SOURCE: Prospect Energy Corporation

August 23, 2005 16:52 ET

Prospect Energy Corporation Schedules Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2005 Earnings Release and Conference Call

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 23, 2005 -- Prospect Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) (the "Company") announced today that it will report its fourth quarter and fiscal year results for the periods ended June 30, 2005 on Thursday, September 15, 2005 after the close of the financial markets.

The Company will host a conference call Friday, September 16, 2005, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. The conference call dial-in number will be 1-877-407-8214. A recording of the conference call will be available for approximately 7 days. To hear a replay, call 1-877-660-6853 and use Playback Account # 286 and Playback Conference ID # 166802.

About Prospect Energy Corporation

Prospect Energy Corporation (www.prospectenergy.com) is a closed-end investment company that lends to and invests in energy-related businesses and assets. Prospect Energy's investment objective is to generate both current income and long-term capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. Since completing its initial public offering in July 2004, the company has invested in Gas Solutions, an East Texas gas gathering and processing business; Unity Virginia Holdings, a Virginia coal mining operator; Natural Gas Systems, a Texas-based oil and gas production company; Stryker Energy II, LLC, an Appalachian oil and gas production company based in Cleveland, Ohio; Whymore, a Kentucky coal mining operator; Miller Petroleum, a Tennessee oil and gas production company; and Arctic Acquisition Corp., a Texas-based oilfield services company.

Prospect Energy has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 ("1940 Act"). Accordingly, we are required to comply with a series of regulatory requirements under the 1940 Act as well as applicable NASDAQ, state, and federal rules and regulations. In addition, we have elected to be treated as a regulated investment company under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 ("Code"). The Code specifies certain quarterly asset diversification and annual source of income requirements. To the extent we remain in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Code, we will not be required to pay corporate-level taxes on any income that we earn. To the extent we do not qualify as elected, corporate-level taxes may be imposed upon our net income.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, statements as to our future operating results; our business prospects and the prospects of our portfolio companies; the impact of investments that we expect to make; the dependence of our future success on the general economy and its impact on the industries in which we invest; the ability of our portfolio companies to achieve their objectives; our expected financings and investments; the adequacy of our cash resources and working capital; and the timing of cash flows, if any, from the operations of our portfolio companies.

We may use words such as "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "intends," "will," "should," "may," "hope" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on currently available operating, financial and competitive information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations. Undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements as such statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. We do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements unless required by law.

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