Tortoise Closed-End Funds

Leverage Summary / Asset Coverage Ratios

NTG: Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc.

As of 4/21/2017

Leverage Summary

Total leverage outstanding $463,900,000
Leverage as % of total assets 28.8%
Effective all-in cost of leverage1 3.60%

1Includes non-use fees on the credit facility and excludes agent fees and amortization of debt issuance costs.


Notes Amount Type Interest
Maturity Date
Series C $57,000,000 Private 3.73% 12/15/2017
Series I $10,000,000 Private 2.77% 04/17/2018
Series G $10,000,000 Private 4.35% 05/12/2018
Series K $35,000,000 Private 2.41%* 09/09/2019
Series D $112,000,000 Private 4.29% 12/15/2020
Series J $30,000,000 Private 3.72% 04/17/2021
Series L $20,000,000 Private 2.61%** 04/17/2021
Series M $10,000,000 Private 3.06% 04/17/2021
Total Notes $284,000,000      

*Floating Rate (3-month LIBOR + 1.30%).

**Floating Rate (3-month LIBOR + 1.45%).

Credit Facility Amount Amount Outstanding Non-use Rate Rate (1-month
LIBOR + 1.20%)
Maturity Date
$117,000,000 $69,900,000 0.15% 2.19% 06/13/2017
Total Debt $353,900,000      

Mandatory Redeemable Preferred

Series Amount Type Fixed Distribution
Redemption Date
Series B $65,000,000 Private 4.33% 12/15/2017
Series C $5,000,000 Private 3.73% 12/08/2020
Series D $40,000,000 Private 4.19% 12/08/2022
Total Preferred $110,000,000      

Asset Coverage Ratios

  Ratio as of
3/31/2017 4/21/2017
Debt (300%) 421% 399%
Debt & Preferred (225%) 317% 304%

NTG is required to have asset coverage of at least 300% with respect to senior securities (debt) and 225% with respect to preferred stock (including debt & preferred) at the time of a common stock distribution declaration and as of the end of each month.

Basic Maintenance Covenant Requirements

  Status as of
Debt Passed
Debt & Preferred Passed

Basic maintenance covenants must be passed at the time of a common stock distribution declaration and as of the end of each week.

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Leverage in the form of senior notes, preferred stock and a revolving bank credit facility is utilized within NTG to acquire additional portfolio investments consistent with its investment philosophy. The terms of the leverage are governed by regulatory and contractual asset coverage requirements that arise from the use of leverage.

Leverage costs consist of: (1) interest expense on the senior notes and bank credit facility, including fees for unused portions of the bank credit facility and (2) distributions to preferred stockholders. In addition, NTG pays annual rating agency fees and fees and expenses associated with the issuance of leverage are capitalized and amortized over the term of the leverage.

NTG has a long-term target level of leverage of 25% of total assets. Temporary increases to up to 30% of total assets may be permitted, provided that such leverage is consistent with the limits set forth in the 1940 Act and rating agency guidelines and that such leverage is expected to be reduced over time in an orderly fashion to reach the long-term target. The leverage ratio is impacted by increases or decreases in investment values, issuance of equity and/or the sale of securities when proceeds are used to reduce leverage.