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Item 1.01.     Entry in to a Material Definitive Agreement


The information in Item 2.03 is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 2.03.     Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.


On July 31, 2017, JMP Group LLC (the “Company”) established, through its affiliate JMP Credit Advisors CLO V Ltd., a Cayman Islands vehicle (the “Borrower”), a $200 million revolving credit facility (the “Facility”) with BNP Paribas to finance the acquisition of a portfolio of assets, including certain debt obligations. A subsidiary of the Company, JMP Credit Advisors LLC, will act as collateral manager with duties including the selection of assets to be acquired by the Borrower.


All borrowings under the Facility will be subject to the satisfaction of certain customary covenants, the accuracy of certain representations and warranties, concentration limitations and other restrictions. The Facility will be primarily secured by a portfolio of collateral that includes certain debt obligations that are eligible for acquisition by the Borrower.


The Borrower is subject to mandatory prepayments under the Facility upon the occurrence of certain events. In addition, the Borrower may make optional prepayments under the Facility.


The Facility was established to fund the purchase of a diverse pool of loans. The Facility is structured to have a twelve month revolving period ending July 30, 2018, and a ten-month amortization period. The Facility will have a market standard advance rate and any outstanding balances will bear interest at standard market interest rates based on LIBOR.


The Company will make a filing with the SEC in the event that a CLO transaction closes with the details of its material terms. Further, the Company intends to consolidate the loan portfolio until its maturity and expects to account for the transaction on its balance sheet as non-recourse debt.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.













Date: August 1, 2017


/s/ Raymond Jackson




Raymond Jackson




Chief Financial Officer