1.5%. The net investment amount for FSIC III's common stock, which is the public offering price excluding the maximum sales load of 10% and offering expenses of 1.5%, was $7.74 as of May 25, 2016. FSIC III’s total expenses as a percentage of average net assets attributable to common stock was 5.89% for the year ended December 31, 2015.  Expenses and fees are described more fully in FSIC III’s prospectus. Please consult the prospectus and read it carefully.

**The annualized distribution rate is expressed as a percentage equal to the projected annualized distribution amount per share (which is calculated by annualizing the regular weekly cash distribution per share as of the date indicated above without compounding), divided by the public offering price per share as of the date indicated above. The annualized distribution rate shown may be rounded. FSIC III’s previous distributions to shareholders were funded in significant part by the reimbursement of certain expenses, including through the waiver of certain investment advisory fees, that are subject to repayment to its affiliate, Franklin Square Holdings, and its future distributions may be funded from such waivers and reimbursements. Significant portions of these distributions were not based on FSIC III’s investment performance and such waivers and reimbursements by Franklin Square Holdings may not continue in the future. See FSIC III’s filings with the SEC for additional information.

Corporate Governance

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