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Fifth Street Finance Corp. Prices Public Offering Of $75 Million 6.125% Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2028

The offering is being made pursuant to Fifth Street's existing effective shelf registration statement on Form N-2 previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, copies of which, when available, may be obtained from: Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., 787 Seventh Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019 (Attn: Capital Markets or tel: (800) 966-1559); Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005 (Attn: Prospectus Group, tel: (800) 503-4611 or email: prospectus.cpdg@db.com); Raymond James & Associates, Inc.,  880 Carillon Parkway,  St. Petersburg, FL  33716; and RBC Capital Markets, LLC, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor,  New York, NY  10281 (tel: (866) 375-6829 or email: RBCNYFixedIncomeProspectus@rbccm.com ). Investors are advised to carefully consider the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses of Fifth Street before investing. The prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus contain a description of these matters and other important information about Fifth Street and should be read carefully before investing.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor will there be any sale of the securities referred to in this press release in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.

About Fifth Street Finance Corp.

Fifth Street Finance Corp. is a specialty finance company that lends to and invests in small and mid-sized companies, primarily in connection with investments by private equity sponsors. Fifth Street Finance Corp.'s investment objective is to maximize its portfolio's total return by generating current income from its debt investments and capital appreciation from its equity investments.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including statements with regard to Fifth Street Finance Corp.'s securities offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds of the offering. Words such as "believes," "intends," "expects," "projects," "anticipates," and "future" or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions and no assurance can be given that the securities offering discussed above will be consummated on the terms described or at all. Completion of the securities offering and the terms thereof are subject to numerous factors, many of which are beyond the control of Fifth Street Finance Corp., including, without limitation, market conditions, changes in interest rates, failure of customary closing conditions and other matters set forth in Fifth Street Finance Corp.'s prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. Fifth Street Finance Corp. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Dean Choksi, Senior Vice President of Finance
         & Head of Investor Relations
         Fifth Street Finance Corp.
         (914) 286-6855
         dchoksi@fifthstreetfinance.com
         
         Media Contact:
         Steve Bodakowski
         Prosek Partners
         (203) 254-1300 ext. 141
         Pro-fifthstreet@prosek.com

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