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2014-05-21

Volta Finance Limited: VOLTA FINANCE - APRIL MONTHLY REPORT

NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO
THE UNITED STATES

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Guernsey, 21 May 2014 -
Volta Finance Limited (the "Company" or "Volta Finance" or "Volta") has
published its monthly report. The full report is attached to this release and
is available on Volta Finance Limited's financial website
(www.voltafinance.com).

Gross Asset Value

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| At 30.04.14 At 31.03.14 |
|Gross Asset Value (GAV / € million) 264.3 272.1 |
|GAV per share (€) 7.25 7.50 |
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At the end of April 2014, the Gross Asset Value* (the "GAV") of Volta Finance
Limited (the "Company", "Volta Finance" or "Volta") was €264.3 m or €7.25 per
share, an increase of €0.05 from the end of March 2014, taking into account
the €0.30 dividend payment made in April.

This reflects a +2.6% performance for the first 4 months of 2014 including the
dividend.

We remind investors that since March 2014, we have changed the way the GAV
(Gross Asset Value) is computed to get closer to a NAV (Net Asset Value)
measure by deducting from the valuation of our assets the accrued management
and incentive fees on a monthly basis. We felt it would be a better measure
of Volta's intrinsic value to the extent fees could be predicted, rather than
to deduct management fees on a semi-annual basis and take the corresponding
hit on valuation twice a year.

The April mark-to-market variations* of Volta's asset classes have been: +0.1%
for Synthetic Corporate Credit deals, +1.6% for CLO Equity tranches; +0.5%
for CLO Debt tranches, +2.2% for Cash Corporate Credit deals and +4.8% for
ABS. The positive performance of our portfolio in April is mostly due to a
revaluation of one UK non-conforming ABS position.

Volta's assets generated the equivalent of €3.1m cash flows in April 2014
(non-Euro amounts converted to Euro using end-of-month cross currency rates
and excluding principal payments from debt assets) bringing the total cash
generated during the last six months to €15.3m.

In April, we purchased two assets, a Euro CLO Equity tranche and a USD CLO
Debt tranche for the equivalent of €5.9m and committed €7.5m to an European
Private loan Fund. No position was sold in April. Under reasonable and
standard assumptions, the projected IRR of the purchases was close to 8.5%.

At the end of April, Volta held €18.8m in cash excluding €1.4m received in
relation to its currency hedge and T-Notes positions. Taking into account
unsettled commitment, Volta has approximately €12m available to invest.

MARKET ENVIRONMENT

In April 2014, credit markets were mixed in Europe and in the US. Derivative
corporate credit markets tightened modestly as illustrated by the 5 year
iTraxx European Main index and 5 year iTraxx European Crossover Index (series
21) spreads that went down slightly, respectively from 76 and 286 bps at the
end of March 2014 to 70 and 273 bps at the end of April 2014. In the US, in
the same vein, the 5y CDX main index (series 21) tightened from 61 to 56 bps.
In contrast, according to the CSFB Leverage Loan Index, the average price for
US liquid first lien loans went modestly down from 98.72% at the end of March
2014 to 98.62% at the end of April 2014. In Europe, the price of the S&P
European Leveraged Loan Index decreased more significantly from 95.14% to
94.41% at the end of April 2014. **

VOLTA FINANCE PORTFOLIO

In April 2014, no particular event materially affected the situation of the
Synthetic Corporate Credit deals.

Regarding the Cash Corporate Credit Deals, no particular event or information
materially affected the situation of the positions in this bucket during the
month.

In April the Company's investments in Equity or Debt tranches of CLOs, were
not particularly affected. Considering the modest weight of European CLO
equity positions and the large subordination of our Euro CLO Debt positions,
the Vivarte default had no significant impact on Volta performance this
month. All the positions are currently paying coupons.

Finally, regarding ABS investments, one UK Non-conforming position valuation
was revised upward thanks to 2 quarters of steady cashflows and as it became
more likely that such cash flows might continue for some time.

We consider that opportunities could arise in several structured credit
sectors in the current market environment. Amongst others, mezzanine or
equity tranches of CLOs, RMBS tranches as well as tranches of Cash or
Synthetic Corporate Credit portfolios could all be considered for investment.

* "Mark-to-market variation" is calculated as the Dietz-performance of the
assets in each bucket, taking into account the Mark-to-Market of the assets
at month-end, payments received from the assets over the period, and ignoring
changes in cross currency rates Nevertheless, some residual currency effects
could impact the aggregate value of the portfolio when aggregating each
bucket.
** Index data source: Markit, Bloomberg.

(Full monthly report in attachment or onwww.voltafinance.com)

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ABOUT VOLTA FINANCE LIMITED

Volta Finance Limited is incorporated in Guernsey under the Companies
(Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended) and listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam. Its
investment objectives are to preserve capital and to provide a stable stream
of income to its shareholders through dividends. For this purpose, it pursues
a multi-asset investment strategy targeting various underlying assets. The
assets that the Company may invest in either directly or indirectly include,
but are not limited to: corporate credits; sovereign and quasi-sovereign
debt; residential mortgage loans; automobile loans. Volta Finance Limited's
basic approach to its underlying assets is through vehicles and arrangements
that provide leveraged exposure to some of those underlying assets.

Volta Finance Limited has appointed AXA Investment Managers Paris, an
investment management company with a division specialised in structured
credit, for the investment management of all its assets.

ABOUT AXA INVESTMENT MANAGERS

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is a multi-expert asset management company
within the AXA Group, a global leader in financial protection and wealth
management. AXA IM is one of the largest European-based asset managers with
€553 billion in assets under management as of the end of December 2012. AXA
IM employs approximately 2,450 people around the world and operates out of 21
countries.

CONTACTS

Company Secretary
Sanne Group (Guernsey) Limited
voltafinance@sannegroup.com
+44 (0) 1481 739810

Portfolio Administrator
Deutsche Bank
voltaadmin@list.db.com

For the Investment Manager
AXA Investment Managers Paris
Serge Demay
serge.demay@axa-im.com
+33 (0) 1 44 45 84 47

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This press release is for information only and does not constitute an
invitation or inducement to acquire shares in Volta Finance. Its circulation
may be prohibited in certain jurisdictions and no recipient may circulate

copies of this document in breach of such limitations or restrictions.

This document is not an offer for sale of the securities referred to herein in
the United States or to persons who are "U.S. persons" for purposes of
Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the
"Securities Act"), or otherwise in circumstances where such offer would be
restricted by applicable law. Such securities may not be sold in the United
States absent registration or an exemption from registration from the
Securities Act. The company does not intend to register any portion of the
offer of such securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering
of such securities in the United States.

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This communication is only being distributed to and is only directed at (i)
persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) investment professionals
falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
(Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order") or (iii) high net worth
companies, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling
within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being
referred to as "relevant persons"). The securities referred to herein are
only available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe,
purchase or otherwise acquire such securities will be engaged in only with,
relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or
rely on this document or any of its contents.

Past performance cannot be relied on as a guide to future performance.

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This press release contains statements that are, or may deemed to be,
"forward-looking statements". These forward-looking statements can be
identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms
"believes", "anticipated", "expects", "intends", "is/are expected", "may",
"will" or "should". They include the statements regarding the level of the
dividend, the current market context and its impact on the long-term return
of Volta's investments. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties and readers are cautioned that any such
forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Volta
Finance's actual results, portfolio composition and performance may differ
materially from the impression created by the forward-looking statements.
Volta Finance does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise
forward-looking statements.

Any target information is based on certain assumptions as to future events
which may not prove to be realised. Due to the uncertainty surrounding these
future events, the targets are not intended to be and should not be regarded
as profits or earnings or any other type of forecasts. There can be no
assurance that any of these targets will be achieved. In addition, no
assurance can be given that the investment objective will be achieved.

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April Monthly Report
http://hugin.info/137695/R/1787367/613677.pdf

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This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Volta Finance Limited via Globenewswire

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