Sec Form 4 Filing - GROSS MICHAEL S @ Solar Capital Ltd. - 2017-03-09

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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP
Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
GROSS MICHAEL S
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Solar Capital Ltd. [ SLRC]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X __ Director _____ 10% Owner
X __ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
See Remarks
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O SOLAR CAPITAL LTD.,, 500 PARK AVENUE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YY)
03/09/2017
(Street)
NEW YORK, NY10022
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YY)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
__ X __ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_____ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YY) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YY) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YY) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YY) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YY)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Units ( 1 ) 03/09/2017 A( 2 ) 83,903.5298 ( 1 ) ( 1 ) ( 1 ) Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share 83,903.5298 $ 0 83,903.5298 I See Footnote ( 1 )
Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
GROSS MICHAEL S
C/O SOLAR CAPITAL LTD.,
500 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY10022
X See Remarks
Signatures
/s/ Michael S. Gross 03/10/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Explanation of Responses:
( 1 )Grants of new restricted stock units ("RSUs") with respect to 83,903.5298 shares held by Solar Capital Partners Employee Stock Plan, LLC (the "SCP Plan") to certain of Solar Capital Partners, LLC's employees pursuant to Restricted Stock Unit Agreements, dated March 9, 2017. Shares of the common stock of Solar Capital Ltd. (the "Issuer") underlying the RSUs are scheduled to vest in installments of 50% on March 1, 2019 and 50% on March 1, 2020. Upon settlement, the RSUs will become payable on a one-for-one basis in shares of the Issuer's common stock or the cash value thereof at the election of the SCP Plan administrators, Michael S. Gross and Bruce J. Spohler.
( 2 )Pursuant to the SEC staff no-action letters to Carlyle GMS Finance, Inc. (pub. Avail. Oct. 8, 2015) and to Babson Capital Management LLC (pub. Avail. Dec. 14, 2006), an employee benefit plan sponsored by an investment adviser (or an affiliated person of an investment adviser) to a closed-end investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company or to a closed-end investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, respectively, in either case that offers plan participants equity securities of such investment company is considered an "employee benefit plan sponsored by the issuer" for the purposes of Rule 16b-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

Remarks:
Chief Executive Officer, President, Chairman of the Board

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