SOURCE: Prospect Capital Corporation

Prospect Capital Corporation

April 20, 2011 07:00 ET

Prospect Capital Provides $13 Million in Senior Secured Second Lien Financing to Support Annex Capital's Purchase of a Leading Food Services Company

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect") announced today that Prospect has made a secured debt investment of $13 million to support the acquisition of a leading food distributor (the "Company") by Annex Capital Management ("Annex").

The Company is a leading distributor of refrigerated and frozen meats to Hispanic grocery stores and bodegas. Based in Southern California, the Company serves approximately 2,000 individual retail stores in Southern and Central California.

"Prospect played an instrumental leadership role by providing flexible capital to support the Company's growth strategy," said Amant Dewan, Principal of Annex.

"The Company has a high-quality reputation in distributing meats to the Hispanic community in the Los Angeles area," said David Moszer, a Managing Director of Prospect Capital Management. "The Company has a demonstrated record of increasing volumes, sales, and customers, and we are excited to provide financing to support the next phase of the Company's growth."

Prospect has closed more than $315 million of new originations since December 31, 2010.

ABOUT PROSPECT CAPITAL CORPORATION

Prospect Capital Corporation (www.prospectstreet.com) 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.