SOURCE: Prospect Capital Corporation

Prospect Capital Corporation

August 21, 2012 16:05 ET

Prospect Capital Declares Its 50th and 51st Consecutive Cash Distributions to Shareholders, Representing More Than $530 Million in Cumulative Distributions to Shareholders Since 2004

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 21, 2012) - Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect") announced today that Prospect has declared monthly cash distributions to shareholders in the following amounts and with the following record and payment dates:

10.1625 cents per share for September 2012 (record date of September 28, 2012 and payment date of October 24, 2012); and

10.1650 cents per share for October 2012 (record date of October 31, 2012 and payment date of November 22, 2012).

These distributions mark Prospect's 50th and 51st consecutive cash distributions to shareholders.

Prospect expects to declare its November 2012, December 2012, and January 2013 distributions in November 2012.

Based on past distributions and assuming its current share count for upcoming distributions, Prospect since inception through its October 2012 distribution will have distributed more than $10.40 per share to original shareholders and $530 million in cumulative distributions to all shareholders.


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 statements. 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.