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Filed pursuant to Rule 497
File No. 333-189805

PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT
(to Prospectus dated August 22, 2013)

$28,000,000

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Oxford Lane Capital Corp.

Preferred Stock
1,120,000 Shares, 8.125% Series 2024
Liquidation Preference $25 per Share

We are a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that has registered as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, or the “1940 Act.” Our investment objective is to maximize our portfolio’s total return. We have initially implemented our investment objective by purchasing portions of equity and junior debt tranches of collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”) vehicles. Structurally, CLO vehicles are entities that were formed to originate and manage a portfolio of loans. The loans within the CLO vehicle are limited to loans which meet established credit criteria and are subject to concentration limitations in order to limit a CLO vehicle’s exposure to a single credit.

We are offering 1,120,000 shares of our 8.125% Series 2024 preferred stock, or the “Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares.” We will pay monthly dividends on the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares at an annual rate of 8.125% of the $25 liquidation preference per share, or $2.03125 per Series 2024 Term Preferred Share per year, on the last business day of each month. We will pay monthly dividends on the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares offered pursuant to this prospectus supplement, commencing on July 31, 2014.

We are required to redeem all of the outstanding Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares on June 30, 2024 at a redemption price equal to $25 per share plus an amount equal to accumulated but unpaid dividends, if any, to the date of redemption. We cannot effect any amendment, alteration or repeal of our obligation to redeem all of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares on June 30, 2024 without the prior unanimous consent of the holders of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. If we fail to maintain an asset coverage ratio of at least 200% (as described in this prospectus supplement), we will redeem a portion of the outstanding Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares in an amount at least equal to the lesser of (1) the minimum number of shares of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares necessary to cause us to meet our required asset coverage ratio and (2) the maximum number of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares that we can redeem out of cash legally available for such redemption. At any time on or after June 30, 2017, at our sole option, we may redeem the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares at a redemption price per share equal to the sum of the $25 liquidation preference per share plus an amount equal to accumulated but unpaid dividends, if any, on the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares.

Each holder of our Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares together with the holders of our 7.50% Series 2023 preferred stock, or the “Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares,” and our 8.50% Series 2017 preferred stock, or the “Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares,” (and any other preferred stock we may issue in the future) will be entitled to one vote for each share held by such holder on any matter submitted to a vote of our stockholders, and the holders of all of our outstanding preferred stock and common stock will vote together as a single class. The holders of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares together with the holders of our Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares and Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares (and any other preferred stock we may issue in the future), voting separately as a class, will elect at least two of our directors and, upon failure to pay dividends for at least two years, will elect a majority of our directors.

The Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares rank pari passu, or equally, in right of payment with our Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares and Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares and all other shares of preferred stock that we may issue in the future, and rank senior in right of payment to all of our common stock.

We have applied to list the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and we expect trading to commence thereon within 30 days after the date of initial delivery of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares under the symbol “OXLCN.” Our common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “OXLC.” On May 28, 2014, the last sale price of our common stock as reported on NASDAQ Global Select Market was $17.37 per share. Our Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares and Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbols “OXLCP” and “OXLCO,” respectively. On May 28, 2014, the last sale price of our Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares and Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares as reported on NASDAQ Global Select Market were $25.89 and $24.05 per share, respectively, per share. The Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares are not convertible into our common stock or any other security of our company.

We are required to determine the net asset value per share of our common stock on a quarterly basis. Our net asset value per share of our common stock as of March 31, 2014 was $16.26.

An investment in our preferred stock is subject to risks and involves a heightened risk of total loss of investment. Common shares of closed-end investment companies frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value. In addition, the CLO securities in which we invest are subject to special risks. See “Risk Factors” beginning on page S- 15 of this prospectus supplement and page 17 of the accompanying prospectus to read about factors you should consider, including the risk of leverage, before investing in our preferred stock.

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities, or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

Please read this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus before investing in our securities and keep each for future reference. This prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus contain important information about us that a prospective investor ought to know before investing in our securities. We file annual, semi-annual and quarterly reports, proxy statements and other information with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This information is available free of charge by contacting us at 8 Sound Shore Drive, Suite 255, Greenwich, CT 06830 or by telephone at (203) 983-5275, or on our website at http://www.oxfordlanecapital.com . Information contained on our website is not incorporated by referenced into this prospectus supplement or the accompanying prospectus, and you should not consider information contained on our website to be part of this prospectus supplement or the accompanying prospectus. The Securities and Exchange Commission also maintains a website at http://www.sec.gov that contains information about us.

Per Share Total (2)
Public Offering Price $ 25.00 $ 28,000,000
Sales Load (Underwriting Discounts and Commissions) $ 1.00 $ 1,070,000 (3)
Proceeds, before expenses, to Oxford Lane Capital Corp. (1) $ 24.00 $ 26,930,000

(1) Total expenses of the offering payable by us, excluding underwriting discounts and commissions, are estimated to be $265,000. There will be additional items of value paid in connection with this offering that are viewed by the Financial Regulatory Authority, Inc. as underwriting compensation. Payment of this additional underwriting compensation will reduce the proceeds to us, before expenses. See “Underwriting.”
(2) We have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 168,000 Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares from us to cover over-allotments, if any. The price of any such option shares will be reduced by the amount of any distributions declared and payable on the shares sold on the initial closing date but not payable on such option shares. If such option is exercised in full, the public offering price, underwriting discounts and commissions and proceeds, before expenses, to us would be $32,200,000, $1,238,000 and $30,962,000, respectively. See “Underwriting”.
(3) The underwriters have agreed to reduce the aggregate sales load by $50,000 in connection with the shares sold on the initial closing date.

The underwriters expect to deliver the shares on or about June 5, 2014.



Joint Book-Running Managers

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. Deutsche Bank Securities

Co-Managers

BB&T Capital Markets BTIG Incapital Maxim Group LLC MLV & Co.

Prospectus Supplement dated May 29, 2014.


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PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT

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About this Prospectus Supplement S-1
Summary S-2
The Offering S-10
Risk Factors S-15
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements S-20
Use of Proceeds S-21
Capitalization S-22
Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges and Preferred Dividends S-23
Senior Securities S-24
Description of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Stock S-25
Regulation as a Registered Closed-End Investment Company S-35
Additional Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations S-40
Underwriting (Potential Conflicts of Interest) S-44
Custodian Transfer Agent, Dividend Disbursing Agent and Redemption and Paying Agent S-50
Miscellaneous S-50
Legal Matters S-50
Experts S-50
Available Information S-50
Index to Financial Statements F-1
Exhibit A: Articles Supplementary Establishing and Fixing the Preferences of Term
Preferred Shares
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PROSPECTUS

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Summary 1
Offerings 9
Fees and Expenses 12
Financial Highlights 15
Risk Factors 17
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements 35
Use of Proceeds 36
Price Range of Common Stock and Distributions 37
Senior Securities 40
Business 41
Management 50
Portfolio Management 57
Investment Advisory Agreement 60
Administration Agreement 65
Certain Relationships and Transactions 66
Control Persons and Principal Stockholders 67
Regulation as a Registered Closed-End Management Investment Company 69
Determination of Net Asset Value 74
Dividend Reinvestment Plan 76
Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations 77
Description of Securities 85
Description of Our Capital Stock 86
Description of Our Preferred Stock 93
Description of Our Subscription Rights 94
Description of Our Debt Securities 95
Plan of Distribution 108

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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT

We have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement on Form N-2 (file No. 333-189805) utilizing a shelf registration process relating to the securities described in this prospectus supplement, which registration statement was declared effective on August 22, 2013. This document is in two parts. The first part is the prospectus supplement, which describes the terms of this offering of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares and also adds to and updates information contained in the accompanying prospectus. The second part is the accompanying prospectus, which gives more general information and disclosure. To the extent the information contained in this prospectus supplement differs from or is additional to the information contained in the accompanying prospectus, you should rely only on the information contained in this prospectus supplement. Please carefully read this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus together with the additional information described under the headings “Available Information” and “Risk Factors” included in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, respectively, before investing in the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares.

Neither we nor the underwriters have authorized any dealer, salesman or other person to give any information or to make any representation other than those contained in this prospectus supplement or the accompanying prospectus. If anyone provides you with different or inconsistent information, you should not rely on it. This prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus do not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any security other than the registered securities to which they relate, nor do they constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation in such jurisdiction. The information contained in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus is accurate as of the dates on their respective covers. Our financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since those dates. To the extent required by law, we will amend or supplement the information contained in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus to reflect any material changes subsequent to the date of this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus and prior to the completion of any offering pursuant to this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus.

The Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares do not represent a deposit or obligation of, and are not guaranteed or endorsed by, any bank or other insured depository institution, and are not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board or any other government agency.

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SUMMARY

The following summary contains basic information about the offering of shares of our preferred stock pursuant to this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. It is not complete and may not contain all the information that is important to you. For a more complete understanding of the offering of shares of our common stock pursuant to this prospectus supplement, we encourage you to read this entire prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, and the documents to which we have referred in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. Together, these documents describe the specific terms of the offering of shares of our preferred stock. You should carefully read the section entitled “Risk Factors” included in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus and the section entitled “Business” in the accompanying prospectus and our financial statements included in this prospectus supplement and in the accompanying prospectus.

Except where the context requires otherwise, the terms “Oxford Lane Capital,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Oxford Lane Capital Corp.; “Oxford Lane Management” and “investment adviser” refer to Oxford Lane Management, LLC; and “BDC Partners” refers to BDC Partners, LLC.

Business Overview

We are a non-diversified closed-end management investment company that has registered as an investment company under the 1940 Act. Our investment objective is to maximize our portfolio’s total return.

We have initially implemented our investment objective by purchasing portions of equity and junior debt tranches of collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”) vehicles. Substantially all of the CLO vehicles in which we may invest would be deemed to be investment companies under the 1940 Act but for the exceptions set forth in section 3(c)(1) or section 3(c)(7). Structurally, CLO vehicles are entities formed to originate and manage a portfolio of loans. The loans within the CLO vehicle are limited to loans which meet established credit criteria and are subject to concentration limitations in order to limit a CLO vehicle’s exposure to a single credit. A CLO vehicle is formed by raising various classes or “tranches” of debt (with the most senior tranches being rated “AAA” to the most junior tranches typically being rated “BB” or “B”) and equity. The CLO vehicles which we focus on are collateralized primarily by senior secured loans made to companies whose debt is unrated or is rated below investment grade (“Senior Loans”), and generally have very little or no exposure to real estate, mortgage loans or to pools of consumer-based debt, such as credit card receivables or auto loans. Our investment strategy also includes warehouse facilities, which are financing structures intended to aggregate loans that may be used to form the basis of a CLO vehicle. We may also invest, on an opportunistic basis, in other corporate credits of a variety of types. We expect that each of our investments will range in size from $5 million to $50 million, although the investment size may vary consistent with the size of our overall portfolio.

Oxford Lane Management manages our investments and its affiliate arranges for the performance of the administrative services necessary for us to operate.

Distributions

In order to qualify as a regulated investment company, or “RIC,” and to eliminate our liability for corporate-level tax on the income we distribute to our stockholders, we are required, under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the “Code,” to distribute to our stockholders on an annual basis at least 90% of our ordinary income and realized net short-term capital gains in excess of realized net long-term capital gains, if any.

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The following table reflects the cash distributions, including dividends, dividends reinvested and returns of capital, if any, per share that we have declared on our common stock to date:

Date Declared Record Date Payment Date Amount (1)
Fiscal 2015
May 19, 2014 June 16, 2014 June 30, 2014 $ 0.60
Fiscal 2014
November 26, 2013 March 17, 2014 March 31, 2014 $ 0.60
November 26, 2013 March 17, 2014 March 31, 2014 0.10 (2)
November 6, 2013 December 17, 2013 December 31, 2013 0.55
July 24, 2013 September 16, 2013 September 30, 2013 0.55
May 22, 2013 June 14, 2013 June 28, 2013 0.55
Total (2014) 2.35
Fiscal 2013
February 6, 2013 March 15, 2013 March 29, 2013 0.55
October 23, 2012 December 17, 2012 December 31, 2012 0.55
July 31, 2012 September 14, 2012 September 28, 2012 0.55
May 22, 2012 June 15, 2012 June 29, 2012 0.55
Total (2013) 2.20
Fiscal 2012
January 25, 2012 March 16, 2012 March 30, 2012 0.55
October 24, 2011 December 16, 2011 December 30, 2011 0.50
July 22, 2011 September 16, 2011 September 30, 2011 0.50
April 6, 2011 June 16, 2011 June 30, 2011 0.50
Total (2012) 2.05
Fiscal 2011
March 7, 2011 March 21, 2011 April 1, 2011 0.25
Total (2011) 0.25
$ 7.45

(1) All of our cash distributions to date were funded from net investment income, except approximately $0.07 per share and $0.40 per share of the distributions paid on June 29, 2012 and June 28, 2013, respectively, which were funded from long term capital gains. The tax characterization of cash distributions for the year ended March 31, 2014 will not be known until the tax return for that year is finalized.
(2) Represents a special dividend for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014.

For fiscal year 2014, we paid $1,344,083 and $2,638,151 in preferred dividends on the Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares and Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares, respectively. For fiscal year 2013, we paid $459,228 in preferred dividends on the Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares.

For accounting purposes the distributions declared on our common stock for the fiscal periods ended March 31, 2013, 2012 and 2011 were in excess of the reported earnings. However, as a RIC, earnings and distributions are determined on a tax basis. Furthermore, taxable earnings are determined according to tax regulations and differ from reported income for accounting purposes. For the fiscal periods ended March 31, 2013, 2012 and 2011, taxable earnings exceeded our distributions and there was no tax return of capital for these years. To the extent that taxable earnings for any fiscal year are less than the amount of the dividends paid during the year, there would be a tax return of capital to shareholders. Distributions in excess of current and accumulated taxable earnings and profits will generally not be taxable to the shareholders, because a tax return of capital represents a return of a portion of a shareholder’s original investment in our common stock to the extent of a shareholder’s basis in our stock. Generally, a tax return of capital will reduce an investor’s basis in our stock for federal tax purposes, which will result in the shareholder recognizing additional gain (or

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less loss) when the stock is sold. Assuming that a shareholder holds our stock as a capital asset, any such additional gain would be a capital gain. Shareholders should not assume that the source of all distributions is from our net profits and shareholders may periodically receive the payment of a dividend consisting of a return of capital. The tax character of any distributions will be determined after the end of the fiscal year. Tax matters are very complicated and the tax consequences to an investor of an investment in our shares will depend on the facts of its particular situation. We encourage investors to consult their own tax advisors regarding the specific consequences of such an investment, including tax reporting requirements, the applicability of federal, state, local and foreign tax laws, eligibility for the benefits of any applicable tax treaty and the effect of any possible changes in the tax laws.

Use of Proceeds From Prior Offerings

Since the closing of our initial public offering on January 25, 2011, and subsequent offerings of common stock and preferred stock, through May 27, 2014 we have invested approximately $458.4 million (including accrued interest) of the cumulative net proceeds we received from our initial public offering, and subsequent offerings of common stock and preferred stock. Consistent with our investment objective, these investments were made in junior debt and equity tranches of CLOs.

Oxford Lane Management

Our investment activities are managed by Oxford Lane Management, which is an investment adviser that has registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, or the “Advisers Act.” Under our investment advisory agreement with Oxford Lane Management, which we refer to as our “Investment Advisory Agreement,” we have agreed to pay Oxford Lane Management an annual base management fee based on our gross assets, as well as an incentive fee based on our performance. See “Investment Advisory Agreement.”

We expect to benefit from the proven ability of our investment adviser’s team to identify attractive opportunities, conduct diligence on and value prospective investments, negotiate terms where appropriate, and manage and monitor a diversified portfolio although we do not intend to operate as a “diversified” investment company within the meaning of the 1940 Act. Our investment adviser’s senior investment team members have broad investment backgrounds, with prior experience at investment banks, commercial banks, unregistered investment funds and other financial services companies, and have collectively developed a broad network of contacts to provide us with our principal source of investment opportunities.

Our investment adviser is led by Jonathan H. Cohen, our Chief Executive Officer and Saul B. Rosenthal, our President. Messrs. Cohen and Rosenthal are assisted by Darryl M. Monasebian and Hari Srinivasan, who serve as Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Oxford Lane Management, respectively. We consider Messrs. Cohen, Rosenthal, Monasebian and Srinivasan to be Oxford Lane Management’s senior investment team.

Messrs. Cohen and Rosenthal, together with the other members of Oxford Lane Management’s investment team, have developed an infrastructure that we believe provides Oxford Lane Capital with a competitive advantage in locating and acquiring attractive Senior Loans and CLO investments.

Charles M. Royce is a non-managing member of Oxford Lane Management. Mr. Royce has served as President since 1972, and a member of the Board of Managers since 2001, of Royce & Associates, LLC (“Royce & Associates”). He also manages or co-manages twelve of Royce & Associates’ open- and closed-end registered funds. Mr. Royce currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Royce Funds and TICC Capital Corp. Mr. Royce is also a non-managing member of TICC Management, LLC, the investment adviser for TICC Capital Corp. Mr. Royce, as a non-managing member of Oxford Lane Management, does not take part in the management or participate in the operations of Oxford Lane Management; however, Mr. Royce may be available from time to time to Oxford Lane Management to provide certain consulting services without compensation. Royce & Associates is a wholly owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc.

In addition, we will pay BDC Partners, an affiliate of Oxford Lane Management, our allocable portion of overhead and other expenses incurred by BDC Partners in performing its obligations under an administration agreement by and among us and BDC Partners (the “Administration Agreement”), including rent, the fees and expenses associated with performing compliance functions, and our allocable portion of the compensation

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of our Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and any administrative support staff. These arrangements will create conflicts of interest that our Board of Directors must monitor.

Investment Focus

Our investment objective is to maximize our portfolio’s total return. We have initially implemented our investment objective by investing principally in the equity and junior debt tranches of CLO vehicles, which are collateralized primarily by a diverse portfolio of leveraged corporate loans, and which generally have very little or no exposure to real estate or mortgage loans or to pools of consumer-based debt, such as credit card receivables or auto loans. Our investment strategy may also include warehouse facilities, which are financing structures intended to aggregate loans that may be used to form the basis of a CLO vehicle. We may invest in securities issued by foreign entities, including foreign CLO vehicles.

The CLO investments we currently hold in our portfolio generally represent either a residual economic interest, in the case of an equity tranche, or a debt investment collateralized by a portfolio of Senior Loans. The value of our CLO investments generally depend on both the quality and nature of the underlying portfolio it references and also on the specific structural characteristics of the CLO itself, both of which are described below.

CLO Structural Elements

Structurally, CLO vehicles are entities that were formed to originate and manage a portfolio of loans. The loans within the CLO vehicle are limited to loans which meet established credit criteria and are subject to concentration limitations in order to limit a CLO vehicle’s exposure to a single credit.

A CLO vehicle is formed by raising multiple “tranches” of debt (with the most senior tranches being rated “AAA” to the most junior tranches typically being rated “BB” or “B”) and equity. As interest payments are received the CLO vehicle makes contractual interest payments to each tranche of debt based on their seniority. If there are funds remaining after each tranche of debt receives its contractual interest rate and the CLO vehicle meets or exceeds required collateral coverage levels (or other similar covenants) the remaining funds may be paid to the equity tranche. The contractual provisions setting out this order of payments are set out in detail in the CLO vehicle’s indenture. These provisions are referred to as the “priority of payments” or the “waterfall” and determine any other obligations that may be required to be paid ahead of payments of interest and principal on the securities issued by a CLO vehicle. In addition, for payments to be made to each tranche, after the most senior tranche of debt, there are various tests which must be complied with, which are different for each CLO vehicle.

CLO indentures typically provide for adjustments to the priority of payments in the event that certain cashflow or collateral requirements are not maintained. The collateral quality tests that may divert cashflows in the priority of payments are predominantly determined by reference to the par values of the underlying loans, rather than their current market values. Accordingly, we believe that CLO equity and junior debt investments allow investors to gain diversified exposure to the Senior Loan market on a levered basis without being structurally subject to mark-to-market price fluctuations of the underlying loans. As such, although the current valuations of CLO equity and junior debt tranches are expected to fluctuate based on price changes within the loan market, interest rate movements and other macroeconomic factors, those tranches will generally be expected to continue to receive distributions from the CLO vehicle periodically so long as the underlying portfolio does not suffer defaults, realized losses or other covenant violations sufficient to trigger changes in the waterfall allocations. We therefore believe that an investment portfolio consisting of CLO equity and junior debt investments of this type has the ability to provide attractive risk-adjusted rates of return.

The diagram below is for illustrative purposes only. The CLO structure highlighted below is only a hypothetical structure and structures among CLO vehicles in which we may invest may vary substantially from the hypothetical example set forth below.

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The Syndicated Senior Loan Market

We believe that the syndicated leveraged corporate loan market is relatively large with Standard and Poor’s estimating the total par value outstanding at approximately $742 billion as of May 27, 2014, this market remains largely inaccessible to a significant portion of investors that are not lenders or approved institutions. The CLO market also permits exposure to syndicated Senior Loans, but this market is almost exclusively private and predominantly institutional.

The Senior Loan market is characterized by various factors, including:

• Seniority. A Senior Loan typically ranks senior in a company’s capital structure to all other forms of debt or equity. As such, that loan maintains the senior-most claim on the company’s assets and cash flow, and, we believe should, all other things being equal, offer the prospect of a relatively more stable and lower-risk holding.
• Floating rate instruments. A Senior Loan typically contains a floating versus a fixed interest rate, which we believe provides some measure of protection against the risk of interest rate fluctuation.
• Frequency of interest payments. A Senior Loan typically provides for scheduled interest payments no less frequently than quarterly.

In the current environment, we believe the above attributes seem particularly desirable.

Investment Opportunity

Despite recent and continued strength across the credit markets broadly, we believe that the market for CLO-related assets continues to provide us with the opportunity to generate attractive risk adjusted returns within our strategy. We believe that a number of factors support this conclusion, including:

— We believe that the long-term and relatively low-cost capital that many CLO vehicles have secured, compared with current asset spreads and associated LIBOR floors, have created opportunities to purchase certain CLO equity and junior debt instruments that may produce attractive risk-adjusted returns. Although yields on Senior Loans have generally decreased since mid-2010, we believe that CLO equity and junior debt instruments still offer attractive risk-adjusted returns.
— We believe that CLO equity and junior debt have generally become more liquid since mid-2009. From late 2007 through mid-2009, these assets traded less frequently. We believe that greater liquidity in this market has created more opportunities to select among various CLO debt and equity instruments.

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— We believe that the recently developed market to invest in warehouse financings, which are short-term facilities that are generally expected to form the basis of CLO vehicles (which the Fund may participate in or be repaid by), has created additional attractive risk-adjusted investment opportunities for us.
— We believe that investing in CLO securities, and CLO equity instruments and warehouse financings in particular, requires a high level of research and analysis. We believe that typically this analysis can only be adequately conducted by knowledgeable market participants since that analysis tends to be highly specialized.
— We believe that a stronger credit market for Senior Loans has reduced the risk of collateral coverage test violations across many CLO structures, thereby reducing the risk that current cash distributions otherwise payable to junior debt tranches and/or equity will be diverted under the priority of payments to pay down the more senior obligations in various CLO structures.
— We believe that the US CLO market is relatively large with total capital outstanding of approximately $287 billion. (1) We estimate that the amount outstanding of the junior-most debt tranches (specifically the tranches originally rated “BB” and “B”) and equity tranches together are approximately $50 billion.

In addition to reviewing the junior debt and equity tranches of pre-2008 vintage CLOs, we have analyzed post-2010 CLOs (in both the primary and secondary markets) given the recent increase in new CLO issuance. From January 1, 2014 to April 29, 2014, CLOs closed stood at approximately $35 billion across 71 (2) deals (compared to approximately $82 billion across 171 deals for 2013). (3)

While the post-2010 CLOs generally have a higher cost of capital (which may result in lower returns for the equity investors in those CLOs) compared to pre-2008 CLOs, they may offer certain attractive structural features (including, in certain cases, better credit enhancement and lower leverage) and stronger collateral packages. We believe there are currently a significant number of these investment opportunities to consider and we have and continue to make investments in post-2010 CLOs.

We continue to review a large number of CLO investment vehicles in the current market environment, and we expect that the majority of our portfolio holdings, over the near to intermediate-term, will continue to be focused on CLO debt and equity securities, with the more significant focus over the near-term on CLO equity securities.

Summary Risk Factors

The value of our assets, as well as the market price of our securities, will fluctuate. Our investments may be risky, and you may lose all or part of your investment in us. Investing in Oxford Lane Capital involves other risks, including the following:

• We have a limited operating history as a closed-end investment company;
• We are dependent upon Oxford Lane Management’s key personnel for our future success;
• Our incentive fee structure and the formula for calculating the fee payable to Oxford Lane Management may incentivize Oxford Lane Management to pursue speculative investments, use leverage when it may be unwise to do so, or refrain from de-levering when it would otherwise be appropriate to do so;
• A general increase in interest rates will likely have the effect of making it easier for our investment adviser to receive incentive fees, without necessarily resulting in an increase in our net earnings due to the “catch up” feature of the incentive fee;
• CLO vehicles are very highly levered (typically 10 – 14 times), and therefore the junior debt and equity instruments in which we invest are subject to a higher degree of risk of total loss;

1. As of April 29, 2014. Source: RBS Securities, Inc., Intex Solutions, Inc.
2. As of April 28, 2014. Source: JPMorgan Chase & Co.
3. As of January 24, 2014. Source: RBS Securities, Inc.

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• Our portfolio of investments may lack diversification among CLO vehicles which may subject us to a risk of significant loss if one or more of these CLO vehicles experiences a high level of defaults on its underlying Senior Loans;
• The Senior Loan portfolios of the CLO vehicles in which we will invest may be concentrated in a limited number of industries, which may subject those vehicles, and in turn us, to a risk of significant loss if there is a downturn in a particular industry in which a number of our CLO vehicles’ investments are concentrated;
• Our financial results may be affected adversely if one or more of our significant equity or junior debt investments in such CLO vehicles defaults on its payment obligations or fails to perform as we expect;
• Investing in CLO vehicles and other high-yield corporate credits involves a variety of risks, any of which may adversely impact our performance;
• Our equity investment distributions from CLO vehicles will likely be materially reduced if three month LIBOR increases;
• A disruption or downturn in the capital markets and the credit markets could impair our ability to raise capital and negatively affect our business;
• We may borrow money to leverage our portfolio, which would magnify the potential for gain or loss on amounts invested and may increase the risk of investing in us;
• Our investment portfolio will be recorded at fair value, with our Board of Directors having final responsibility for overseeing, reviewing and approving, in good faith, its estimate of fair value and, as a result, there will be uncertainty as to the value of our portfolio investments;
• We may experience fluctuations in our quarterly results;
• We will become subject to corporate-level income tax if we are unable to qualify as a RIC under Subchapter M of the Code;
• Common shares of closed-end management investment companies, including Oxford Lane Capital, have in the past frequently traded at discounts to their net asset values, and we cannot assure you that the market price of shares of our common stock will not decline below our net asset value per share;
• Our common stock price may be volatile and may decrease substantially;
• There is a risk that our stockholders may not receive distributions or that our distributions may not grow or may be reduced over time, including on a per share basis as a result of the dilutive effects of this offering;
• Regulations governing our operation as a registered closed-end management investment company affect our ability to raise additional capital and the way in which we do so. The raising of debt capital may expose us to risks, including the typical risks associated with leverage.
• Holders of the Preferred Stock will have the right to elect members of our Board of Directors and will have class voting rights on certain matters.
• An investment in term Preferred Stock with a fixed interest rate bears interest rate risk.
• There will be no initial secondary trading market due to delayed listing, and even after listing a liquid secondary trading market may not develop.
• The Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares will not be rated.
• The Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares will bear a risk of early redemption by us.
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subordination relative to holders of our debt instruments. We are subject to risks related to the general credit crisis and related liquidity risks.
• Holders of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares will bear reinvestment risk.
• Holders of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares will bear dividend risk.
• There is a risk of delay in our redemption of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares, and we may fail to redeem such securities as required by their terms.

See “Risk Factors” beginning on page S- 15 of this prospectus supplement and page 17 of the accompanying prospectus. In addition, the other information included in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus contains a discussion of factors you should carefully consider before deciding to invest in our Preferred Stock.

Operating and Regulatory Structure

Oxford Lane Capital is a Maryland corporation that is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company that has registered as an investment company under the 1940 Act. As a registered closed-end fund, we are required to meet regulatory tests. See “Regulation as a Registered Closed-End Investment Company.” We may also borrow funds to make investments. In addition, we have elected to be treated for federal income tax purposes, and intend to qualify annually, as a RIC under Subchapter M of the Code. See “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations.”

Our investment activities are managed by Oxford Lane Management and supervised by our Board of Directors. Oxford Lane Management is an investment adviser that is registered under the Advisers Act. Under our Investment Advisory Agreement, we have agreed to pay Oxford Lane Management an annual base management fee based on our gross assets as well as an incentive fee based on our performance. See “Investment Advisory Agreement.” We have also entered into an administration agreement with BDC Partners, which we refer to as the Administration Agreement, under which we have agreed to reimburse BDC Partners for our allocable portion of overhead and other expenses incurred by BDC Partners in performing its obligations under the Administration Agreement, including furnishing us with office facilities, equipment and clerical, bookkeeping and record keeping services at such facilities, as well as providing us with other administrative services. See “Administration Agreement.”

BDC Partners also serves as the managing member of Oxford Lane Management. Messrs. Cohen and Rosenthal, in turn, serve as the managing member and non-managing member, respectively, of BDC Partners.

Recent Developments

Dividend

On May 19, 2014, our Board of Directors declared a distribution of $0.60 per share of common stock for the first fiscal quarter of 2015, payable on June 30, 2014 to shareholders of record as of June 16, 2014.

On May 19, 2014, our Board of Directors declared dividends which are payable on the Series 2017 and Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares for the months of June 2014, July 2014 and August 2014.

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The Offering

The following is a brief summary of the terms of this offering. For a more complete description of the rights, preferences and other terms of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares, see “Description of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Stock” in this prospectus supplement.

Issuer
Oxford Lane Capital Corp.
Listing
We have applied to list the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “OXLCN.” Trading in the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares is currently expected to begin within 30 days after the date of initial delivery of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. Prior to the expected commencement of trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, the underwriters do not intend to make a market in the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. Our Series 2017 Preferred Term Shares and our Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares are currently listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbols “OXLCP” and “OXLCO,” respectively.
Securities Offered
1,120,000 shares of 8.125% Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares (1,288,000 shares if the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full).
Liquidation Preference
$25 per share, plus accrued but unpaid dividends, if any. In the event of any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of our affairs, holders of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares, pari passu, or equally, with the holders of the Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares and Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares, each will be entitled to receive a liquidation distribution per share equal to $25 per share (which we refer to in this prospectus supplement as the Liquidation Preference), plus an amount equal to all unpaid dividends, if any, and distributions accumulated to (but excluding) the date fixed for distribution or payment, whether or not earned or declared by us, but excluding interest on any such distribution or payment. See “Description of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Stock — Liquidation Rights.”
Dividends
The Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares pay a monthly dividend at a fixed annual rate of 8.125% of the Liquidation Preference, or $2.03125 per share per year, which we refer to as the Fixed Dividend Rate. The Fixed Dividend Rate is subject to adjustment under certain circumstances, but will not in any case be lower than the Fixed Dividend Rate.
Cumulative cash dividends or distributions on each Series 2024 Term Preferred Share are payable monthly, when, as and if declared, or under authority granted, by our Board of Directors out of funds legally available for such payment. We will pay monthly dividends on the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares offered pursuant to this prospectus supplement, commencing on July 31, 2014.
Ranking
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The Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares rank:

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senior to the Common Stock in priority of payment of dividends and as to the distribution of assets upon dissolution, liquidation or the winding-up of our affairs; and

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equal in priority with the Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares and Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares and all other future series of Preferred Stock we may issue, which we refer to in this prospectus supplement, collectively with the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares, as the Preferred Stock, as well as any other series of Term Preferred Shares (as such term is defined in the Articles Supplementary, the Term Preferred Stock) as to priority of payment of dividends and as to distributions of assets upon dissolution, liquidation or the winding-up of our affairs.

We may issue additional shares of Preferred Stock, but we may not issue additional classes of capital stock that rank senior or junior to the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares (other than Common Stock) as to priority of payment of dividends and as to distribution of assets upon dissolution, liquidation or winding-up of our affairs. We may, however, issue additional Preferred Stock only so long as the ratio of (1) the value of total assets less all liabilities and indebtedness not represented by senior securities to (2) the sum of all senior securities representing indebtedness and the outstanding Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares, Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares and Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares multiplied by $25 per share is at least 200%. In addition, we may borrow funds from banks and other lenders so long as the ratio of (1) the value of total assets less all liabilities and indebtedness not represented by senior securities to (2) the sum of all senior securities representing indebtedness is at least 300%.
Term Redemption
We are required to redeem all outstanding Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares on June 30, 2024 at a redemption price equal to the Liquidation Preference plus an amount equal to accumulated but unpaid dividends, if any, on such shares (whether or not earned or declared, but excluding interest on such dividends) to, but excluding, the redemption date. We cannot effect any amendment, alteration or repeal of our obligation to redeem all of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares on June 30, 2024 without the prior unanimous vote or consent of holders of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. See “Description of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Stock — Redemption” and “— Voting Rights.”
Mandatory Redemption for Asset Coverage
If we fail to maintain an asset coverage ratio (as defined below) of at least 200% as of the close of business on any Business Day on which asset coverage is required to be calculated, and such failure is not cured by the close of business on the date that is 30 calendar days following such Business Day (referred to in this prospectus supplement as an Asset Coverage Cure Date), then we are required to redeem, within 90 calendar days of the Asset Coverage Cure Date, shares of Preferred Stock equal to the lesser of (1) the minimum number of shares of Preferred Stock that will result in

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our having an asset coverage ratio of at least 200% and (2) the maximum number of shares of Preferred Stock that can be redeemed out of funds legally available for such redemption. Also, at our sole discretion, we may redeem such number of shares of Preferred Stock (including shares of Preferred Stock required to be redeemed) that will result in our having an asset coverage ratio of up to and including 285%. The Preferred Stock to be redeemed may include, at our sole option, any number or proportion of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares and other series of Preferred Stock. If the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares are to be redeemed in such an event, they will be redeemed at a redemption price equal to their liquidation preference per share plus accumulated but unpaid dividends, if any, on such liquidation preference (whether or not declared, but excluding, interest on accrued but unpaid dividends, if any) to, but excluding, the date fixed for such redemption.
Asset coverage for purposes of our Preferred Stock is a ratio calculated under Section 18(h) of the 1940 Act. We estimate that, on the Date of Original Issue, our asset coverage, based on the composition and value of our portfolio as of March 31, 2014, and after giving effect to (1) the issuance of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares offered in this offering and (2) the payment of underwriting discounts and commissions of $1,070,000 and estimated related offering costs payable by us of $265,000, will be 322%. See “Description of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Stock — Asset Coverage.”
Optional Redemption
At any time on or after June 30, 2017, at our sole option, we may redeem, from time to time, the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares in whole or in part, out of funds legally available for such redemption, at a price per share equal to the sum of the Liquidation Preference plus an amount equal to accumulated but unpaid dividends, if any, on such shares (whether or not earned or declared, but excluding interest on such dividends) to, but excluding, the date fixed for such redemption. See “Description of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Stock — Redemption — Optional Redemption.” See “Description of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Stock — Redemption.”
Voting Rights
Except as otherwise provided in our Articles of Amendment and Restatement to the Articles of Incorporation or as otherwise required by law, (1) each holder of Preferred Stock (including the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares, the Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares and the Series 2023 Preferred Shares) will be entitled to one vote for each share of Preferred Stock held by such holder on each matter submitted to a vote of our stockholders and (2) the holders of all outstanding Preferred Stock and Common Stock will vote together as a single class; provided that holders of Preferred Stock, voting separately as a class, will elect two of our directors and will be entitled to elect a majority of our directors if we fail to pay dividends on any outstanding shares of Preferred Stock in an amount equal to two full years of dividends and continuing during that period until we correct that failure. Preferred Stock holders will also vote separately as a class on any matter that materially and adversely affects any preference, right or power of holders of

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Preferred Stock. See “Description of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Stock — Voting Rights.”
Conversion Rights
The Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares will have no conversion rights.
Use of Proceeds
We intend to use the net proceeds from this offering (after the payment of underwriting discounts and commissions of $1,070,000 and estimated expenses of the offering of approximately $265,000) for acquiring investments in accordance with our investment objective and strategies described in this prospectus supplement and for general working capital purposes. See “Use of Proceeds.”
Leverage
Although we have no current intention to do so, we may borrow funds to make investments. In addition, we may issue additional shares of Preferred Stock, which may be considered a form of leverage, after completion of this offering. As a result, we will be exposed to the risks of leverage, which may be considered a speculative investment technique. In addition, the CLO vehicles in which we invest will be leveraged, which will indirectly expose us to the risks of leverage. The use of leverage magnifies the potential gain and loss on amounts invested and therefore increases the risks associated with investing in our securities. In addition, the costs associated with use of leverage, including any increase in the management fee payable to our investment adviser, Oxford Lane Management, will be borne by our common stockholders. Under the 1940 Act, we are only permitted to incur additional indebtedness to the extent our asset coverage with respect to our outstanding senior securities representing indebtedness, as defined under the 1940 Act, is at least 300% immediately after each such borrowing. In addition, we are only permitted to issue additional Preferred Stock to the extent our asset coverage with respect to such Preferred Stock, as defined under the 1940 Act, which also reflects any outstanding borrowings, is at least 200% immediately after each such issuance. See “Regulation as a Registered Closed-End Investment Company.”
U.S. Federal Income Taxes
Prospective investors are urged to consult their own tax advisors regarding these matters in light of their personal investment circumstances.
We have elected to be treated, and intend to continue to so qualify each year, as a RIC under Subchapter M of the Code, and we generally do not expect to be subject to U.S. federal income tax.
Risk Factors
Investing in the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares involves risks. You should carefully consider the information set forth in the sections of this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus entitled “Risk Factors” before deciding whether to invest in our Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. See “Risk Factors” beginning on page S- 15 of this prospectus supplement and page 17 of the accompanying prospectus.
Information Rights
During any period in which we are not subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act and any Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares are outstanding, we will provide holders of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares, without cost, copies of our annual, semi-annual and quarterly reports, proxy statements and other

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information that we would have been required to file with the SEC pursuant to the Exchange Act if we were subject to such requirements.
Redemption and Paying Agent
We have entered into an amendment to our Transfer Agency and Service Agreement with Computershare Trust Company, N.A., which we refer to as the Redemption and Paying Agent in this prospectus supplement. Under this amendment, the Redemption and Paying Agent will serve as transfer agent and registrar, dividend disbursing agent and redemption and paying agent with respect to the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares.

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RISK FACTORS

You should carefully consider the risks described below, and the risks described in “Risk Factors” beginning on page 17 of the accompanying prospectus, before deciding to invest in the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. The risks and uncertainties described below and in the accompanying prospectus are not the only ones we face. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us, or not presently deemed material by us, may also impair our operations and performance and the value of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. If any of the following risks or the risks described in the accompanying prospectus actually occur, our business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected, and the value of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares may be impaired. If that happens, the trading price of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares could decline, and you may lose all or part of your investment.

Regulations governing our operation as a registered closed-end management investment company affect our ability to raise additional capital and the way in which we do so. The raising of debt capital may expose us to risks, including the typical risks associated with leverage.

Although we have no current intention to do so, we may in the future issue debt securities or additional shares of Preferred Stock and/or borrow money from banks or other financial institutions, which we refer to collectively as “senior securities,” up to the maximum amount permitted by the 1940 Act. Under the provisions of the 1940 Act, we will be permitted, as a registered closed-end management investment company, to issue senior securities representing indebtedness so long as our asset coverage ratio with respect thereto, defined under the 1940 Act as the ratio of our gross assets (less all liabilities and indebtedness not represented by senior securities) to our outstanding senior securities representing indebtedness, is at least 300% after each issuance of such senior securities. In addition, we will be permitted to issue additional shares of Preferred Stock so long as our asset coverage ratio with respect thereto, defined under the 1940 Act as the ratio of our gross assets (less all liabilities and indebtedness not represented by senior securities) to our outstanding senior securities representing indebtedness, plus the aggregate involuntary liquidation preference of our outstanding Preferred Stock, is at least 200% after each issuance of such Preferred Stock. If the value of our assets declines, we may be unable to satisfy these test. If that happens, we may be required to sell a portion of our investments and, depending on the nature of our leverage, repay a portion of our indebtedness or redeem outstanding shares of Preferred Stock, in each case at a time when doing so may be disadvantageous. Also, any amounts that we use to service our indebtedness or preferred dividends would not be available for distributions to our common stockholders. Furthermore, as a result of issuing senior securities, we would also be exposed to typical risks associated with leverage, including an increased risk of loss. If we issue additional Preferred Stock, the Preferred Stock would continue to rank “senior” to common stock in our capital structure, preferred stockholders would continue to have separate voting rights on certain matters and might have other rights, preferences, or privileges more favorable than those of our common stockholders, and the issuance of additional shares of Preferred Stock could have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a transaction or a change of control that might involve a premium price for holders of our common stock or otherwise be in your best interest.

We are not generally able to issue and sell our common stock at a price below net asset value per share, other than in connection with a rights offering to our existing stockholders. We may, however, sell our common stock at a price below the then-current net asset value per share of our common stock if our Board of Directors determines that such sale is in the best interests of Oxford Lane Capital and our stockholders, and our stockholders approve such sale. In any such case, the price at which our securities are to be issued and sold may not be less than a price that, in the determination of our Board of Directors, closely approximates the market value of such securities (less any distributing commission or discount). If we raise additional funds by issuing more common stock, then the percentage ownership of our stockholders at that time will decrease, and you may experience dilution.

We may borrow money and/or issue Preferred Stock to leverage our portfolio, which would magnify the potential for gain or loss on amounts invested and will increase the risk of investing in us.

The use of leverage magnifies the potential for gain or loss on amounts invested and, therefore, increases the risks associated with investing in our securities. Although we have no current intention to do so, we may borrow from and issue senior securities, including additional shares of Preferred Stock, to banks, insurance

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companies and other lenders in the future. Holders of these senior securities will have fixed dollar claims on our assets that are superior to the claims of our common stockholders, and we would expect such lenders to seek recovery against our assets in the event of a default. If the value of our assets decreases, leveraging would cause net asset value to decline more sharply than it otherwise would have had we not leveraged. Similarly, any decrease in our income would cause net income to decline more sharply than it would have had we not borrowed. Such a decline could also negatively affect our ability to make dividend payments on our common stock. Leverage is generally considered a speculative investment technique. Our ability to service any debt that we incur will depend largely on our financial performance and will be subject to prevailing economic conditions and competitive pressures. Moreover, as the management fee payable to our investment adviser, Oxford Lane Management, will be payable based on our gross assets, including those assets acquired through the use of leverage, Oxford Lane Management will have a financial incentive to incur leverage which may not be consistent with our stockholders’ interests. In addition, our common stockholders will bear the burden of any increase in our expenses as a result of leverage, including any increase in the management fee payable to Oxford Lane Management.

As a registered closed-end management investment company, we will generally be required to meet an asset coverage ratio with respect to our outstanding senior securities representing indebtedness, defined under the 1940 Act as the ratio of our gross assets (less all liabilities and indebtedness not represented by senior securities) to our outstanding senior securities representing indebtedness, of at least 300% after each issuance of senior securities representing indebtedness. In addition, we will generally be required to meet an asset coverage ratio with respect to our outstanding Preferred Stock, as defined under the 1940 Act as the ratio of our gross assets (less all liabilities and indebtedness not represented by senior securities) to our outstanding senior securities representing indebtedness, plus the aggregate involuntary liquidation preference of our outstanding Preferred Stock, of at least 200% immediately after each issuance of such Preferred Stock. If this ratio declines, we may not be able to incur additional debt or issue additional shares of Preferred Stock and could be required by law to sell a portion of our investments to repay some debt or redeem some Preferred Stock when it is disadvantageous to do so, which could have a material adverse effect on our operations, and we may not be able to make distributions. The amount of leverage that we employ will depend on our investment adviser’s and our Board of Directors’ assessment of market and other factors at the time of any proposed borrowing. We cannot assure you that we will be able to obtain credit at all or on terms acceptable to us.

In addition, any debt facility into which we may enter would likely impose financial and operating covenants that restrict our business activities, including limitations that could hinder our ability to finance additional loans and investments or to make the distributions required to maintain our status as a RIC under Subchapter M of the Code.

An investment in term Preferred Stock with a fixed interest rate bears interest rate risk.

Term Preferred Stock pays dividends at a fixed dividend rate. Prices of fixed income investments vary inversely with changes in market yields. The market yields on securities comparable to the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares may increase, which would likely result in a decline in the secondary market price of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares prior to the term redemption date. For additional information concerning dividends on the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares, see “Description of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Stock — Dividends and Dividend Periods.”

There will be no initial secondary trading market due to delayed listing, and even after listing a liquid secondary trading market may not develop.

Although the Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares and the Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, they have a limited trading market. As a result, we cannot predict the trading patterns of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. During a period of up to 30 days from the date of this prospectus supplement, the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares will not be listed on any securities exchange. During this period, the underwriters do not intend to make a market in the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. Consequently, an investment in the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares during this period will be illiquid, and holders of such shares may not be able to sell them during that period as it is unlikely that a secondary market for the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares will develop. If a secondary market does

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develop during this period, holders of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares may be able to sell such shares only at substantial discounts from the Liquidation Preference. We have applied to list the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. If we are unable to list the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares on the NASDAQ Global Select Market or another national securities exchange, holders of such shares may be unable to sell them at all or, if they are able to, only at substantial discounts from the Liquidation Preference. Even if the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as anticipated, there is a risk that such shares may be thinly traded, and the market for such shares may be relatively illiquid compared to the market for other types of securities, with the spread between the bid and asked prices considerably greater than the spreads of other securities with comparable terms and features.

The Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares will not be rated.

We do not intend to have the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares rated by any rating agency. Unrated securities usually trade at a discount to similar, rated securities. As a result, there is a risk that the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares may trade at a price that is lower than they might otherwise trade if rated by a rating agency.

The Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares will bear a risk of early redemption by us.

We may voluntarily redeem some or all of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares on or after June 30, 2017 and we may be forced to redeem some or all of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares to meet regulatory requirements and the asset coverage requirements of such shares. Any such redemptions may occur at a time that is unfavorable to holders of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. We may have an incentive to redeem the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares voluntarily before the Term Redemption Date if market conditions allow us to issue other Preferred Stock or debt securities at a rate that is lower than the Fixed Dividend Rate on the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. For further information regarding our ability to redeem the Term Preferred Stock, see “Description of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Stock — Redemption” and “— Asset Coverage.”

Claims of holders of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares will be subject to a risk of subordination relative to holders of our debt instruments.

Rights of holders of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares will equal to the rights of holders of Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares and Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares. However, rights of holders of the Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares, Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares and and the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares will be subordinated to the rights of holders of our indebtedness. Therefore, dividends, distributions and other payments to holders of Term Preferred Shares in liquidation or otherwise may be subject to prior payments due to the holders of our indebtedness. In addition, under some circumstances the 1940 Act may provide debt holders with voting rights that are superior to the voting rights of holders of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares.

We are subject to risks related to a general credit crisis and related liquidity risks.

General market uncertainty and extraordinary conditions in the credit markets may impact the liquidity of our investment portfolio. In turn, during extraordinary circumstances, this uncertainty could impact our distributions and/or ability to redeem the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares in accordance with their terms. Further, there may be market imbalances of sellers and buyers of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares during periods of extreme illiquidity and volatility in the credit markets. Such market conditions may lead to periods of thin trading in any secondary market for the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares and may make valuation of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares uncertain. As a result, the spread between bid and ask prices is likely to increase significantly such that an investor in the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares may have difficulty selling his or her shares. Less liquid and more volatile trading environments could also result in sudden and significant valuation declines in the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares.

Holders of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares will bear reinvestment risk.

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investment purchased with proceeds from the sale or redemption of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares may be lower than the return previously obtained from the investment in such shares.

Holders of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares will bear dividend risk.

We may be unable to pay dividends on the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares under some circumstances. The Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares and the Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares are subject to redemption by us approximately thirty months and twelve months, respectively, before the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares are subject to redemption by us. As a result, our redemption of the Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares and the Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares may impact our ability to continue to pay dividends on the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. In addition, the terms of any future indebtedness we may incur could preclude the payment of dividends in respect of equity securities, including the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares, under certain conditions.

There is a risk of delay in our redemption of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares, and we may fail to redeem such securities as required by their terms.

We will generally make investments in CLO vehicles whose securities are not traded in any public market. Substantially all of the investments we presently hold and the investments we expect to acquire in the future are, and will be, subject to legal and other restrictions on resale and will otherwise be less liquid than publicly traded securities. The illiquidity of our investments may make it difficult for us to obtain cash equal to the value at which we record our investments quickly if a need arises. If we are unable to obtain sufficient liquidity prior to the Term Redemption Date, we may be forced to engage in a partial redemption or to delay a required redemption. If such a partial redemption or delay were to occur, the market price of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares might be adversely affected.

Uncertainty relating to the LIBOR calculation process may adversely affect the value of our portfolio of the LIBOR-indexed, floating-rate debt securities.

Concerns have been publicized that some of the member banks surveyed by the British Bankers’ Association (“BBA”) in connection with the calculation of LIBOR across a range of maturities and currencies may have been under-reporting or otherwise manipulating the inter-bank lending rate applicable to them in order to profit on their derivatives positions or to avoid an appearance of capital insufficiency or adverse reputational or other consequences that may have resulted from reporting inter-bank lending rates higher than those they actually submitted. A number of BBA member banks have entered into settlements with their regulators and law enforcement agencies with respect to alleged manipulation of LIBOR, and investigations by regulators and governmental authorities in various jurisdictions are ongoing.

Actions by the BBA, regulators or law enforcement agencies may result in changes to the manner in which LIBOR is determined. Uncertainty as to the nature of such potential changes may adversely affect the market for LIBOR-based securities, including our portfolio of LIBOR-indexed, floating-rate debt securities. In addition, any further changes or reforms to the determination or supervision of LIBOR may result in a sudden or prolonged increase or decrease in reported LIBOR, which could have an adverse impact on the market for LIBOR-based securities or the value of our portfolio of LIBOR-indexed, floating-rate debt securities.

Our equity investment distributions from CLO vehicles will likely be materially reduced if three month LIBOR increases.

An increase in LIBOR would materially increase the CLO vehicles’ financing costs. Since most of the collateral positions within the CLO investments have LIBOR floors, there may not be corresponding increases in investment income (if LIBOR increases but stays below the LIBOR floor rate of such investments) resulting in materially smaller distribution payments to the equity investors.

To illustrate the potential impact of a change in the underlying interest rate on our total estimated taxable income as it pertains to our CLO investments, we have assumed a 1% increase in the underlying three-month LIBOR, and no other change in our CLO portfolio, or to any of the credit, spread, default rate or other factors, as of March 31, 2014. Under this analysis, we currently estimate the effect on total estimated taxable income to equal a decrease of approximately $14.0 million on an annualized basis, reflecting the portfolio

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assets held within these CLO vehicles which have implied floors that would be unaffected by a 1% change in the underlying interest rate, compared to the debt carried by those CLO vehicles which are at variable rates and which would be affected by a change in three-month LIBOR. Although management believes that this analysis is broadly indicative of our existing LIBOR sensitivity, it does not adjust for changes in any of the other assumptions that could effect the return on CLO equity investments, both positively and negatively (and which could accompany changes to the three-month LIBOR rate), such as default rates, recovery rates, prepayment rates, reinvestment rates, and other factors that could affect the net increase (or decrease) in net assets resulting from operations. Accordingly, it is highly probable that actual results would differ materially from the results under this hypothetical analysis.

We may in the future hedge against interest rate fluctuations by using hedging instruments such as futures, options and forward contracts. While hedging activities may insulate us against adverse changes in interest rates, they may also limit our ability to participate in the benefits of lower interest rates with respect to the investments in our portfolio with fixed interest rates.

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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but rather are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about our company, our current and prospective portfolio investments, our industry, our beliefs, and our assumptions. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “will,” “may,” “continue,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “targets,” “projects,” and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus involve risks and uncertainties, including statements as to:

• our future operating results;
• our business prospects and the prospects of a CLO vehicle’s 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 ability of a CLO vehicle’s portfolio companies to achieve their objectives;
• our expected financings and investments;
• the adequacy of our cash resources and working capital; and
• the timing of cash flows, if any, from our investments.

These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which are beyond our control and difficult to predict and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements, including without limitation:

• an economic downturn could impair the ability of a CLO vehicle’s portfolio companies to continue to operate, which could lead to the loss of some or all of our investment in such CLO vehicle;
• a contraction of available credit and/or an inability to access the equity markets could impair our investment activities;
• interest rate volatility could adversely affect our results, particularly if we elect to use leverage as part of our investment strategy;
• currency fluctuations could adversely affect the results of our investments in foreign companies, particularly to the extent that we receive payments denominated in foreign currency rather than U.S. dollars; and
• the risks, uncertainties and other factors we identify in “Risk Factors” in the accompanying prospectus and elsewhere in this prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and in our filings with the SEC.

Although we believe that the assumptions on which these forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, any of those assumptions could prove to be inaccurate, and as a result, the forward-looking statements based on those assumptions also could be inaccurate. Important assumptions include our ability to originate new loans and investments, certain margins and levels of profitability and the availability of additional capital. In light of these and other uncertainties, the inclusion of a projection or forward-looking statement in this prospectus supplement or the accompanying prospectus should not be regarded as a representation by us that our plans and objectives will be achieved. These risks and uncertainties include those described or identified in “Risk Factors” in the accompanying prospectus and elsewhere in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the respective dates of this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. However, we will update this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus to reflect any material changes to the information contained herein. The forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus are excluded from the safe harbor protection provided by Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the “Securities Act.”

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USE OF PROCEEDS

We estimate that the net proceeds to us from this offering will be approximately $26,665,000 (or approximately $30,697,000 if the underwriters fully exercise their overallotment option), after deducting the payment of underwriting discounts and commissions of $1,070,000 (or approximately $1,238,000 if the underwriters fully exercise their overallotment option) and estimated offering expenses of $265,000 payable by us.

We intend to use the net proceeds from the sale of our securities pursuant to this prospectus supplement for acquiring investments in accordance with our investment objective and strategies described in this prospectus supplement and for general working capital purposes. We may also pay operating expenses, including advisory and administrative fees and expenses, from the net proceeds of this offering. We anticipate that substantially all of the net proceeds of this offering will be used for the above purposes within approximately three months from the consummation of such offering, depending on the availability of appropriate investment opportunities consistent with our investment objective and market conditions. We cannot assure you we will achieve our targeted investment pace.

Pending such investments, we will invest the net proceeds primarily in cash, cash equivalents, U.S. government securities and other high-quality investments that mature in one year or less from the date of investment. The management fee payable by us will not be reduced while our assets are invested in such securities. See “Regulation as a Closed-End Investment Company — Temporary Investments” in the accompanying prospectus for additional information about temporary investments we may make while waiting to make longer-term investments in pursuit of our investment objective.

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CAPITALIZATION

The following table sets forth:

• the actual capitalization of Oxford Lane Capital at March 31, 2014; and
• the adjusted capitalization of Oxford Lane Capital, reflecting the sale of 1,120,000 shares of our Preferred Stock in this offering at a public offering price of $25.00 per share, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions of approximately $1,070,000 and estimated offering expenses of approximately $265,000 payable by us.

This table should be read in conjunction with “Use of Proceeds” and financial statements and notes thereto included in this prospectus supplement and our “Business” section included in the accompanying prospectus.

As of March 31, 2014
Actual As Adjusted (2)
Assets:
Total assets $ 352,362,232 $ 380,362,232
Liabilities:
Mandatory redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share; 5,000,000 shares authorized, 3,262,220 and 4,382,220 shares issued and outstanding, as adjusted, respectively (1) 77,295,190 105,295,190
Other liabilities 27,237,841 27,237,841
Total liabilities 104,533,031 132,533,031
Net Assets $ 247,829,201 $ 247,829,201
Net Assets consist of:
Paid in capital 236,710,605 236,710,605
Net realized gain on investments 1,771,528 1,771,528
Net unrealized appreciation on investments 22,352,201 22,352,201
Distributions in excess of net investment income (13,005,133 ) (13,005,133 )
Total net assets $ 247,829,201 $ 247,829,201

(1) Actual amount represents 632,450 shares of Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares and 2,629,770 shares of Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares outstanding as of March 31, 2014.
(2) Increase in assets in the “As Adjusted” column is due to cash from the net proceeds of this offering, as well as capitalized debt issuance costs.

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RATIOS OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES AND PREFERRED DIVIDENDS

The following table contains our ratio of earnings to fixed charges and preferred dividends for the periods indicated, computed as set forth below. You should read these ratios of earnings to fixed charges and preferred dividends in connection with our financial statements, including the notes to those statements, included in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus.

For the Year
Ended
March 31, 2014
For The Year
Ended
March 31, 2013
For The Year
Ended
March 31, 2012
For the Period
January 25, 2011
(Commencement of Operations) through March 31, 2011
Earnings to Fixed Charges and Preferred Dividends (1) 6.1 46.4 346.9 55.8

(1) Earnings include net realized and unrealized gains or losses. Net realized and unrealized gains or losses can vary substantially from period to period.

For purposes of computing the ratios of earnings to fixed charges and preferred dividends, earnings represent net increase in net assets resulting from operations plus (or minus) income tax expense (benefit) including excise tax expense plus fixed charges. Fixed charges include interest and amortization of debt issuance costs and one-third of rent expense, which management estimates to represent the interest component of rent expense.

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SENIOR SECURITIES

Information about our senior securities is shown in the following table as of the end of each fiscal year since our formation. The reports of our independent registered public accounting firm covering the total amount of senior securities outstanding as of March 31, 2014 and 2013 are attached as exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part.

Total Amount Outstanding Exclusive of Treasury Securities (1) Asset
Coverage
Ratio
Per Unit (2)
Involuntary Liquidation Preference
Per Unit (3)
Average
Market
Value
Per Unit (4)
Year
Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares
2014 $ 15,811,250 3.99 $ 25 1.05
2013 $ 15,811,250 8.79 $ 25 1.03
Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares
2014 $ 65,744,250 3.99 $ 25 0.94
2013 — — — —

(1) Total amount of each class of senior securities outstanding at the end of the period presented.
(2) Asset coverage per unit is the ratio of the carrying value of our total consolidated assets, less all liabilities and indebtedness not represented by senior securities, to the aggregate amount of senior securities. Asset coverage per unit is expressed in terms of dollar amounts per share.
(3) The amount to which such class of senior security would be entitled upon the voluntary liquidation of the issuer in preference to any security junior to it.
(4) The Average Market Value Per Unit is calculated by taking the daily average closing price of the security for the respective period and dividing it by $25 per share to determine a unit price per share consistent with Asset Coverage Per Unit.

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DESCRIPTION OF THE SERIES 2024 TERM PREFERRED STOCK

The following is a brief description of the terms of our Term Preferred Stock, including specific terms of the Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares. This is not a complete description and is subject to, and entirely qualified by reference to, our Articles of Amendment and Restatement to the Articles of Incorporation, the Articles Supplementary, Appendix A to the Articles Supplementary, Appendix B to the Articles Supplementary and Appendix C to the Articles Supplementary, which will be dated as of May 30, 2014. The final form of Articles Supplementary and Appendix A, Appendix B and the draft of Appendix C, thereto are attached to this prospectus supplement and the final Appendix C, as amended, will be filed with the SEC as an exhibit to our registration statement of which this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus are a part. You may obtain copies of these documents as described under “Available Information.”

General

We are authorized to issue 5,000,000 shares of Term Preferred Stock. We are designating 1,288,000 of these shares as additional Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. We currently have 632,450 shares of the Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares outstanding. We currently have 2,629,770 shares of the Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares outstanding. Terms of the Term Preferred Stock are set forth in the Articles Supplementary. Terms of the Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares and 2023 Term Preferred Shares are the same as those of the Term Preferred Stock except as set forth in Appendix A and Appendix B to the Articles Supplementary dated as of November 13, 2013. Terms of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares offered by this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus are the same as those of the Term Preferred Stock except as set forth in Appendix C to the Articles Supplementary.

At the time of issuance, any Term Preferred Stock, including the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares, will be fully paid and non-assessable and will have no preemptive, conversion, or exchange rights or rights to cumulative voting. The Term Preferred Stock will rank equally with shares of the Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares, the 2023 Term Preferred Shares and all our other Preferred Stock that might be issued in the future, as to payment of dividends and the distribution of our assets upon dissolution, liquidation or winding up of our affairs. The Term Preferred Stock is, and all other Preferred Stock that we may issue in the future will be, senior as to dividends and distributions to the Common Stock. We may issue additional series of Term Preferred Stock or other Preferred Stock in the future.

Except in certain limited circumstances, holders of the Term Preferred Stock will not receive certificates representing their ownership interest in such shares, and the shares of Term Preferred Stock will be represented by a global certificate to be held by the Securities Depository for the Term Preferred Stock. The Depository Trust Company will initially act as Securities Depository with respect to the Term Preferred Stock.

Dividends and Dividend Periods

General. The holders of the Term Preferred Stock will be entitled to receive cumulative cash dividends and distributions on such shares, when, as and if declared by, or under authority granted by, our Board of Directors out of funds legally available for payment and in preference to dividends and distributions on Common Stock, calculated separately for each Dividend Period for such Term Preferred Stock at the Dividend Rate for such Term Preferred Stock in effect during such Dividend Period, in an amount equal to the Liquidation Preference for such Term Preferred Stock. The Dividend Rate is computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months. Dividends so declared and payable will be paid to the extent permitted under state law and our Articles of Incorporation, and to the extent available, in preference to and priority over any dividend declared and payable on the Common Stock. If we are unable to distribute the full dividend amount due in a Dividend Period on each of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares, the Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares and the Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares, the dividends will be distributed on a pro rata basis among the holders of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares, the Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares and the Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares.

Fixed Dividend Rate. The Fixed Dividend Rate is an annual rate of 8.125% for the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. The Fixed Dividend Rate for Term Preferred Stock may be adjusted in certain circumstances, including upon the occurrence of certain events resulting in a Default Period (as defined below).

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Payment of Dividends and Dividend Periods. The first Dividend Period for the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares will commence on June 5, 2014 and end on July 31, 2014 and each subsequent Dividend Period will be a calendar month (or the portion thereof occurring prior to the redemption of such Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares). Dividends will be payable monthly in arrears on the Dividend Payment Date — the last Business Day of the month of the Dividend Period and upon redemption of the Term Preferred Stock. Except for the first Dividend Period, dividends with respect to any monthly Dividend Period will be declared and paid to holders of record of Term Preferred Stock as their names shall appear on our registration books at the close of business on the applicable record date, which shall be such date designated by our Board of Directors that is not more than 20, nor less than 10, calendar days prior to such Dividend Payment Date. Dividends with respect to the first Dividend Period of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares will be declared and paid on July 31, 2014 to holders of record of such Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares as their names appear on our registration books at the close of business on July 18, 2014.

Only holders of Term Preferred Stock on the record date for a Dividend Period will be entitled to receive dividends and distributions payable with respect to such Dividend Period, and holders of Term Preferred Stock who sell shares before such a record date and purchasers of Term Preferred Stock who purchase shares after such a record date should take the effect of the foregoing provisions into account in evaluating the price to be received or paid for such Term Preferred Stock.

Although dividends will accrue and be paid monthly, the record date for holders of Term Preferred Stock entitled to receive dividend payments may vary from month-to-month. We will notify holders of the Term Preferred Stock of each record date by issuance of a quarterly press release.

Mechanics of Payment of Dividends. Not later than 12:00 noon, New York City time, on a Dividend Payment Date, we are required to deposit with the Redemption and Paying Agent sufficient funds for the payment of dividends in the form of Deposit Securities. Deposit Securities will generally consist of (1) cash or cash equivalents; (2) direct obligations of the United States or its agencies or instrumentalities that are entitled to the full faith and credit of the United States, which we refer to as the U.S. Government Obligations; (3) investments in money market funds registered under the 1940 Act that qualify under Rule 2a-7 under the 1940 Act and certain similar investment vehicles that invest in U.S. Government Obligations or any combination thereof; or (4) any letter of credit from a bank or other financial institution that has a credit rating from at least one ratings agency that is the highest applicable rating generally ascribed by such ratings agency to bank deposits or short-term debt of similar banks or other financial institutions, in each case either that is a demand obligation payable to the holder on any Business Day or that has a maturity date, mandatory redemption date or mandatory payment date, preceding the relevant Redemption Date, Dividend Payment Date or other payment date. We do not intend to establish any reserves for the payment of dividends.

All Deposit Securities paid to the Redemption and Payment Agent for the payment of dividends will be held in trust for the payment of such dividends to the holders of Term Preferred Stock. Dividends will be paid by the Redemption and Payment Agent to the holders of Term Preferred Stock as their names appear on our registration books. Dividends that are in arrears for any past Dividend Period may be declared and paid at any time, without reference to any regular Dividend Payment Date. Such payments are made to holders of Term Preferred Stock as their names appear on our registration books on such date, not exceeding 20 nor less than 10 calendar days preceding the payment date thereof, as may be fixed by our Board of Directors. Any payment of dividends in arrears will first be credited against the earliest accumulated but unpaid dividends. No interest or sum of money in lieu of interest will be payable in respect of any dividend payment or payments on any Term Preferred Stock which may be in arrears. See “— Adjustment to Fixed Dividend Rate — Default Period.”

Upon failure to pay dividends for at least two years, the holders of Term Preferred Stock will acquire certain additional voting rights. See “— Voting Rights” below. Such rights shall be the exclusive remedy of the holders of Term Preferred Stock upon any failure to pay dividends on Term Preferred Stock.

Adjustment to Fixed Dividend Rate — Default Period. Subject to the cure provisions below, a Default Period with respect to Term Preferred Stock will commence on a date we fail to deposit the Deposit Securities as required as described above. A Default Period with respect to a Dividend Default or a Redemption Default shall end on the Business Day on which, by 12:00 noon, New York City time, an amount equal to all unpaid

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dividends and any unpaid redemption price shall have been deposited irrevocably in trust in same-day funds with the Redemption and Paying Agent. In the case of a Default, the applicable dividend rate for each day during the Default Period will be equal to the Default Rate. The “Default Rate” for any calendar day will be equal to the applicable Dividend Rate in effect on such day plus two percent (2%) per annum.

No Default Period with respect to a Dividend Default or Redemption Default will be deemed to commence if the amount of any dividend or any redemption price due (if such Default is not solely due to our willful failure) is deposited irrevocably in trust, in same-day funds with the Redemption and Paying Agent by 12:00 noon, New York City time, on a Business Day that is not later than three Business Days after the applicable Dividend Payment Date or Redemption Date, together with an amount equal to the Default Rate applied to the amount and period of such non-payment based on the actual number of calendar days comprising such period divided by 360.

Restrictions on Dividend, Redemption, Other Payments and Issuance of Debt

No full dividends and distributions will be declared or paid on Term Preferred Stock for any Dividend Period, or a part of a Dividend Period, unless the full cumulative dividends and distributions due through the most recent dividend payment dates for all outstanding shares of Preferred Stock (including shares of other series of Term Preferred Stock, if any) have been, or contemporaneously are, declared and paid through the most recent dividend payment dates for each share of Preferred Stock. If full cumulative dividends and distributions due have not been paid on all outstanding shares of Preferred Stock of any series, any dividends and distributions being declared and paid on Term Preferred Stock will be declared and paid as nearly pro rata as possible in proportion to the respective amounts of dividends and distributions accumulated but unpaid on the shares of each such series of Preferred Stock on the relevant dividend payment date. No holders of Term Preferred Stock will be entitled to any dividends and distributions in excess of full cumulative dividends and distributions as provided in the Articles Supplementary.

For so long as any shares of Term Preferred Stock are outstanding, we will not: (x) declare any dividend or other distribution (other than a dividend or distribution paid in Common Stock) in respect of the Common Stock, (y) call for redemption, redeem, purchase or otherwise acquire for consideration any such Common Stock, or (z) pay any proceeds of the liquidation of the Company in respect of such Common Stock, unless, in each case, (A) immediately thereafter, we will be in compliance with the 200% asset coverage limitations set forth under the 1940 Act with respect to a class of senior security which is stock, after deducting the amount of such dividend or distribution or redemption or purchasing price or liquidation proceeds, (B) all cumulative dividends and distributions of shares of all series of Term Preferred Stock and all other series of Preferred Stock, if any, ranking on parity with the Term Preferred Stock due on or prior to the date of the applicable dividend, distribution, redemption, purchase or acquisition shall have been declared and paid (or shall have been declared and sufficient funds or Deposit Securities as permitted by the terms of such Preferred Stock for the payment thereof shall have been deposited irrevocably with the applicable paying agent) and (C) we have deposited Deposit Securities with the Redemption and Paying Agent in accordance with the requirements described herein with respect to outstanding Term Preferred Stock of any series to be redeemed pursuant to a Term Redemption or asset coverage mandatory redemption resulting from the failure to comply with the asset coverage requirements as described below for which a Notice of Redemption shall have been given or shall have been required to be given in accordance with the terms described herein on or prior to the date of the applicable dividend, distribution, redemption, purchase or acquisition.

Except as required by law, we will not redeem any shares of Term Preferred Stock unless all accumulated and unpaid dividends and distributions on all outstanding shares of Term Preferred Stock and other series of Preferred Stock, if any, ranking on parity with the Term Preferred Stock with respect to dividends and distributions for all applicable past dividend periods (whether or not earned or declared by us) (x) will have been or are contemporaneously paid or (y) will have been or are contemporaneously declared and Deposit Securities or sufficient funds (in accordance with the terms of such Preferred Stock) for the payment of such dividends and distributions will have been or are contemporaneously deposited with the Redemption and Paying Agent or other applicable paying agent, provided, however, that the foregoing will not prevent the purchase or acquisition of outstanding shares of Term Preferred Stock pursuant to an otherwise lawful

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purchase or exchange offer made on the same terms to holders of all outstanding shares of Term Preferred Stock and any other series of Preferred Stock, if any, for which all accumulated and unpaid dividends and distributions have not been paid.

We may issue debt in one or more classes or series. Under the 1940 Act, we may not (1) declare any dividend with respect to any Preferred Stock if, at the time of such declaration (and after giving effect thereto), our asset coverage with respect to any of our borrowings that are senior securities representing indebtedness (as determined in accordance with Section 18(h) under the 1940 Act), would be less than 200% (or such other percentage as may in the future be specified in or under the 1940 Act as the minimum asset coverage for senior securities representing indebtedness of a closed-end investment company as a condition of declaring dividends on its Preferred Stock) or (2) declare any other distribution on the Preferred Stock or purchase or redeem Preferred Stock if at the time of the declaration or redemption (and after giving effect thereto), asset coverage with respect to such borrowings that are senior securities representing indebtedness would be less than 200% (or such higher percentage as may in the future be specified in or under the 1940 Act as the minimum asset coverage for senior securities representing indebtedness of a closed-end investment company as a condition of declaring distributions, purchases or redemptions of its shares). “Senior securities representing indebtedness” generally means any bond, debenture, note or similar obligation or instrument constituting a security (other than shares of capital stock) and evidencing indebtedness and could include our obligations under any borrowings. For purposes of determining our asset coverage for senior securities representing indebtedness in connection with the payment of dividends or other distributions on or purchases or redemptions of stock, the term senior security does not include any promissory note or other evidence of indebtedness issued in consideration of any loan, extension or renewal thereof, made by a bank or other person and privately arranged, and not intended to be publicly distributed. The term senior security also does not include any such promissory note or other evidence of indebtedness in any case where such a loan is for temporary purposes only and in an amount not exceeding 5% of the value of our total assets at the time when the loan is made; a loan is presumed under the 1940 Act to be for temporary purposes if it is repaid within 60 calendar days and is not extended or renewed; otherwise such loan is presumed not to be for temporary purposes.

Asset Coverage

If we fail to maintain asset coverage of at least 200% as of the close of business on the last Business Day of a Calendar Quarter, the Term Preferred Stock may become subject to mandatory redemption as provided below. “Asset coverage” means asset coverage of a class of senior security which is a stock, as defined for purposes of Section 18(h) of the 1940 Act as in effect on the date of the Articles Supplementary. For purposes of this determination, no shares of Term Preferred Stock or other Preferred Stock, if any, will be deemed to be outstanding for purposes of the computation of asset coverage if, prior to or concurrently with such determination, either sufficient Deposit Securities or other sufficient funds (in accordance with the terms of such Preferred Stock) to pay the full redemption price for such Preferred Stock (or the portion thereof to be redeemed) will have been deposited in trust with the paying agent for such Preferred Stock and the requisite notice of redemption for such Preferred Stock (or the portion thereof to be redeemed) will have been given or sufficient Deposit Securities or other sufficient funds (in accordance with the terms of such Preferred Stock) to pay the full redemption price for such Preferred Stock (or the portion thereof to be redeemed) will have been segregated by us and our custodian, or Custodian, from our assets, by means of appropriate identification on the Custodian’s books and records or otherwise in accordance with the Custodian’s normal procedures. In such event, the Deposit Securities or other sufficient funds so deposited or segregated will not be included as our assets for purposes of the computation of asset coverage.

Redemption

Term Redemption. We are required to provide for the mandatory redemption, or the Term Redemption, of all of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares on June 30, 2024, which we refer to as the Term Redemption Date, at a redemption price equal to the Liquidation Preference per share plus an amount equal to accumulated but unpaid dividends thereon (whether or not earned or declared but excluding interest thereon) to (but excluding) the Term Redemption Date, which we refer to as the Term Redemption Price.

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Mandatory Redemption for Asset Coverage

Asset Coverage. If we fail to have asset coverage of at least 200% as provided in the Articles Supplementary and such failure is not cured as of the close of business on the Asset Coverage Cure Date, we will fix a redemption date and proceed to redeem the number of shares of Preferred Stock as described below at a price per share equal to the liquidation price per share of the applicable Preferred Stock, which in the case of the Term Preferred Stock is equal to the Liquidation Preference per share plus accumulated but unpaid dividends and distributions thereon (whether or not earned or declared but excluding interest thereon) to (but excluding) the date fixed for redemption by our Board of Directors. We will redeem out of funds legally available the number of shares of Preferred Stock (which may include at our sole option any number or proportion of Term Preferred Stock) equal to the lesser of (i) the minimum number of shares of Preferred Stock, the redemption of which, if deemed to have occurred immediately prior to the opening of business on the Asset Coverage Cure Date, would result in us having asset coverage of at least 200% and (ii) the maximum number of shares of Preferred Stock that can be redeemed out of funds expected to be legally available in accordance with our Articles of Incorporation and applicable law. Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, in the event that shares of Preferred Stock are redeemed pursuant to the Articles Supplementary, we may at our sole option, but are not required to, redeem a sufficient number of shares of Term Preferred Stock that, when aggregated with other shares of Preferred Stock redeemed by us, permits us to have with respect to the shares of Preferred Stock (including Term Preferred Stock) remaining outstanding after such redemption, asset coverage on such Asset Coverage Cure Date of as much as 285%. We will effect a redemption on the date fixed by us, which date will not be later than 90 calendar days after the Asset Coverage Cure Date, except that if we do not have funds legally available for the redemption of all of the required number of shares of Term Preferred Stock and other shares of Preferred Stock which have been designated to be redeemed or we otherwise are unable to effect such redemption on or prior to 90 calendar days after the Asset Coverage Cure Date, we will redeem those shares of Term Preferred Stock and other shares of Preferred Stock which we were unable to redeem on the earliest practicable date on which we are able to effect such redemption.

Optional Redemption. On or after June 30, 2017 (any such date, an Optional Redemption Date), we may redeem in whole or from time to time in part outstanding Term Preferred Stock, at a redemption price equal to the Liquidation Preference, plus an amount equal to all unpaid dividends and distributions accumulated to (but excluding) the Optional Redemption Date (whether or not earned or declared by us, but excluding interest thereon) (the “Optional Redemption Price”).

Subject to the provisions of the Articles Supplementary and applicable law, our Board of Directors will have the full power and authority to prescribe the terms and conditions upon which shares of Term Preferred Stock will be redeemed from time to time.

We may not on any date deliver a notice of redemption to redeem any shares of Term Preferred Stock pursuant to the optional redemption provisions described above unless on such date we have available Deposit Securities for the Optional Redemption Date contemplated by such notice of redemption having a Market Value not less than the amount (including any applicable premium) due to holders of shares of Term Preferred Stock by reason of the redemption of such shares of Term Preferred Stock on such Optional Redemption Date.

Redemption Procedures. We will file a notice of our intention to redeem with the SEC so as to provide the 30 calendar day notice period contemplated by Rule 23c-2 under the 1940 Act, or such shorter notice period as may be permitted by the SEC or its staff.

If we shall determine or be required to redeem, in whole or in part, shares of Term Preferred Stock, we will deliver a notice of redemption, or a Notice of Redemption, by overnight delivery, by first class mail, postage prepaid or by electronic means to the holders of such shares of Term Preferred Stock to be redeemed, or request the Redemption and Paying Agent, on our behalf, to promptly do so by overnight delivery, by first class mail or by electronic means. A Notice of Redemption will be provided not more than 45 calendar days prior to the date fixed for redemption in such Notice of Redemption, which we refer to as the Redemption Date. If fewer than all of the outstanding shares of Term Preferred Stock are to be redeemed pursuant to either the asset coverage mandatory redemption provisions or the optional redemption provisions, the shares of Term Preferred Stock to be redeemed will be selected either (1) pro rata among Term Preferred Stock, (2) by lot or

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(3) in such other manner as our Board of Directors may determine to be fair and equitable. If fewer than all shares of Term Preferred Stock held by any holder are to be redeemed, the Notice of Redemption mailed to such holder shall also specify the number of shares of Term Preferred Stock to be redeemed from such holder or the method of determining such number. We may provide in any Notice of Redemption relating to a redemption contemplated to be effected pursuant to the Articles Supplementary that such redemption is subject to one or more conditions precedent and that we will not be required to effect such redemption unless each such condition has been satisfied. No defect in any Notice of Redemption or delivery thereof will affect the validity of redemption proceedings except as required by applicable law.

If we give a Notice of Redemption, then at any time from and after the giving of such Notice of Redemption and prior to 12:00 noon, New York City time, on the Redemption Date (so long as any conditions precedent to such redemption have been met or waived by us), we will (i) deposit with the Redemption and Paying Agent Deposit Securities having an aggregate Market Value at the time of deposit no less than the redemption price of the shares of Term Preferred Stock to be redeemed on the Redemption Date and (ii) give the Redemption and Paying Agent irrevocable instructions and authority to pay the applicable redemption price to the holders of shares of Term Preferred Stock called for redemption on the Redemption Date. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Redemption Date is the Term Redemption Date, then such deposit of Deposit Securities will be made no later than 15 calendar days prior to the Term Redemption Date.

Upon the date of the deposit of Deposit Securities by us for purposes of redemption of shares of Term Preferred Stock, all rights of the holders of Term Preferred Stock so called for redemption shall cease and terminate except the right of the holders thereof to receive the Term Redemption Price, Mandatory Redemption Price or Optional Redemption Price thereof, as applicable (any of the foregoing referred to in this prospectus supplement as the Redemption Price, and such shares of Term Preferred Stock will no longer be deemed outstanding for any purpose whatsoever (other than the transfer thereof prior to the applicable Redemption Date and other than the accumulation of dividends on such stock in accordance with the terms of the Term Preferred Stock up to (but excluding) the applicable Redemption Date). We will be entitled to receive, promptly after the Redemption Date, any Deposit Securities in excess of the aggregate Redemption Price of shares of Term Preferred Stock called for redemption on the Redemption Date. Any Deposit Securities so deposited that are unclaimed at the end of 90 calendar days from the Redemption Date will, to the extent permitted by law, be repaid to us, after which the holders of shares of Term Preferred Stock so called for redemption shall look only to us for payment of the Redemption Price. We will be entitled to receive, from time to time after the Redemption Date, any interest on the Deposit Securities so deposited.

On or after a Redemption Date, each holder of shares of Term Preferred Stock in certificated form (if any) that are subject to redemption will surrender the certificate(s) evidencing such shares of Term Preferred Stock to us at the place designated in the Notice of Redemption and will then be entitled to receive the Redemption Price, without interest, and in the case of a redemption of fewer than all shares of Term Preferred Stock represented by such certificate(s), a new certificate representing shares of Term Preferred Stock that were not redeemed.

If any redemption for which a Notice of Redemption has been provided is not made by reason of the absence of our legally available funds in accordance with the Articles Supplementary and applicable law, such redemption shall be made as soon as practicable to the extent such funds become available. No Redemption Default will be deemed to have occurred if we have failed to deposit in trust with the Redemption and Paying Agent the applicable Redemption Price with respect to any shares where (1) the Notice of Redemption relating to such redemption provided that such redemption was subject to one or more conditions precedent and (2) any such condition precedent has not been satisfied at the time or times and in the manner specified in such Notice of Redemption. Notwithstanding the fact that a Notice of Redemption has been provided with respect to any shares of Term Preferred Stock, dividends may be declared and paid on such shares of Term Preferred Stock in accordance with their terms if Deposit Securities for the payment of the Redemption Price of such shares of Term Preferred Stock shall not have been deposited in trust with the Redemption and Paying Agent for that purpose.

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We may, in our sole discretion and without a stockholder vote, modify the redemption procedures with respect to notification of redemption for the Term Preferred Stock, provided that such modification does not materially and adversely affect the holders of Term Preferred Stock or cause us to violate any applicable law, rule or regulation.

Liquidation Rights

In the event of any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of our affairs, whether voluntary or involuntary, the holders of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares will be entitled to receive, pari passu, or equally, with the holders of the Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares and the Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares, out of our assets available for distribution to stockholders, after satisfying claims of creditors but before any distribution or payment will be made in respect of the Common Stock, a liquidation distribution equal to the Liquidation Preference of $25 per share, plus an amount equal to all unpaid dividends and distributions accumulated to (but excluding) the date fixed for such distribution or payment (whether or not earned or declared by us, but excluding interest thereon), and such holders will be entitled to no further participation in any distribution or payment in connection with any such liquidation, dissolution or winding up. If, upon any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of our affairs, whether voluntary or involuntary, our assets available for distribution among the holders of all Term Preferred Stock, and any other outstanding shares of Preferred Stock, if any, will be insufficient to permit the payment in full to such holders of Term Preferred Stock of the Liquidation Preference plus accumulated and unpaid dividends and distributions and the amounts due upon liquidation with respect to such other shares of Preferred Stock, then the available assets will be distributed among the holders of such Term Preferred Stock and such other series of Preferred Stock ratably in proportion to the respective preferential liquidation amounts to which they are entitled. In connection with any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of our affairs whether voluntary or involuntary, unless and until the Liquidation Preference on each outstanding share of Term Preferred Stock plus accumulated and unpaid dividends and distributions has been paid in full to the holders of Term Preferred Stock, no dividends, distributions or other payments will be made on, and no redemption, repurchase or other acquisition by us will be made by us in respect of, the Common Stock.

Neither the sale of all or substantially all of the property or business of the Company, nor the merger, consolidation or our reorganization into or with any other business or corporation, statutory trust or other entity, nor the merger, consolidation or reorganization of any other business or corporation, statutory trust or other entity into or with us will be a dissolution, liquidation or winding up, whether voluntary or involuntary, for purposes of the provisions relating to liquidation set forth in the Articles Supplementary.

Voting Rights

Except as otherwise provided in our Articles of Incorporation, the Articles Supplementary, or as otherwise required by applicable law, each holder of Term Preferred Stock will be entitled to one vote for each share of Term Preferred Stock held by such holder on each matter submitted to a vote of our stockholders and the holders of outstanding shares of any Preferred Stock, including the Term Preferred Stock, will vote together with holders of Common Stock as a single class. Under applicable rules of NASDAQ, we are currently required to hold annual meetings of stockholders.

In addition, the holders of outstanding shares of any Preferred Stock, including the Term Preferred Stock, will be entitled, as a class, to the exclusion of the holders of all other securities and classes of Common Stock, to elect two of our directors at all times (regardless of the total number of directors serving on the Board of Directors). We refer to these directors as the Preferred Directors. The holders of outstanding shares of Common Stock and Preferred Stock, including Term Preferred Stock, voting together as a single class, will elect the balance of our directors. Under our bylaws, our directors are divided into three classes. Each class consists, as nearly as possible, of one-third of the total number of directors, and each class has a three year term. At each annual meeting of our stockholders, the successors to the class of directors whose term expires at such meeting will be elected to hold office for a term expiring at the annual meeting of stockholders held in the third year following the year of their election. One of the Preferred Directors was re-elected in 2014, and the other Preferred Director will be up for election in 2016.

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paying agent for the payment of the accumulated dividends) the number of directors constituting the board will be increased by the number of directors, which we refer to as the New Preferred Directors, that when added to the Preferred Directors will constitute a majority. We will then call a special meeting of shareholders to permit the election of the New Preferred Directors. The term of the New Preferred Directors will last for so long as we are in arrears on our dividends as described above. The ability of the Term Preferred Stockholders to elect the New Preferred Directors will also terminate, subject to reinstatement, once we have a Dividend Payment Date on which we are no longer in arrears on our dividends to the extent described above.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, if (1) at the close of business on any dividend payment date for dividends on any outstanding share of any Preferred Stock, including any outstanding shares of Term Preferred Stock, accumulated dividends (whether or not earned or declared) on the shares of Preferred Stock, including the Term Preferred Stock, equal to at least two full years’ dividends shall be due and unpaid and sufficient cash or specified securities shall not have been deposited with the Redemption and Paying Agent or other applicable paying agent for the payment of such accumulated dividends; or (2) at any time holders of any shares of Preferred Stock are entitled under the 1940 Act to elect a majority of our directors (a period when either of the foregoing conditions exists, a Voting Period), then the number of members constituting our Board of Directors will automatically be increased by the smallest number that, when added to the two directors elected exclusively by the holders of shares of any Preferred Stock, including the Term Preferred Stock, as described above, would constitute a majority of our Board of Directors as so increased by such smallest number; and the holders of the shares of Preferred Stock, including the Term Preferred Stock, will be entitled as a class on a one-vote-per-share basis, to elect such additional directors. The terms of office of the persons who are directors at the time of that election will not be affected by the election of the additional directors. If we thereafter shall pay, or declare and set apart for payment, in full all dividends payable on all outstanding shares of Preferred Stock, including Term Preferred Stock, for all past dividend periods, or the Voting Period is otherwise terminated, (1) the voting rights stated above shall cease, subject always, however, to the revesting of such voting rights in the holders of shares of Preferred Stock upon the further occurrence of any of the events described herein, and (2) the terms of office of all of the additional directors so elected will terminate automatically. Any Preferred Stock, including Term Preferred Stock, issued after the date hereof will vote with Term Preferred Stock as a single class on the matters described above, and the issuance of any other Preferred Stock, including Term Preferred Stock, by us may reduce the voting power of the holders of Term Preferred Stock.

As soon as practicable after the accrual of any right of the holders of shares of Preferred Stock to elect additional directors as described above, we will call a special meeting of such holders and notify the Redemption and Paying Agent and/or such other person as is specified in the terms of such Preferred Stock to receive notice, (i) by mailing or delivery by electronic means or (ii) in such other manner and by such other means as are specified in the terms of such Preferred Stock, a notice of such special meeting to such holders, such meeting to be held not less than 10 nor more than 30 calendar days after the date of the delivery by electronic means or mailing of such notice. If we fail to call such a special meeting, it may be called at our expense by any such holder on like notice. The record date for determining the holders of shares of Preferred Stock entitled to notice of and to vote at such special meeting shall be the close of business on the fifth Business Day preceding the calendar day on which such notice is mailed. At any such special meeting and at each meeting of holders of shares of Preferred Stock held during a Voting Period at which directors are to be elected, such holders, voting together as a class (to the exclusion of the holders of all our other securities and classes of capital stock), will be entitled to elect the number of additional directors prescribed above on a one-vote-per-share basis.

Except as otherwise permitted by the terms of the Articles Supplementary, so long as any shares of Term Preferred Stock are outstanding, we will not, without the affirmative vote or consent of the holders of at least two-thirds of shares of Term Preferred Stock, voting as a separate class, amend, alter or repeal the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation or the Articles Supplementary, whether by merger, consolidation or otherwise, so as to materially and adversely affect any preference, right or power of the Term Preferred Stock or the holders thereof; provided, however, that (i) a change in our capitalization as described under the heading “— Issuance of Additional Preferred Stock” will not be considered to materially and adversely affect the rights and preferences of Term Preferred Stock, and (ii) a division of a share of Term Preferred Stock will be

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deemed to affect such preferences, rights or powers only if the terms of such division materially and adversely affect the holders of Term Preferred Stock. For purposes of the foregoing, no matter shall be deemed to adversely affect any preference, right or power of a share of Term Preferred Stock of such series or the holder thereof unless such matter (i) alters or abolishes any preferential right of such share of Term Preferred Stock, or (ii) creates, alters or abolishes any right in respect of redemption of such Term Preferred Stock (other than as a result of a division of such Term Preferred Stock). So long as any shares of Term Preferred Stock are outstanding, we will not, without the affirmative vote or consent of at least 66 2/3% of the holders of the shares of Term Preferred Stock outstanding at the time, voting as a separate class, file a voluntary application for relief under federal bankruptcy law or any similar application under state law for so long as we are solvent and does not foresee becoming insolvent.

The affirmative vote of the holders of at least a “majority of the shares of Preferred Stock,” including the shares of Term Preferred Stock outstanding at the time, voting as a separate class, will be required (i) to approve us ceasing to be, or to withdraw our election as, a registered investment company, or (ii) to approve any plan of “reorganization” (as such term is defined in Section 2(a)(33) of the 1940 Act) adversely affecting such shares of Preferred Stock. For purposes of the foregoing, the vote of a “majority of the outstanding shares of Preferred Stock” means the vote at an annual or special meeting duly called of (a) 67% or more of such shares present at a meeting, if the holders of more than 50% of such outstanding shares are present or represented by proxy at such meeting, or (b) more than 50% of such outstanding shares, whichever is less.

For purposes of determining any rights of the holders of Term Preferred Stock to vote on any matter, whether such right is created by the Articles Supplementary, by the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation, by statute or otherwise, no holder of Term Preferred Stock will be entitled to vote any shares of Term Preferred Stock and no share of Term Preferred Stock will be deemed to be “outstanding” for the purpose of voting or determining the number of shares required to constitute a quorum if, prior to or concurrently with the time of determination of shares entitled to vote or the time of the actual vote on the matter, as the case may be, the requisite Notice of Redemption with respect to such Term Preferred Stock will have been given in accordance with the Articles Supplementary, and the Redemption Price for the redemption of such shares of Term Preferred Stock will have been irrevocably deposited with the Redemption and Paying Agent for that purpose. No shares of Term Preferred Stock held by us will have any voting rights or be deemed to be outstanding for voting or for calculating the voting percentage required on any other matter or other purposes.

Unless otherwise required by law or the Articles of Incorporation, holders of Term Preferred Stock will not have any relative rights or preferences or other special rights with respect to voting other than those specifically set forth in the “Voting Rights” section of the Articles Supplementary. The holders of shares of Term Preferred Stock will have no rights to cumulative voting. In the event that we fail to declare or pay any dividends on Term Preferred Stock, the exclusive remedy of the holders will be the right to vote for additional directors as discussed above; provided that the foregoing does not affect our obligation to accumulate and, if permitted by applicable law and the Articles Supplementary, pay dividends at the Default Rate as discussed above.

Issuance of Additional Preferred Stock

So long as any shares of Term Preferred Stock are outstanding, we may, without the vote or consent of the holders thereof, authorize, establish and create and issue and sell shares of one or more series of a class of our senior securities representing stock under Section 18 of the 1940 Act, ranking on parity with the Term Preferred Stock as to payment of dividends and distribution of assets upon dissolution, liquidation or the winding up of our affairs, in addition to then outstanding shares of Term Preferred Stock, including additional series of Term Preferred Stock, and authorize, issue and sell additional shares of any such series of Preferred Stock then outstanding or so established and created, including additional Term Preferred Stock, in each case in accordance with applicable law, provided that we will, immediately after giving effect to the issuance of such additional Preferred Stock and to its receipt and application of the proceeds thereof, including to the redemption of Preferred Stock with such proceeds, have asset coverage of at least 200%.

Actions on Other than Business Days

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exercised on the next succeeding Business Day, with the same force and effect as if made or done on the nominal date provided therefor, and, with respect to any payment so made, no dividends, interest or other amount will accrue for the period between such nominal date and the date of payment.

Modification

The Board of Directors, without the vote of the holders of Term Preferred Stock, may interpret, supplement or amend the provisions of the Articles Supplementary or any appendix thereto to supply any omission, resolve any inconsistency or ambiguity or to cure, correct or supplement any defective or inconsistent provision, including any provision that becomes defective after the date hereof because of impossibility of performance or any provision that is inconsistent with any provision of any other Preferred Stock.

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REGULATION AS A REGISTERED CLOSED-END MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT COMPANY

General

We are a non-diversified closed-end management investment company that has registered as an investment company under the 1940 Act. As a registered closed-end investment company, we are subject to regulation under the 1940 Act. Under the 1940 Act, unless authorized by vote of a majority of the outstanding voting securities, we may not:

• change our classification to an open-end management investment company;
• except in each case in accordance with our policies with respect thereto set forth in this prospectus, borrow money, issue senior securities, underwrite securities issued by other persons, purchase or sell real estate or commodities or make loans to other persons;
• deviate from any policy in respect of concentration of investments in any particular industry or group of industries as recited in this prospectus, deviate from any investment policy which is changeable only if authorized by shareholder vote under the 1940 Act, or deviate from any fundamental policy recited in its registration statement in accordance with the requirements of the 1940 Act; or
• change the nature of our business so as to cease to be an investment company.

A majority of the outstanding voting securities of a company is defined under the 1940 Act as the lesser of: (a) 67% or more of such company’s voting securities present at a meeting if more than 50% of the outstanding voting securities of such company are present or represented by proxy, or (b) more than 50% of the outstanding voting securities of such company.

As with other companies regulated by the 1940 Act, a registered closed-end management investment company must adhere to certain substantive regulatory requirements. A majority of our directors must be persons who are not interested persons, as that term is defined in the 1940 Act. Additionally, we are required to provide and maintain a bond issued by a reputable fidelity insurance company to protect the closed-end management investment company. Furthermore, as a registered closed-end management investment company, we are prohibited from protecting any director or officer against any liability to us or our stockholders arising from willful misfeasance, bad faith, gross negligence or reckless disregard of the duties involved in the conduct of such person’s office. We may also be prohibited under the 1940 Act from knowingly participating in certain transactions with our affiliates without the prior approval of our directors who are not interested persons and, in some cases, prior approval by the SEC.

As a registered closed-end management investment company, we are generally required to meet an asset coverage ratio with respect to our outstanding senior securities representing indebtedness, defined under the 1940 Act as the ratio of our gross assets (less all liabilities and indebtedness not represented by senior securities) to our outstanding senior securities representing indebtedness, of at least 300% after each issuance of senior securities representing indebtedness. In addition, we are generally required to meet an asset coverage ratio with respect to our outstanding Preferred Stock, as defined under the 1940 Act as the ratio of our gross assets (less all liabilities and indebtedness not represented by senior securities) to our outstanding senior securities representing indebtedness, plus the aggregate involuntary liquidation preference of our outstanding Preferred Stock, of at least 200% immediately after each issuance of such Preferred Stock. We are also prohibited from issuing or selling any senior security if, immediately after such issuance, we would have outstanding more than (i) one class of senior security representing indebtedness, exclusive of any promissory notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued in consideration of any loan, extension, or renewal thereof, made by a bank or other person and privately arranged, and not intended to be publicly distributed, or (ii) one class of senior security which is stock, except that in each case any such class of indebtedness or stock may be issued in one or more series.

We are generally not able to issue and sell our common stock at a price below net asset value per share. See “Risk Factors — Risks Relating to Our Business and Structure — Regulations governing our operation as a closed-end investment company affect our ability to, and the way in which we, raise additional capital.” We may, however, sell our common stock, or at a price below the then-current net asset value of our common

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stock if our Board of Directors determines that such sale is in our best interests and the best interests of our stockholders, and our stockholders approve such sale. In addition, we may generally issue new shares of our common stock at a price below net asset value in rights offerings to existing stockholders, in payment of dividends and in certain other limited circumstances.

As a registered closed-end management investment company, we are generally limited in our ability to invest in any portfolio company in which our investment adviser or any of its affiliates currently has an investment or to make any co-investments with our investment adviser or its affiliates without an exemptive order from the SEC, subject to certain exceptions.

Although we do not presently expect to do so, we are authorized to borrow funds up to an amount not to exceed the limitations of the 1940 Act to make investments. We may also borrow funds, consistent with the foregoing limitations of the 1940 Act, in order to make the distributions required to maintain our status as a RIC under Subchapter M of the Code.

We will be periodically examined by the SEC for compliance with the 1940 Act.

As a registered closed-end management investment company, we are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. See “Risk Factors — Risks Relating to Our Business and Structure.”

Temporary Investments

Pending investment in portfolio securities consistent with our investment objective and strategies described in this prospectus, our investments may consist of cash, cash equivalents, U.S. government securities or high-quality debt securities maturing in one year or less from the time of investment, which we refer to, collectively, as temporary investments. Typically, we will invest in U.S. Treasury bills or in repurchase agreements, provided that such agreements are fully collateralized by cash or securities issued by the U.S. government or its agencies. A repurchase agreement involves the purchase by an investor, such as us, of a specified security and the simultaneous agreement by the seller to repurchase it at an agreed-upon future date and at a price which is greater than the purchase price by an amount that reflects an agreed-upon interest rate. There is no percentage restriction on the proportion of our assets that may be invested in such repurchase agreements. However, if more than 25% of our gross assets constitute repurchase agreements from a single counterparty, we would not meet the diversification tests in order to qualify as a RIC for federal income tax purposes. Thus, we do not intend to enter into repurchase agreements with a single counterparty in excess of this limit. Our investment adviser will monitor the creditworthiness of the counterparties with which we enter into repurchase agreement transactions.

Senior Securities

We are permitted, under specified conditions, to issue one class of indebtedness and one class of stock senior to our common stock if our asset coverage with respect thereto, as defined in the 1940 Act, is at least equal to 300% immediately after each issuance of senior securities representing indebtedness, and 200% immediately after each issuance of senior securities which are stock. We are also permitted to issue promissory notes or other evidences of indebtedness in consideration of a loan, extension, or renewal thereof, made by a bank or other person and privately arranged, and not intended to be publicly distributed, provided that our asset coverage with respect to our outstanding senior securities representing indebtedness is at least equal to 300% immediately thereafter. In addition, while any senior securities remain outstanding, we must make provisions to prohibit any distribution to our stockholders or the repurchase of such securities or shares unless we meet the applicable asset coverage ratios at the time of the distribution or repurchase. We may also borrow amounts up to 5% of the value of our gross assets for temporary or emergency purposes without regard to asset coverage. For a discussion of the risks associated with leverage, see “Risk Factors — Risks Relating to Our Business and Structure — We may borrow money, which would magnify the potential for gain or loss on amounts invested and may increase the risk of investing in us.”

Code of Ethics

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investments by our employees in securities that may be purchased or held by us. You may read and copy these codes of ethics at the SEC’s Public Reference Room in Washington, D.C. You may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at (202) 551-8090. In addition, each code of ethics is attached as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part, and is available on the EDGAR Database on the SEC’s Internet site at http://www.sec.gov. You may also obtain copies of the codes of ethics, after paying a duplicating fee, by electronic request at the following Email address: publicinfo@sec.gov , or by writing the SEC’s Public Reference Section, 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549.

Compliance Policies and Procedures

We and our investment adviser have adopted and implemented written policies and procedures reasonably designed to detect and prevent violation of the federal securities laws and are required to review these compliance policies and procedures annually for their adequacy and the effectiveness of their implementation and designate a Chief Compliance Officer to be responsible for administering the policies and procedures. Patrick F. Conroy currently serves as our Chief Compliance Officer.

Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 imposes a wide variety of regulatory requirements on publicly-held companies and their insiders. Many of these requirements affect us. For example:

• pursuant to Rule 30a-2 of the 1940 Act, our chief executive officer and chief financial officer must certify the accuracy of the financial statements contained in our periodic reports;
• pursuant to Item 11 of Form N-CSR and Item 2 of Form N-Q, our periodic reports must disclose our conclusions about the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures; and
• pursuant to Item 11 of Form N-CSR and Item 2 of Form N-Q, our periodic reports must disclose whether there were significant changes in our internal controls over financial reporting or in other factors that could significantly affect these controls subsequent to the date of their evaluation, including any corrective actions with regard to significant deficiencies and material weaknesses.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires us to review our current policies and procedures to determine whether we comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder. We will continue to monitor our compliance with all regulations that are adopted under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and will take actions necessary to ensure that we are in compliance therewith.

Fundamental Investment Policies

The restrictions identified as fundamental below, along with our investment objective, are our only fundamental policies. Fundamental policies may not be changed without the approval of the holders of a majority of our outstanding voting securities, as defined in the 1940 Act. The percentage restrictions set forth below, apply at the time a transaction is effected, and a subsequent change in a percentage resulting from market fluctuations or any cause will not require us to dispose of portfolio securities or to take other action to satisfy the percentage restriction.

As a matter of fundamental policy, we will not: (1) act as an underwriter of securities of other issuers (except to the extent that we may be deemed an “underwriter” of securities we purchase that must be registered under the Securities Act before they may be offered or sold to the public); (2) purchase or sell real estate or interests in real estate or real estate investment trusts (except that we may (A) purchase and sell real estate or interests in real estate in connection with the orderly liquidation of investments, or in connection with foreclosure on collateral, or (B) own the securities of companies that are in the business of buying, selling or developing real estate); (3) sell securities short (except with regard to managing the risks associated with publicly-traded securities we may hold in our portfolio); (4) purchase securities on margin (except to the extent that we may purchase securities with borrowed money); or (5) engage in the purchase or sale of commodities or commodity contracts, including futures contracts (except where necessary in working out distressed investment situations or in hedging the risks associated with interest rate fluctuations), and, in such cases, only after all necessary registrations (or exemptions from registration) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission have been obtained.

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We may invest up to 100% of our assets in securities issued by CLO vehicles and in corporate debt instruments, which may be acquired directly in privately negotiated transactions or in secondary market purchases. With respect to securities we acquired directly in privately negotiated transactions, we may, for the purpose of public resale, be deemed an “underwriter” as that term is defined in the Securities Act. Our intention is to not write (sell) or buy put or call options to manage risks associated with any publicly-traded securities we may hold, except that we may enter into hedging transactions to manage the risks associated with interest rate fluctuations, and, in such cases, only after all necessary registrations (or exemptions from registration) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission have been obtained. We also do not intend to acquire securities issued by any investment company that exceed the limits imposed by the 1940 Act. Under these limits, unless otherwise permitted by the 1940 Act, we currently cannot acquire more than 3% of the voting securities of any registered investment company, invest more than 5% of the value of our total assets in the securities of one investment company or invest, in the aggregate, in excess of 10% of the value of our total assets in the securities of one or more investment companies. With regard to that portion of our portfolio invested in securities issued by investment companies, it should be noted that such investments might subject our stockholders to additional expenses.

Proxy Voting Policies and Procedures

We have delegated our proxy voting responsibility to Oxford Lane Management. The Proxy Voting Policies and Procedures of Oxford Lane Management are set forth below. The guidelines will be reviewed periodically by Oxford Lane Management and our non-interested directors, and, accordingly, are subject to change. For purposes of these Proxy Voting Policies and Procedures described below, “we,” “our” and “us” refers to Oxford Lane Management.

Introduction

An investment adviser registered under the Advisers Act has a fiduciary duty to act solely in the best interests of its clients. As part of this duty, we recognize that we must vote client securities in a timely manner free of conflicts of interest and in the best interests of our clients.

These policies and procedures for voting proxies for our investment advisory clients are intended to comply with Section 206 of, and Rule 206(4)-6 under, the Advisers Act.

Proxy Policies

We will vote proxies relating to our portfolio securities in what we perceive to be the best interest of our clients’ stockholders. We will review on a case-by-case basis each proposal submitted to a stockholder vote to determine its impact on the portfolio securities held by our clients. Although we will generally vote against proposals that may have a negative impact on our clients’ portfolio securities, we may vote for such a proposal if there exist compelling long-term reasons to do so.

Our proxy voting decisions will be made by the senior officers who are responsible for monitoring each of our clients’ investments. To ensure that our vote is not the product of a conflict of interest, we will require that: (1) anyone involved in the decision making process disclose to our managing members any potential conflict that he or she is aware of and any contact that he or she has had with any interested party regarding a proxy vote; and (2) employees involved in the decision making process or vote administration are prohibited from revealing how we intend to vote on a proposal in order to reduce any attempted influence from interested parties.

Proxy Voting Records

You may obtain information about how we voted proxies by making a written request for proxy voting information to: Oxford Lane Management, LLC, 8 Sound Shore Drive, Suite 255, Greenwich, CT 06830.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy notice, which is required by federal law, explains privacy policies of Oxford Lane Capital Corp. and its affiliated companies. This notice supersedes any other privacy notice you may have received from Oxford Lane Capital, and its terms apply both to our current stockholders and to former stockholders as well.

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We will safeguard, according to strict standards of security and confidentiality, all information we receive about you. With regard to this information, we maintain procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards.

Our goal is to limit the collection and use of information about you. When you purchase shares of our common stock, our transfer agent collects personal information about you, such as your name, address, social security number or tax identification number.

This information is used only so that we can send you annual reports, proxy statements and other information required by law, and to send you information we believe may be of interest to you. We do not share such information with any non-affiliated third party except as described below:

• It is our policy that only authorized employees of our investment adviser, Oxford Lane Management, LLC, who need to know your personal information will have access to it.
• We may disclose stockholder-related information to companies that provide services on our behalf, such as record keeping, processing your trades, and mailing you information. These companies are required to protect your information and use it solely for the purpose for which they received it.
• If required by law, we may disclose stockholder-related information in accordance with a court order or at the request of government regulators. Only that information required by law, subpoena, or court order will be disclosed.

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ADDITIONAL MATERIAL U.S. FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSIDERATIONS

This discussion serves as a supplement to the discussion in the accompanying prospectus under the heading “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations.” The following discussion is a general summary of the material U.S. federal income tax considerations applicable to us and to an investment in our shares of Preferred Stock. This summary does not purport to be a complete description of the income tax considerations applicable to such an investment. For example, we have not described tax consequences that may be relevant to certain types of holders subject to special treatment under U.S. federal income tax laws, including stockholders subject to the alternative minimum tax, tax-exempt organizations, insurance companies, dealers in securities, a trader in securities that elects to use a market-to-market method of accounting for its securities holdings, pension plans and trusts, and financial institutions. This summary assumes that investors hold our Preferred Stock as capital assets (within the meaning of the Code). The discussion is based upon the Code, Treasury regulations, and administrative and judicial interpretations, each as of the date of this prospectus and all of which are subject to change, possibly retroactively, which could affect the continuing validity of this discussion. We have not sought and will not seek any ruling from the Internal Revenue Service regarding this offering. This summary does not discuss any aspects of U.S. estate or gift tax or foreign, state or local tax. It does not discuss the special treatment under U.S. federal income tax laws that could result if we invested in tax-exempt securities or certain other investment assets.

A “U.S. preferred stockholder” generally is a beneficial owner of shares of our Preferred Stock who is for U.S. federal income tax purposes:

• A citizen or individual resident of the United States;
• A corporation or other entity treated as a corporation, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, created or organized in or under the laws of the United States or any political subdivision thereof (and an entity organized outside of the United States that is treated as a U.S. corporation under specialized sections of the Code);
• A trust if a court within the United States is able to exercise primary supervision over the administration of the trust and one or more United States persons have the authority to control all substantive decisions of the trust (or a trust that has made a valid election to be treated as a U.S. trust); or
• An estate, the income of which is subject to U.S. federal income taxation regardless of its source.

A “Non-U.S. preferred stockholder” generally is a beneficial owner of shares of our Preferred Stock who is not a U.S. preferred stockholder.

If a partnership (including an entity treated as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes) holds shares of our Preferred Stock, the tax treatment of a partner in the partnership will generally depend upon the status of the partner and the activities of the partnership. A prospective stockholder that is a partner of a partnership holding shares of our Preferred Stock should consult his, her or its tax advisers with respect to the purchase, ownership and disposition of shares of our Preferred Stock.

Tax matters are complicated and the tax consequences to an investor of an investment in our Preferred Stock will depend on the facts of his, her or its particular situation. We encourage investors to consult their own tax advisers regarding the specific consequences of such an investment, including tax reporting requirements, the applicability of federal, state, local and foreign tax laws, eligibility for the benefits of any applicable tax treaty and the effect of any possible changes in the tax laws.

Election to be Taxed as a RIC

We have elected to be treated as a RIC under Subchapter M of the Code. As a RIC, we generally will not have to pay corporate-level federal income taxes on any income that we distribute to our stockholders (including preferred stockholders) as dividends. The requirements to qualify as a RIC are described in the accompanying prospectus under the heading “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations.” The remainder of this discussion assumes that we qualify as a RIC.

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Taxation of U.S. Preferred Stockholders

Distributions by us generally are taxable to U.S. preferred stockholders as ordinary income or capital gains. Distributions of our “investment company taxable income” (which is, generally, our net ordinary income plus realized net short-term capital gains in excess of realized net long-term capital losses) will be taxable as ordinary income to U.S. preferred stockholders to the extent of our current or accumulated earnings and profits. To the extent such distributions paid by us to non-corporate stockholders (including individuals) are attributable to dividends from U.S. corporations and certain qualified foreign corporations, such distributions (“Qualifying Dividends”) may be eligible for a maximum tax rate of 20%. In this regard, it is anticipated that distributions paid by us will generally not be attributable to dividends and, therefore, generally will not qualify for the 20% maximum rate applicable to Qualifying Dividends. Distributions of our net capital gains (which are generally our realized net long-term capital gains in excess of realized net short-term capital losses) and properly reported by us as “capital gain dividends” will be taxable to a U.S. preferred stockholder as long-term capital gains that are currently taxable at a maximum rate of 20% in the case of individuals, trusts or estates, regardless of the U.S. preferred stockholder’s holding period for his, her or its Preferred Stock. Distributions in excess of our earnings and profits first will reduce a U.S. preferred stockholder’s adjusted tax basis in such stockholder’s Preferred Stock and, after the adjusted basis is reduced to zero, will constitute capital gains to such U.S. preferred stockholder.

Any dividend declared by us in October, November or December of any calendar year, payable to stockholders of record on a specified date in such a month and actually paid during January of the following year, will be treated as if it had been received by our U.S. preferred stockholders on December 31 of the year in which the dividend was declared.

A U.S. preferred stockholder generally will recognize taxable gain or loss if the stockholder sells or otherwise disposes of his, her or its shares of our Preferred Stock. The amount of gain or loss will be measured by the difference between such stockholder’s adjusted tax basis in the Preferred Stock sold and the amount of the proceeds received in exchange. Any gain arising from such sale or disposition generally will be treated as long-term capital gain or loss if the stockholder has held his, her or its shares for more than one year. Otherwise, it will be classified as short-term capital gain or loss. However, any capital loss arising from the sale or disposition of shares of our Preferred Stock held for six months or less will be treated as long-term capital loss to the extent of the amount of capital gain dividends received, or undistributed capital gain deemed received, with respect to such shares. In addition, all or a portion of any loss recognized upon a disposition of shares of our Preferred Stock may be disallowed if other shares of our Preferred Stock are purchased (whether through reinvestment of distributions or otherwise) within 30 days before or after the disposition.

Gain or loss, if any, resulting from our redemption of the Preferred Stock will generally be taxed as gain or loss from a sale or exchange of the Preferred Stock rather than as a dividend, but only if the redemption distribution (a) is deemed not to be essentially equivalent to a dividend, (b) is in complete redemption of a holder’s interest in us, (c) is substantially disproportionate with respect to the holder, or (d) with respect to non-corporate holders, is in partial liquidation of us. For purposes of (a), (b) and (c) above, a U.S. preferred stockholder’s ownership of our common stock will be taken into account.

A portion of the amount received by a U.S. preferred stockholder on either the sale, or our redemption, of the Preferred Stock may be characterized as dividend income to the extent it is attributable to declared but unpaid dividends.

The maximum rate of tax on long-term capital gains for non-corporate U.S. preferred stockholders is currently 20%, which is less than the maximum rate of tax as ordinary income for such stockholders. In addition, non-corporate U.S. preferred stockholders that are individuals with income in excess of $200,000 ($250,000 in the case of married individuals filing jointly) and certain estates and trusts are subject to an additional 3.8% tax on their “net investment income,” which generally includes net income from interest, dividends, annuities, royalties, and rents, and net capital gains (other than certain amounts earned from trades or businesses). Corporate U.S. preferred stockholders currently are subject to federal income tax on net capital gain at the maximum 35% rate also applied to ordinary income. Non-corporate U.S. preferred stockholders with net capital losses for a year (i.e., capital losses in excess of capital gains) generally may deduct up to

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$3,000 of such losses against their ordinary income each year; any net capital losses of a non-corporate U.S. preferred stockholder in excess of $3,000 generally may be carried forward and used in subsequent years as provided in the Code. Corporate U.S. preferred stockholders generally may not deduct any net capital losses for a year against ordinary income, but may carry back such losses for three years or carry forward such losses for five years so as to use them as offsets to capital gains.

We or the applicable withholding agent will report to each of our U.S. preferred stockholders, as promptly as possible after the end of each calendar year, the amounts includible in such U.S. preferred stockholder’s taxable income for such year as ordinary income and as long-term capital gain. In addition, the federal tax status of each year’s distributions generally will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service (including the amount of dividends, if any, eligible for the 20% maximum rate). Dividends paid by us generally will not be eligible for the dividends-received deduction or the preferential tax rate applicable to Qualifying Dividends because our income generally will not consist of dividends. Distributions may also be subject to additional state, local and foreign taxes depending on a U.S. preferred stockholder’s particular situation.

We may be required to withhold federal income tax (“backup withholding”) from all distributions to any U.S. preferred stockholder (other than a corporation, a financial institution, or a stockholder that otherwise qualifies for an exemption) (1) who fails to furnish us with a correct taxpayer identification number or a certificate that such stockholder is exempt from backup withholding or (2) with respect to whom the Internal Revenue Service notifies us that such stockholder has failed to properly report certain interest and dividend income to the Internal Revenue Service and to respond to notices to that effect. An individual’s taxpayer identification number is his or her social security number. Any amount withheld under backup withholding is allowed as a credit against the U.S. preferred stockholder’s federal income tax liability, provided that proper information is provided to the Internal Revenue Service.

Taxation of Non-U.S. Preferred Stockholders

Whether an investment in our Preferred Stock is appropriate for a Non-U.S. preferred stockholder will depend upon that person’s particular circumstances. An investment in our Preferred Stock by a Non-U.S. preferred stockholder may have adverse tax consequences. Non-U.S. preferred stockholders should consult their tax advisers before investing in our Preferred Stock.

Distributions of our “investment company taxable income” to Non-U.S. preferred stockholders (including interest income and realized net short-term capital gains in excess of realized long-term capital losses, which generally would be free of withholding if received directly by Non-U.S. preferred stockholders directly) will be subject to withholding of federal tax at a 30% rate (or lower rate provided by an applicable treaty) to the extent of our current and accumulated earnings and profits unless an applicable exception applies. If the distributions are effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business of the Non-U.S. preferred stockholder, we will not be required to withhold federal tax if the Non-U.S. preferred stockholder complies with applicable certification and disclosure requirements, although the distributions will be subject to federal income tax at the rates applicable to U.S. persons. (Special certification requirements apply to a Non-U.S. preferred stockholder that is a foreign partnership or a foreign trust, and such entities are urged to consult their own tax advisers.)

In addition, for taxable years beginning on or prior to December 31, 2013, U.S. source withholding taxes were not imposed on dividends paid by RICs to the extent the dividends are reported as “interest-related dividends” or “short-term capital gain dividends.” Under this exemption, interest-related dividends and short-term capital gain dividends generally represented distributions of interest or short-term capital gains that would not have been subject to U.S. withholding tax at the source if they had been received directly by a foreign person, and that satisfied certain other requirements. The exemption applied to dividends with respect to taxable years of RICs beginning before January 1, 2014. No assurance can be given as to whether this extension of the exemption will be extended for taxable years after 2013. In addition, no assurance can be given whether any of our distributions will be reported as eligible for this exemption from withholding tax (if extended).

Distributions of our net capital gains to a stockholder that is a Non-U.S. preferred stockholder, and gains realized by a Non-U.S. preferred stockholder upon the sale or redemption of our Preferred Stock, will not be subject to U.S. federal income tax unless the distributions or gains, as the case may be, are effectively

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connected with a U.S. trade or business of the Non-U.S. preferred stockholder (and, if an income tax treaty applies, are attributable to a permanent establishment maintained by the Non-U.S. preferred stockholder in the United States,) or, in the case of an individual, the Non-U.S. preferred stockholder was present in the United States for 183 days or more during the taxable year and certain other conditions are met. However, to the extent that a redemption or sale of our Preferred Stock would be treated as a dividend pursuant to the rules discussed above with respect to U.S. preferred stockholders, such amounts will be dividends for purposes of the withholding tax rules discussed above.

For a corporate Non-U.S. preferred stockholder, distributions (both actual and deemed), and gains realized upon the sale or redemption of our Preferred Stock that are effectively connected to a U.S. trade or business may, under certain circumstances, be subject to an additional “branch profits tax” at a 30% rate (or at a lower rate if provided for by an applicable treaty).

A Non-U.S. preferred stockholder who is a non-resident alien individual, and who is otherwise subject to withholding of federal tax, may be subject to information reporting and backup withholding of federal income tax on dividends unless the Non-U.S. preferred stockholder provides us or the dividend paying agent with an IRS Form W-8BEN, IRS Form W-8BEN-E, or an acceptable substitute form or otherwise meets documentary evidence requirements for establishing that it is a Non-U.S. preferred stockholder or otherwise establishes an exemption from backup withholding.

A 30% withholding tax may be imposed on payments of certain types of income to foreign financial institutions that fail to enter into an agreement with the United States Treasury to report certain required information with respect to accounts held by United States persons (or held by foreign entities that have United States persons as substantial owners). The types of income subject to the tax include U.S. source interest and dividends paid after June 30, 2014, and the gross proceeds from the sale of any property that could produce U.S.-source interest or dividends received after December 31, 2016. 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, a 30% withholding tax may also be on payments to foreign entities that are not financial institutions 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. When these provisions become effective, depending on the status of a Non-U.S. preferred stockholder and the status of the intermediaries through which it holds its units, a Non-U.S. preferred stockholder could be subject to this 30% withholding tax with respect to distributions on our Preferred Stock and proceeds from the sale of our Preferred Stock. Under certain circumstances, a Non-U.S. preferred stockholder might be eligible for refunds or credits of such taxes.

Non-U.S. persons should consult their own tax advisers with respect to the U.S. federal income tax and withholding tax, and state, local and foreign tax consequences of an investment in the shares.

Tax matters are very complicated and the tax consequences to an investor of an investment in our securities will depend on the facts of its particular situation. We encourage investors to consult their own tax advisors regarding the specific consequences of such an investment, including tax reporting requirements, the applicability of federal, state, local and foreign tax laws, eligibility for the benefits of any applicable tax treaty and the effect of any possible changes in the tax laws.

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UNDERWRITING

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. are acting as representatives of the underwriters named below. Subject to the terms and conditions stated in the underwriting agreement dated the date of this prospectus supplement, each underwriter named below has agreed to purchase jointly, and not severally, and we have agreed to sell to that underwriter, the number of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares set forth opposite the underwriter’s name.

Underwriter Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. 366,350
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. 366,350
BB&T Capital Markets, a division of BB&T Securities, LLC 68,300
BTIG, LLC 91,200
Incapital LLC 91,200
Maxim Group LLC 68,300
MLV & Co. LLC 68,300
Total 1,120,000

The underwriting agreement provides that the obligations of the underwriters to purchase the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares included in this offering are subject to approval of legal matters by counsel and to other conditions. The underwriters are obligated to purchase all the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares (other than those covered by the overallotment option described below) if they purchase any of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares.

The underwriters propose to offer some of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares directly to the public at the public offering price set forth on the cover page of this prospectus supplement and some of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares to dealers at the public offering price less a concession not to exceed $0.60 per Series 2024 Term Preferred Share, and the dealers may reallow a concession not to exceed $0.10 per Series 2024 Term Preferred Share. The underwriting discount of $1.00 per Series 2024 Term Preferred Share is equal to 4.0% of the initial offering price. If all of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares are not sold at the initial offering price, the representatives may change the public offering price and other selling terms. Investors must pay for any Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares purchased on or before June 5, 2014. The representatives have advised us that the underwriters do not intend to confirm any sales to any accounts over which they exercise discretionary authority.

The underwriters hold an option, exercisable for 30 days from the date of this prospectus, to purchase up to an additional 168,000 Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares at the public offering price less the underwriting discount; provided, however, that the price of any such option shares will be reduced by the amount of any distributions declared and payable on the shares sold on the initial closing date but not payable on such option shares. The underwriters may exercise the option solely for the purpose of covering overallotments, if any, in connection with this offering. To the extent such option is exercised, each underwriter must purchase a number of additional Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares approximately proportionate to that underwriter’s initial purchase commitment.

The Company has agreed that, for a period of 90 days from the date of this prospectus supplement, the Company will not, without the prior written consent of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. on behalf of the underwriters, offer, pledge, sell, contract to sell or otherwise dispose of or agree to sell or otherwise dispose of, directly or indirectly or hedge any Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares or any securities convertible into or exchangeable for Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. in their sole discretion may release any of the securities subject to this lock-up agreement at any time without notice.

The 90-day period in the preceding paragraph will be extended if (i) during the last 17 days of the 90-day period we issue an earnings release or material news or a material event relating to Oxford Lane Capital occurs or (ii) prior to the expiration of the 90-day period, we announce that we will release earnings results during the 16-day period beginning on the last day of the 90-day period, in which case the restrictions

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described in the preceding sentence will continue to apply until the expiration of the 18-day period beginning on the issuance of the earnings release or the announcement of the material news or the occurrence of the material event.

We have applied to list the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “OXLCN.” The Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “OXLCP.” The Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “OXLCO.”

The following table shows the underwriting discounts to be paid to the underwriters in connection with this offering. These amounts are shown assuming both no exercise and full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. In addition, we have agreed to reimburse Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. an aggregate amount up to $50,000 for their expenses incurred in connection with this offering. This offering will conform with the requirements set forth in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Rule 2310. The sum of all compensation to the underwriters in connection with this offering of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares, including the underwriting discount, will not exceed 10% of the total public offering price of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares sold in this offering.

No Exercise Full Exercise
Per Series 2024 Term Preferred Share $ 1.00 $ 1.00
Total $ 1,070,000 (1) $ 1,238,000

(1) The underwriters have agreed to reduce the aggregate sales load by $50,000 in connection with the shares sold on the initial closing date.

Oxford Lane Capital and our investment adviser have each agreed to indemnify the underwriters against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, or to contribute to payments the underwriters may be required to make because of any of those liabilities.

Certain underwriters may make a market in the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. No underwriter is, however, obligated to conduct market-making activities and any such activities may be discontinued at any time without notice, at the sole discretion of the underwriter. No assurance can be given as to the liquidity of, or the trading market for, the shares as a result of any market-making activities undertaken by any underwriter. This prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus are to be used by any underwriter in connection with the offering and, during the period in which a prospectus must be delivered, with offers and sales of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares in market-making transactions in the over-the-counter market at negotiated prices related to prevailing market prices at the time of the sale.

In connection with the offering, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., on behalf of the underwriters, may purchase and sell Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares in the open market. These transactions may include short sales, syndicate covering transactions and stabilizing transactions. Short sales involve syndicate sales of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares in excess of the number of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares to be purchased by the underwriters in the offering, which creates a syndicate short position. “Covered” short sales are sales of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares made in an amount up to the number of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares represented by the underwriters’ overallotment option. In determining the source of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares to close out the covered syndicate short position, the underwriters will consider, among other things, the price of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares available for purchase in the open market as compared to the price at which they may purchase Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares through the overallotment option. Transactions to close out the covered syndicate short position involve either purchases of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares in the open market after the distribution has been completed or the exercise of the overallotment option. The underwriters may also make “naked” short sales of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares in excess of the overallotment option. The underwriters must close out any naked short position by purchasing Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares in the open market. A naked short position is more likely to be created if the underwriters are concerned that there may be downward pressure on the price of shares in the open market after pricing that could adversely affect

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investors who purchase in the offering. Stabilizing transactions consist of bids for or purchases of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares in the open market while the offering is in progress.

The underwriters also may impose a penalty bid. Penalty bids permit the underwriters to reclaim a selling concession from a syndicate member when Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. repurchase Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares originally sold by that syndicate member in order to cover syndicate short positions or make stabilizing purchases.

Any of these activities may have the effect of preventing or retarding a decline in the market price of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. They may also cause the price of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares to be higher than the price that would otherwise exist in the open market in the absence of these transactions. The underwriters may conduct these transactions on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, or in the over-the-counter market, or otherwise. Trading is expected to commence on the NASDAQ Global Select Market within 30 days after the date of initial delivery of the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares. If the underwriters commence any of these transactions, they may discontinue them at any time.

We estimate that our portion of the total expenses of this offering, excluding the underwriting discounts and commissions, will be approximately $265,000. We will pay fees and disbursements of counsel for the underwriters up to $5,000 (excluding filing fees) in connection with securing any required review by the Financial Regulatory Authority, Inc. of the terms of this offering.

A prospectus in electronic format may be made available on the websites maintained by one or more of the underwriters. The representatives may agree to allocate a number of Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares to underwriters for sale to their online brokerage account holders. The representatives will allocate shares to underwriters that may make Internet distributions on the same basis as other allocations. In addition, shares may be sold by the underwriters to securities dealers who resell shares to online brokerage account holders.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

The underwriters and their affiliates have provided, or may in the future provide, various investment banking, commercial banking, financial advisory, brokerage and other services to us and our affiliates for which services they have received, and may in the future receive, customary fees and expense reimbursement. In connection with our initial public offering of common stock, which was consummated on January 25, 2011, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. served as the sole book running manager. We paid underwriting discounts and commissions of $2,555,000 to the underwriters. In connection with our rights offering consummated in August 2011, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. served as dealer manager, and we paid fees of $355,163 to Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. In connection with our rights offering consummated in April 2012, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. served as co-dealer manager, and we paid fees of an aggregate of $1,379,549 to the co-dealer managers. In connection with our Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares offering consummated in November 2012, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. served as joint book-running manager, and we paid fees of an aggregate of $711,506 to the joint book-running managers. In connection with our rights offering consummated in February 2013, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. served as dealer manager, and we paid fees of an aggregate of $1,462,805 to the dealer manager. In connection with our preferred stock offering consummated in June 2013, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. served as joint book-running manager, and we paid fees of an aggregate of $862,000 to the joint book-running managers. In connection with our “at the market” offering consummated in August 2013, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. served as our sales agent, we have agreed to pay Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. a commission equal to 2.0% of the gross sales price of any shares of our common stock sold through Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. pursuant to such offering and to reimburse Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. up to $50,000 for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses. In connection with our preferred stock offering consummated in November 2013, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. served as joint book-running managers, and we paid fees of an aggregate of $1,590,993 to the joint book-running managers. In connection with our rights offering that expired on March 3, 2014, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. served as the co-dealer managers, and we paid fees of an aggregate of $2,734,534 to the co-dealer managers. In connection with our common stock offering consummated in March 2014, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. served as the joint book-running managers, and we paid fees of an aggregate of $930,000 to the joint book-running managers.

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The underwriters and their affiliates may, from time to time, engage in transactions with and perform services for us in the ordinary course of their business for which they may receive customary fees and reimbursement of expenses. In the ordinary course of its various business activities, the underwriters and their affiliates may make or hold a broad array of investments and actively trade debt and equity securities (or related derivative securities) and financial instruments (including bank loans) for their own accounts and for the accounts of their customers and such investment and securities activities may involve securities and/or instruments of our company. The underwriters and their affiliates may also make investment recommendations and/or publish or express independent research views in respect of such securities or instruments and may at any time hold, or recommend to clients that they acquire, long and/or short positions in such securities and instruments.

The principal business address of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. is 570 Lexington Avenue, 12 th Floor, New York, New York 10022.

The principal business address of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. is 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005.

The principal business address of BB&T Capital Markets, a division of BB&T Securities, LLC, is 901 East Byrd Street, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23219.

The principal business address of BTIG, LLC is 825 Third Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

The principal business address of Incapital LLC is 1800 N. Military Trail, Suite 400, Boca Raton, FL 33431.

The principal business address of Maxim Group LLC is 405 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10174.

The principal business address of MLV & Co. LLC is 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10020.

The principal business address of National Securities Corporation is 410 Park Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

Notice to Investors in the European Economic Area

In relation to each Member State of the European Economic Area which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a Relevant Member State) an offer to the public of any shares which are the subject of the offering contemplated by this prospectus supplement may not be made in that Relevant Member State other than the offers contemplated in the prospectus once the prospectus has been approved by the competent authority in such Member State and published and passported in accordance with the Prospectus Directive as implemented in the Relevant Member State except that an offer to the public in that Relevant Member State of any shares may be made at any time under the following exemptions under the Prospectus Directive, if they have been implemented in that Relevant Member State:

• to legal entities which are authorized or regulated to operate in the financial markets or, if not so authorized or regulated, whose corporate purpose is solely to invest in securities;
• to any legal entity which has two or more of (1) an average of at least 250 employees during the last financial year; (2) a total balance sheet of more than €43,000,000 and (3) an annual net turnover of more than €50,000,000, as shown in its last annual or consolidated accounts;
• by the underwriter to fewer than 100 natural or legal persons (other than qualified investors as defined in the Prospectus Directive) subject to obtaining the prior consent of the underwriter for any such offer; or
• in any other circumstances falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive,

provided that no such offer of shares shall result in a requirement for the publication by the Company or the underwriter of a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Directive.

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For the purposes of this provision, the expression an “offer to the public” in relation to any shares in any Relevant Member State means the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and any shares to be offered so as to enable an investor to decide to purchase any shares, as the same may be varied in that member state by any measure implementing the Prospectus Directive in that member state and the expression “Prospectus Directive” means Directive 2003/71/EC and includes any relevant implementing measure in each Relevant Member State.

Notice to Investors in the United Kingdom

Each of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. has represented and agreed that (a) it has only communicated and will only communicate or cause to be communicated an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, or the FSMA, received by it in connection with the issue or sale of the shares (i) to investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, or the Order, or (ii) to high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) and (d) of the Order, with all such persons together being referred to as relevant persons, and (b) it has complied and will comply with all applicable provisions of the FSMA with respect to anything done by it in relation to the shares of our common stock in, from or otherwise involving the United Kingdom. This prospectus supplement and its contents are confidential and should not be distributed, published or reproduced (in whole or in part) or disclosed by recipients to any other persons in the United Kingdom. Any person in the United Kingdom that is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.

Notice to Prospective Investors in Hong Kong

The shares may not be offered or sold in Hong Kong by means of any document other than (i) in circumstances which do not constitute an offer to the public within the meaning of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32, Laws of Hong Kong), or (ii) to “professional investors” within the meaning of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571, Laws of Hong Kong) and any rules made thereunder, or (iii) in other circumstances which do not result in the document being a “prospectus” within the meaning of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32, Laws of Hong Kong) and no advertisement, invitation or document relating to the shares may be issued or may be in the possession of any person for the purpose of issue (in each case whether in Hong Kong or elsewhere), which is directed at, or the contents of which are likely to be accessed or read by, the public in Hong Kong (except if permitted to do so under the laws of Hong Kong) other than with respect to shares which are or are intended to be disposed of only to persons outside Hong Kong or only to “professional investors” within the meaning of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571, Laws of Hong Kong) and any rules made thereunder.

Notice to Prospective Investors in Singapore

This prospectus supplement has not been registered as a prospectus with the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Accordingly, this prospectus supplement and any other document or material in connection with the offer or sale, or invitation for subscription or purchase, of the shares may not be circulated or distributed, nor may the shares be offered or sold, or be made the subject of an invitation for subscription or purchase, whether directly or indirectly, to persons in Singapore other than (i) to an institutional investor under Section 274 of the Securities and Futures Act, Chapter 289 of Singapore, or the SFA, (ii) to a relevant person pursuant to Section 275(1), or any person pursuant to Section 275(1A), and in accordance with the conditions specified in Section 275 of the SFA or (iii) otherwise pursuant to, and in accordance with the conditions of, any other applicable provision of the SFA, in each case subject to compliance with conditions set forth in the SFA.

Where the shares are subscribed or purchased under Section 275 of the SFA by a relevant person which is:

• a corporation (which is not an accredited investor (as defined in Section 4A of the SFA)) the sole business of which is to hold investments and the entire share capital of which is owned by one or more individuals, each of whom is an accredited investor; or
• a trust (where the trustee is not an accredited investor) whose sole purpose is to hold investments and each beneficiary of the trust is an individual who is an accredited investor,

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shares, debentures and units of shares and debentures of that corporation or the beneficiaries’ rights and interest (howsoever described) in that trust shall not be transferred within six months after that corporation or that trust has acquired the shares pursuant to an offer made under Section 275 of the SFA except:

• to an institutional investor (for corporations, under Section 274 of the SFA) or to a relevant person defined in Section 275(2) of the SFA, or to any person pursuant to an offer that is made on terms that such shares, debentures and units of shares and debentures of that corporation or such rights and interest in that trust are acquired at a consideration of not less than S$200,000 (or its equivalent in a foreign currency) for each transaction, whether such amount is to be paid for in cash or by exchange of securities or other assets, and further for corporations, in accordance with the conditions specified in Section 275 of the SFA;
• where no consideration is or will be given for the transfer; or
• where the transfer is by operation of law.

Notice to Prospective Investors in Japan

The shares of common stock have not been and will not be registered under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law, as amended (the “FIEL”). Each of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. has represented and agreed that the shares which it purchases will be purchased by it as principal and that, in connection with the offering, it will not, directly or indirectly, offer or sell any shares in Japan or to, or for the benefit of, any resident of Japan (which term as used herein means any person resident in Japan, including any corporation or entity organized under the laws of Japan) or to others for reoffer or resale, directly or indirectly, in Japan or to, or for the benefit of, any resident of Japan, except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements under the FIEL and otherwise in compliance with such law and any other applicable laws, regulations and ministerial guidelines of Japan.

Notice to Prospective Investors in Switzerland

The prospectus does not constitute an issue prospectus pursuant to Article 652a or Article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations, and the shares will not be listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Therefore, the prospectus may not comply with the disclosure standards of the Swiss Code of Obligations and/or the listing rules (including any prospectus schemes) of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Accordingly, the shares may not be offered to the public in or from Switzerland, but only to a selected and limited circle of investors, which do not subscribe to the shares with a view to distribution.

Notice to Prospective Investors in Qatar

The shares described in this prospectus supplement have not been, and will not be, offered, sold or delivered, at any time, directly or indirectly in the State of Qatar in a manner that would constitute a public offering. This prospectus supplement has not been, and will not be, registered with or approved by the Qatar Financial Markets Authority or Qatar Central Bank and may not be publicly distributed. This prospectus supplement is intended for the original recipient only and must not be provided to any other person. It is not for general circulation in the State of Qatar and may not be reproduced or used for any other purpose.

Notice to Prospective Investors in Saudi Arabia

No offering, whether directly or indirectly, will be made to an investor in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia unless such offering is in accordance with the applicable laws of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the rules and regulations of the Capital Market Authority, including the Capital Market Law of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The shares will not be marketed or sold in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by us or the underwriter.

This prospectus supplement may not be distributed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia except to such persons as are permitted under the Office of Securities Regulation issued by the Capital Market Authority. The Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority does not make any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of this prospectus supplement and expressly disclaims any liability whatsoever for any loss arising from, or incurred in reliance upon, any part of this prospectus supplement. Prospective purchasers of the shares offered hereby should conduct their own due diligence on the accuracy of the information relating to the shares. If you do not understand the contents of this prospectus supplement, you should consult an authorized financial advisor.

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Notice to Prospective Investors in the United Arab Emirates

This offering has not been approved or licensed by the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Securities and Commodities Authority of the UAE and/or any other relevant licensing authority in the UAE including any licensing authority incorporated under the laws and regulations of any of the free zones established and operating in the territory of the UAE, in particular the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), a regulatory authority of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The offering does not constitute a public offer of securities in the UAE, DIFC and/or any other free zone in accordance with the Commercial Companies Law, Federal Law No 8 of 1984 (as amended), DFSA Offered Securities Rules and NASDAQ Dubai Listing Rules, accordingly, or otherwise. The shares may not be offered to the public in the UAE and/or any of the free zones.

The shares may be offered and issued only to a limited number of investors in the UAE or any of its free zones who qualify as sophisticated investors under the relevant laws and regulations of the UAE or the free zone concerned.

CUSTODIAN, TRANSFER AGENT, DIVIDEND DISBURSING AGENT
AND REDEMPTION AND PAYING AGENT

Our securities are held under a custody agreement by State Street Bank and Trust Company. The address of the custodian is 225 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110. Computershare Trust Company, N.A. acts as our transfer agent, distribution paying agent and registrar. The principal business address of our transfer agent is 250 Royall Street, Canton, MA 02021.

MISCELLANEOUS

To the extent that a holder of Term Preferred Stock is directly or indirectly a beneficial owner of more than 10% of any class of our outstanding shares (meaning, for purposes of holders of Term Preferred Stock, more than 10% of our outstanding Preferred Stock), such 10% beneficial owner would be subject to the short-swing profit rules that are imposed pursuant to Section 16 of the Exchange Act (and related reporting requirements). These rules generally provide that such a 10% beneficial owner may have to disgorge any profits made on purchases and sales, or sales and purchases, of our equity securities (including Term Preferred Stock, the Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares, the Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares, the Series 2024 Term Preferred Shares and Common Stock) within any six-month time period. Investors should consult with their own counsel to determine the applicability of these rules.

LEGAL MATTERS

Certain legal matters in connection with the securities offered hereby will be passed upon for us by Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Washington, DC. Certain legal matters in connection with the offering will be passed upon for the underwriters by Blank Rome LLP, New York, New York.

EXPERTS

The financial statements as of March 31, 2014 and for the year ended March 31, 2014 included in this prospectus supplement have been so included in reliance on the report of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, given on the authority of said firm as experts in auditing and accounting.

AVAILABLE INFORMATION

We have filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form N-2 together with all amendments and related exhibits under the Securities Act. The registration statement contains additional information about us and the securities being offered by this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus.

We are required to file with or submit to the SEC annual, semi-annual and quarterly reports, proxy statements and other information meeting the informational requirements of the Exchange Act. You may inspect and copy these reports, proxy statements and other information, as well as the registration statement and related exhibits and schedules, at the Public Reference Room of the SEC at 100 F Street, NE,

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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. The SEC maintains an Internet site that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information filed electronically by us with the SEC which are available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. 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 to the SEC’s Public Reference Section, Washington, D.C. 20549. This information is also available free of charge by contacting us at Oxford Lane Capital Corp., 8 Sound Shore Drive, Suite 255, Greenwich, CT 06830, by telephone at (203) 983-5275, or on our website at http://www.oxfordlanecapital.com .

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STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES

March 31, 2014
ASSETS
Investments, at fair value (identified cost: $214,332,116) $ 236,684,317
Cash and cash equivalents 103,312,518
Dividend receivable 4,219,738
Receivable for securities sold 4,332,368
Deferred issuance costs on mandatorily redeemable preferred stock 3,489,905
Interest receivable, including accrued interest purchased 289,634
Prepaid expenses and other assets 33,752
Total assets 352,362,232
LIABILITIES
Payable for securities purchased 24,629,250
Mandatorily redeemable preferred stock, net of discount 77,295,190
Investment advisory fee payable to affiliate 1,195,469
Incentive fees payable to affiliate 704,675
Directors' fees payable 27,500
Administrator expense payable 11,800
Accrued offering and deferred issuance costs 200,000
Accrued expenses 469,147
Total liabilities 104,533,031
NET ASSETS applicable to 15,240,729 shares of $0.01 par value common stock outstanding $ 247,829,201
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 8)
NET ASSETS consist of:
Paid in capital 236,710,605
Accumulated net realized gain on investments 1,771,528
Net unrealized appreciation on investments 22,352,201
Distribution in excess of net investment income (13,005,133 )
Total net assets $ 247,829,201
Net asset value per common share $ 16.26
Market price per share $ 16.70
Market price premium to net asset value per share 2.71 %



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SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS
MARCH 31, 2014

COMPANY (1) INDUSTRY INVESTMENT PRINCIPAL AMOUNT COST FAIR VALUE (2) % of Net Assets
Collateralized Loan Obligation – Debt Investments
ACA CLO 2007-1A structured finance CLO secured notes – Class E (3) (4) (5)
(4.99%, due June 15, 2022)
$ 5,090,786 $ 3,794,768 $ 4,784,830
AMMC CLO XII, Ltd. structured finance CLO secured notes – Class F (3) (4) (5)
(5.29%, due May 10, 2025)
2,500,000 2,171,629 2,167,250
Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2013-2, Ltd. structured finance CLO secured notes – Class F (3) (4) (5)
(5.64%, due April 18, 2025)
6,000,000 5,145,731 5,425,200
Emporia III, Ltd. 2007-3A structured finance CLO secured notes – Class E (3) (4) (5)
(3.94%, due April 23, 2021)
3,594,000 2,911,400 3,110,248
Neuberger Berman CLO Ltd. 2012-13A structured finance CLO secured notes – Class F (3) (4) (5)
(6.74%, due January 23, 2024)
4,500,000 3,881,783 4,390,650
Telos CLO 2013-3, Ltd. structured finance CLO secured notes – Class F (3) (4) (5)
(5.74%, due January 17, 2024)
3,000,000 2,700,000 2,655,300
Total Collateralized Loan Obligation – Debt Investments 20,605,311 22,533,478 9.09 %
Collateralized Loan Obligation – Equity Investments
ACA CLO 2007-1A structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 28.67%,
maturity June 15, 2022)
12,212,500 6,455,423 7,205,375
ACAS CLO 2013-1A, Ltd. structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 20.63%,
maturity April 20, 2025)
4,000,000 3,118,131 4,080,000
AMMC CLO XII, Ltd. structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 13.92%,
maturity May 10, 2025)
7,178,571 5,394,748 6,173,571
APID 2013-14A structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 17.10%,
maturity April 15, 2025)
2,272,500 1,967,414 2,386,125
Ares XXV CLO Ltd. structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 9.33%,
maturity January 17, 2024)
15,500,000 12,124,649 12,710,000
Ares XXVI CLO Ltd. structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 14.68%,
maturity April 15, 2025)
7,500,000 5,611,095 6,525,000
Ares XXIX CLO Ltd. structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 11.00%,
maturity April 17, 2026)
12,750,000 11,240,304 11,156,250
Canaras Summit CLO 2007-1X structured finance CLO income notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 57.09%,
maturity June 19, 2021)
1,500,000 633,728 1,200,000
Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2011-1X structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 31.40%,
maturity August 10, 2021)
6,000,000 4,311,672 6,780,000
Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2013-2, Ltd. structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 21.83%,
maturity April 18, 2025)
9,250,000 7,408,420 9,527,500
Emerson Park CLO structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 17.59%,
maturity July 15, 2025)
12,250,000 9,313,809 10,902,500
Gale Force 4 CLO 2007-4A structured finance CLO income notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 32.80%,
maturity August 20, 2021)
1,500,000 542,709 821,250
GUGG2 2011-1A structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 13.62%,
maturity May 15, 2030)
4,000,000 4,184,775 4,640,000
Harbourview CLO 2006-1 structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 58.26%,
maturity December 27, 2019)
4,380,000 1,797,339 3,635,400
Ivy Hill Middle Market Credit 7 structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 12.18%,
maturity October 20, 2025)
7,000,000 6,539,296 6,720,000
Jersey Street CLO 2006-1A structured finance CLO income notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 30.13%,
maturity October 20, 2018)
4,935,000 2,886,396 3,207,750

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SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS – (Continued)
MARCH 31, 2014

COMPANY (1) INDUSTRY INVESTMENT PRINCIPAL AMOUNT COST FAIR VALUE (2) % of Net Assets
Collateralized Loan Obligation – Equity Investments (continued)
Lightpoint CLO 2007-8 structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 21.56%,
maturity July 25, 2018)
$ 18,750,000 $ 7,981,629 $ 8,156,250
Mountain Hawk CLO 2013-2 structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 12.85%,
maturity July 20, 2024)
10,000,000 11,292,228 11,915,000
Mountain Hawk III CLO, LLC structured finance CLO income notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 12.30%,
maturity April 18, 2025)
15,000,000 13,595,586 12,819,009
structured finance CLO M notes (4) (6)
(maturity April 18, 2025)
2,389,676 — 653,991
Neuberger Berman CLO Ltd. 2012-13A structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 10.60%,
maturity January 23, 2024)
6,255,000 3,966,359 4,065,750
North End CLO Ltd. structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 15.96%,
maturity July 17, 2025)
3,187,500 2,600,539 2,868,750
Ocean Trails 2013-4 structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 13.35%,
maturity August 13, 2025)
4,000,000 3,288,779 3,680,000
Octagon XI CLO 2007-1A structured finance CLO income notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 48.05%,
maturity August 25, 2021)
2,025,000 1,081,365 1,802,250
Octagon XV CLO 2013-1A structured finance CLO income notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 15.43%,
maturity January 19, 2025)
2,000,000 1,848,277 2,120,000
Shackleton CLO 2012-2 structured finance CLO income notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 12.23%,
maturity October 20, 2023)
10,000,000 9,135,066 9,705,000
Sheridan Square CLO Ltd. structured finance CLO income notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 14.92%,
maturity April 15, 2025)
1,279,070 1,069,753 1,215,117
Telos CLO 2013-3, Ltd. structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 12.91%,
maturity January 17, 2024)
6,333,334 5,730,013 6,270,001
Telos CLO 2013-4, Ltd. structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 17.61%,
maturity July 17, 2024)
8,700,000 6,594,072 7,830,000
Venture 2013-3A CLO, Ltd. structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 15.66%,
maturity June 10, 2025)
9,500,000 7,557,334 9,091,500
Venture 2014-16A CLO, Ltd. structured finance CLO subordinated notes (4) (6)
(Estimated yield 9.56%,
maturity April 15, 2026)
15,000,000 14,455,897 14,287,500
Venture XVII CLO structured finance Class B preference shares (4) (6) (7)
(Estimated yield 16.56%,
maturity September 11, 2015)
20,000,000 20,000,000 20,000,000
Total Collateralized Loan Obligation – Equity Investments 193,726,805 214,150,839 86.41 %
Total Investments $ 214,332,116 $ 236,684,317 95.50%

(1) We do not “control” and are not an “affiliate” of any of our portfolio companies, each as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”). In general, under the 1940 Act, we would be presumed to “control” a portfolio company if we owned 25% or more of its voting securities and would be an “affiliate” of a portfolio company if we owned 5% or more of its voting securities.
(2) Fair value is determined in good faith by the Board of Directors of the Company.
(3) Notes bear interest at variable rates.
(4) Cost value reflects accretion of original issue discount or market discount, and amortization of premium.



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SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS – (Continued)
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(5) The CLO secured notes generally bear interest at a rate determined by reference to LIBOR which resets quarterly. For each CLO debt investment, the rate provided is as of March 31, 2014.
(6) The CLO subordinated notes and income notes are considered equity positions in the CLO funds. Equity investments are entitled to recurring distributions which are generally equal to the remaining cash flow of the payments made by the underlying fund's securities less contractual payments to debt holders and fund expenses. The estimated yield indicated is based upon a current projection of the amount and timing of these recurring distributions and the estimated amount of repayment of principal upon termination. Such projections are periodically reviewed and adjusted, and the estimated yield may not ultimately be realized.
(7) The Class B preference shares represent an investment in a warehouse facility, which is a financing structure intended to aggregate loans that may be used to form the basis of a CLO vehicle.



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STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

Year Ended
March 31, 2014
INVESTMENT INCOME
Interest income $ 23,006,599
EXPENSES
Investment advisory fees 3,655,755
Incentive fees 2,168,202
Professional fees 886,022
Administrator expense 786,250
General and administrative 651,091
Directors' fees 164,000
Transfer agent and custodian fees 69,762
Insurance expense 36,500
Interest expense on mandatorily redeemable preferred stock 4,501,196
Total expenses 12,918,778
Net investment income 10,087,821
Net change in unrealized appreciation on investments 4,592,120
Net realized gain on investments 7,981,427
Net realized and unrealized gain on investments 12,573,547
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations $ 22,661,368



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STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS

Year Ended
March 31, 2014
Year Ended
March 31, 2013
Increase in net assets from operations:
Net investment income $ 10,087,821 $ 5,924,964
Net realized gain on investments 7,981,427 2,374,224
Net change in unrealized appreciation on investments 4,592,120 16,015,666
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations 22,661,368 24,314,854
Distributions from net investment income (20,202,469 ) (12,066,726 )
Distributions from net realized gain on investments (3,018,700 ) (348,668 )
Total distributions to shareholders (23,221,169 ) (12,415,394 )
Capital share transaction:
Issuance of common stock (net of underwriting fees and offering costs) 122,242,178 67,695,160
Reinvestment of dividends 3,007,101 1,665,902
Net increase in net assets from capital share transactions 125,249,279 69,361,062
Total increase in net assets 124,689,478 81,260,522
Net assets at beginning of period 123,139,723 41,879,201
Net assets at end of period (including distributions in excess of net investment income of $13,005,133 and $8,388,762) $ 247,829,201 $ 123,139,723
Capital share activity:
Shares sold 7,446,373 5,030,347
Shares issued from reinvestment of dividends 191,638 115,861
Increase in capital share activity 7,638,011 5,146,208



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STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

Year Ended
March 31, 2014
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations $ 22,661,368
Adjustments to reconcile net increase in net assets resulting from operations to net cash used in operating activities:
Amortization of discounts and premiums (21,211,219 )
Amortization of deferred issuance costs on preferred stock 359,847
Accretion of discount on mandatorily redeemable preferred stock 159,115
Purchases of investments (140,019,222 )
Sales of investments 30,054,519
Repayments of principal and reductions to investment cost value 49,064,641
Net change in unrealized appreciation on investments (4,592,120 )
Decrease in deferred offering costs 27,707
Net realized gain on investments (7,981,427 )
Increase in dividend receivable (3,087,894 )
Decrease in interest receivable 62,203
Increase in prepaid expenses and other assets (1,805 )
Increase in investment advisory fee payable 601,247
Increase in incentive fee payable 239,979
Decrease in administrator expense payable (128 )
Increase in accrued expenses 222,469
Net cash used in operating activities (73,440,720 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Distributions paid (net of stock issued under dividend reinvestment plan of $3,007,101) (20,214,068 )
Proceeds from the issuance of common stock 125,527,091
Underwriting fees and offering costs for the issuance of common stock (3,148,705 )
Proceeds from the issuance of mandatorily redeemable preferred stock, net of discount 61,324,825
Deferred issuance costs for the issuance of preferred stock (2,908,421 )
Net cash provided by financing activities 160,580,722
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 87,140,002
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 16,172,516
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 103,312,518
SIGNIFICANT NON-CASH TRANSACTIONS
Value of shares issued in connection with dividend reinvestment plan $ 3,007,101
Securities sold not settled $ 4,332,368
Securities purchased not settled $ 24,629,250
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES
Cash paid for interest $ 3,982,234



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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MARCH 31, 2014

NOTE 1. ORGANIZATION

Oxford Lane Capital Corp. (“OXLC,” “we” or the “Fund”) was incorporated under the General Corporation Laws of the State of Maryland on June 9, 2010 as a non-diversified closed-end management investment company that has registered as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”). In addition, the Fund has elected to be treated for tax purposes as a regulated investment company, or “RIC,” under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). The Fund’s investment objective is to maximize its portfolio’s risk adjusted total return and seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in structured finance investments, specifically collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”) vehicles which primarily own senior corporate debt securities.

OXLC’s investment activities are managed by Oxford Lane Management LLC, (“OXLC Management”), a registered investment adviser under the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, as amended. BDC Partners LLC (“BDC Partners”) is the managing member of OXLC Management and serves as the administrator of OXLC.

NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

USE OF ESTIMATES

The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, which require management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results may differ from those estimates.

In the normal course of business, the Fund may enter into contracts that contain a variety of representations and provide indemnifications. The Fund’s maximum exposure under these arrangements is unknown as this would involve future claims that may be made against the Fund that have not yet occurred. However, based upon experience, the Fund expects the risk of loss to be remote.

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

The Fund considers all highly liquid investments with a maturity of three months or less at the time of purchase to be cash equivalents. At March 31, 2014, cash and cash equivalents consisted solely of demand deposits maintained at well-capitalized financial institutions.

INVESTMENT VALUATION

The most significant estimates made in the preparation of the Fund’s financial statements are the valuation of investments and the effective yield calculations, as well as the related amounts of unrealized appreciation and depreciation of investments recorded. OXLC believes that there is no single definitive method for determining fair value in good faith. As a result, determining fair value requires that judgment be applied to the specific facts and circumstances of each portfolio investment while employing a consistently applied valuation process for the types of investments that OXLC makes. The Fund is required to specifically fair value each individual investment on a quarterly basis.

The Fund complies with ASC 820-10, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosure , which establishes a three-level valuation hierarchy for disclosure of fair value measurements. ASC 820-10 clarified the definition of fair value and requires companies to expand their disclosure about the use of fair value to measure assets and liabilities in interim and annual periods subsequent to initial recognition. ASC 820-10 defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. ASC 820-10 also establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. These tiers include: Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets; Level 2, which includes inputs such as quoted prices for similar securities in active markets and quoted prices for identical securities in markets that are not active; and Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs for which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity

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to develop its own assumptions. The Fund has determined that due to the general illiquidity of the market for the Fund’s investment portfolio, whereby little or no market data exists, all of the Fund’s investments are valued based upon Level 3 inputs as of March 31, 2014. The Fund’s Board of Directors determines the value of OXLC’s investment portfolio each quarter. The prices used by the Fund to value securities may differ from the value that would be realized if the securities were sold, and these differences could be material to the Fund’s financial statements.

OXLC has acquired a number of debt and equity positions in CLO investment vehicles, which are special purpose financing vehicles. In valuing such investments, OXLC considers indicative prices provided by a recognized industry pricing service as well as the indicative prices provided by the broker who arranges transactions in such investment vehicles, to the extent available, as well as any available information on other relevant transactions including trades, if any, and firm bids and offers in the market. In addition, OXLC considers the range of yields for such investments across the market, the operating metrics of the specific investment vehicle, including, but not limited to, net asset value, projected cash flows, compliance with collateralization tests, and defaulted and CCC-rated securities, if any. Using the pricing service’s indicative price as a starting point, if the implied yield is outside the market range, the valuation may be adjusted to a point within the market range. However, the impact of other market information, such as broker prices, actual trades and firm bids and offers as well as operating metrics of such investment, may also affect the valuation. On occasion, an indicative price that results in an implied yield that is within the market range may also be adjusted, depending upon the reliability and volume of other market information. OXLC Management or the Valuation Committee may request an additional analysis by a third-party firm to assist in the valuation process of CLO investment vehicles. This information is presented to the Board for its determination of fair value of these investments.

The Fund may also invest directly in senior secured loans (either in the primary or secondary markets). In valuing such investments, OXLC Management will prepare an analysis of each loan, including a financial summary, covenant compliance review, recent trading activity in the security, if known, and other business developments related to the portfolio company. Any available information, including non-binding indicative bids obtained from a recognized industry pricing service and agent banks which may not be considered reliable, will be presented to the Valuation Committee of the Board to consider in its determination of fair value. In some instances, there may be limited trading activity in a security even though the market for the security is considered not active. In such cases the Board will consider the number of trades, the size and timing of each trade and other circumstances around such trades, to the extent such information is available, in its determination of fair value. At March 31, 2014, the Fund did not have any direct investments in senior secured loans.

ASC 820-10-35, “ Determining Fair Value When the Volume and Level of Activity for the Asset or Liability Have Significantly Decreased and Identifying Transactions That Are Not Orderly ,” provides guidance on factors that should be considered in determining when a previously active market becomes inactive and whether a transaction is orderly. In accordance with ASC 820-10-35, the Fund’s valuation procedures specifically provide for the review of indicative quotes supplied by the brokers or agent banks that make a market for each security.

The Fund’s assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis subject to the disclosure requirements of ASC 820-10-35 at March 31, 2014, were as follows:

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Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using
Assets
Quoted Prices in
Active Markets for
Identical Assets
(Level 1)
Significant Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
Total
($ in millions) ($ in millions) ($ in millions) ($ in millions)
CLO debt $ — $ — $ 22.5 $ 22.5
CLO equity — — 214.2 214.2
Total $ — $ — $ 236.7 $ 236.7

Significant Unobservable Inputs for Level 3 Investments

In accordance with ASC 820-10, the following table provides quantitative information about the Fund’s Level 3 fair value measurements as of March 31, 2014. The Fund’s valuation policy, as described above, establishes parameters for the sources and types of valuation analysis, as well as the methodologies and inputs that the Fund uses in determining fair value. If the Valuation Committee or OXLC Management determines that additional techniques, sources or inputs are appropriate or necessary in a given situation, such additional work may be undertaken. The table, therefore, is not all-inclusive, but provides information on the significant Level 3 inputs that are pertinent to the Fund’s fair value measurements. The weighted average calculations in the table below are based on principal balances for all CLO debt and equity investments.

Quantitative Information about Level 3 Fair Value Measurements
Assets Fair Value as of March 31,
2014
Valuation Techniques/ Methodologies Unobservable
Input
Range/Weighted Average
($ in millions)
CLO debt $ 22.5 market quotes NBIB (1) 86.54% – 97.57%/91.28%
CLO equity 155.3 market quotes NBIB (1) 43.5% – 119.15%/85.52%
58.9 recent transactions
recent transactions n/a
Total Fair Value for Level 3 Investments $ 236.7

(1) The Fund generally uses prices provided by an independent pricing service or broker or agent bank non-binding indicative bid prices (“NBIB”) on or near the valuation date as the primary basis for the fair value determinations for CLO debt and equity investments. These bid prices are non-binding, and may not be determinative of fair value. Each bid price is evaluated by the Valuation Committee in conjunction with additional information compiled by OXLC Management, including actual trades and firm bids and offers, if any, financial performance, recent business developments, and, in the case of CLO debt and equity investments, performance and covenant compliance information as provided by the independent trustee.

Significant increases or decreases in any of the unobservable inputs in isolation may result in a significantly lower or higher fair value measurement.

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MARCH 31, 2014

NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES  – (continued)

A rollforward of the fair value of investments for the year ended March 31, 2014, utilizing significant unobservable inputs, is as follows:

($ in millions) Collateralized Loan Obligation Debt Investments Collateralized Loan Obligation Equity Investments Total
Balance at March 31, 2013 $ 42.5 $ 84.7 $ 127.2
Realized gains included in earnings (1) 5.4 2.5 7.9
Unrealized appreciation included in earnings (3.4 ) 8.0 4.6
Amortization of discounts and premiums (1) 0.6 20.7 21.3
Purchases 4.9 154.3 159.2
Repayments, sales of principal and reductions to investment cost value (27.5 ) (56.0 ) (83.5 )
Transfers in and/or out of level 3 — — —
Balance at March 31, 2014 $ 22.5 $ 214.2 $ 236.7
The amount of total gains for the period included in earnings attributable to the change in unrealized gains or losses related to our Level 3 assets still held at the reporting date and reported within the net change in unrealized gains or losses on investments in our Statement of Operations $ 0.8 $ 10.0 $ 10.8

(1) Includes rounding adjustment to reconcile ending period balances.

The Fund’s policy is to recognize transfers in and transfers out of valuation levels as of the beginning of the reporting period. There were no transfers between Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 during the year ended March 31, 2014.

PREFERRED STOCK

The Fund carries its mandatorily redeemable preferred stock at accreted cost on the statement of assets and liabilities, and not fair value. For disclosure purposes, the fair value of the 8.50% Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares (the “Series 2017 Shares”) and 7.50% Series 2023 Term Preferred Shares (the “Series 2023 Shares”) are approximately $16.5 and $63.0 million, respectively, at March 31, 2014. The fair value of the Series 2017 Shares and Series 2023 Shares is based upon a closing price per share of $26.02 and $23.97, respectively, at March 31, 2014. The Fund considers its preferred stock to be a level 3 liability within the fair value hierarchy.

PREPAID EXPENSES

Prepaid expenses consist primarily of insurance costs.

INVESTMENT INCOME RECOGNITION

Interest income from debt positions in CLO investment vehicles is recorded on the accrual basis to the extent that such amounts are expected to be collected. Amortization of premium or accretion of discount is recognized on the effective yield method.

Interest income from investments in the “equity” class securities of CLO investment vehicles (typically income notes or subordinated notes) is recorded based upon an estimation of an effective yield to maturity utilizing assumed cash flows. The Fund monitors the expected cash flows from its CLO equity investments, including the expected residual payments, and effective yield is determined and updated periodically, as needed.

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MARCH 31, 2014

NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES  – (continued)

FEDERAL INCOME TAXES

The Fund intends to operate so as to qualify to be taxed as a RIC under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code and, as such, to not be subject to federal income tax on the portion of its taxable income and gains distributed to stockholders. To qualify for RIC tax treatment, OXLC is required to distribute at least 90% of its investment company taxable income, as defined by the Code.

Because federal income tax regulations differ from accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, distributions in accordance with tax regulations may differ from net investment income and realized gains recognized for financial reporting purposes. Differences may be permanent or temporary. Permanent differences are reclassified among capital accounts in the financial statement to reflect their tax character. Temporary differences arise when certain items of income, expense, gain or loss are recognized at some time in the future. Differences in classification may also result from the treatment of short-term gains as ordinary income for tax purposes.

For the year ended March 31, 2014, the Fund declared and paid dividends on common stock of $2.35 per share or approximately $23.2 million. The Fund declared and paid dividends on common stock of $2.20 per share or approximately $12.4 million for the year ended March 31, 2013. The tax character of distributions paid on common stock in 2014 represents approximately $20,202,000 of ordinary income and approximately $3,019,000 of capital gains, with no return of capital. The tax character of distributions paid on common stock in 2013 represents approximately $12,067,000 of ordinary income and approximately $349,000 of capital gains, with no return of capital.

For the years ended March 31, 2014 and March 31, 2013 the Fund also declared and paid dividends on preferred stock of approximately $3,982,000 and $459,000, respectively. The tax character of distributions paid on preferred stock represents ordinary income.

As of March 31, 2014, the estimated components of distributable earnings, on a tax basis, were as follows:

Distributable ordinary income $ 1,253,007
Distributable long-term capital gains $ 2,794,578
Unrealized appreciation on investments $ 7,081,555

The tax basis components of distributable earnings differ from the amounts reflected in the Statement of Assets and Liabilities due to temporary book/tax differences primarily arising from investments in equity CLOs and permanent book/tax differences attributable to non-deductible excise taxes. These amounts will be finalized before filing the federal tax return.

Aggregate gross unrealized appreciation for tax purposes is $14,175,985; and aggregate gross unrealized depreciation of $7,094,430. For tax purposes, the cost basis of the portfolio investments at March 31, 2014 was $229,602,762.

DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS

Dividends from net investment income and capital gain distributions are determined in accordance with U.S. federal income tax regulations, which differ from GAAP. Dividends from net investment income, if any, are expected to be declared and paid quarterly. Net realized capital gains, unless offset by any available capital loss carry-forward, are typically distributed to shareholders annually. Dividends and distributions to shareholders are recorded on the ex-dividend date and are automatically reinvested in full and fractional shares of the Fund in accordance with the Fund’s dividend reinvestment plan unless the shareholder has elected to have them paid in cash.

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MARCH 31, 2014

NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES  – (continued)

Amounts required to be distributed reflect estimates made by the Fund. Dividends paid by the Fund are subject to re-characterization for tax purposes.

CONCENTRATION OF CREDIT RISK

At March 31, 2014, the Fund maintained a cash balance with State Street Bank and Trust Co. The Fund is subject to credit risk arising should State Street Bank and Trust Co. be unable to fulfill its obligations. In addition, the Fund’s portfolio may be concentrated in a limited number of investments in CLO vehicles, which will subject the Fund to a risk of significant loss if that sector experiences a market downturn.

SECURITIES TRANSACTIONS

Securities transactions are recorded on trade date. Realized gains and losses on investments sold are recorded on the basis of specific identification.

DEFERRED OFFERING COSTS

Deferred offering costs consist principally of legal, accounting, filing and underwriting fees incurred that are related to an offering proposed by the Fund. The deferred offering costs will be charged to capital upon the completion of an offering or charged to expense if the offering is unsuccessful. Expenses related to shelf offerings are charged to capital as securities registered are issued.

DEFERRED ISSUANCE COSTS

Deferred issuance costs represent underwriting fees and other direct costs incurred that are related to the Fund’s preferred stock offerings. The deferred issuance costs are being amortized and included in interest expense on mandatorily redeemable preferred stock in the statement of operations over the term of the Series 2017 and 2023 Shares.

NOTE 3. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

Effective September 9, 2010, the Fund entered into an Investment Advisory Agreement with OXLC Management, a registered investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. BDC Partners is the managing member of OXLC Management and serves as the administrator of OXLC. Pursuant to the Investment Advisory Agreement, the Fund has agreed to pay OXLC Management a fee for advisory and management services consisting of two components — a base management fee and an incentive fee. The base-management fee is calculated at an annual rate of 2.00% of the Fund’s gross assets. For services rendered under the Investment Advisory Agreement, the base management fee is payable quarterly in arrears.

The base management fee is calculated based on the average value of the Fund’s gross assets, which means all assets of any type, at the end of the two most recently completed calendar quarters, and appropriately adjusted for any share issuances or repurchases during the current calendar quarter. Base management fees for any partial month or quarter will be appropriately pro-rated.

The incentive fee is calculated and payable quarterly in arrears based on the pre-incentive fee net investment income for the immediately preceding calendar quarter. For this purpose, pre-incentive fee net investment income means interest income, dividend income and any other income (including any other fees, such as commitment, origination, structuring, diligence and consulting fees or other fees that are received from an investment) accrued during the calendar quarter, minus our operating expenses for the quarter (including the base management fee, expenses payable under the Administration Agreement to BDC Partners, and any interest expense and dividends paid on any issued and outstanding preferred stock, but excluding the incentive fee). Pre-incentive fee net investment income includes accrued income that the Fund has not yet received in cash. Pre-incentive fee net investment income does not include any realized or unrealized capital gains or losses, and the Fund could incur incentive fees in periods when there is a net decrease in net assets from operations. Pre-incentive fee net investment income, expressed as a rate of return on the value of the

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MARCH 31, 2014

NOTE 3. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS  – (continued)

Fund’s net assets at the end of the immediately preceding calendar quarter, is compared to a hurdle of 1.75% per quarter (7.00% annualized). Our undistributed net investment income used to calculate the incentive fee is also included in the amount of the Fund’s gross assets used to calculate the 2.00% base management fee. The incentive fee with respect to the Fund’s pre-incentive fee net investment income in each calendar quarter is calculated as follows:

• no incentive fee in any calendar quarter in which the Fund’s pre-incentive fee net investment income does not exceed the hurdle of 1.75%;
• 100% of pre-incentive fee net investment income with respect to that portion of such pre-incentive fee net investment income, if any, that exceeds the hurdle but is less than 2.1875% in any calendar quarter (8.75% annualized). The Fund refers to this portion of the pre-incentive fee net investment income (which exceeds the hurdle but is less than 2.1875%) as the “catch-up.” The “catch-up” is meant to provide the investment adviser with 20% of the pre-incentive fee net investment income as if a hurdle did not apply if the net investment income exceeds 2.1875% in any calendar quarter; and
• 20% of the amount of pre-incentive fee net investment income, if any, that exceeds 2.1875% in any calendar quarter (8.75% annualized) is payable to OXLC Management (once the hurdle is reached and the “catch-up” is achieved, 20% of all pre-incentive fee net investment income thereafter is allocated to OXLC Management).

There is no offset in subsequent quarters for any quarter in which an incentive fee is not earned. For the year ended March 31, 2014, the Fund accrued incentive fee expenses of approximately $2.2 million. At March 31, 2014, the Fund has an incentive fee payable of approximately $705,000.

Effective September 9, 2010, the Fund entered into an administration agreement with BDC Partners to serve as its administrator. Under the administration agreement, BDC Partners performs, or oversees the performance of, the Fund’s required administrative services, which include, among other things, being responsible for the financial records which the Fund is required to maintain and preparing reports to the Fund’s stockholders.

In addition, BDC Partners assists the Fund in determining and publishing the Fund’s net asset value, oversees the preparation and filing of the Fund’s tax returns and the printing and dissemination of reports to the Fund’s stockholders, and generally oversees the payment of the Fund’s expenses and the performance of administrative and professional services rendered to the Fund by others. Payments under the administration agreement are equal to an amount based upon the Fund’s allocable portion of BDC Partners’ overhead in performing its obligations under the administration agreement, including rent, the fees and expenses associated with performing compliance functions and the Fund’s allocable portion of the compensation of the Fund’s chief financial officer, chief compliance officer, controller and treasurer, and any administrative support staff. The administration agreement may be terminated by either party without penalty upon 60 days’ written notice to the other party.

The independent directors receive an annual fee of $35,000. In addition, the independent directors receive $2,000 plus reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with attending each Board meeting, $1,500 plus reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with attending each Valuation Committee meeting and $1,000 plus reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with attending each Audit Committee meeting. The Chairman of the Audit Committee also receives an additional annual fee of $5,000. No compensation will be paid to directors who are interested persons of the Fund as defined in the 1940 Act.

Certain directors, officers and other related parties, including members of OXLC Management, own 4.2% of the common stock of the Fund at March 31, 2014.

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MARCH 31, 2014

NOTE 4. OTHER INCOME

Other income includes closing fees, or origination fees, associated with investments in portfolio companies. Such fees are normally paid at closing of the Fund’s investments, are fully earned and non-refundable, and are generally non-recurring. The Fund had no such income for the year ended March 31, 2014.

NOTE 5. SERIES 2017 TERM PREFERRED SHARES

The Fund has authorized five million preferred shares at a par value of $0.01 per share. On November 28, 2012, the Fund completed an underwritten public offering of 600,000 shares of its newly designated 8.50% Series 2017 Term Preferred Shares (the “Series 2017 Shares”) at a public offering price of $25 per share, less underwriting fees and offering costs. The Fund also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase additional shares of Series 2017 Shares on the same terms and conditions to cover over-allotments. On December 10, 2012, the underwriters purchased an additional 32,450 shares of Series 2017 Shares. The total net proceeds to the Fund from the issuance of the Series 2017 Shares were approximately $14.8 million.

The Fund is required to redeem all of the outstanding Series 2017 Shares on December 31, 2017 at a redemption price equal to $25 per share plus an amount equal to accumulated but unpaid dividends, if any, to the date of the redemption. OXLC cannot effect any amendment, alteration, or repeal of the Fund’s obligation to redeem all of the Series 2017 Shares on December 31, 2017 without the prior unanimous vote or consent of the holders of Series 2017 Shares. If the Fund fails to maintain an asset coverage ratio of at least 200%, the Fund will redeem a portion of the outstanding Series 2017 Shares in an amount at least equal to the lesser of (1) the minimum number of shares of Series 2017 Shares necessary to cause OXLC to meet our required asset coverage ratio, and (2) the maximum number of Series 2017 Shares that OXLC can redeem out of cash legally available for such redemption. At any time on or after December 31, 2014, at the Fund’s sole option, the Fund may redeem the Series 2017 Shares at a redemption price per share equal to the sum of the $25 liquidation preference per share plus an amount equal to accumulated but unpaid dividends, if any, on the Series 2017 Shares.

Deferred issuance costs represent underwriting fees and other direct costs incurred that are related to the Fund’s preferred stock offering. As of March 31, 2014, the Fund had deferred issuance costs of approximately $0.7 million. In addition, the Fund pays monthly dividends on the preferred shares at an annual rate of 8.50% of the $25 liquidation preference per share, or $2.125 per year, on the last business day of each month. The deferred issuance costs are being amortized and included, along with the monthly dividend payment, in interest expense on mandatorily redeemable preferred stock in the statement of operations over the term of the Series 2017 Shares. Amortization expense for the year ended March 31, 2014 was approximately $0.2 million. The Fund also paid dividends for the year ended March 31, 2014 on Series 2017 Shares of approximately $1.3 million.