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[July 10, 2014]

TriLinc Global Impact Fund Approves Barak Fund Management Limited as Sub-Advisor for Impact Investments in Africa

LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--

TriLinc Global Impact Fund ("TriLinc") announced that it has approved a new Investment Manager, Barak Fund Management Limited, to act as its Sub-Advisor on investment opportunities in Africa.

TriLinc is an impact investing fund that provides growth-stage loans and trade finance to established small and medium enterprises ("SMEs") in developing economies where access to affordable capital is significantly limited. Impact investing is defined as investing with the specific objective of achieving a competitive financial return as well as creating positive, measurable impact on people and communities across the globe.

TriLinc complements its global macroeconomic portfolio optimization and management with investment services from experienced sub-advisors that have solid track records in target asset classes and geographies and ample access to high-quality investment pipelines. Barak Fund Management Limited (Barak) is an Africa-based asset management company founded in 2008, focusing on trade finance for SMEs in the agriculture and commodities sectors. Barak specializes in sourcing and originating mainly soft commodity transactions with strong collateral characteristics. With affiliate offices in Mauritius and South Africa, the Barak team is able to source and take advantage of the numerous opportunities that arise in some of the world's fastest growing economies. The company has completed close to $1 billion in transactions across Sub-Saharan Africa since its inception.

Barak's two founding principals have more than 35 years of combined experience in trading, internatonal banking and private equity investment in Africa. Both possess specialist expertise and proven track records in the agriculture and commodities sectors, developed at a variety of world-class institutions such as Standard Bank, Absa, Barclays and Rand Merchant Bank.


"As part of its investment and impact strategy, TriLinc has expanded its geographic reach to Africa and further developed its trade finance capabilities," said Gloria Nelund, TriLinc's CEO. "Our partnership with Barak provides a robust platform for achieving these objectives, thanks to the firm's strong presence in local African markets and its trade finance expertise."

Prieur du Plessis, Portfolio Manager for Barak, stated, "We are delighted to be working with the TriLinc team in helping to drive market-oriented investment in Africa in a sustainable way. TriLinc is an ideal partner for us because the team understands the characteristics of working in Africa, and at the same time offers a global perspective. Initiatives such as this have a direct impact on the lives of job-seekers, workers and consumers of basic products in African communities."

About TriLinc Global Impact Fund

TriLinc is a non-traded, externally managed, limited liability company that makes impact investments in small- and medium-sized enterprises ("SMEs") in developing economies that provide the opportunity to achieve both competitive financial returns and positive measurable impact. TriLinc invests in SMEs through experienced local market sub-advisors, and expects to create a diversified portfolio of financial assets consisting primarily of collateralized private debt instruments. TriLinc's investment objectives are to generate current income, capital preservation and modest capital appreciation. In addition, the Company aggregates and analyzes social, economic and environmental impact data to track progress and measure success against stated objectives.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws and regulations. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "predict," "project," "should," "will" and other similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions and forecasts of future results. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements are made. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that the expectations will be attained or that any deviation will not be material. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement contained herein to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations.


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