Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 31, 2020

Barings BDC, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
300 South Tryon Street, Suite 2500
Charlotte, North Carolina
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (704) 805-7200
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Title of Each Class
Trading Symbol
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
The New York Stock Exchange
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Item 5.02.    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers.
On January 31, 2020, the Board of Directors of Barings BDC, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Elizabeth A. Murray as the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer, effective immediately, in place of C. Robert Knox, Jr. who previously served in such position. Ms. Murray, age 42, is currently serving as the Company’s Director of External Reporting for the Company.
She previously served as the Vice President of Financial Reporting at Triangle Capital Corporation prior to the externalization of the investment management of the Company to Barings LLC. Prior to joining Triangle Capital Corporation in 2012, she was Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis for RBC Bank, the U.S. retail banking division for Royal Bank of Canada. Prior to RBC Bank, Ms. Murray spent seven years at Progress Energy, Inc. and held various positions in finance, accounting and tax, most recently in Strategy and Financial Planning. Ms. Murray began her career as a Tax Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she spent three years serving both public and private companies.  
Ms. Murray is a graduate of North Carolina State University where she obtained a B.S. degree in Accounting and a Master of Accounting degree. She is also a North Carolina Certified Public Accountant.

Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits

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.
Barings BDC, Inc.
Date: February 3, 2020
/s/ Jonathan Bock
Jonathan Bock
Chief Financial Officer