SOURCE: Apollo Investment Corporation

Apollo Investment Corporation

May 23, 2012 07:30 ET

Apollo Investment Corporation Names Gregory W. Hunt as Chief Financial Officer

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 23, 2012) - Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV) or the "Company", "Apollo Investment", "we" or "our" today announced that Mr. Gregory W. Hunt has joined the Company as its Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Mr. James Zelter, Apollo Investment Corporation's Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are extremely pleased that Greg Hunt has joined the senior management team of Apollo Investment Corporation. Greg has been the Chief Financial Officer for several successful companies and has a strong track record as a proven and experienced financial executive. We are confident that with his deep financial experience, he will contribute meaningfully to driving growth and creating value for the Company."

Mr. Gregory W. Hunt said, "I am excited to join the executive team at Apollo Investment Corporation, and I look forward to playing a key role in the Company's continued growth and expansion."

About Gregory W. Hunt

Mr. Hunt was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Yankee Candle which he joined in April 2010. Prior to joining Yankee Candle, Mr. Hunt served as the Executive Vice President of Strategic and Commercial Development for Norwegian Cruise Lines from 2007 to 2009. Prior to joining Norwegian Cruise Lines, Mr. Hunt served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer of Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Inc. from 2006 to 2007 and Chief Financial Officer and Co-Chief Executive of Syratech Corporation from 2001 to 2006. Prior to Syratech, Mr. Hunt held several senior financial leadership positions including Chief Financial Officer of NRT Inc., Culligan Water Technologies, Inc. and Samsonite Corporation.

About Apollo Investment Corporation

Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV) is a closed-end investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Company provides private debt market solutions to middle market companies in the form of senior secured, mezzanine and asset based loans and may also acquire equity interests. The Company seeks to provide private financing solutions for private companies that do not have access to the more traditional providers of credit. Apollo Investment Corporation is managed by Apollo Investment Management, L.P., an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC, a leading global alternative investment manager. For more information, please visit http://www.apolloic.com.

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Contact Information

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    Elizabeth Besen
    Investor Relations Manager
    Apollo Investment Corporation
    (212) 822-0625
    ebesen@apolloic.com