SOURCE: Prospect Energy Corporation

March 15, 2006 17:38 ET

Prospect Energy Corporation Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.30 per Share

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 15, 2006 -- Prospect Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect") announced today that it has declared a third fiscal quarter (for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006) dividend of $0.30 per share, payable on March 31, 2006, to shareholders of record as of March 24, 2006. The ex-dividend date is March 22, 2006. This dividend marks an increase of $0.02 from the prior quarter's dividend of $0.28 per share, and the sixth consecutive quarterly increase.

Dividend History

Dividend Per Share              Quarter Ended
-------- --- -----              ------- -----
$0.30                           March 31, 2006
$0.28                           December 31, 2005
$0.20                           September 30, 2005
$0.15                           June 30, 2005
$0.125                          March 31, 2005
$0.10                           December 31, 2004

Prospect Energy Corporation ( is a closed-end investment company that lends to and invests in energy-related businesses. Prospect Energy's investment objective is to generate both current income and long-term capital appreciation through debt and equity investments.

Prospect Energy has 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 Prospect Energy could have an adverse effect on Prospect Energy and its shareholders.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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 the Company's control, and that the Company 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 the Company undertakes no obligation to update any such statement now or in the future.

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