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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
SCHEDULE TO
(Rule 14d-100)
TENDER OFFER STATEMENT UNDER SECTION 14(d)(1) OR 13(e)(1)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
GSV CAPITAL CORP.
(Name of Subject Company (Issuer) and Filing Person (Offeror))
5.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018
(Title of Class of Securities)
36191J AB7
(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)
Mark D. Klein
Chief Executive Officer
GSV Capital Corp.
2925 Woodside Road
Woodside, CA 94062
(650) 235-4769
(Name, address, and telephone number of person authorized to receive notices and communications on behalf of filing persons)
Copies to:
Steven B. Boehm, Esq.
Payam Siadatpour, Esq.
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
700 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 383-0100
CALCULATION OF FILING FEE
Transaction Valuation(1)
Amount of Filing Fee(2)
$69,345,000
$8,634
(1)
Calculated solely for purposes of determining the amount of the filing fee. The calculation of the Transaction Valuation assumes that all $69,000,000 aggregate principal amount of GSV Capital Corp.’s 5.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”) are purchased at the tender offer price of  $1,005 per $1,000 principal amount of such notes.
(2)
The amount of the filing fee was calculated in accordance with Rule 0-11 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and equals $124.50 for each $1,000,000 of the Transaction Value.

Check the box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing with which the offsetting fee was previously paid. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the Form or Schedule and the date of its filing.

Check the box if the filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer.
Check the appropriate boxes below to designate any transactions to which the statement relates:

third party tender offer subject to Rule 14d-1.

issuer tender offer subject to Rule 13e-4.

going private transaction subject to Rule 13e-3.

amendment to Schedule 13D under Rule 13d-2.
Check the following box if the filing is a final amendment reporting the results of the tender offer: ☐

This Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO (this “Schedule TO”) is filed by GSV Capital Corp., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), and relates to the Company’s offer to purchase (“Tender Offer”), upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the attached Offer to Purchase dated December 15, 2017 (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Offer to Purchase”) and the related Letter of Transmittal (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Letter of Transmittal”), any and all of its $69.0 million aggregate principal amount of outstanding 5.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”), for cash in an amount equal to $1,005 per $1,000 principal amount of notes purchased (exclusive of accrued and unpaid interest).
Copies of the Offer to Purchase and Letter of Transmittal are filed with this Schedule TO as Exhibits (a)(1)(A) and (a)(1)(B), respectively. The Tender Offer will expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on January 17, 2018 (one minute after 11:59 P.M., New York City time, on January 16, 2018), or any other date and time to which the Company extends the Tender Offer, unless earlier terminated. This Schedule TO is intended to satisfy the disclosure requirements of Rule 13e-4(c)(2) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).
The information set forth in the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal is incorporated by reference herein in response to Items 1 through 13 of Schedule TO, including as more specifically set forth below.
Item 1.
Summary Term Sheet.
The information set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the heading “Summary” and in the Letter of Transmittal is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 2.
Subject Company Information.
(a)
Name and Address.   The name of the subject company is GSV Capital Corp., a Maryland corporation. The Company’s principal executive offices are located at 2925 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062. The telephone number of its principal executive office is (650) 235-4769.
(b)
Securities.   The securities that are the subject of the Tender Offer are the Company’s outstanding Notes. As of the date of this filing, there were $69.0 million aggregate principal amount of Notes outstanding. The information set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the heading “Summary” is incorporated herein by reference.
(c)
Trading Market and Price.   The information set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the heading “Market Price Information” is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 3.
Identity and Background of Filing Person.
(a)
Name and Address.   The Company is the filing person. The Company’s business address and phone number are set forth in Item 2 above of this Schedule TO. The filing person is the subject person.
The following persons are directors and executive officers of the Company.
Name
Position
Mark Klein Director, Chief Executive Officer
Michael Moe Director, Executive Chairman
Leonard Potter Director
Ronald M. Lott Director
Marc Mazur Director
David S. Pottruck Director
William F. Tanona President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary
Carl M. Rizzo Chief Compliance Officer

The business address and telephone number for all of the above directors and executive officers are c/o GSV Capital Corp., 2925 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062 and (650) 235-4769.
Item 4.
Terms of the Transaction.
(a)
Material Terms.   The information set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the headings “Summary,” “The Terms of the Tender Offer,” “Certain Considerations,” “Source of Funds” and “Certain U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences” is incorporated herein by reference.
(b)
Purchases.   To the knowledge of the Company, based on reasonable inquiry, no Notes are owned by the Company or any officer, director or affiliate of any of the foregoing and therefore no Notes will be acquired from the Company or any officer, director or affiliate of the foregoing. The information set forth under the heading “Interest of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Notes” is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.
Past Contacts, Transactions, Negotiations and Agreements.
(a)
Not applicable.
(b)
Not applicable.
(c)
Not applicable.
(d)
Not applicable.
(e)
Agreements Involving the Subject Company’s Securities. The Company is a party to the following agreements, arrangements or understandings that involve its securities:

Indenture (including form of 5.25% Convertible Senior Note due 2018), dated September 17, 2013, relating to the 5.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018, by and between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (filed as Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 18, 2013), and incorporated herein by reference. A description of the material provisions of the foregoing agreement is set forth in the Form 8-K filed on September 18, 2013, by the Company, which is incorporated herein by reference.
For information regarding the Company’s share repurchase program, see the information set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the heading “Dividend Policy and Share Repurchase Program,” which is incorporated herein by reference.
The information set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the headings “Certain Considerations — Treatment of Notes Not Tendered in the Tender Offer” and “The Depositary and The Information Agent” is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 6.
Purposes of the Transaction and Plans or Proposals.
(a)
Purposes.   The information set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the heading “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Purpose of the Tender Offer” is incorporated herein by reference.
(b)
Use of Securities Acquired.   The information set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the heading “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Payment for Notes” is incorporated herein by reference.
(c)
Plans.   At any given time, the Company may be evaluating or in discussions regarding one or more strategic transactions although, the Company currently has no material plans, proposals or negotiations described in Item 1006(c) of Regulation M-A under the Exchange Act to disclose at this time. The information set forth in the Offer to Purchase including in “Certain Considerations — Treatment of Notes Not Tendered in the Tender Offer” and “Source of Funds” (and the documents incorporated by reference therein) is incorporated herein by reference.
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Item 7.
Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.
The information in the Offer to Purchase under the headings “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Conditions to the Tender Offer,” “Certain Considerations — Conditions to the Consummation of the Tender Offer” and “Source of Funds” is incorporated herein by reference in response to Regulation M-A Items 7(a), (b) and (d).
Item 8.
Interest in Securities of the Subject Company.
(a)
Securities Ownership.   To the knowledge of the Company, based on reasonable inquiry, no Notes are owned by the Company or any officer, director or affiliate of any of the foregoing and therefore no Notes will be acquired from the Company or any officer, director or affiliate of the foregoing. The information set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the heading “Interest of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Notes” is incorporated herein by reference.
(b)
Securities Transactions.   The information set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the heading “Interest of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Notes” is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.
Persons/Assets, Retained, Employed, Compensated or Used.
(a)
Solicitations or Recommendations.   The information set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the headings “Summary” and “The Depositary and The Information Agent” is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 10.
Financial Statements.
(a)
Financial Statements.   Not applicable.
(b)
Pro Forma.   Not applicable.
Item 11.
Additional Information.
(a)
Agreements, Regulatory Requirements and Legal Proceedings.   Not applicable.
(c)
Other Material Information.   The information contained in the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 12.
Exhibits.
Exhibit No.
Description
(a)(1)(A) Offer to Purchase, dated December 15, 2017.
(a)(1)(B) Form of Letter of Transmittal.
(a)(5) Press Release, dated December 15, 2017, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on December 15, 2017.
(d)(1) Indenture (including form of 5.25% Convertible Senior Note due 2018), dated September 17, 2013, relating to the 5.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018, by and between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (filed as Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 18, 2013), and incorporated herein by reference.
(g) Not applicable.
(h) Not applicable.
Item 13.
Information Required by Schedule 13E-3.
Not applicable.
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SIGNATURE
After due inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
GSV CAPITAL CORP.
By: /s/ Mark D. Klein
Name: Mark D. Klein
Title:   Chief Executive Officer
Dated: December 15, 2017
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EXHIBIT INDEX
Exhibit No.
Description
(a)(1)(A) Offer to Purchase, dated December 15, 2017.
(a)(1)(B) Form of Letter of Transmittal.
(a)(5) Press Release, dated December 15, 2017, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on December 15, 2017.
(d)(1) Indenture (including form of 5.25% Convertible Senior Note due 2018), dated September 17, 2013, relating to the 5.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018, by and between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (filed as Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 18, 2013), and incorporated herein by reference.
(g) Not applicable.
(h) Not applicable.
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 Exhibit (a)(1)(A)​
GSV Capital Corp.
Offer to Purchase for Cash
any and all outstanding
5.25% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2018
(CUSIP No. 36191J AB7 )
The Tender Offer (as defined herein) will expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on January 17, 2018 (one minute after 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on January 16, 2018), or any other date and time to which the Company extends such Tender Offer (such date and time, as it may be extended, the “Expiration Date”), unless earlier terminated, in the Company’s sole discretion. You must validly tender your Notes (as defined below) at or prior to the Expiration Date to be eligible to receive the Purchase Price (as defined below) for such Notes. The Purchase Price will be payable in cash. Tendered Notes may be validly withdrawn from the Tender Offer at or prior to the Expiration Date. The Tender Offer is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions as set forth under the heading “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Conditions to the Tender Offer.”
Upon the terms and subject to the conditions described in this Offer to Purchase (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Offer to Purchase”) and the accompanying Letter of Transmittal (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Letter of Transmittal” and, together with this Offer to Purchase, the “Offer Documents”), GSV Capital Corp., a Maryland corporation (the “Company,” “GSV Capital,” “we,” “us,” or “our”), hereby offers to purchase any and all of its $69.0 million aggregate principal amount of outstanding 5.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”) for cash in an amount equal to $1,005 per $1,000 principal amount of validly tendered and accepted Notes purchased (the “Purchase Price”), plus accrued and unpaid interest on such Notes, if any, from September 15, 2017, up to, but not including, the Settlement Date (as defined herein) (“Accrued Interest”). The Company refers to the offer to purchase the Notes as the “Tender Offer.” The Tender Offer is open to all registered holders (individually, a “Holder” and, collectively, the “Holders”) of the Notes.
The Tender Offer is subject to the satisfaction or waiver, in the Company’s sole discretion, of certain conditions as described herein. The Tender Offer is not conditioned upon the receipt of financing or any minimum amount of Notes being tendered. See “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Conditions to the Tender Offer.” The purpose of the Tender Offer is to reduce the principal amount of outstanding Notes, which mature on September 15, 2018. The Offer Documents contain important information that should be read before any decision is made with respect to the Tender Offer. In particular, see “Certain Considerations” beginning on page 22 for a discussion of certain factors you should consider in connection with the Tender Offer.
Requests for additional copies of this Offer to Purchase or for copies of the related Letter of Transmittal and requests for assistance relating to the procedures for tendering Notes may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation, which is serving as depositary and information agent in connection with the Tender Offer (the “Depositary,” the “Information Agent” or the “Depositary and Information Agent”) at the address and telephone number on the back cover page of this Offer to Purchase. Beneficial owners may contact their broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company, custodian or other nominee for assistance regarding the Tender Offer.
NONE OF THE COMPANY, ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ITS OFFICERS, THE DEPOSITARY AND INFORMATION AGENT OR THE TRUSTEE UNDER THE INDENTURE GOVERNING THE NOTES (THE “TRUSTEE”), OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES, IS MAKING ANY RECOMMENDATION AS TO WHETHER HOLDERS SHOULD TENDER ANY NOTES IN RESPONSE TO THE TENDER OFFER. HOLDERS MUST MAKE THEIR OWN DECISION AS TO WHETHER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TENDER OFFER AND, IF SO, THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOTES TO TENDER.
THIS TRANSACTION HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED BY THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (THE “SEC”), NOR HAS THE SEC PASSED UPON THE FAIRNESS OR MERITS OF THIS TRANSACTION OR UPON THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THIS OFFER TO PURCHASE. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.
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The Tender Offer commenced on December 15, 2017 and will expire on the Expiration Date, unless earlier terminated by the Company. No tenders will be valid if submitted after the Expiration Date. If your Notes are held by a broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company, custodian or other nominee (each, a “Nominee”), such Nominee may have an earlier deadline for accepting the offer. You should promptly contact such Nominee that holds your Notes to determine its deadline. The Tender Offer is open to all registered Holders of the Notes.
The Company will purchase any Notes that have been validly tendered at or prior to the Expiration Date and accepted for purchase, subject to all conditions to the Tender Offer having been either satisfied or waived by the Company, promptly following the Expiration Date (the date of such acceptance and purchase, the “Settlement Date”). The Settlement Date is expected to occur within three business days following the Expiration Date, assuming the conditions to the Tender Offer have been either satisfied or waived by the Company at or prior to the Expiration Date.
Subject to compliance with applicable law, the Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to: (1) extend the Expiration Date to a later date and time as announced by the Company; (2) waive or modify in whole or in part any or all of the conditions to the Tender Offer; (3) delay the acceptance for purchase of any Notes or delay the purchase of any Notes; or (4) otherwise modify or terminate the Tender Offer. In the event that the Tender Offer is terminated or otherwise not completed, the Purchase Price will not be paid or become payable to Holders of the Notes, without regard to whether such Holders have validly tendered their Notes (in which case, such tendered Notes will be promptly returned to Holders). The Company will publicly announce any extension, termination or amendment in the manner described under “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Announcements.” There can be no assurance that the Company will exercise its right to extend, terminate or amend the Tender Offer. See “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Expiration Date; Extension; Termination and Amendment.”
Notwithstanding any other provision of the Tender Offer, the Company’s obligation to accept for purchase, and to pay for, any Notes validly tendered pursuant to the Tender Offer is conditioned upon satisfaction or waiver of the General Conditions (as defined herein). The Company expects to use cash on hand to finance its payment of the Purchase Price for all Notes validly tendered in the Tender Offer and accepted for purchase by us. At the time of offer, the Company does not have any alternative financing or plans in the event that cash on hand is insufficient to finance the Company’s payment of the Purchase Price for all Notes validly tendered in the Tender Offer and accepted for purchase by us. The conditions to the Tender Offer are for the sole benefit of the Company and may be asserted by the Company in its sole discretion and may be waived by the Company in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, in the sole discretion of the Company, regardless of whether any other condition of the Tender Offer is also waived. If the Tender Offer is terminated at any time, the Notes validly tendered and not previously accepted and purchased will be promptly returned to the tendering Holders. The Tender Offer is not conditioned upon the receipt of financing or any minimum amount of Notes being tendered. See “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Conditions to the Tender Offer.”
Withdrawal rights with respect to the Notes will terminate on the Expiration Date. Thereafter, tenders are irrevocable except that Notes not yet accepted for purchase may be withdrawn at any time after February 13, 2018 (40 business days after the commencement of the Tender Offer). For the withdrawal of a tendered Note to be valid, such withdrawal must comply with the procedures set forth in “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Withdrawal of Tenders.”
In the event that the Company modifies the Purchase Price and there are fewer than 10 business days remaining from and including the date of the announcement of such modification to and including the Expiration Date, the Company will extend the Expiration Date so that at least 10 business days remain until the Expiration Date.
See “Certain U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences” for a discussion of certain tax matters that should be considered in evaluating the Tender Offer.
If you do not tender your Notes or if you tender Notes that are not accepted for purchase, you will continue to hold your Notes and they will remain outstanding. If the Company consummates the Tender Offer, the trading market for the Notes may be significantly more limited. For a discussion of this and other risks, see “Certain Considerations.”
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IMPORTANT DATES
Holders of Notes should take note of the following dates in connection with the Tender Offer, which dates may be extended:
Date
Calendar Date and Time
Event
Expiration Date 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on January 17, 2018 (one minute after 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on January 16, 2018) The last date and time for you to validly tender Notes.
Settlement Date For Notes that have been validly tendered at or prior to the Expiration Date and that are accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer, settlement will occur on the Settlement Date, which is expected to occur within three business days following the Expiration Date, assuming the conditions to the Tender Offer have been either satisfied or waived by the Company at or prior to the Expiration Date. The date you are paid the Purchase Price for all Notes that are validly tendered at or prior to the Expiration Date and that are accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer, plus Accrued Interest.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The Notes are represented by one or more global certificates registered in the name of Cede & Co., the nominee of The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”), and held in book-entry form through DTC. DTC is the only registered holder of the Notes. DTC facilitates the clearance and settlement of securities transactions through electronic book-entry changes in accounts of DTC participants. DTC participants include securities brokers and dealers, banks, trust companies, clearing corporations and other organizations.
A beneficial owner whose Notes are held by a Nominee and who desires to tender such Notes in the Tender Offer must contact its Nominee and instruct such Nominee to tender its Notes on such beneficial owner’s behalf. Accordingly, beneficial owners wishing to participate in the Tender Offer should contact their Nominee as soon as possible in order to determine the time by which such owner must take action in order to so participate. See “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Procedure for Tendering Notes.”
DTC has authorized DTC participants that hold Notes on behalf of beneficial owners of Notes through DTC to tender their Notes as if they were Holders. To properly tender Notes, the Depositary and Information Agent must receive, at or prior to the Expiration Date:

a timely confirmation of book-entry transfer of such Notes according to the procedure for book-entry transfer described in this Offer to Purchase; and

an Agent’s Message (as defined herein) through the automated tender offer program (“ATOP”) of DTC or a properly completed and duly executed Letter of Transmittal.
There are no guaranteed delivery procedures provided for by the Company in order to tender Notes in the Tender Offer. For more information regarding the procedures for tendering your Notes, see “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Procedure for Tendering Notes.”
You should read this Offer to Purchase, including the documents incorporated by reference herein, and the Letter of Transmittal carefully before making a decision to tender your Notes.
THIS OFFER TO PURCHASE AND RELATED DOCUMENTS DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO BUY OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO SELL NOTES IN ANY JURISDICTION OR IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION IS UNLAWFUL.
Neither the delivery of this Offer to Purchase and any related documents nor any purchase of Notes by the Company will, under any circumstances, create any implication that the information contained in this Offer to Purchase or in any related document is current as of any time subsequent to the date of such information (or, in the case of a document incorporated by reference, the date of such document incorporated by reference).
No other person has been authorized to give any information or to make any representations with respect to the Tender Offer other than the information and representations contained or incorporated by reference in this Offer to Purchase or in the Letter of Transmittal, and, if given or made, such information or representations must not be relied upon as having been authorized.
From time to time after completion of the Tender Offer, the Company and/or its affiliates may purchase additional Notes through additional tender offers, exchange offers or otherwise. Any future purchases or exchanges may be on the same terms or on terms that are more or less favorable to Holders of Notes than the terms of the Tender Offer, and such differences may be material. Any future purchases or exchanges by the Company and/or its affiliates will depend on various factors existing at that time. There can be no assurance as to which, if any, of these alternatives (or combinations thereof) the Company and/or its affiliates may choose to pursue in the future. Pursuant to Rule 13e-4(f)(6) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), neither the Company nor its affiliates may purchase any Notes other than pursuant to the Tender Offer until 10 business days after the Expiration Date (or any earlier date of termination) of the Tender Offer. The Notes mature on September 15, 2018, unless earlier repurchased or converted. See “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Description of the Notes.”
In this Offer to Purchase, the Company has used the convention of referring to all Notes that have been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn as having been “validly tendered.” Any Notes validly withdrawn will be deemed to be not validly tendered for purposes of the Tender Offer.
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SUMMARY
The following summary highlights selected information from this Offer to Purchase and is provided solely for the convenience of Holders of the Notes. This summary is not intended to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to, and should be read in conjunction with, the information appearing elsewhere or incorporated by reference in this Offer to Purchase. Each undefined capitalized term used in this Summary has the meaning set forth elsewhere in this Offer to Purchase. Holders are urged to read this Offer to Purchase, along with the Letter of Transmittal, in their entirety, including all documents incorporated by reference, before making a decision to tender Notes.
Who is offering to purchase the Notes?
GSV Capital Corp., a Maryland corporation, is offering to purchase the Notes. See “The Company.”
What securities are being sought in the Tender Offer?
We are offering to purchase, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal, any and all of our $69.0 million aggregate principal amount of outstanding Notes for cash in an amount equal to $1,005 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes purchased, plus Accrued Interest.
As of December 15, 2017, there were $69.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes outstanding.
Why is the Company making the Tender Offer?
The purpose of the Tender Offer is to reduce the principal amount of outstanding Notes, which mature on September 15, 2018. All of the Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase in the Tender Offer will be retired and canceled.
Will I receive interest on my Notes purchased pursuant to the Tender Offer?
Yes. Holders will receive Accrued Interest to, but not including, the Settlement Date in respect of their Notes that are accepted for purchase.
How will the Company fund the purchase of the Notes?
We expect to use cash on hand to finance our payment of the Purchase Price for all Notes validly tendered in the Tender Offer and accepted for purchase by us. In addition to the other conditions set forth in “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Conditions to the Tender Offer,” the availability of cash on hand must be sufficient to finance the payment of the Purchase Price for all Notes validly tendered in the Tender Offer and accepted for purchase by us. At the time of offer, the Company does not have any alternative financing or plans in the event that cash on hand is insufficient to finance the Company’s payment of the Purchase Price for all Notes validly tendered in the Tender Offer and accepted for purchase by us.
What is the purchase price for the Notes?
The Purchase Price for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase shall be an amount equal to $1,005, payable to Holders who validly tender their Notes on or prior to the Expiration Date. In addition, each Holder will receive Accrued Interest on such $1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase.
What aggregate principal amount of Notes is being sought in the Tender Offer?
Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the Tender Offer, we will purchase any and all of our $69.0 million aggregate principal amount of outstanding Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn prior to 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on January 17, 2018 (one minute after 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on January 16, 2018).
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Will all of the Notes that I validly tender in the Tender Offer, and do not validly withdraw, be purchased?
Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the Tender Offer, we will purchase all of the Notes that you validly tender pursuant to the Tender Offer and do not validly withdraw.
May I tender only a portion of the Notes that I own?
Yes. You do not have to tender all of the Notes that you own in order to participate in the Tender Offer, except that Notes must be tendered in denominations of  $1,000 and any multiple thereof. Holders who do not tender all of their Notes must ensure that they retain a principal amount of Notes equal to or greater than $1,000.
Will the Company purchase additional Notes after the Expiration Date of the Tender Offer?
From time to time after completion of the Tender Offer, we and/or our affiliates may purchase additional Notes through additional tender offers, exchange offers or otherwise. Any future purchases or exchanges may be on the same terms or on terms that are more or less favorable to Holders of Notes than the terms of the Tender Offer, and such differences may be material. Any future purchases or exchanges by us and/or our affiliates will depend on various factors existing at that time. There can be no assurance as to which, if any, of these alternatives (or combinations thereof) we and/or our affiliates may choose to pursue in the future. Pursuant to Rule 13e-4(f)(6) under the Exchange Act, neither we nor our affiliates may purchase any Notes other than pursuant to the Tender Offer until 10 business days after the Expiration Date (or any earlier date of termination) of the Tender Offer.
When does the Tender Offer expire?
The Tender Offer will expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on January 17, 2018 (one minute after 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on January 16, 2018), unless extended or earlier terminated by us. If a Nominee holds your Notes, such Nominee may have an earlier deadline for accepting tenders. You should promptly contact such Nominee that holds your Notes to determine its deadline.
If we are required by applicable law to make an announcement relating to an extension of the Expiration Date for the Tender Offer, an amendment or termination of the Tender Offer, acceptance of the Notes for purchase, or otherwise, we will do so as promptly as practicable and, in the case of an extension of the Expiration Date, no later than 9:00 a.m., New York City time, on the business day after the previously scheduled Expiration Date. Unless otherwise specified in this Offer to Purchase or required by applicable law, we may choose to issue an announcement of this type in any reasonable manner, but we will have no obligation to do so other than by issuing a press release or a notice sent via DTC.
Under what circumstances can the Tender Offer be extended, amended or terminated?
Subject to applicable law, we may extend the Tender Offer, at any time or from time to time, for any reason, in our sole discretion. Subject to applicable law, we also expressly reserve the right, at any time or from time to time, to amend the terms of the Tender Offer in any respect prior to the Expiration Date. If the Tender Offer is terminated, no Notes will be accepted for purchase and any Notes that have been tendered will be returned to the Holders promptly after the termination. For more information regarding our right to extend, amend or terminate the Tender Offer, see “The Terms of the Tender Offer —  Expiration Date; Extension; Termination and Amendment.”
When will I receive payment for my validly tendered Notes?
The Settlement Date is expected to occur within three business days following the Expiration Date, assuming the conditions to the Tender Offer have been either satisfied or waived by us at or prior to the Expiration Date.
Upon satisfaction or waiver by us of the conditions to the Tender Offer, we will (1) accept for purchase Notes validly tendered, and (2) promptly pay the Purchase Price for all Notes accepted for purchase by us. Payment of the Purchase Price will be made with respect to Notes accepted for purchase on the Settlement Date, together with Accrued Interest.
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What will happen to Notes the Company purchases in the Tender Offer?
All of the Notes purchased in the Tender Offer will be retired and canceled.
What are the significant conditions to the Tender Offer?
Notwithstanding any other provision of the Tender Offer, our obligation to accept for purchase, and to pay for, any Notes validly tendered pursuant to the Tender Offer is conditioned upon satisfaction or waiver of the General Conditions (as defined herein). The conditions to the Tender Offer are for our sole benefit and may be asserted by us in our sole discretion and may be waived by us in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, in our sole discretion, regardless of whether any other condition of the Tender Offer is also waived, at or prior to the Expiration Date. If the Tender Offer is terminated at any time, the Notes validly tendered and not previously accepted and purchased will be promptly returned to the tendering Holders. The Tender Offer is not conditioned upon the receipt of financing or any minimum amount of Notes being tendered. See “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Conditions to the Tender Offer.”
How do I tender my Notes?
If you desire to tender Notes for which you are the beneficial owner that are held through a Nominee, you should contact such Nominee promptly and instruct the Nominee to tender such Notes on your behalf. To properly tender Notes, the Depositary must receive, on or prior to the Expiration Date:

a timely confirmation of book-entry transfer of such Notes according to the procedure for book-entry transfer described in this Offer to Purchase; and

an Agent’s Message through DTC’s ATOP or a properly completed and duly executed Letter of Transmittal.
We are not providing for procedures for tenders of Notes to be made by guaranteed delivery. Accordingly, you must allow sufficient time for the necessary tender procedures to be completed during the normal business hours of DTC on or prior to the Expiration Date. If you hold your Notes through a Nominee, you should keep in mind that such entity may require you to take action with respect to the Tender Offer a number of days before the Expiration Date in order for such entity to tender Notes on your behalf on or prior to the Expiration Date. Tenders not completed prior to 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on January 17, 2018 (one minute after 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on January 16, 2018) will be disregarded and of no effect (unless the Tender Offer has been extended and such tenders are completed prior to the expiration of the extended Tender Offer).
See “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Procedure for Tendering Notes.” For further information, call the Depositary at its telephone number set forth on the back cover of this Offer to Purchase or consult your Nominee for assistance.
Once I have tendered the Notes, can I change my mind?
Tendered Notes may be validly withdrawn any time on or prior to the Expiration Date. Thereafter, tenders are irrevocable except that Notes not yet accepted for purchase may be withdrawn at any time after February 13, 2018 (40 business days after the commencement of the Tender Offer). For the withdrawal of a tendered Note to be valid, such withdrawal must comply with the procedures set forth in “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Withdrawal of Tenders.”
To validly withdraw Notes, Holders must deliver a written or facsimile notice of withdrawal, or a properly transmitted “Request Message” through ATOP, with the required information (as set forth below under “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Withdrawal of Tenders”) at or prior to the Expiration Date. Notes validly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Date may be tendered and delivered again prior to the Expiration Date in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Offer to Purchase.
What are the tax consequences to me if I validly tender my Notes?
For a summary of certain U.S. federal income tax consequences of the disposition of Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer, see “Certain U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences.”
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Is the Company making any recommendation about the Tender Offer?
None of us, our Board of Directors, our officers, the Depositary and Information Agent or the Trustee, or any of their respective affiliates, is making any recommendation as to whether you should tender your Notes pursuant to this Offer to Purchase. Holders should determine whether to tender their Notes pursuant to this Offer to Purchase based upon, among other things, their own assessment of the current market value of the Notes, liquidity needs and investment objectives.
What happens to Notes that are not accepted for purchase?
We will return any tendered Notes that we do not accept for purchase to their tendering Holder without expense. Notes not tendered and Notes otherwise not purchased pursuant to the Tender Offer will remain outstanding. If the Tender Offer is consummated, the aggregate principal amount of Notes that remain outstanding will be reduced. This may adversely affect the liquidity of and, consequently, the market price for the Notes that remain outstanding after consummation of the Tender Offer. See “Certain Considerations.”
What if I choose not to tender my Notes?
Your rights and our obligations under the Notes that remain outstanding after the consummation of the Tender Offer will not change as a result of the Tender Offer. Although Notes not purchased in the Tender Offer will remain outstanding following consummation of the Tender Offer, the purchase of the Notes may result in a smaller trading market for the remaining outstanding Notes, which may cause the market for such Notes to be less liquid and more sporadic, and market prices for such Notes may fluctuate significantly depending on the volume of trading of the Notes. See “Certain Considerations.”
Who can I contact for more information?
Global Bondholder Services Corporation is serving as both the Depositary and the Information Agent in connection with the Tender Offer. Beneficial owners may contact their Nominee for assistance regarding the Tender Offer. Requests for additional copies of this Offer to Purchase or for copies of the related Letter of Transmittal and requests for assistance relating to the procedure for tendering Notes may be directed to the Information Agent at the address and telephone number on the back cover page of this Offer to Purchase.
Who is the trustee of the Notes?
U.S. Bank National Association is the trustee with respect to the Notes under the Indenture (as defined herein) governing the Notes.
Will I be charged any brokerage commissions if I decide to tender my Notes?
No brokerage commissions or fees are payable by Holders to us or the Depositary and Information Agent. If your Notes are held through a broker or other Nominee who tenders the Notes on your behalf, such Nominee may charge you a commission for doing so. You should consult with your Nominee to determine whether any charges will apply. See “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Payment for Notes.”
What is the amount of currently outstanding Notes?
As of December 15, 2017, there were $69.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes outstanding.
What is the conversion rate of the Notes?
Subject to the terms and conditions of the Indenture governing the Notes, the Notes are convertible into shares of our common stock at a conversion rate (subject to adjustment) of 83.3596 shares per $1,000 principal amount of Notes (together with a cash payment in lieu of any fractional share), which is equal to a conversion price of approximately $12.00 per share of our common stock. A Holder may convert any of its Notes at any time on or prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding the maturity date regardless of the foregoing conditions.
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Our common stock is currently traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “GSVC.” The closing price of our common stock on December 14, 2017 was $5.79 per share.
Do Holders have any rights to require the Company to repurchase the Notes?
If we undergo a Fundamental Change (as defined in the Indenture), subject to certain conditions, Holders may require us to repurchase for cash all or part of their Notes in principal amounts of  $1,000 or an integral multiple thereof. The fundamental change repurchase price will be equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the fundamental change repurchase date.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
We file with or submit to the SEC annual, quarterly and current periodic reports, proxy statements and other information meeting the informational requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This information is available free of charge by contacting us at GSV Capital Corp., 2925 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062 or by telephone at (650) 235-4769. You may inspect and copy these reports, proxy statements and other information, as well as our registration statement and related exhibits and schedules, at the Public Reference Room of the SEC at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. You may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. Copies of these reports, proxy and information statements and other information may be obtained, after paying a duplicating fee, by electronic request at the following e-mail address: publicinfo@sec.gov, or by writing the SEC’s Public Reference Section, Washington D.C. 20549-0102. In addition, the SEC maintains an Internet website that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information filed electronically by us with the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Information about the Company is available on our website at www.gsvcap.com. The contents of our website are not incorporated by reference herein and are not deemed to be part of this Offer to Purchase.
The Information Agent will provide without charge to each person to whom this Offer to Purchase is delivered upon the request of such person, a copy of any or all of the documents incorporated herein by reference, other than exhibits to such documents (unless such exhibits are specifically incorporated by reference into such documents). Requests for such documents should be directed to the Information Agent at its telephone number and address set forth on the back cover of this Offer to Purchase. The information relating to the Company contained in this Offer to Purchase does not purport to be complete and should be read together with the information contained in the incorporated documents and reports.
In addition, any questions and requests for assistance or requests for additional copies of this Offer to Purchase or the Letter of Transmittal should be directed to the Information Agent at the address listed on the back cover of this Offer to Purchase.
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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This Offer to Purchase and other statements that we may make, may contain forward-looking statements with respect to future financial or business performance, strategies or expectations. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as “trend,” “opportunity,” “pipeline,” “believe,” “comfortable,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “current,” “intention,” “estimate,” “position,” “assume,” “potential,” “outlook,” “continue,” “remain,” “maintain,” “sustain,” “seek,” “achieve” and similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “may” or similar expressions.
Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we assume no duty to and do not undertake to update forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements and future results could differ materially from historical performance.
In addition to factors previously identified elsewhere in this Offer to Purchase, the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements or historical performance:

our future operating results;

our business prospects and the prospects of our portfolio companies;

the impact of investments that we expect to make;

our contractual arrangements and relationships with third parties;

the dependence of our future success on the general economy and its impact on the industries in which we invest;

the financial condition of and ability of our current and prospective portfolio companies to achieve their objectives;

our expected financings and investments;

the adequacy of our cash resources and working capital, including our ability to obtain continued financing on favorable terms;

the timing of cash flows, if any, from the operations of our portfolio companies;

the impact of increased competition;

the ability of GSV Asset Management (as defined herein) to locate suitable investments for us and to monitor and administer our investments;

potential conflicts of interest in the allocation of opportunities between us and other investment funds managed by GSV Asset Management or its affiliates, if any;

the ability of GSV Asset Management to attract and retain highly talented professionals;

changes in law and policy accompanying the new administration and uncertainty pending any such changes;

increased geopolitical unrest, terrorist attacks or acts of war, which may adversely affect the general economy, domestic and local financial and capital markets, or the specific industries of our portfolio companies;

changes and volatility in political, economic or industry conditions, the interest rate environment, foreign exchange rates or financial and capital markets;

the unfavorable resolution of legal proceedings, if any; and

the impact of changes to tax legislation and, generally, our tax position.
The forward-looking statements in this Offer to Purchase are excluded from the safe harbor protection provided by Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
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THE COMPANY
We are an externally managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company, or BDC, under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, which we refer to as the 1940 Act. In addition, for tax purposes, we elected to be treated as a regulated investment company, or RIC, under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, which we refer to as the Code, beginning with our taxable year ended December 31, 2014, have qualified to be treated as a RIC for subsequent taxable years, and intend to continue to operate in a manner so as to qualify for the tax treatment applicable to RICs. As a BDC, we are required to comply with certain regulatory requirements. See “Business — Regulation as a Business Development Company” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 for discussion of BDC regulation and other regulatory considerations.
Our investment objective is to maximize our portfolio’s total return, principally by seeking capital gains on our equity and equity-related investments. We invest principally in the equity securities of what we believe to be rapidly growing venture-capital-backed emerging companies. We acquire our investments through direct investments in prospective portfolio companies, secondary marketplaces for private companies and negotiations with selling stockholders. We may also invest on an opportunistic basis in select publicly traded equity securities or certain non-U.S. companies that otherwise meet our investment criteria.
Our investment activities are managed by GSV Asset Management, LLC (“GSV Asset Management”), an investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended, and its investment committee, composed of Michael Moe, William Tanona, and Luben Pampoulov.
We have entered into an administration agreement (the “Administration Agreement”) with GSV Capital Service Company, LLC (“GSV Capital Service Company”) to provide us with administrative services, including furnishing office facilities, equipment, clerical, bookkeeping, record keeping services, and other administrative services. GSV Asset Management controls GSV Capital Service Company. We reimburse GSV Capital Service Company an allocable portion of overhead and other expenses in performing its obligations under the Administration Agreement, including a portion of the rent and the compensation of our President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and other staff providing administrative services. While there is no limit on the total amount of expenses we may be required to reimburse to GSV Capital Service Company, GSV Capital Service Company will only charge us for the actual expenses GSV Capital Service Company incurs on our behalf, or our allocable portion thereof, without any profit to GSV Capital Service Company.
Our investment philosophy is based on a disciplined approach of identifying potentially high-growth emerging companies across several key industry themes which may include, among others, social mobile, cloud computing and big data, internet commerce, sustainability and education technology. GSV Asset Management’s investment decisions are based on a disciplined analysis of available information regarding each potential portfolio company’s business operations, focusing on the company’s growth potential, the quality of recurring revenues and cash flow and cost structures, as well as an understanding of key market fundamentals. Venture capital funds or other financial or strategic sponsors have invested in the vast majority of the companies that our investment adviser evaluates.
We seek to deploy capital primarily in the form of non-controlling equity and equity-related investments, including common stock, warrants, preferred stock and similar forms of senior equity, which may or may not be convertible into a portfolio company’s common equity, and convertible debt securities with a significant equity component. Typically, our preferred stock investments are non-income producing, have different voting rights than our common stock investments and are generally convertible into common stock at our discretion.
Our administrative and executive offices are located at 2925 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062, and our telephone number is (650) 235-4769. Our website is www.gsvcap.com. Information contained on our website is not incorporated by reference into the Offer Documents, and you should not consider information contained on our website to be part of the Offer Documents.
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DIVIDEND POLICY AND SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM
On August 7, 2017, our Board of Directors authorized a discretionary open-market share repurchase program of shares of our common stock of up to $5.0 million in aggregate amount, until August 6, 2018 (the “Share Repurchase Program”). On November 7, 2017, our Board of Directors authorized an extension of, and an increase in the amount of shares of our common stock that may be repurchased under, the discretionary Share Repurchase Program until the earlier of  (i) November 6, 2018 or (ii) the repurchase of $10.0 million in aggregate amount of our common stock. The timing and number of shares to be repurchased will depend on a number of factors, including market conditions and alternative investment opportunities. The Share Repurchase Program may be suspended, terminated or modified at any time for any reason and does not obligate us to acquire any specific number of shares of our common stock.
Since inception of the Share Repurchase Program through November 9, 2017, the date of filing of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, we have purchased 859,121 shares of our common stock pursuant to the Share Repurchase Program for approximately $4.4 million. At November 9, 2017, the approximate dollar value of shares that may yet be purchased under the Share Repurchase Program was $5.6 million. Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 23 of the 1940 Act that from time to time we may purchase shares of our common stock in the open market at prevailing market prices.
The timing and amount of our distributions, if any, will be determined by our Board of Directors and will be declared out of assets legally available for distribution. We intend to focus on making capital gains-based investments from which we will derive primarily capital gains. As a consequence, we do not anticipate that we will pay distributions on a quarterly basis or become a predictable distributor of distributions, and we expect that our distributions, if any, will be much less consistent than the distributions of other BDCs that primarily make debt investments. If there are earnings or realized capital gains to be distributed, we intend to declare and pay a distribution at least annually. The amount of realized capital gains available for distribution to stockholders will be impacted by our tax status.
Our current intention is to make any future distributions out of assets legally available therefrom in additional shares of our common stock under our dividend reinvestment plan, unless a stockholder elects to receive dividends and/or long-term capital gains distributions in cash. Under the dividend reinvestment plan, if a stockholder owns shares of common stock registered in its own name, the stockholder will have all cash distributions (net of any withholding) automatically reinvested in additional shares of common stock unless the stockholder opts out of our dividend reinvestment plan by delivering a written notice to our dividend paying agent prior to the record date of the next dividend or distribution. Any distributions reinvested under the plan will nevertheless remain taxable to the U.S. stockholder, although no cash distribution has been made. As a result, if a stockholder does not elect to opt out of the dividend reinvestment plan, it will be required to pay applicable federal, state and local taxes on any reinvested dividends even though such stockholder will not receive a corresponding cash distribution. In addition, reinvested dividends have the effect of increasing our gross assets, which may correspondingly increase the management fee payable to our investment adviser, GSV Asset Management. Stockholders who hold shares in the name of a broker or financial intermediary should contact the broker or financial intermediary regarding any election to receive distributions in cash.
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THE TERMS OF THE TENDER OFFER
Description of the Notes
The Notes were issued pursuant to the Indenture, dated as of September 17, 2013 (the “Indenture”), between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”). The following description of the Notes and any other description of the Notes contained in this Offer to Purchase, the Letter of Transmittal or in any other document related to the Tender Offer are qualified in their entirety by reference to the Indenture. Copies of the Indenture are available from the Information Agent at the address and telephone numbers set forth on the back cover of this Offer to Purchase. Such material may also be accessed electronically at the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov.
The terms and conditions governing the Notes, including the covenants and other protective provisions contained in the Indenture, will remain unchanged by the Tender Offer. No amendments to the Indenture are being sought in connection with the Tender Offer.
As of December 15, 2017, there were $69.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes outstanding.
The Notes are unsecured obligations of the Company and will rank senior in right of payment to any future indebtedness that is expressly subordinated in right of payment to the Notes, equal in right of payment to any future unsecured indebtedness that is not so subordinated to the Notes, effectively junior to any future secured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the assets securing such indebtedness, and structurally junior to all future indebtedness (including trade payables) incurred by the Company’s subsidiaries.
The Notes bear interest at a rate equal to 5.25% per annum, payable semiannually in arrears on March 15 and September 15 of each year. The Notes mature on September 15, 2018, unless earlier repurchased or converted in accordance with their terms. The repurchase and conversion provisions of the Notes are as follows:
Repurchase Rights
Subject to certain exceptions, Holders may require us to repurchase, for cash, all or part of their Notes upon a “fundamental change” (as defined in the Indenture) at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being repurchased plus any accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the “fundamental change repurchase date” (as defined in the Indenture).
Conversion Rights
Holders may convert their Notes at any time on or prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding the maturity date at a conversion rate of 83.3596 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of Notes (equivalent to a conversion price of approximately $12.00 per share). Upon conversion, the Holder will receive a number of shares of our common stock, per $1,000 principal amount of Notes, equal to the applicable conversion rate (together with a cash payment in lieu of any fractional share). The conversion rate is subject to adjustment in certain events, as described in the Indenture.
The closing price of our common stock on December 14, 2017 was $5.79 per share.
Principal Terms of the Tender Offer
Upon the terms and subject to the conditions described in the Offer Documents, the Company hereby offers to purchase for cash any and all of its $69.0 million aggregate principal amount of outstanding Notes.
Subject to the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer, the consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer will be the Purchase Price. In addition to the Purchase Price, all Holders of Notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer will, on the Settlement Date, also receive Accrued Interest.
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The Tender Offer commenced on December 15, 2017 and will expire on the Expiration Date, unless earlier terminated by the Company. No tenders will be valid if submitted after the Expiration Date. If a Nominee holds your Notes, such Nominee may have an earlier deadline for accepting the offer. You should promptly contact such Nominee that holds your Notes to determine its deadline. The Tender Offer is open to all Holders of the Notes.
The Company will purchase any Notes that have been validly tendered at or prior to the Expiration Date and accepted for purchase, subject to all conditions to the Tender Offer having been either satisfied or waived by the Company, promptly following the Expiration Date. The Settlement Date is expected to occur within three business days following the Expiration Date, assuming the conditions to the Tender Offer have been either satisfied or waived by the Company at or prior to the Expiration Date.
Subject to compliance with applicable law, the Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to: (1) extend the Expiration Date to a later date and time as announced by the Company; (2) waive or modify in whole or in part any or all of the conditions to the Tender Offer; (3) delay the acceptance for purchase of any Notes or delay the purchase of any Notes; or (4) otherwise modify or terminate the Tender Offer. In the event that the Tender Offer is terminated or otherwise not completed, the Purchase Price will not be paid or become payable to Holders of the Notes, without regard to whether such Holders have validly tendered their Notes (in which case, such tendered Notes will be promptly returned to Holders at our expense). The Company will publicly announce any extension, termination or amendment in the manner described under “— Announcements.” There can be no assurance that the Company will exercise its right to extend, terminate or amend the Tender Offer. See “— Expiration Date; Extension; Termination and Amendment.”
Notwithstanding any other provision of the Tender Offer, the Company’s obligation to accept for purchase, and to pay for, any Notes validly tendered pursuant to the Tender Offer is conditioned upon satisfaction or waiver of the General Conditions. The Company expects to use cash on hand to finance its payment of the Purchase Price for all Notes validly tendered in the Tender Offer and accepted for purchase by us. The obligation of the Company to consummate the Tender Offer is subject to the General Conditions. The conditions to the Tender Offer are for the sole benefit of the Company and may be asserted by the Company in its sole discretion and may be waived by the Company in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, in the sole discretion of the Company, regardless of whether any other condition of the Tender Offer is also waived, at or prior to the Expiration Date. If the Tender Offer is terminated at any time, the Notes validly tendered and not previously accepted and purchased will be promptly returned to the tendering Holders. The Tender Offer is not conditioned upon the receipt of financing or any minimum amount of Notes being tendered. See “— Conditions to the Tender Offer.”
Withdrawal rights with respect to the Notes will terminate on the Expiration Date. Thereafter, tenders are irrevocable except that Notes not yet accepted for purchase may be withdrawn at any time after February 13, 2018 (40 business days after the commencement of the Tender Offer). For the withdrawal of a tendered Note to be valid, such withdrawal must comply with the procedures set forth in “— Withdrawal of Tenders.” In the event that the Company modifies the Purchase Price and there are fewer than 10 business days remaining from and including the date of the announcement of such modification to and including the Expiration Date of the Tender Offer, the Company will extend the Expiration Date so that at least 10 business days remain until the Expiration Date.
NONE OF THE COMPANY, ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ITS OFFICERS, THE DEPOSITARY AND THE INFORMATION AGENT OR THE TRUSTEE, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES, IS MAKING ANY RECOMMENDATION AS TO WHETHER HOLDERS SHOULD TENDER ANY NOTES IN RESPONSE TO THE TENDER OFFER. HOLDERS MUST MAKE THEIR OWN DECISION AS TO WHETHER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TENDER OFFER AND, IF SO, THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOTES TO TENDER.
Payment for Notes
Payment pursuant to the Tender Offer will be made by the deposit of the Purchase Price for all Notes validly tendered in the Tender Offer and accepted for purchase by us, plus Accrued Interest on such Notes, in immediately available funds by the Company on the Settlement Date with the Depositary, which will act as agent for tendering Holders for the purpose of receiving payment from the Company and transmitting
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such payment to tendering Holders. For purposes of the Tender Offer, the Company will be deemed to have accepted for purchase validly tendered Notes if, as and when the Company gives oral (confirmed in writing) or written notice thereof to the Depositary and Information Agent.
The Company expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion and subject to Rule 14e-1(c) under the Exchange Act, to delay acceptance for purchase of, or payment for, Notes if any of the conditions to the Tender Offer shall not have been satisfied or waived, or in order to comply, in whole or in part, with any applicable law. See “— Conditions to the Tender Offer.” In all cases, payment by the Depositary to Holders or beneficial owners of the Purchase Price and Accrued Interest for Notes purchased pursuant to the Tender Offer will be made only after timely receipt by the Depositary prior to the Expiration Date for such Tender Offer of  (1) timely confirmation of a book-entry transfer of such Notes into the Depositary’s account at DTC pursuant to the procedures set forth under “— Procedure for Tendering Notes” and (2) a properly completed and duly executed Letter of Transmittal (or manually signed facsimile thereof) or a properly transmitted Agent’s Message, along with any other documents required by the Letter of Transmittal.
If any tendered Notes are not purchased pursuant to the Tender Offer for any reason, such Notes not purchased will be returned promptly, without expense, to the tendering Holder (or, in the case of Notes tendered by book-entry transfer, such Notes will be promptly credited to the account maintained at DTC from which Notes were delivered) after the expiration or termination of the Tender Offer.
Holders whose Notes are accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer will be entitled to receive the Purchase Price plus Accrued Interest. Under no circumstances will any additional interest be payable because of any delay in the transmission of funds to the Holders of purchased Notes or otherwise.
All Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase in the Tender Offer will be retired and canceled.
Tendering Holders of Notes purchased in the Tender Offer will not be obligated to pay brokerage commissions or fees to the Company or the Depositary and Information Agent. The Company will pay or cause to be paid all transfer taxes with respect to the purchase of any Notes in the Tender Offer. If your Notes are held through a broker or other Nominee who tenders the Notes on your behalf, such broker or Nominee may charge you a commission for doing so. You should consult with your broker or Nominee to determine whether any charges will apply.
The Notes may be tendered and accepted for purchase only in principal amounts equal to minimum denominations of  $1,000 and integral multiples of  $1,000 in excess thereof. Holders who do not tender all of their Notes must ensure that they retain a principal amount of Notes equal to or greater than $1,000.
Purpose of the Tender Offer
The purpose of the Tender Offer is to reduce the principal amount of outstanding Notes, which mature on September 15, 2018. See “Certain Considerations — The Tender Offer May Adversely Affect the Market Value of the Notes and Reduce the Liquidity of any Trading Market for the Notes.”
From time to time after completion of the Tender Offer, the Company and/or its affiliates may purchase additional Notes through additional tender offers, exchange offers or otherwise. Any future purchases or exchanges may be on the same terms or on terms that are more or less favorable to Holders of Notes than the terms of the Tender Offer, and such differences may be material. Any future purchases or exchanges by the Company and/or its affiliates will depend on various factors existing at that time. There can be no assurance as to which, if any, of these alternatives (or combinations thereof) the Company and/or its affiliates may choose to pursue in the future. Pursuant to Rule 13e-4(f)(6) under the Exchange Act, neither the Company nor its affiliates may purchase any Notes other than pursuant to the Tender Offer until 10 business days after the Expiration Date (or any earlier date of termination) of the Tender Offer.
Conditions to the Tender Offer
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Offer to Purchase, and in addition to (and not in limitation of) the Company’s right to extend and amend the Tender Offer at any time, in the Company’s sole discretion, the Company will not be required to accept for purchase, or to pay for, Notes validly tendered pursuant to the Tender Offer and may terminate, extend or amend the Tender Offer, and may (subject to
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Rule 14e-1(c) under the Exchange Act, which requires that an offeror pay the consideration offered or return the securities deposited by or on behalf of the Holders thereof promptly after the termination or withdrawal of a tender offer) postpone the acceptance for purchase of, and payment for, Notes so tendered, if at or prior to the Expiration Date one or more of the General Conditions have not been satisfied.
All the “General Conditions” shall be deemed to be satisfied if on or after the date of this Offer to Purchase and at or prior to the Expiration Date:

there shall not have been instituted or threatened or be pending any action, proceeding or investigation (whether formal or informal), or there shall not have been any material adverse development to any action or proceeding currently instituted, threatened or pending, before or by any court, governmental, regulatory or administrative agency or instrumentality, or by any other person, in connection with the Tender Offer that, in our reasonable judgment, either (a) is, or is reasonably likely to be, materially adverse to our business, operations, properties, condition (financial or otherwise), income, assets, liabilities or prospects, taken as a whole, or otherwise could materially impair our ability to purchase some or all of the Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer, (b) would or might prohibit, prevent, restrict or delay consummation of the Tender Offer, (c) would materially impair the contemplated benefits of the Tender Offer to us or be material to Holders of Notes in deciding whether to accept the Tender Offer;

no order, statute, rule, regulation, executive order, stay, decree, judgment or injunction shall have been proposed, enacted, entered, issued, promulgated, enforced or deemed applicable by any court or governmental, regulatory or administrative agency or instrumentality that, in our reasonable judgment, either (a) would or might prohibit, prevent, restrict or delay consummation of the Tender Offer or (b) is, or is reasonably likely to be, materially adverse to our business, operations, properties, condition (financial or otherwise), income, assets, liabilities or prospects;

there shall not have occurred or be likely to occur any event or condition affecting our or our affiliates’ business or financial affairs and our subsidiaries that, in our reasonable judgment, would or might result in any of the consequences referred to in the first bullet point of this section;

the Trustee shall not have objected in any respect to or taken action that could, in our reasonable judgment, adversely affect the consummation of the Tender Offer or conflict with our obligations under the Indenture or shall not have taken any action that challenges the validity or effectiveness of the procedures used by us in the making of the Tender Offer or the acceptance of, or payment for, some or all of the Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer;

there has not occurred (a) any general suspension of, or limitation on prices for, trading in securities in the securities or financial markets, (b) a material impairment in the trading market for debt securities, (c) a declaration of a banking moratorium or any suspension of payments in respect to banks in the United States or other major financial markets, (d) any limitation (whether or not mandatory) by any government or governmental, administrative or regulatory authority or agency, domestic or foreign, or other event that, in our reasonable judgment, might affect the extension of credit by banks or other lending institutions, (e) a commencement of a war, armed hostilities, terrorist acts or other national or international calamity directly or indirectly involving the United States or (f) in the case of any of the foregoing existing on the date hereof, in the reasonable judgment of the Company, a material acceleration or worsening thereof;

there has not occurred any change or development, including a prospective change or development, in our business, financial condition, assets, income, operations, prospects or stock ownership (or that of our subsidiaries) that, in our reasonable judgment, has or is reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on us or our subsidiaries, the market price of the Notes or the value of the Notes to us; or

a tender or exchange Tender Offer for any or all of our shares of common stock, or any merger, acquisition, business combination, strategic transaction or other similar transaction with or involving us or any subsidiary, has not been proposed, announced or made by us or any person or has not been publicly disclosed.
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The foregoing conditions are for the Company’s sole benefit and may be asserted by the Company in its sole discretion or may be waived by the Company in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, in the Company’s sole discretion, regardless of whether any other condition of the Tender Offer is also waived, at or prior to the Expiration Date. If any condition to the Tender Offer is not satisfied or waived by the Company prior to the Expiration Date, the Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, subject to applicable law:

to terminate the Tender Offer and return any tendered Notes;

to waive all unsatisfied conditions and accept for purchase Notes that are validly tendered prior to the Expiration Date;

to extend the Tender Offer and retain the Notes that have been tendered during the period for which the Tender Offer is extended; or

to otherwise amend the Tender Offer.
The failure by the Company at any time to exercise any of the foregoing rights will not be deemed a waiver of any other right and each right will be deemed an ongoing right that may be asserted at any time and from time to time. The Tender Offer is not conditioned upon the receipt of financing or any minimum amount of Notes being tendered.
Procedure for Tendering Notes
The method of delivery of Notes and Letters of Transmittal, any required signature guarantees and all other required documents, including delivery through DTC and any acceptance of an Agent’s Message transmitted through ATOP, is at the election and risk of the person tendering Notes and delivering Letters of Transmittal or transmitting an Agent’s Message and, except as otherwise provided in the Letter of Transmittal, delivery will be deemed made only when actually received by the Depositary. DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS TO DTC DOES NOT CONSTITUTE DELIVERY TO THE DEPOSITARY. If delivery is by mail, it is suggested that Holders use properly insured, registered mail with return receipt requested and that the mailing be made sufficiently in advance of the Expiration Date to permit delivery to the Depositary at or prior to such time. Holders desiring to tender Notes must allow sufficient time for completion of the ATOP procedures during normal business hours of DTC. Manually signed facsimile copies of the Letter of Transmittal, properly completed and duly executed, will be accepted for purchase. In no event shall the Holder send any documents or Notes to the Company.
Tender of Notes Held Through a Nominee
To effectively tender Notes that are held of record by a Nominee, the beneficial owner thereof must timely instruct such Nominee to tender the Notes on the beneficial owner’s behalf. Any beneficial owner of Notes held of record by DTC or its Nominee, through authority granted by DTC, may direct the DTC participant through which such beneficial owner’s Notes are held in DTC to tender Notes on such beneficial owner’s behalf.
Tender of Notes Held Through DTC
To effectively tender Notes that are held through DTC, DTC participants should either (1) properly complete and duly execute the Letter of Transmittal, together with any other documents required by the Letter of Transmittal, and mail or deliver the Letter of Transmittal (or a manually signed facsimile thereof) and such other documents to the Depositary or (2) electronically transmit their acceptance through ATOP (and thereby tender the Notes), for which the transaction will be eligible, followed by a properly transmitted Agent’s Message delivered to the Depositary. Upon receipt of such Holder’s acceptance through ATOP, DTC will edit and verify the acceptance and send an Agent’s Message to the Depositary for its acceptance. Delivery of tendered Notes must be made to the Depositary pursuant to the book-entry delivery procedures set forth below.
Except as provided below, unless the Notes being tendered are deposited with the Depositary at or prior to the Expiration Date (accompanied by a properly completed and duly executed Letter of Transmittal or a properly transmitted Agent’s Message, as applicable), the Company may, at its option, treat such tender as defective for purposes of the right to receive the Purchase Price for the Notes being tendered. Payment for tendered Notes will be made only against deposit of the tendered Notes and delivery of all other required documents.
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In order to validly tender Notes at or prior to the Expiration Date with respect to Notes transferred pursuant to ATOP, a DTC participant using ATOP must also properly transmit an Agent’s Message. Pursuant to authority granted by DTC, any DTC participant that has Notes credited to its DTC account at any time (and thereby held of record by DTC’s nominee) may directly instruct the Depositary to tender Notes at or prior to the Expiration Date as though it were the registered Holder thereof by so transmitting an Agent’s Message.
Book-Entry Delivery and Tender of Notes Through ATOP
Promptly after commencement of the Tender Offer, the Depositary will establish one or more new accounts (or utilize existing accounts) with respect to the Notes at DTC for purposes of the Tender Offer (to the extent such arrangements have not been made previously by the Depositary). Any financial institution that is a participant in DTC may make book-entry delivery of the Notes credited to such participant’s DTC account by causing DTC to transfer such Notes into the Depositary’s account or accounts at DTC in accordance with DTC’s procedures for such transfer. Although delivery of Notes may be effected through book-entry transfer into the Depositary’s account at DTC, the Letter of Transmittal (or manually signed facsimile thereof), with any required signature guarantees, or (in connection with a book-entry transfer) an Agent’s Message in lieu of the Letter of Transmittal, and any other required documents, must, in any case, be transmitted to and received by the Depositary at or prior to the Expiration Date. Delivery of documents to DTC does not constitute delivery to the Depositary. The confirmation of a book-entry transfer into the Depositary’s account at DTC as described above is referred to herein as a “Book-Entry Confirmation.”
The term “Agent’s Message” means a message transmitted by DTC to, and received by, the Depositary and forming a part of the Book-Entry Confirmation, which states that DTC has received an express acknowledgment from the tendering participant stating (1) the aggregate principal amount of Notes to be tendered by such participant, (2) that such participant has received copies of the Offer Documents and agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer as described herein and in the Letter of Transmittal and (3) that the Company may enforce the terms and conditions of the Letter of Transmittal against such tendering participant.
THE NOTES AND EITHER THE LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL OR AGENT’S MESSAGE SHOULD BE SENT ONLY TO THE DEPOSITARY, AND NOT TO THE COMPANY OR DTC (OR ANY OTHER BOOK-ENTRY TRANSFER FACILITY).
Signature Guarantees
Signatures on all Letters of Transmittal or a notice of withdrawal, as the case may be, must be guaranteed by a firm that is a member of a registered national notes exchange or the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or by a commercial bank or trust company having an office or a correspondent in the United States that is a participant in an approved Signature Guarantee Medallion Program (each of the foregoing, an “Eligible Institution”) unless the Notes tendered or withdrawn thereby, as the case may be, are tendered or withdrawn (1) by a registered Holder of Notes (or by a participant in DTC whose name appears on a security position listing as the owner of such Notes) or (2) for the account of an Eligible Institution.
General
Only Holders are authorized to tender their Notes. The procedures by which Notes may be tendered by beneficial owners that are not Holders will depend upon the manner in which the Notes are held. Therefore, to effectively tender Notes that are held through a Nominee, the beneficial owner thereof must timely instruct such Nominee to tender the Notes on the beneficial owner’s behalf according to the procedures described above. DTC has authorized DTC participants that hold Notes on behalf of beneficial owners of Notes through DTC to tender their Notes as if they were the Holders.
The tender of Notes by a Holder (and the acceptance of such tender by the Company) pursuant to the procedures set forth above will constitute a binding agreement between such Holder and us in accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein and in the Letter of Transmittal.
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Notwithstanding any other provision hereof, payment of the Purchase Price, plus Accrued Interest, for Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer will, in all cases, be made only after timely receipt (i.e., at or prior to the Expiration Date) by the Depositary of a Book-Entry Confirmation (as defined above) of the transfer of such Notes into the Depositary’s account at DTC, as described above, and a Letter of Transmittal (or manually signed facsimile thereof) with respect to such Notes, properly completed and duly executed, with any required signature guarantees and any other documents required by the Letter of Transmittal, or, in the case of a book-entry transfer, a properly transmitted Agent’s Message in lieu of the Letter of Transmittal.
The Company, in its sole discretion, will determine all questions as to the form of documents and validity, eligibility (including time of receipt), acceptance for purchase and withdrawal of validly tendered Notes, and such determinations will be final and binding. The Company reserves the absolute right to reject any and all tenders of Notes that it determines are not in proper form or where the acceptance for purchase of, or payment for, such Notes may, in the Company’s opinion, be unlawful. The Company also reserves the absolute right in its sole discretion to waive any of the conditions of the Tender Offer or any defect or irregularity in the tender of Notes of any particular Holder, regardless of whether similar conditions, defects or irregularities are waived in the case of other Holders. The Company’s interpretation of the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer will be final and binding.
Any defect or irregularity in connection with tenders of Notes must be cured within such time as the Company determines, unless waived by the Company. Tenders of Notes shall not be deemed to have been made until all defects or irregularities have been waived or cured. None of the Company, the Depositary and Information Agent, the Trustee or any other person will be under any duty to give notification of any defects or irregularities in tenders or notices of withdrawal or will incur any liability for failure to give any such notification. If the Company waives its right to reject a defective tender of Notes, the Holder will be entitled to the Purchase Price, plus Accrued Interest.
No Guaranteed Delivery
The Company is not providing for procedures for tenders of Notes to be made by guaranteed delivery. Accordingly, Holders must allow sufficient time for the necessary tender procedures to be completed during the normal business hours of DTC on or prior to the Expiration Date. If a Holder holds Notes through a Nominee, such Holder should keep in mind that such entity may require the Holder to take action with respect to the Tender Offer a number of days before the Expiration Date in order for such entity to tender Notes on such Holder’s behalf on or prior to the Expiration Date. Tenders not completed prior to 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on January 17, 2018 (one minute after 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on January 16, 2018) will be disregarded and of no effect (unless the Tender Offer has been extended and such tenders are completed prior to the expiration of the extended Tender Offer).
Holders must tender their Notes in accordance with the procedures set forth in this section.
No Appraisal Rights
There are no appraisal or similar statutory rights available to the Holders in connection with the Tender Offer.
No Alternative, Conditional or Contingent Tenders
No alternative, conditional or contingent tenders of Notes will be accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer. All questions as to the form of all documents and acceptance of all tenders of Notes will be determined by the Company, in its sole discretion, the determination of which shall be conclusive and binding.
Representations, Warranties and Undertakings
A tender of Notes under the procedures described above will constitute your acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer. In addition, by tendering Notes pursuant to this Offer to Purchase (including by accepting the Tender Offer through ATOP), the Holder is deemed to represent, warrant and undertake to the Company and the Depositary that:
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the tendering Holder has received the Offer Documents and agrees to be bound by all the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer;

the Notes are, at the time of acceptance, and will continue to be, until the payment on the Settlement Date, or the termination or withdrawal of the Tender Offer, or, in the case of Notes in respect of which the tender has been withdrawn, the date on which such tender is validly withdrawn, held by such Holder;

the tendering Holder acknowledges that all authority conferred or agreed to be conferred pursuant to these representations, warranties and undertakings and every obligation of the tendering Holder shall be binding upon the successors, assigns, heirs, executors, administrators, trustee in bankruptcy and legal representatives of the tendering Holder and shall not be affected by, and shall survive, the death or incapacity of the tendering Holder;

the tendering Holder has full power and authority to tender, sell, assign and transfer the tendered Notes;

the Notes will, on the Settlement Date, be transferred by such tendering Holder to the Company in accordance with the terms of the Tender Offer, and the Company will acquire good, marketable and unencumbered title thereto, with full title guarantee free and clear of all liens, restrictions, charges and encumbrances, not subject to any adverse claim or right, and together with all rights attached thereto; and

the tendering Holder will, upon request, execute and deliver any additional documents deemed by the Depositary or the Company to be necessary or desirable to complete the sale, assignment and transfer of the Notes tendered.
By tendering Notes as set forth herein, and subject to and effective upon acceptance for purchase of, and payment for, the Notes tendered therewith, a tendering Holder (1) irrevocably sells, assigns and transfers to, or upon the order of, the Company all right, title and interest in and to all the Notes tendered thereby and accepted for purchase pursuant to the terms hereof, (2) waives any and all other rights with respect to the Notes (including, without limitation, the tendering Holder’s waiver of any existing or past defaults or events of default and their consequences in respect of the Notes and the Indenture under which such Notes were issued), (3) releases and discharges the Company from any and all claims such Holder may have now, or may have in the future, arising out of, or related to, such Notes, including, without limitation, any claims that such Holder is entitled to receive additional principal or interest payments with respect to such Notes or to participate in any repurchase, redemption or defeasance of the Notes, and (4) irrevocably constitutes and appoints the Depositary as the true and lawful agent and attorney-in-fact of such Holder (with full knowledge that the Depositary also acts as the agent of the Company) with respect to any such tendered Notes, with full power of substitution and resubstitution (such power of attorney being deemed to be an irrevocable power coupled with an interest) to (a) transfer ownership of such Notes on the account books maintained by DTC, together with all accompanying evidences of transfer and authenticity, to, or upon the order of, the Company, (b) present such Notes for transfer on the relevant security register, and (c) receive all benefits or otherwise exercise all rights of beneficial ownership of such Notes (except that the Depositary will have no rights to, or control over, funds from the Company, except as agent for the tendering Holders, for the Purchase Price, plus any Accrued Interest, of Notes tendered pursuant to the Tender Offer, as determined pursuant to the terms of this Offer to Purchase, for any tendered Notes that are purchased by the Company).
By tendering Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer, the Holder will be deemed to have agreed that the delivery and surrender of the Notes is not effective, and the risk of loss of the Notes does not pass to the Depositary, until receipt by the Depositary and, in the case of Notes tendered through DTC’s ATOP, of a properly transmitted Agent’s Message together with all accompanying evidences of authority and any other required documents in form satisfactory to the Company.
Withdrawal of Tenders
Withdrawal rights with respect to the Notes will terminate on the Expiration Date. Thereafter, tenders are irrevocable except that Notes not yet accepted for purchase may be withdrawn at any time after February 13, 2018 (40 business days after the commencement of the Tender Offer).
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For a withdrawal of Notes to be valid, the Depositary must timely receive a written or facsimile notice of withdrawal at one of its addresses set forth on the last page of this document, or a properly transmitted “Request Message” through ATOP must be received by the Depositary, in each case prior to the Expiration Date. The withdrawal notice must:

specify the name of the person that tendered the Notes to be withdrawn and, if different, the record holder of such Notes (or, in the case of Notes tendered by book entry transfer, the name of the DTC participant for whose account such Notes were tendered and such participant’s account number at DTC to be credited with the withdrawn Notes);

contain a description(s) of the Notes to be withdrawn, including the CUSIP number(s), and the aggregate principal amount represented by such Notes to be withdrawn;

be signed by the Holder of such Notes in the same manner as the original signature on the Letter of Transmittal by which such Notes were tendered (including any required signature guarantees), if any (or, in the case of Notes tendered by a DTC participant through ATOP, be signed by such participant in the same manner as the participant’s name is listed on the applicable Agent’s Message), or be accompanied by documents of transfer sufficient to have the Trustee register the transfer of the Notes into the name of the person withdrawing such Notes; and

if the Letter of Transmittal was executed by a person other than the Holder, be accompanied by a properly completed irrevocable proxy that authorizes such person to effect such revocation on behalf of such Holder.
If the Notes to be withdrawn have been delivered or otherwise identified to the Depositary, a signed notice of withdrawal is effective immediately upon proper written or facsimile notice of withdrawal, even if physical release is not yet effected by the Depositary. Any Notes validly withdrawn will be deemed to be not validly tendered for purposes of the Tender Offer.
Holders may not rescind their withdrawal of tendered Notes and any Notes validly withdrawn will thereafter be deemed not validly tendered for purposes of the Tender Offer. Validly withdrawn Notes may, however, be validly tendered again by following one of the procedures described above under “— Procedure for Tendering Notes” at any time prior to the Expiration Date.
Holders may accomplish valid withdrawals of Notes only in accordance with the foregoing procedures.
If a beneficial owner tendered its Notes through a Nominee and wishes to withdraw its Notes, it will need to make arrangements for withdrawal with its Nominee. The ability of a beneficial owner to withdraw a tender of its Notes will depend upon the terms of the arrangements it has made with its Nominee and, if its Nominee is not the DTC participant tendering those Notes, the arrangements between its Nominee and such DTC participant, including any arrangements involving intermediaries between its Nominee and such DTC participant.
Through DTC, the Depositary will return to tendering Holders all Notes in respect of which it has received valid withdrawal instructions at or prior to the Expiration Date promptly after it receives such instructions.
All questions as to the form and validity (including time of receipt) of a notice of withdrawal will be determined by the Company in its sole discretion, which determination shall be final and binding. None of the Company, the Depositary and Information Agent, the Trustee or any other person will be under any duty to give notification of any defects or irregularities in any notice of withdrawal or will incur any liability for failure to give any such notification.
If the Company extends the Tender Offer, is delayed in its acceptance for purchase of Notes, or is unable to accept for purchase Notes under the Tender Offer for any reason, then, without prejudice to the Company’s rights under the Tender Offer, the Depositary may, subject to applicable law, retain tendered Notes on the Company’s behalf, and such Notes may not be withdrawn except to the extent tendering Holders are entitled to withdrawal rights as described in this section.
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Acceptance of Notes for Purchase; Accrual of Interest
Acceptance of Notes for Purchase
The Company will be deemed to have accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer and thereby have purchased validly tendered Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer if, as and when the Company gives oral or written notice to the Depositary of the Company’s acceptance of such Notes for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer. The Company will announce acceptance for purchase of the Notes. In all cases, payment for Notes purchased pursuant to the Tender Offer will be made by deposit of cash relating to the Purchase Price for all Notes validly tendered in the Tender Offer and accepted for purchase by the Company, plus the Accrued Interest, with the Depositary, which will act as agent for tendering Holders for the purpose of receiving payments from the Company and transmitting such payments to such Holders.
On the Settlement Date, the Company will settle all Notes accepted for purchase. The Company expects such date to be within three business days following the Expiration Date.
Subject to applicable law (including Rule 13e-4(f)(5) under the Exchange Act, which requires that the Company pay the consideration offered or return the Notes deposited by or on behalf of Holders promptly after the termination or withdrawal of the Tender Offer), the Company expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to delay acceptance for purchase of, or payment for, Notes in order to comply, in whole or in part, with any applicable law. See “— Conditions to the Tender Offer.” In all cases, payment by the Depositary to Holders of consideration for Notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer will be made only after receipt by the Depositary prior to the Expiration Date of:

confirmation of a book-entry transfer of such Notes into the Depositary’s account at DTC pursuant to the procedures set forth under “Procedure for Tendering Notes”; and

a duly completed Agent’s Message through the facilities of DTC or a properly completed and duly executed Letter of Transmittal (or a manually signed facsimile thereof), along with any other documents required by the Letter of Transmittal.
If the Tender Offer is terminated or withdrawn, or the Notes are not accepted for purchase, no consideration will be paid or payable to Holders of those Notes. If any tendered Notes are not purchased pursuant to the Tender Offer for any reason, Notes tendered by book-entry transfer will be credited to the account maintained at DTC from which those Notes were delivered promptly following the Expiration Date or termination of the Tender Offer.
If the Company is delayed in its acceptance for purchase of, or payment for, any tendered Notes or is unable to accept for purchase or pay for any tendered Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer for any reason, then, without prejudice to the Company’s rights hereunder, but subject to applicable law, tendered Notes may be retained by the Depositary on behalf of the Company (subject to Rules 13e-4(5)(f) and 14e-1 under the Exchange Act, which requires that the Company pay the consideration offered or return the Notes deposited by or on behalf of the Holders promptly after the termination or withdrawal of the Tender Offer).
All Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase in the Tender Offer will be retired and canceled.
Holders will not be obligated to pay brokerage fees or commissions or transfer taxes with respect to the Company’s purchase of the Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer. However, if you hold Notes through a broker or bank, you should consult that institution as to whether it charges any service fees. The Company will pay certain fees and expenses of the Depositary and the Information Agent in connection with the Tender Offer. See “The Depositary and the Information Agent.”
Accrual of Interest
Holders who tender Notes that are accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer will receive Accrued Interest.
Under no circumstances will any additional interest be payable because of any delay in the transmission of funds to the Holders of purchased Notes or otherwise.
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Expiration Date; Extension; Termination and Amendment
The Tender Offer will expire on the Expiration Date, unless earlier terminated by the Company. The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to extend the Expiration Date. In addition, subject to applicable law, the Company expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or withdraw the Tender Offer at any time and from time to time. If the Tender Offer is terminated at any time, the Notes tendered and not previously accepted and purchased will be promptly returned to the tendering Holders. There can be no assurance that the Company will exercise its right to extend, terminate or amend the Tender Offer. Irrespective of any amendment to the Tender Offer, all Notes previously tendered pursuant to the Tender Offer and not accepted for purchase will remain subject to the Tender Offer and may be accepted for purchase thereafter for purchase by the Company, except when such acceptance is prohibited by law.
The Company will publicly announce any extension, termination or amendment in the manner described under “— Announcements.”
If the Company makes a material change in the terms of the Tender Offer or the information concerning the Tender Offer or waives a material condition of the Tender Offer, the Company will disseminate additional materials and extend the Tender Offer to the extent required by law. In the event of a termination of the Tender Offer, none of the Purchase Price will be paid or become payable on Notes. In any such event, any Notes previously tendered pursuant to the Tender Offer will be returned to the tendering Holders in accordance with Rule 13e-4(f)(5) under the Exchange Act.
Additional Terms of the Tender Offer

All communications, payments, notices, certificates, or other documents to be delivered to or by a Holder will be delivered by or sent to or by it at the Holder’s own risk.

By submitting a valid electronic acceptance instruction or Letter of Transmittal, a Holder will be deemed to have given the representations, warranties and undertakings of the Holder set forth above in “— Procedure for Tendering Notes — Representations, Warranties and Undertakings” and in the Letter of Transmittal.

All acceptances of tendered Notes by the Company shall be deemed to be made on the terms set out in this Offer to Purchase (and shall be deemed to be given in writing even if submitted electronically).

The Company may in its sole discretion elect to treat as valid a tender instruction in respect of which the relevant Holder does not fully comply with all the requirements of these terms.

Unless waived by the Company, any irregularities in connection with tenders of Notes must be cured within such time as the Company shall determine. None of the Company, the Depositary and Information Agent, the Trustee or any other person shall be under any duty to give notification of any defects or irregularities in such tenders of Notes, nor will any of such entities incur any liability for failure to give such notifications. Tenders of Notes may be deemed not to have been made until such irregularities have been cured or waived.

None of the Company, the Depositary or the Trustee shall accept any responsibility for failure of delivery of a notice, communication or electronic acceptance instruction.

Any rights or claims that a Holder may have against the Company in respect of any tendered Notes or the Tender Offer, other than rights or claims under federal securities laws, shall be extinguished or otherwise released upon the payment to such Holder of the Purchase Price, plus Accrued Interest, for such Notes, as determined pursuant to the terms of the Tender Offer.

Without limiting the manner in which the Company may choose to make any public announcement, the Company shall have no obligation to publish, advertise or otherwise communicate any such public announcement other than by issuing a press release or giving notice to the Depositary.
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The contract constituted by the Company’s acceptance for purchase in accordance with the terms of this Offer to Purchase of all Notes validly tendered (or defectively tendered, if such defect has been waived by the Company) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of the State of New York.
Announcements
If the Company is required by applicable law to make an announcement relating to an extension of the Expiration Date for the Tender Offer, an amendment or termination of the Tender Offer, acceptance of the Notes for purchase, or otherwise, the Company will do so as promptly as practicable and, in the case of an extension of the Expiration Date, no later than 9:00 a.m., New York City time, on the business day after the previously scheduled Expiration Date. Unless otherwise specified in this Offer to Purchase or required by applicable law, the Company may choose to issue an announcement of this type in any reasonable manner, but it will have no obligation to do so other than by issuing a press release or a notice sent via DTC.
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CERTAIN CONSIDERATIONS
In deciding whether to participate in the Tender Offer, each Holder should consider carefully, in addition to the other information contained in or incorporated by reference in this Offer to Purchase and in the related Letter of Transmittal, the risks described under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, as each may be updated by the Company from time to time in Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other public filings, and the following:
Position of the Company and Other Parties Concerning the Tender Offer
None of the Company, its Board of Directors, its officers, the Depositary and Information Agent or the makes any recommendation to any Holder whether to tender or refrain from tendering any or all of such Holder’s Notes, and none of them has authorized any person to make any such recommendation. If anyone makes any recommendation or representation or gives any such information, Holders should not rely upon that recommendation, representation or information as having been authorized by the Company, the Depositary and Information Agent or the Trustee. Holders are urged to evaluate carefully all information in the Offer Documents, consult their own investment and tax advisors and make their own decisions whether to tender Notes, and, if so, the principal amount of Notes to tender.
By Tendering Notes, You Will Lose the Rights Associated with Those Notes.
If you validly tender and do not validly withdraw Notes in the Tender Offer and we accept them for exchange, you will lose your rights as a Holder, which are described in the section of this Offer to Purchase entitled “Description of Notes,” with respect to those Notes. For example, Holders of Notes purchased in the Tender Offer will forgo interest accruing on the principal of the Notes at the rate of 5.25% per annum from and after the Settlement Date until the final interest payment on September 15, 2018.
Further, for the Notes you tender, you will lose the right to convert those Notes at a conversion rate of 83.3596 shares of our common stock per $1,000 principal amount of Notes (equivalent to a conversion price of approximately $12.00 per share of our common stock) at any time on or prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding the maturity date.
The Tender Offer May Adversely Affect the Market Value of the Notes and Reduce the Liquidity of any Trading Market for the Notes
All Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase in the Tender Offer will be retired and canceled. The Notes are not listed on any national or regional securities exchange or quoted on any automated quotation system. To our knowledge, the Notes are traded infrequently in transactions arranged through brokers, and reliable market quotations for the Notes are not always available. To the extent that Notes are purchased pursuant to the Tender Offer, the trading market for the Notes that remain outstanding will likely become further limited or cease altogether. A bid for a debt security with a smaller outstanding principal amount available for trading (a smaller “float”) may be lower than a bid for a comparable debt security with a greater float. Therefore, the market price for and liquidity of Notes not tendered or tendered but not purchased may be affected adversely to the extent that the principal amount of Notes purchased pursuant to the Tender Offer reduces the float. The reduced float may also tend to make the trading price more volatile.
Holders of Notes not tendered and purchased in the Tender Offer may attempt to obtain quotations for their Notes from their brokers; however, there can be no assurance that an active trading market will exist for the Notes, including following consummation of the Tender Offer. The extent of the market for the Notes following consummation of the Tender Offer will depend upon a number of factors, including the size of the float, the number of Holders remaining at such time, the principal amount of Notes held by such Holders and the interest in maintaining a market in the Notes on the part of securities firms.
Withdrawal Rights
Withdrawal rights with respect to the Notes will terminate on the Expiration Date. Thereafter, tenders are irrevocable except that Notes not yet accepted for purchase may be withdrawn at any time after February 13, 2018 (40 business days after the commencement of the Tender Offer).
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Conditions to the Consummation of the Tender Offer
The consummation of the Tender Offer is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the General Conditions. See “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Conditions to the Tender Offer.” In addition, subject to applicable law, the Company may terminate the Tender Offer at any time prior to the Expiration Date in its sole discretion. There can be no assurance that such conditions will be met, that the Company will not terminate the Tender Offer or that, in the event that the Tender Offer is not consummated, the market value and liquidity of the Notes will not be materially adversely affected.
Treatment of Notes Not Tendered in the Tender Offer
Notes not tendered and purchased in the Tender Offer will remain outstanding. The terms and conditions in the Indenture, including the covenants and other protective provisions contained in the Indenture, will remain unchanged. No amendments to the Indenture are being sought.
From time to time after completion of the Tender Offer, the Company and/or its affiliates may purchase additional Notes through additional tender offers, exchange offers or otherwise. Any future purchases or exchanges may be on the same terms or on terms that are more or less favorable to Holders of Notes than the terms of the Tender Offer. Any future purchases or exchanges by the Company and/or its affiliates will depend on various factors existing at that time. There can be no assurance as to which, if any, of these alternatives (or combinations thereof) the Company and/or its affiliates may choose to pursue in the future. Pursuant to Rule 13e-4(f)(6) under the Exchange Act, neither the Company nor its affiliates may purchase any Notes other than pursuant to the Tender Offer until 10 business days after the Expiration Date (or any earlier date of termination) of the Tender Offer.
Certain Tax Considerations
See “Certain U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences” for a discussion of certain tax matters that should be considered in evaluating the Tender Offer.
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SOURCE OF FUNDS
The Company would need approximately $69,345,000 to purchase all of the Notes outstanding as of December 15, 2017, based on the purchase price per $1,000 principal amount of Notes of  $1,005. The Company expects to use cash on hand to finance its payment of the Purchase Price for all Notes validly tendered in the Tender Offer and accepted for purchase by the Company.
At the time of offer, the Company does not have any alternative financing or plans in the event that cash on hand is insufficient to finance the Company’s payment of the Purchase Price for all Notes validly tendered in the Tender Offer and accepted for purchase by us.
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INTEREST OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS;
TRANSACTIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS CONCERNING THE NOTES
The following table lists the names of all directors and executive officers of the Company. The business address of the Company and of each of the persons listed in the table below is c/o GSV Capital Corp., 2925 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062.
Name
Position
Mark Klein Director, Chief Executive Officer
Michael Moe Director, Executive Chairman
Leonard Potter Director
Ronald M. Lott Director
Marc Mazur Director
David S. Pottruck Director
William F. Tanona President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary
Carl M. Rizzo Chief Compliance Officer
To the Company’s knowledge, neither the Company nor any of our officers, directors or affiliates of the foregoing, has any beneficial interest in any outstanding Notes. To the Company’s knowledge, the Company will not acquire any Notes from any of its executive officers, directors or affiliates of the foregoing pursuant to the Tender Offer.
No affiliate or associate or majority-owned subsidiary of the Company and, to the Company’s knowledge, no director or executive officer of any subsidiary of the Company has engaged in any transaction in the Notes during the 60 days preceding the date of this Offer to Purchase.
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MARKET PRICE INFORMATION
The Notes are not listed on any national or regional securities exchange or quoted on any automated quotation system. To our knowledge, the Notes are traded infrequently in transactions arranged through brokers, and reliable market quotations for the Notes are not always available. To the extent that the Notes are traded, prices of the Notes may fluctuate greatly depending on the trading volume and the balance between buy and sell orders.
The Notes are convertible into shares of our common stock at any time on or prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding the maturity date, as described in the Indenture governing the Notes. Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “GSVC.” The table below sets forth the high and low closing market prices of our common stock during the indicated time periods. The closing market prices reported below have been adjusted to give retroactive effect to material changes resulting from stock dividends.
Closing Sales
Price
High
Low
Year Ended December 31, 2015
First Quarter
$ 7.32 $ 6.24
Second Quarter
$ 7.94 $ 6.65
Third Quarter
$ 7.81 $ 5.39
Fourth Quarter
$ 7.35 $ 5.31
Year Ended December 31, 2016
First Quarter
$ 6.73 $ 5.41
Second Quarter
$ 6.03 $ 4.60
Third Quarter
$ 5.85 $ 4.61
Fourth Quarter
$ 5.15 $ 4.50
Year Ended December 31, 2017
First Quarter
$ 5.52 $ 4.43
Second Quarter
$ 4.71 $ 4.29
Third Quarter
$ 5.41 $ 3.86
Fourth Quarter (up to and including December 14, 2017)
$ 6.62 $ 5.42
Shares of BDCs may trade at a market price that is less than the value of the net assets attributable to those shares. The possibility that our shares of common stock will trade at premiums that are unsustainable over the long term or at a discount from net asset value are separate and distinct from the risk that our net asset value will decrease. Since our IPO in 2011, our shares of common stock have traded at both a discount and a premium to the net assets attributable to those shares.
The closing price of our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market on December 14, 2017 was $5.79 per share. As of December 15, 2017, there were approximately 21.2 million shares of our common stock outstanding.
We urge you to obtain more current market price information for our Notes and common stock during the tender offer period.
As of December 15, 2017, there were $69.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes outstanding.
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CERTAIN U.S. FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSEQUENCES
The following discussion summarizes the U.S. federal income tax consequences generally applicable to the surrender of Notes for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer. This discussion is based upon the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), the U.S. Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder (the “Treasury Regulations”), administrative rulings, judicial decisions and other applicable authorities, all as in effect as of the date hereof and all of which are subject to change or differing interpretation, possibly with retroactive effect. This summary is limited to holders of the Notes who hold their Notes as “capital assets” within the meaning of section 1221 of the Code (generally, property held for investment). For purposes of this discussion, “holder” means either a U.S. Holder (as defined below) or a Non-U.S. Holder (as defined below) or both, as the context may require.
This discussion does not address all of the U.S. federal income tax consequences that may be relevant to holders in light of their particular circumstances or to holders that may be subject to special treatment under U.S. federal income tax laws, such as:

financial institutions,

tax-exempt organizations,

S corporations, partnerships or other pass-through entities,

insurance companies,

mutual funds,

dealers in securities,

traders in securities that elect to use a mark-to-market method of accounting for their securities,

holders that are subject to the alternative minimum tax provisions of the Code,

certain expatriates or former long-term residents of the United States,

U.S. Holders that have a functional currency other than the U.S. dollar,

personal holding companies,

regulated investment companies,

real estate investment trusts, and

holders that hold the Notes as part of a hedge, conversion or constructive sale transaction, straddle, wash sale, or other risk-reduction transaction.
If a partnership (including any entity or arrangement treated as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes) is the beneficial owner of Notes, the tax treatment of a partner will generally depend on the status of the partner, the activities of the partnership, and certain determinations made at the partner level. A beneficial owner that is a partnership and partners in such a partnership are urged to consult their own tax advisors regarding the U.S. federal income tax consequences to them of the Tender Offer.
This discussion does not address U.S. federal taxes other than income taxes, tax considerations arising under the laws of any foreign, state or local jurisdiction, or any potential tax consequences relating to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. No ruling has or will be obtained from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) regarding the U.S. federal income tax consequences relating to the Tender Offer. As a result, no assurance can be given that the IRS will not assert, or that a court will not sustain, a position contrary to the conclusions set forth below.
Congress has recently proposed legislation that would make significant changes to the U.S. federal income tax rules applicable to both individuals and entities, including corporations. There is significant uncertainty as to the likelihood of any tax reform legislation being enacted and the impact of any such tax reform legislation on the surrender of Notes for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer. Beneficial owners are urged to consult with their tax advisors with respect to the status of any such tax reform legislation and any other regulatory or administrative developments and proposals and their potential effect on the surrender of the Notes.
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THIS SUMMARY IS INCLUDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR AN INDIVIDUAL ANALYSIS OF THE TAX CONSEQUENCES RELATING TO THE TENDER OFFER. WE URGE HOLDERS TO CONSULT THEIR OWN TAX ADVISORS REGARDING THE PARTICULAR U.S. FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND FOREIGN TAX CONSEQUENCES RELATING TO THE TENDER OFFER IN LIGHT OF THEIR OWN SITUATION.
U.S. Holders
The following discussion applies only to U.S. Holders of the Notes. As used in this discussion, a “U.S. Holder” is a beneficial owner of a Note that, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, is:

an individual U.S. citizen or resident alien,

a corporation (or other entity treated as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes) created or organized under the laws of the United States, any state thereof or the District of Columbia,

an estate whose worldwide income is subject to U.S. federal income tax, or

a trust if it (1) is subject to the primary supervision of a court within the United States and one or more United States persons (as defined in the Code) have the authority to control all substantial decisions of the trust or (2) has a valid election in effect under applicable Treasury Regulations to be treated as a United States person.
Surrender of Notes for Purchase.   A U.S. Holder that receives cash in exchange for the surrender of Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer will recognize taxable gain or loss equal to the difference, if any, between (1) such U.S. Holder’s amount realized (generally, the amount of cash received pursuant to the Tender Offer, excluding any amounts attributable to Accrued Interest) and (2) such U.S. Holder’s adjusted tax basis in the Notes. A U.S. Holder’s adjusted tax basis in a Note will generally be equal to such U.S. Holder’s purchase price for the Note, increased, if applicable, by any market discount previously included in such U.S. Holder’s income with respect to such Note, and decreased (but not below zero) by the amount of any cash payments previously made on the Note to such U.S. Holder (other than payments of stated interest) and by any amortizable bond premium that the U.S. Holder has previously amortized.
Subject to the market discount rules discussed below, any gain or loss recognized generally will be capital gain or loss and will be long-term capital gain or loss if the U.S. Holder held the Note for more than one year at the time of such disposition. The deductibility of capital losses is subject to limitations. Any cash received attributable to Accrued Interest that has not previously been included in the U.S. Holder’s income will be taxable as ordinary interest income.
Market Discount.   In general, a Note has “market discount” if its principal amount exceeds the U.S. Holder’s tax basis in the Note immediately after its acquisition by the U.S. Holder, unless a statutorily defined de minimis exception applies. Gain recognized by a U.S. Holder with respect to a Note acquired with market discount will generally be subject to tax as ordinary income to the extent of the market discount accrued during the period the Note was held by such U.S. Holder, unless the U.S. Holder previously had elected to include market discount in income as it accrued for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The amount of market discount that has accrued is determined on a ratable basis, unless the U.S. Holder has elected to determine the amount of accrued market discount using a constant-yield method.
Additional Tax on Net Investment Income.   Certain U.S. Holders who are individuals, estates or trusts and whose income exceeds certain thresholds will be required to pay a 3.8% Medicare tax on all or a portion of their “net investment income,” which includes interest on the Notes and capital gains from the disposition of the Notes. A U.S. Holder should consult his, her or its tax advisor regarding the applicability of this tax to the Notes.
Information Reporting and Backup Withholding.   Payments to a U.S. Holder for the surrender of Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer generally will be subject to information reporting on IRS Form 1099 unless the U.S. Holder is an exempt recipient (such as a corporation). In addition, such payments generally will be subject to backup withholding (currently imposed at a rate of 28%) unless the U.S. Holder (1) is a
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corporation or other exempt recipient and, when required, demonstrates this fact or (2) provides its taxpayer identification number and satisfies certain certification requirements. A U.S. Holder that does not provide its correct taxpayer identification number may be subject to penalties imposed by the IRS. Backup withholding is not an additional tax. The amount of any backup withholding will be allowed as a credit against the U.S. Holder’s U.S. federal income tax liability and may entitle the U.S. Holder to a refund, provided that the required information is furnished to the IRS in a timely manner.
Non-U.S. Holders
The following discussion applies only to Non-U.S. Holders of the Notes. As used in this discussion, a “Non-U.S. Holder” is a beneficial owner of a Note that for U.S. federal income tax purposes is an individual, corporation, estate, or trust, in each case, that is not a U.S. Holder.
Surrender of Notes for Purchase.   Subject to the discussions below regarding Accrued Interest, USRPHCs (as defined below) and backup withholding, a Non-U.S. Holder generally will not be subject to U.S. federal income or withholding tax on any gain realized on the Non-U.S. Holder’s receipt of cash for Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer. Any gain realized by the Non-U.S. Holder would be subject to U.S. federal income tax, however, if: (i) in the case of an individual Non-U.S. Holder, the Non-U.S. Holder is present in the United States for 183 days or more in the taxable year of the Tender Offer and certain other conditions are satisfied; or (ii) the gain is effectively connected with the conduct by the Non-U.S. Holder of a trade or business in the United States and, if required by an applicable income tax treaty with the United States, is attributable to a permanent establishment or fixed base maintained by the Non-U.S. Holder in the United States. In the case of gain realized by an individual Non-U.S. Holder described in clause (i), the Non-U.S. Holder would be subject to U.S. federal income tax at a rate of 30%, or a lower rate provided by an applicable income tax treaty, on such gain, which gain may be offset by certain U.S. source capital losses, even though the Non-U.S. Holder is not considered a resident of the United States. In the case of gain described in clause (ii), the Non-U.S. Holder would be subject to U.S. federal income tax on such gain at graduated rates generally in the same manner as if the Non-U.S. Holder were a U.S. Holder, and corporate Non-U.S. Holders may also be subject to a branch profits tax at a rate of 30%, or a lower rate provided by an applicable income tax treaty.
Any amount received with respect to the Notes that is attributable to Accrued Interest generally will not be subject to U.S. federal income or withholding tax, provided that such interest is not effectively connected with the Non-U.S. Holder’s conduct of a U.S. trade or business (or, if required by an applicable income tax treaty with the United States, is not attributable to a permanent establishment or fixed base maintained by the Non-U.S. Holder in the United States) and: (i) the Non-U.S. Holder does not actually or constructively own 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all our classes of stock that are entitled to vote; (ii) the Non-U.S. Holder is not a bank that received the Note on an extension of credit made pursuant to a loan agreement entered into in the ordinary course of its trade or business; (iii) the Non-U.S. Holder is not a “controlled foreign corporation” related to us within the meaning of the Code; and (iv) the Non-U.S. Holder properly certifies the Non-U.S. Holder’s non-U.S. status on IRS Form W-8BEN, IRS Form W-8BEN-E or other applicable form.
If a Non-U.S. Holder does not qualify for an exemption from withholding tax on Accrued Interest under the preceding paragraph and the interest is not effectively connected with the Non-U.S. Holder’s conduct of a U.S. trade or business (or, if required by an applicable income tax treaty with the United States, such interest is not attributable to a permanent establishment or fixed base maintained by the Non-U.S. Holder in the United States), such interest generally will be subject to withholding of U.S. federal income tax at a 30% rate unless such Non-U.S. Holder is able to claim (on IRS Form W-8BEN, IRS Form W-8BEN-E, or other applicable form) and establish a valid exemption from or reduction of withholding tax under an income tax treaty.
If Accrued Interest paid to a Non-U.S. Holder is effectively connected with the Non-U.S. Holder’s conduct of a U.S. trade or business (and, if required by an applicable income tax treaty with the United States, such interest is attributable to a permanent establishment or fixed base maintained by the Non-U.S. Holder in the United States), then, although exempt from U.S. withholding tax (provided the Non-U.S. Holder provides appropriate certification on IRS Form W-8ECI), the Non-U.S. Holder will be subject to
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U.S. federal income tax on that Accrued Interest generally in the same manner as if the Non-U.S. Holder were a U.S. Holder. In addition, if the Non-U.S. Holder is a corporation, the Accrued Interest may be subject to a branch profits tax at a rate of 30% or lower applicable treaty rate.
Information Reporting and Backup Withholding.   Payments of Accrued Interest to a Non-U.S. Holder pursuant to the Tender Offer, and any amounts withheld from such payments, generally will be subject to information reporting on IRS Form 1042-S. Generally, neither information reporting on IRS Form 1099 nor backup withholding (which would currently be imposed at a rate of 28%) will apply to the payments received by a Non-U.S. Holder for the surrender of the Notes (including Accrued Interest) if such Non-U.S. Holder certifies, under penalties of perjury, that it is not a U.S. person by properly completing an IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, or such Non-U.S. Holder otherwise establishes an exemption from such information reporting and backup withholding. Backup withholding is not an additional tax. The amount of any backup withholding would be allowed as a credit against the Non-U.S. Holder’s U.S. federal income tax liability and may entitle the Non-U.S. Holder to a refund, provided that the required information is furnished to the IRS in a timely manner.
FATCA
Legislation commonly referred to as the “Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act,” or “FATCA,” generally imposes a 30% withholding tax on payments of certain types of income to foreign financial institutions (“FFIs”) unless such FFIs either (i) enter into an agreement with the U.S. Treasury to report certain required information with respect to accounts held by U.S. persons (or held by foreign entities that have U.S. persons as substantial owners) or (ii) reside in a jurisdiction that has entered into an intergovernmental agreement (“IGA”) with the United States to collect and share such information and are in compliance with the terms of such IGA and any enabling legislation or regulations. The types of income subject to the tax include U.S. source interest (including interest on a Note) and dividends and, after December 31, 2018, the gross proceeds from the sale of any property that could produce U.S. source interest (such as a Note) or dividends. The information required to be reported includes the identity and taxpayer identification number of each account holder that is a U.S. person and transaction activity within the holder’s account. In addition, subject to certain exceptions, this legislation also imposes a 30% withholding on payments to foreign entities that are not FFIs unless the foreign entity certifies that it does not have a greater than 10% U.S. owner or provides the withholding agent with identifying information on each greater than 10% U.S. owner. Depending on the status of a beneficial owner and the status of the intermediary through which it holds the Notes, a beneficial owner could be subject to this 30% withholding tax with respect to certain amounts received in exchange for the surrender of Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer. Under certain circumstances, a beneficial owner might be eligible for a refund or credit of such taxes.
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THE DEPOSITARY AND THE INFORMATION AGENT
The Company has retained Global Bondholder Services Corporation to act as the Depositary and Information Agent for the Tender Offer.
The Depositary and Information Agent will receive reasonable and customary compensation for its services and does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information concerning the Tender Offer or the Company contained in this Offer to Purchase or related documents or for any failure by the Company to disclose events that may have occurred and may affect the significance or accuracy of such information.
The Company’s officers and GSV Asset Management’s officers and employees (who will not be specifically compensated for such services) and the Depositary and Information Agent may contact Holders regarding the Tender Offer and may request brokers, dealers and other nominees to forward this Offer to Purchase and related materials to beneficial owners of Notes. The Company will also pay brokerage houses and other custodians, nominees and fiduciaries the reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by them in forwarding copies of this Offer to Purchase and related documents to the beneficial owners of the Notes and in handling or forwarding tenders of Notes by their customers.
The expenses of soliciting tenders of the Notes will be borne by the Company. However, if a tendering Holder handles the transaction through its broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other custodial entity, such Holder may be required to pay brokerage fees or commissions of that entity.
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MISCELLANEOUS
The Company is not aware of any jurisdiction where the making of the Tender Offer is not in compliance with the laws of such state. If the Company becomes aware of any jurisdiction where the making of the Tender Offer would not be in compliance with such laws, the Company will make a good faith effort to comply with any such state laws or may seek to have such state laws declared inapplicable to the Tender Offer. If, after such good faith effort, the Company cannot comply with any such applicable state laws, the Tender Offer will not be made to the Holders residing in each such state.
In order to tender Notes, a Holder should send or deliver a properly completed and signed Letter of Transmittal and any other required documents to the Depositary at one of its addresses set forth below or tender pursuant to DTC’s ATOP. Questions or requests for assistance relating to the procedures for tendering Notes or for additional copies of the Offer Documents may be directed to the Information Agent at its telephone number and address set forth below.
The Depositary for the Tender Offer is:
Global Bondholder Services Corporation
The Information Agent for the Tender Offer is:
Global Bondholder Services Corporation
By facsimile:
(For Eligible Institutions only)
(212) 430-3775
Confirmation:
(212) 430-3774
65 Broadway, Suite 404
New York, New York 10006
Banks and Brokers call: (212) 430-3774
Toll free: (866) 470-4200
Email: contact@gbsc-usa.com
By Mail, Overnight Courier or Hand:
Global Bondholder Services Corp.
Attn: Corporate Action
65 Broadway, Suite 404
New York, New York 10006
(212) 430-3774
You may contact your broker, dealer, commercial bank or trust company or other nominee for assistance concerning the Tender Offer or requests for additional copies of the Offer Documents.
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 Exhibit (a)(1)(B)​
GSV Capital Corp.
LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
Offer to Purchase for Cash
any and all outstanding
5.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018
(CUSIP No. 36191J AB7 )
Pursuant to the Offer to Purchase dated December 15, 2017
The Tender Offer (as defined herein) will expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on January 17, 2018 (one minute after 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on January 16, 2018), or any other date and time to which the Company extends such Tender Offer (such date and time, as it may be extended, the “Expiration Date”), unless earlier terminated, in the Company’s sole discretion. You must validly tender your Notes (as defined below) at or prior to the Expiration Date to be eligible to receive the Purchase Price (as defined below) for such Notes. The Purchase Price will be payable in cash. Tendered Notes may be validly withdrawn from the Tender Offer at or prior to the Expiration Date. The Tender Offer is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions as set forth under the heading “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Conditions to the Tender Offer,” including the General Conditions (as defined in the Offer to Purchase).
The Depositary and Information Agent for the Tender Offer is:
Global Bondholder Services Corporation
By Mail, Overnight Courier or Hand:
(Registered or Certified Mail Recommended):
By facsimile
(for Eligible Institutions only):
Global Bondholder Services Corp.
Attn: Corporate Action
65 Broadway, Suite 404
New York, New York 10006
(212) 430-3775
Confirmation:
(212) 430-3774
Banks and Brokers Call Collect: (212) 430-3774
All Others, Call Toll Free: (866) 470-4200
Email: contact@gbsc-usa.com
DELIVERY OF THIS LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH ABOVE WILL NOT CONSTITUTE A VALID DELIVERY. THIS LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL NEED NOT BE COMPLETED BY HOLDERS TENDERING NOTES (AS DEFINED HEREIN) BY ATOP (AS HEREINAFTER DEFINED).
The instructions contained herein and in the Offer to Purchase, dated December 15, 2017 (the “Offer to Purchase”) should be read carefully before this Letter of Transmittal is completed and signed. All capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Offer to Purchase. To the extent there are any conflicts between the terms and conditions of the Letter of Transmittal and the terms and conditions of the Offer to Purchase, the terms and conditions of the Offer to Purchase shall control.
Requests for additional copies of this Letter of Transmittal or for copies of the related Offer to Purchase and requests for assistance relating to the procedures for tendering Notes may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation, which is serving as depositary and information agent in connection with the Tender Offer (the “Depositary,” the “Information Agent” or the “Depositary and Information Agent”) at the address and telephone number on the front and back cover page of this Letter of Transmittal. Beneficial owners may contact their broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company, custodian or other nominee (each, a “Nominee”) for assistance regarding the Tender Offer.

This Letter of Transmittal and the instructions hereto (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Letter of Transmittal”), the Offer to Purchase (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Offer to Purchase” and, together with this Letter of Transmittal, the “Offer Documents”) constitute an offer by GSV Capital Corp., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer Documents, to purchase any and all of its $69.0 million aggregate principal amount of outstanding 5.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”) for cash in an amount equal to $1,005 per $1,000 principal amount of validly tendered and accepted Notes (the “Purchase Price”), plus accrued and unpaid interest on such Notes, if any, from September 15, 2017, up to, but not including, the Settlement Date (as defined below) (“Accrued Interest”). The Company refers to the offer to purchase the Notes as the “Tender Offer.”
Only Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn prior to 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on the Expiration Date and accepted for purchase will be purchased in the Tender Offer (the date of such acceptance and purchase, the “Settlement Date”). The Company’s offer to purchase any Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the Tender Offer is not conditioned upon the receipt of financing or subject to any minimum tender condition. However, the Tender Offer is subject to the satisfaction or waiver, in the Company’s sole discretion, of certain conditions described under “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Conditions to the Tender Offer” in the Offer to Purchase.
The Notes may be tendered and accepted for purchase only in principal amounts equal to minimum denominations of  $1,000 and integral multiples of  $1,000 in excess thereof. Holders who do not tender all of their Notes must ensure that they retain a principal amount of Notes equal to or greater than $1,000. No alternative, conditional or contingent tenders will be accepted.
The Tender Offer is open to all registered holders (individually, a “Holder” and, collectively, the “Holders”) of the Notes. The Notes are represented by one or more global certificates registered in the name of Cede & Co., the nominee of The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”), and held in book-entry form through DTC. DTC is the only registered holder of the Notes. DTC facilitates the clearance and settlement of securities transactions through electronic book-entry changes in accounts of DTC participants. DTC participants include securities brokers and dealers, banks, trust companies, clearing corporations and other organizations.
DTC participants that wish to effectively tender Notes that are held through DTC should either (1) properly complete and duly execute this Letter of Transmittal, together with any other documents required by this Letter of Transmittal, and mail or deliver this Letter of Transmittal (or a manually signed facsimile thereof) and such other documents to the Depositary or (2) electronically transmit their acceptance through the automated tender offer program (“ATOP”) (and thereby tender the Notes), for which the transaction will be eligible, followed by a properly transmitted Agent’s Message delivered to the Depositary. Upon receipt of such Holder’s acceptance through ATOP, DTC will edit and verify the acceptance, execute a book-entry delivery to the Depositary’s account at DTC and send an Agent’s Message to the Depositary for its acceptance. The confirmation of a book-entry transfer into the Depositary’s account at DTC as described above is referred to herein as a “Book-Entry Confirmation.” The term “Agent’s Message” means a message transmitted by DTC to, and received by, the Depositary and forming a part of the Book-Entry Confirmation, which states that DTC has received an express acknowledgment from the tendering participant stating (1) the aggregate principal amount of Notes to be tendered by such participant, (2) that such participant has received copies of the Offer Documents and agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer as described herein and in the Letter of Transmittal and (3) that the Company may enforce the terms and conditions of the Letter of Transmittal against such tendering participant.
A beneficial owner whose Notes are held by a Nominee and who desires to tender such Notes in the Tender Offer must contact its Nominee and instruct such Nominee to tender its Notes on such beneficial owner’s behalf. Accordingly, beneficial owners wishing to participate in the Tender Offer should contact their Nominee as soon as possible in order to determine the time by which such owner must take action in order to so participate. Any beneficial owner of Notes held of record by DTC or its Nominee, through authority granted by DTC, may direct the DTC participant through which such beneficial owner’s Notes are held in DTC to tender Notes on such beneficial owner’s behalf. See below for more information.
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If the Tender Offer is terminated or withdrawn, or the Notes are not accepted for purchase, no consideration will be paid or payable to Holders of those Notes. If any tendered Notes are not purchased pursuant to the Tender Offer for any reason, such Notes not purchased will be returned promptly, without expense, to the tendering Holder (or, in the case of Notes tendered by book-entry transfer, such Notes will be promptly credited to the account maintained at DTC from which Notes were delivered) after the expiration or termination of the Tender Offer.
The Tender Offer is made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer Documents. Holders should carefully review such information.
THE OFFER TO PURCHASE AND RELATED DOCUMENTS DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO BUY OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO SELL NOTES IN ANY JURISDICTION OR IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION IS UNLAWFUL.
If you desire to tender Notes for which you are the beneficial owner that are held through a Nominee, you should contact such Nominee promptly and instruct the Nominee to tender such Notes on your behalf. The instructions included with this Letter of Transmittal must be followed.
Holders who wish to tender their Notes using this Letter of Transmittal must:

complete the section below entitled “Method of Delivery”;

complete the box below entitled “Description of Notes Tendered” and sign where indicated under “Please Sign Here”; and

complete the enclosed IRS Form W-9 or an appropriate IRS Form W-8, as described below.
NONE OF THE COMPANY, ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ITS OFFICERS, THE DEPOSITARY AND INFORMATION AGENT OR THE TRUSTEE UNDER THE INDENTURE GOVERNING THE NOTES (THE “TRUSTEE”), OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES, MAKES ANY RECOMMENDATION TO ANY HOLDER WHETHER TO TENDER OR REFRAIN FROM TENDERING ANY OR ALL OF SUCH HOLDER’S NOTES, AND NONE OF THEM HAS AUTHORIZED ANY PERSON TO MAKE ANY SUCH RECOMMENDATION. IF ANYONE MAKES ANY RECOMMENDATION OR REPRESENTATION OR GIVES ANY SUCH INFORMATION, HOLDERS SHOULD NOT RELY UPON THAT RECOMMENDATION, REPRESENTATION OR INFORMATION AS HAVING BEEN AUTHORIZED BY THE COMPANY, THE DEPOSITARY AND INFORMATION AGENT OR THE TRUSTEE. HOLDERS ARE URGED TO EVALUATE CAREFULLY ALL INFORMATION IN THE OFFER DOCUMENTS, CONSULT THEIR OWN INVESTMENT AND TAX ADVISORS AND MAKE THEIR OWN DECISION AS TO WHETHER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TENDER OFFER, AND, IF SO, THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOTES TO TENDER.
THE COMPANY IS NOT PROVIDING FOR PROCEDURES FOR TENDERS OF NOTES TO BE MADE BY GUARANTEED DELIVERY. ACCORDINGLY, HOLDERS MUST ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME FOR THE NECESSARY TENDER PROCEDURES TO BE COMPLETED DURING THE NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS OF DTC ON OR PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION DATE. IF A HOLDER HOLDS NOTES THROUGH A NOMINEE, SUCH HOLDER SHOULD KEEP IN MIND THAT SUCH ENTITY MAY REQUIRE THE HOLDER TO TAKE ACTION WITH RESPECT TO THE TENDER OFFER A NUMBER OF DAYS BEFORE THE EXPIRATION DATE IN ORDER FOR SUCH ENTITY TO TENDER NOTES ON SUCH HOLDER’S BEHALF ON OR PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION DATE. TENDERS NOT COMPLETED PRIOR TO 12:00 MIDNIGHT, NEW YORK CITY TIME, ON JANUARY 17, 2018 (ONE MINUTE AFTER 11:59 P.M., NEW YORK CITY TIME, ON JANUARY 16, 2018) WILL BE DISREGARDED AND OF NO EFFECT (UNLESS THE TENDER OFFER HAS BEEN EXTENDED AND SUCH TENDERS ARE COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF THE EXTENDED TENDER OFFER).
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METHOD OF DELIVERY
Name of Tendering Institution:
DTC Participant Number:
Account Number:
Transaction Code Number:
DESCRIPTION OF NOTES TENDERED
Name(s) and Address(es) of Holder(s)
(Please fill in, if blank)
Principal Amount of
Notes Tendered*
CUSIP No. 36191J AB7*
$                        
*
Must be tendered in minimum denominations of  $1,000 and in integral multiples of  $1,000 in excess thereof.
The names and addresses of the Holders should be printed exactly as they appear on a security position listing showing such participant as the owner of the Notes. No alternative, conditional or contingent tenders will be accepted.
If you do not wish to tender your Notes, you do not need to return this Letter of Transmittal or take any other action.
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NOTE: SIGNATURES MUST BE PROVIDED BELOW.
PLEASE READ THE ACCOMPANYING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
By execution hereof, the undersigned acknowledges receipt of this Letter of Transmittal (this “Letter of Transmittal”) and the Offer to Purchase, dated December 15, 2017 (the “Offer to Purchase” and, together with this Letter of Transmittal, as amended and supplemented from time to time, the “Offer Documents”), constituting an offer (the “Tender Offer”) by GSV Capital Corp., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer Documents, to purchase any and all of its $69.0 million aggregate principal amount of outstanding 5.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”) for cash in an amount equal to $1,005 per $1,000 principal amount of validly tendered and accepted Notes (the “Purchase Price”), plus accrued and unpaid interest on such Notes, if any, from September 15, 2017, up to, but not including, the Settlement Date (as defined in this Letter of Transmittal) (“Accrued Interest”).
Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the Tender Offer, the undersigned hereby tenders to the Company the principal amount of Notes indicated above in the box captioned “Description of Notes Tendered.”
Subject to, and effective upon, the acceptance for purchase of, and payment for, the principal amount of Notes tendered with this Letter of Transmittal, the undersigned hereby (1) irrevocably sells, assigns and transfers to, or upon the order of, the Company all right, title and interest in and to all the Notes tendered thereby and accepted for purchase pursuant to the terms hereof, (2) waives any and all other rights with respect to the Notes (including, without limitation, the tendering registered holder’s (individually, a “Holder” and, collectively, the “Holders”) waiver of any existing or past defaults and their consequences in respect of the Notes and the indenture under which such Notes were issued), (3) releases and discharges the Company from any and all claims such Holder may have now, or may have in the future, arising out of, or related to, such Notes, including, without limitation, any claims that such Holder is entitled to receive additional principal or interest payments with respect to such Notes or to participate in any repurchase, redemption or defeasance of the Notes, and (4) irrevocably constitutes and appoints Global Bondholder Services Corporation, which is serving as depositary and information agent in connection with the Tender Offer (the “Depositary”) as the true and lawful agent and attorney-in-fact of such Holder (with full knowledge that the Depositary also acts as the agent of the Company) with respect to any such tendered Notes, with full power of substitution and resubstitution (such power of attorney being deemed to be an irrevocable power coupled with an interest) to (a) transfer ownership of such Notes on the account books maintained by The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”), together with all accompanying evidences of transfer and authenticity, to, or upon the order of, the Company, (b) present such Notes for transfer on the relevant security register, and (c) receive all benefits or otherwise exercise all rights of beneficial ownership of such Notes (except that the Depositary will have no rights to, or control over, funds from the Company, except as agent for the tendering Holders, for the Purchase Price, plus any Accrued Interest, of Notes tendered pursuant to the Tender Offer, as determined pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase, for any tendered Notes that are purchased by the Company).
The undersigned understands and acknowledges that the Tender Offer will expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on January 17, 2018 (one minute after 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on January 16, 2018), or any other date and time to which the Company extends such Tender Offer (such date and time, as it may be extended, the “Expiration Date”), unless earlier terminated. The undersigned understands and acknowledges that, in order to receive the Purchase Price offered for the Notes, the undersigned must have validly tendered and not validly withdrawn Notes prior to 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on the Expiration Date. The undersigned understands and acknowledges that tenders are irrevocable except that Notes not yet accepted for purchase may be withdrawn at any time after February 13, 2018 (40 business days after the commencement of the Tender Offer).
Unless otherwise indicated herein under “Special Payment Instructions,” the undersigned hereby requests that checks for payment of the Purchase Price for validly tendered and accepted Notes and any Accrued Interest to be issued in connection with the Tender Offer be issued to the order of the undersigned.
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Similarly, unless otherwise indicated herein under “Special Delivery Instructions,” the undersigned hereby requests that any Notes representing principal amounts not accepted for purchase be credited to such DTC participant’s account. In the event that the “Special Payment Instructions” box or the “Special Delivery Instructions” box is, or both are, completed, the undersigned hereby requests that any Notes representing principal amounts not accepted for purchase be credited to the account of, and checks for payment of the Purchase Price for validly tendered and accepted Notes and any Accrued Interest be issued in the name(s) of and be delivered to, the person(s) at the addresses so indicated, as applicable.
The undersigned recognizes that the Company has no obligation pursuant to the “Special Payment Instructions” box or “Special Delivery Instructions” box to transfer any Notes from the name of the Holder(s) thereof if the Company does not accept for purchase any of the principal amount of such Notes so tendered.
Withdrawal rights with respect to the Notes will terminate on the Expiration Date. Thereafter, tenders are irrevocable except that Notes not yet accepted for purchase may be withdrawn at any time after February 13, 2018 (40 business days after the commencement of the Tender Offer). If any tendered Notes are not purchased pursuant to the Tender Offer for any reason, such Notes not purchased will be returned promptly, without expense, to the tendering Holder (or, in the case of Notes tendered by book-entry transfer, such Notes will be promptly credited to the account maintained at DTC from which Notes were delivered) after the expiration or termination of the Tender Offer.
For a withdrawal of Notes to be valid, the Depositary must timely receive a written or facsimile notice of withdrawal at one of its the address(es) set forth on the front and back cover of this document, or a properly transmitted “Request Message” through the automated tender offer program (“ATOP”) must be received by the Depositary, in each case prior to the Expiration Date. The withdrawal notice must:

specify the name of the person that tendered the Notes to be withdrawn and, if different, the record holder of such Notes (or, in the case of Notes tendered by book-entry transfer, the name of the DTC participant for whose account such Notes were validly tendered and such participant’s account number at DTC to be credited with the withdrawn Notes);

contain a description(s) of the Notes to be withdrawn, including the CUSIP number(s), and the aggregate principal amount represented by such Notes to be withdrawn;

be signed by the Holder of such Notes in the same manner as the original signature on the Letter of Transmittal by which such Notes were tendered (including any required signature guarantees), if any (or, in the case of Notes tendered by a DTC participant through ATOP, be signed by such participant in the same manner as the participant’s name is listed on the applicable Agent’s Message), or be accompanied by documents of transfer sufficient to have the Trustee register the transfer of the Notes into the name of the person withdrawing such Notes; and

if the Letter of Transmittal was executed by a person other than the Holder, be accompanied by a properly completed irrevocable proxy that authorizes such person to effect such revocation on behalf of such Holder.
The undersigned understands that tenders of Notes pursuant to any of the procedures described in the Offer Documents and acceptance thereof by the Company will constitute a binding agreement between the undersigned and the Company upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the Tender Offer, which agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York.
The undersigned hereby represents, warrants and undertakes to the Company and the Depositary that:

the undersigned has received the Offer Documents and agrees to be bound by all the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer;

the Notes are, at the time of acceptance, and will continue to be, until the payment on the Settlement Date, or the termination or withdrawal of the Tender Offer, or, in the case of Notes in respect of which the tender has been withdrawn, the date on which such tender is validly withdrawn, held by the undersigned;
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the undersigned acknowledges that all authority conferred or agreed to be conferred pursuant to these representations, warranties and undertakings and every obligation of the undersigned shall be binding upon the successors, assigns, heirs, executors, administrators, trustee in bankruptcy and legal representatives of the undersigned and shall not be affected by, and shall survive, the death or incapacity of the undersigned;

the undersigned has full power and authority to tender, sell, assign and transfer the tendered Notes;

the Notes will, on the Settlement Date, be transferred by the undersigned to the Company in accordance with the terms of the Tender Offer, and the Company will acquire good, marketable and unencumbered title thereto, with full title guarantee free and clear of all liens, restrictions, charges and encumbrances, not subject to any adverse claim or right, and together with all rights attached thereto; and

the undersigned will, upon request, execute and deliver any additional documents deemed by the Depositary or the Company to be necessary or desirable to complete the sale, assignment and transfer of the Notes tendered.
For purposes of the Tender Offer, the undersigned understands that the Company will be deemed to have accepted for purchase validly tendered Notes, or defectively tendered Notes with respect to which the Company has waived all defects, if, as and when the Company gives oral or written notice thereof to the Depositary.
The undersigned understands that, except as set forth in the Offer to Purchase, the Company will not be required to accept for purchase any of the Notes tendered.
The undersigned understands that the delivery and surrender of the Notes is not effective, and the risk of loss of the Notes does not pass to the Depositary, until receipt by the Depositary and, in the case of Notes tendered through DTC’s ATOP, of a properly transmitted Agent’s Message together with all accompanying evidences of authority and any other required documents in form satisfactory to the Company.
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PLEASE SIGN HERE
(Please Complete and Return With the Attached Form W-9 (or IRS Form W-8, As Applicable) Unless an Agent’s Message is Delivered through the Facilities of DTC)
This Letter of Transmittal must be signed by the Holder, exactly as his, her, its or their name(s) appear(s) as a DTC participant on a security position listing showing such Holder as the owner of the Notes. If signature is by a trustee, executor, administrator, guardian, attorney-in-fact, officer or other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, such person must set forth his or her full title below under “Capacity” and submit evidence satisfactory to the Company of such person’s authority to so act. Certain signatures must be guaranteed by a Medallion Signature Guarantor. See Instruction 1 below.
x    
x    
(Signature(s) of Holder(s) or Authorized Signatory)
Date: ____________________
Name(s):
Capacity (Full Title):
Social Security Number or
Employer Identification Number:
Address:
(Include Zip Code)
Area Code and Telephone Number:
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PLEASE COMPLETE IRS FORM W-9 HEREIN (OR IRS FORM W-8, AS APPLICABLE)
AND SIGNATURE GUARANTEE, IF REQUIRED (See Instructions 1, 3 and 4 below)
Certain Signatures Must be Guaranteed by a Medallion Signature Guarantor
Authorized Signature:
Name of Signatory:
(Please Print)
Title:
Name of Medallion
Signature Guarantor:
Address:
(Include Zip Code)
Area Code and Telephone Number:
Date: __________________
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SPECIAL PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS
(See Instructions 3, 4, 5 and 6)
   To be completed ONLY if checks for payment of the Purchase Price for validly tendered and accepted Notes and any Accrued Interest are to be issued to someone other than the person or persons whose signature(s) appear(s) within this Letter of Transmittal or issued to an address different from that shown in the box entitled “Description of Notes Tendered” within this Letter of Transmittal.
   Issue checks for payment of the Purchase Price for validly tendered and accepted Notes and any Accrued Interest to:
Name  
(Please Print)
Address  
(Including Zip Code)
   
(Taxpayer Identification Number or
Social Security Number)
(See IRS Form W-9 herein or IRS
Form W-8, as applicable)
SPECIAL DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS
(See Instructions 3, 4, 5 and 6)
   To be completed ONLY if Notes not accepted for purchase are to be credited to the account of someone other than the person or persons whose signature(s) appear(s) within this Letter of Transmittal.
   Credit the Notes not accepted for purchase to:
Name  
(Please Print)
Address  
(Including Zip Code)
   
(Taxpayer Identification Number or
Social Security Number)
(Also Provide IRS Form W-9 or the Appropriate
IRS Form W-8)
DTC Account Number:  
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INSTRUCTIONS
Forming Part of the Terms and Conditions of the Tender Offer
1. Guarantee of Signatures.   All signatures on this Letter of Transmittal must be guaranteed by a firm that is a member of a registered national notes exchange or the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or by a commercial bank or trust company having an office or a correspondent in the United States that is a participant in an approved Signature Guarantee Medallion Program (each of the foregoing being an “Eligible Institution”) unless (i) this Letter of Transmittal is signed by the registered Holder(s) of Notes (which term, for purposes of this document, shall include any participant in the DTC system whose name appears on a security position listing as the owner of Notes) tendered hereby or (ii) such Notes are tendered for the account of an Eligible Institution. See Instruction 4.
2. Delivery of Letter of Transmittal.   This Letter of Transmittal is to be completed, or an electronic confirmation pursuant to DTC’s ATOP (together with a Book-Entry Confirmation) is to be transmitted, by Holders for tenders made pursuant to the procedures for tenders by book-entry transfer set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the caption “The Terms of the Tender Offer–Procedure for Tendering Notes.” A properly completed and duly executed Letter of Transmittal (or manually signed facsimile) or an electronic confirmation pursuant to the DTC’s ATOP system (together with a Book-Entry Confirmation), and any other required documents, must be received by the Depositary at its address set forth on the front and back cover of this Letter of Transmittal at or prior to the Expiration Date. Delivery of documents to DTC or the Trustee does not constitute delivery to the Depositary.
THE METHOD OF DELIVERY OF NOTES AND LETTERS OF TRANSMITTAL, ANY REQUIRED SIGNATURE GUARANTEES AND ALL OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING DELIVERY THROUGH DTC AND ANY ACCEPTANCE OF AN AGENT’S MESSAGE TRANSMITTED THROUGH ATOP, IS AT THE ELECTION AND RISK OF THE PERSON TENDERING NOTES AND DELIVERING THIS LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL OR TRANSMITTING AN AGENT’S MESSAGE AND, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL, DELIVERY WILL BE DEEMED MADE ONLY WHEN ACTUALLY RECEIVED BY THE DEPOSITARY. DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS TO DTC OR THE TRUSTEE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE DELIVERY TO THE DEPOSITARY. IF DELIVERY IS BY MAIL, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT HOLDERS USE PROPERLY INSURED, REGISTERED MAIL WITH RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED AND THAT THE MAILING BE MADE SUFFICIENTLY IN ADVANCE OF THE EXPIRATION DATE, TO PERMIT DELIVERY TO THE DEPOSITARY AT OR PRIOR TO SUCH TIME. HOLDERS DESIRING TO TENDER NOTES MUST ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME FOR COMPLETION OF THE ATOP PROCEDURES DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS OF DTC. MANUALLY SIGNED FACSIMILE COPIES OF THE LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL, PROPERLY COMPLETED AND DULY EXECUTED, WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR PURCHASE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE HOLDER SEND ANY DOCUMENTS OR NOTES TO THE COMPANY.
No alternative, conditional or contingent tenders will be accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer.
The Notes may be tendered and accepted for purchase only in principal amounts equal to minimum denominations of  $1,000 and integral multiples of  $1,000 in excess thereof. Holders who do not tender all of their Notes must ensure that they retain a principal amount of Notes equal to or greater than $1,000.
By execution and delivery of this Letter of Transmittal (or a manually signed facsimile hereof) or by electronic confirmation pursuant to DTC’s ATOP (together with the Book-Entry Confirmation), all tendering Holders of Notes waive any right to receive any notice of the acceptance of their Notes for payment. The entire aggregate principal amount represented by the Notes delivered to the Depositary will be deemed to have been tendered. If any tendered Notes are not purchased pursuant to the Tender Offer for any reason, such Notes not purchased will be returned promptly, without expense, to the tendering Holder (or, in the case of Notes tendered by book-entry transfer, such Notes will be promptly credited to the account maintained at DTC from which Notes were delivered) after the expiration or termination of the Tender Offer.
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Notes tendered may only be withdrawn pursuant to the procedure and subject to the terms set forth under the caption “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Withdrawal of Tenders” in the Offer to Purchase and as described herein.
3. Withdrawal of Tenders.   Withdrawal rights with respect to the Notes will terminate on the Expiration Date. Thereafter, tenders are irrevocable, except that Notes not yet accepted for purchase may be withdrawn at any time after February 13, 2018 (40 business days after the commencement of the Tender Offer).
For a withdrawal of Notes to be valid, the Depositary must timely receive a written or facsimile notice of withdrawal at one of its addresses set forth on the front and back cover of this Letter of Transmittal, or a properly transmitted “Request Message” through ATOP must be received by the Depositary, in each case prior to the Expiration Date. The withdrawal notice must:

specify the name of the person that tendered the Notes to be withdrawn and, if different, the record holder of such Notes (or, in the case of Notes tendered by book entry transfer, the name of the DTC participant for whose account such Notes were validly tendered and such participant’s account number at DTC to be credited with the withdrawn Notes);

contain a description(s) of the Notes to be withdrawn, including the CUSIP number(s), and the aggregate principal amount represented by such Notes to be withdrawn;

be signed by the Holder of such Notes in the same manner as the original signature on the Letter of Transmittal by which such Notes were tendered (including any required signature guarantees), if any (or, in the case of Notes tendered by a DTC participant through ATOP, be signed by such participant in the same manner as the participant’s name is listed on the applicable Agent’s Message), or be accompanied by documents of transfer sufficient to have the Trustee register the transfer of the Notes into the name of the person withdrawing such Notes; and

if the Letter of Transmittal was executed by a person other than the Holder, be accompanied by a properly completed irrevocable proxy that authorizes such person to effect such revocation on behalf of such Holder.
If the Notes to be withdrawn have been delivered or otherwise identified to the Depositary, a signed notice of withdrawal is effective immediately upon proper written or facsimile notice of withdrawal, even if physical release is not yet effected by the Depositary. Any Notes validly withdrawn will be deemed to be not validly tendered for purposes of the Tender Offer.
Holders may not rescind their withdrawal of tendered Notes, and any Notes validly withdrawn will thereafter be deemed not validly tendered for purposes of the Tender Offer. Validly withdrawn Notes may, however, be validly tendered again by following one of the procedures described in the Offer to Purchase under the caption “The Terms of the Tender Offer — Procedure for Tendering Notes” at any time prior to the Expiration Date.
Holders may accomplish valid withdrawals of Notes only in accordance with the foregoing procedures.
If a beneficial owner tendered its Notes through a Nominee and wishes to withdraw its Notes, it will need to make arrangements for withdrawal with its Nominee. The ability of a beneficial owner to withdraw a tender of its Notes will depend upon the terms of the arrangements it has made with its Nominee and, if its Nominee is not the DTC participant tendering those Notes, the arrangements between its Nominee and such DTC participant, including any arrangements involving intermediaries between its Nominee and such DTC participant.
Through DTC, the Depositary will return to tendering Holders all Notes in respect of which it has received valid withdrawal instructions at or prior to the Expiration Date promptly after it receives such instructions.
All questions as to the form and validity (including time of receipt) of a notice of withdrawal will be determined by the Company in its sole discretion, which determination shall be final and binding. None of the Company, the Depositary and Information Agent, the Trustee or any other person will be under any duty to give notification of any defects or irregularities in any notice of withdrawal or will incur any liability for failure to give any such notification.
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If the Company is delayed in its acceptance for purchase of, or payment for, any Notes or is unable to accept for purchase or pay for any Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer for any reason, then, without prejudice to the Company’s rights hereunder, but subject to applicable law, tendered Notes may be retained by the Depositary on behalf of the Company (subject to Rules 13e-4(f)(5) and Rule 14e-1 under the Exchange Act, which require that the Company pay the consideration offered or return the Notes deposited by or on behalf of the Holders promptly after the termination or withdrawal of the applicable Tender Offer).
4. Signatures on Letter of Transmittal.   If any Notes tendered hereby are held of record by two or more persons, all such persons must sign this Letter of Transmittal.
If any Notes tendered hereby are registered in different names, it will be necessary to complete, sign and submit as many separate Letters of Transmittal as there are different registrations of such Notes.
If this Letter of Transmittal is signed by a trustee, executor, administrator, guardian, attorney-in-fact, officer of a corporation or other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, such person should so indicate when signing, and proper evidence satisfactory to the Company of such person’s authority so to act must be submitted.
5. Questions and Requests for Assistance or Additional Copies.   Questions or requests for assistance may be directed to the Depositary at its address and telephone numbers, as set forth on the front and back cover of this Letter of Transmittal. Requests for additional copies of the Offer to Purchase, this Letter of Transmittal, the IRS Form W-9 or the IRS Form W-9 instructions may be directed to the Depositary and Information Agent, and copies will be furnished promptly at the Company’s expense.
Holders of Notes may contact their brokers, dealers, commercial banks, trust companies or other nominees for assistance concerning the offer.
6. TIN and Backup Withholding.   U.S. federal income tax law generally requires that a tendering Holder whose tendered Notes are accepted for purchase must (i) provide the Depositary (as payor) with such Holder’s correct taxpayer identification number (“TIN”), which, in the case of a Holder who is an individual, generally is such Holder’s social security number, or (ii) otherwise establish an exemption from backup withholding. If the Depositary is not provided with the correct TIN or an adequate basis for an exemption, such Holder may be subject to a $50 penalty imposed by the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) and backup withholding in an amount equal to 28% of the amount of any reportable payments pursuant to the Tender Offer. A U.S. Holder that does not provide its correct taxpayer identification number may be subject to penalties imposed by the IRS. If withholding results in an overpayment of taxes, a refund may be obtained, provided that the required information is timely furnished to the IRS.
To prevent backup withholding, each tendering Holder that is a U.S. Holder must provide such Holder’s correct TIN by completing the IRS Form W-9 included herein, certifying that the TIN provided is correct (or that such Holder is awaiting a TIN) and that (a) the Holder is exempt from backup withholding, (b) the Holder has not been notified by the IRS that such Holder is subject to backup withholding as a result of a failure to report all interest or dividends, or (c) the IRS has notified the Holder that such Holder is no longer subject to backup withholding. Such Holder must also certify that such Holder is a “U.S. person” as defined under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and applicable Treasury regulations.
If a U.S. Holder does not have a TIN, such Holder should (i) consult the Part 1 of the Instructions (related to Taxpayer Identification Numbers) on the enclosed IRS Form W-9 (the “Instructions”) for directions on applying for a TIN, (ii) write “Applied For” where indicated in Part I of the IRS Form W-9 attached herein, and (iii) sign and date the IRS Form W-9. If the Holder does not provide such Holder’s TIN to the Depositary by the date any reportable payments are due, the payments will be subject to backup withholding at a rate of 28%. Note: Writing “Applied For” on the form means that the Holder already has applied for a TIN or that such Holder intends to apply for one in the near future.
If the Notes are held in more than one name or are not in the name of the actual owner, consult Part I of the Instructions for information on which TIN to report. Exempt Holders (including, among others, all corporations and certain foreign individuals) are not subject to these backup withholding and reporting
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requirements. To prevent possible erroneous backup withholding, an exempt Holder that is a U.S. Holder should furnish their TIN, provide the applicable exempt payee code in Box 4 of the IRS Form W-9, and sign and date the form. See the Instructions for additional directions.
In order for a Non-U.S. Holder to qualify as exempt, such Holder must submit a completed applicable IRS Form W-8BEN, W-8BEN-E, W-8ECI, W-8EXP or W-8IMY, as the case may be, signed under penalties of perjury attesting to such exempt status. Such form may be obtained from the Depositary or the IRS at its website: www.irs.gov.
Each payment in respect of accrued and unpaid interest made to a Non-U.S. Holder generally will be subject to U.S. withholding tax at a 30% rate unless such Holder certifies its non-U.S. status on an applicable IRS Form W-8 and certain other conditions are met.
7. Transfer Taxes.   Tendering Holders of Notes purchased in the Tender Offer will not be obligated to pay brokerage commissions or fees to the Company or the Depositary and Information Agent. The Company will pay or cause to be paid all transfer taxes with respect to the purchase of any Notes in the Tender Offer. If your Notes are held through a broker or other Nominee who tenders Notes on your behalf, such broker or Nominee may charge you a commission for doing so. You should consult with your broker or Nominee to determine whether any charges will apply.
8. Irregularities.   The Company, in its sole discretion, will determine all questions as to the form of documents and validity, eligibility (including time of receipt), acceptance for purchase and withdrawal of validly tendered Notes, and such determinations will be final and binding. The Company reserves the absolute right to reject any and all tenders of Notes that it determines are not in proper form or where the acceptance for purchase of, or payment for, such Notes may, in the Company’s opinion, be unlawful. The Company also reserves the absolute right in its sole discretion to waive any of the conditions of the Tender Offer or any defect or irregularity in the tender of Notes of any particular Holder, regardless of whether similar conditions, defects or irregularities are waived in the case of other Holders. The Company’s interpretation of the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer will be final and binding.
Any defect or irregularity in connection with tenders of Notes must be cured within such time as the Company determines, unless waived by the Company. Tenders of Notes shall not be deemed to have been made until all defects or irregularities in connection with the tender of such Notes have been waived or cured. None of the Company, the Depositary and Information Agent, the Trustee or any other person will be under any duty to give notification of any defects or irregularities in tenders or notices of withdrawal or will incur any liability for failure to give any such notification. If the Company waives its right to reject a defective tender of Notes, the Holder will be entitled to the Purchase Price, plus Accrued Interest.
9. Waiver of Conditions; Termination of Tender Offer.   The Company expressly reserves the absolute right, in its sole discretion, to waive any of the conditions to the Tender Offer in the case of any Notes tendered, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time. The Company also expressly reserves the absolute right, in its sole discretion, subject to applicable law, to terminate the Tender Offer at any time for any reason without accepting for purchase any Notes that may have been tendered prior to such termination.
IMPORTANT: THIS PROPERLY COMPLETED AND DULY EXECUTED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL (OR MANUALLY SIGNED FACSIMILE THEREOF) OR A PROPERLY TRANSMITTED AGENT’S MESSAGE DELIVERED PURSUANT TO THE DTC’S ATOP, CONFIRMATION OF A BOOK-ENTRY TRANSFER OF NOTES AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY THIS LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DEPOSITARY AT OR PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION DATE.
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In order to tender Notes, a Holder should send or deliver a properly completed and signed Letter of Transmittal and any other required documents to the Depositary at one of its addresses set forth below or tender pursuant to DTC’s ATOP. Questions or requests for assistance relating to the procedures for tendering Notes or for additional copies of the Offer Documents may be directed to the Information Agent at its telephone number and address set forth below.
The Depositary for the Tender Offer is:
Global Bondholder Services Corporation
The Information Agent for the Tender Offer is:
Global Bondholder Services Corporation
By facsimile:
(For Eligible Institutions only)
(212) 430-3775
Confirmation:
(212) 430-3774
   
By Mail, Overnight Courier or Hand:
Global Bondholder Services Corp.
Attn: Corporate Action
65 Broadway, Suite 404
New York, New York 10006
(212) 430-3774
65 Broadway, Suite 404
New York, New York 10006
Banks and Brokers call: (212) 430-3774
Toll free: (866) 470-4200
Email: contact@gbsc-usa.com
You may contact your broker, dealer, commercial bank or trust company or other nominee for assistance concerning the Tender Offer or requests for additional copies of the Offer Documents.
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