MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gladstone Commercial Corporation and Gladstone Management Corporation, the investment adviser to the Gladstone Funds (Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: GAIN), Gladstone Commercial Corporation (NASDAQ: GOOD), and Gladstone Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: GLAD)), announced today that Mr. George "Chip" Stelljes III notified the management of the Gladstone Funds of his intention to resign as an officer and director of each of the funds to devote his efforts to creating and managing new investment vehicles for the Gladstone family of companies. No effective date for the resignations have been set but the transition should commence in the very near future.
Mr. Stelljes currently serves as a director and an officer of each of the Gladstone Funds. Mr. Stelljes serves as co-vice chairman, chief investment officer and assistant secretary of Gladstone Investment, co-vice chairman, chief investment officer and assistant secretary of Gladstone Commercial, and president, chief investment officer and assistant secretary of Gladstone Capital. In April 2008, Mr. Stelljes turned over the presidency of Gladstone Investment to the fund's current president, David Dullum. In June 2012, Mr. Stelljes was succeeded as the president of Gladstone Commercial by the current president, Robert Cutlip. In anticipation of Mr. Stelljes resigning as president of Gladstone Capital, management has begun a search for his replacement.
After Mr. Stelljes steps down from the Gladstone Funds, he will continue to perform his duties as an officer and director of Gladstone Management. In maintaining his position at Gladstone Management, Mr. Stelljes will primarily devote most of his time to new initiatives but will be available to assist in the management of the funds' portfolio companies, as needed.Gladstone Commercial Corporation is a real estate investment trust ("REIT") that invests in and owns net leased industrial, commercial and retail real property and selectively makes long-term industrial and commercial mortgage loans. The Company currently owns 74 properties. Including payments through May 2012, the Company has paid 89 consecutive monthly cash distributions on its common stock. Prior to paying distributions on a monthly basis, the Company paid five consecutive quarterly cash distributions. The Company has paid 77 consecutive monthly cash distributions on its Series A preferred stock, 68 consecutive monthly cash distributions on its Series B preferred stock and 25 consecutive monthly cash distributions on its Senior Common Stock. The Company has never skipped, reduced or deferred a monthly distribution since inception, over eight years ago. Additional information can be found at www.gladstonecommercial.com. For Investor Relations inquiries related to any of the monthly dividend paying Gladstone funds, please visit www.gladstone.com. SOURCE Gladstone Commercial Corporation