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Fifth Street Finance CEO Discusses F4Q2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Fifth Street Finance Corp (FSC)

F4Q2011 Earnings Conference Call

November 30, 2011 10:00 AM ET

Executives

Stacey Thorne – Executive Director Investor Relations

Leonard Tannenbaum – Chief Executive Officer

Bernard Berman – President

Alex Frank – Chief Financial Officer

Analysts

Greg Mason – Stifel Nicolaus

Dean Choksi – UBS

Jason Arnold – RBC Capital Markets

Casey Alexander – Gilford Securities

Joel Houck – Wells Fargo

Robert Dodd – Morgan Keegan

Mickey Schleien – Ladenburg

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the fourth quarter 2011 Fifth Street Finance Corp. Earnings Conference Call. My name is Ann and I will be your coordinator for today’s call. As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes. At this time, all participants are in listen-only mode. (Operator Instructions) We will be facilitating a question-and-answer session following the presentation.

I would now like to turn the presentation over to Stacey Thorne. Please proceed.

Stacey Thorne

Good morning, and welcome everyone. My name is Stacey Thorne and I’m the Head of Investor Relations from Fifth Street Finance Corp. This conference call is to discuss Fifth Street Finance Corp’s fourth quarter and fiscal year ending September 30, 2011. I have with me this morning Leonard Tannenbaum, CEO; Bernard Berman, President; and Alex Frank, Chief Financial Officer.

Before I begin, I would like to point out that this call is being recorded. Replay information is included in our October 12, 2011 press release and is posted on our website www.fifthstreetfinance.com. Please note that this call is the property of Fifth Street Finance Corp. Any unauthorized rebroadcast of this call of any form is strictly prohibited. Before we go into our earnings portion of the call, I would like to call your attention to our customary Safe Harbor disclosure in our October 12, 2011 press release regarding forward-looking information.

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