SOURCE: Prospect Capital Corporation

Prospect Capital Corporation

February 06, 2012 17:35 ET

Prospect Capital Declares Its 43rd, 44th, and 45th Consecutive Cash Distributions to Shareholders

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 6, 2012) - Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect" or "Company") announced today that Prospect has declared monthly cash distributions to shareholders in the following amounts and with the following record and payment dates:

10.1450 cents per share for February 2012 (record date of February 29, 2012 and payment date of March 23, 2012); and

10.1475 cents per share for March 2012 (record date of March 30, 2012 and payment date of April 20, 2012); and

10.1500 cents per share for April 2012 (record date of April 30, 2012 and payment date of May 24, 2012).

These distributions mark the Company's 43rd, 44th, and 45th consecutive cash distributions to shareholders.

The Company expects to declare its May 2012, June 2012, July 2012 and August 2012 distributions in May 2012.


Prospect Capital Corporation ( is a closed-end investment company that lends to and invests in private and microcap public businesses. Our investment objective is to generate both current income and long-term capital appreciation through debt and equity investments.

We have elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 ("1940 Act"). We are required to comply with a series of regulatory requirements under the 1940 Act as well as applicable NASDAQ, federal and state rules and regulations. We have elected to be treated as a regulated investment company under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Failure to comply with any of the laws and regulations that apply to us could have an adverse effect on us and our shareholders.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, whose safe harbor for forward-looking statements does not apply to business development companies. Any such statements, other than statements of historical fact, are highly likely to be affected by other unknowable future events and conditions, including elements of the future that are or are not under our control, and that we may or may not have considered; accordingly, such statements cannot be guarantees or assurances of any aspect of future performance. Actual developments and results are highly likely to vary materially from these estimates and projections of the future. Such statements speak only as of the time when made, and we undertake no obligation to update any such statement now or in the future.