SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Alala Joseph B III

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O CAPITALA FINANCE CORP.
4201 CONGRESS STREET, SUITE 360

(Street)
CHARLOTTE NC 28209

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Capitala Finance Corp. [ CPTA ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chairman BoD, CEO, President
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/23/2015
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 03/23/2015 P 7,409 A $18.7601 137,982(1) I via Capitala Private Investments LLC
Common Stock 594,598.85(1)(2)(3) I via Capitala Restricted Shares I, LLC
Common Stock 2,705(1) I via Capitala Transaction Corp.
Common Stock 972(1) I via CapitalSouth Corporation
Common Stock 100(1) I via Capitala Investment Advisors, LLC
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. Mr. Alala disclaims beneficial ownership of any of the Issuer's shares directly held by Capitala Private Investments LLC, Capitala Restricted Shares I, LLC ("CRS"), Capitala Transaction Corp., CapitalSouth Corporation and Capitala Investment Advisors, LLC, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that Mr. Alala is the beneficial owner of such securities for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any other purpose.
2. On February 26, 2015, CRS granted Awards with respect to the 594,598.85 shares held by CRS, which is controlled by Mr. Alala and is an affiliate of Capitala Investment Advisors, LLC, to certain of Capitala Investment Advisors, LLC's employees pursuant to CRS's 2015 Equity Compensation Plan, dated February 26, 2015. Shares of the Issuer's common stock underlying the Awards are scheduled to vest in installments of 10% (or 20% in the case of Awards that are 0% vested as of February 26, 2015) on September 25, 2015, 10% on September 25, 2016, 30% on September 25, 2017 and 40% on September 25, 2018. Upon settlement, the Awards will become payable on a one-for-one basis in shares of the Issuer's common stock. Mr. Alala holds Awards with respect to 185,510.85 shares held by CRS, which were granted to Mr. Alala on February 26, 2015.
3. Pursuant to the SEC staff no-action letter to Babson Capital Management LLC (pub. Avail. Dec. 14, 2006), an employee benefit plan sponsored by an investment adviser (or an affiliated person of an investment adviser) to a closed-end investment company regulated under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, that offers plan participants equity securities of such investment company is considered an "employee benefit plan sponsored by the issuer" for the purposes of Rule 16b-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
/s/ Richard G. Wheelahan, III, attorney-in-fact 03/24/2015
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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