NEW YORK, May 25, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kohlberg Capital Corporation (Nasdaq:KCAP) (the "Company") today announced that on May 19, 2010, the Company received a Staff Determination letter from the staff of The Nasdaq Stock Market ("Nasdaq"). As previously disclosed, the Company was unable to timely file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2009 (the "Q3 2009 10-Q") and its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 (the "2009 10-K"). As a result, the Nasdaq staff had previously informed the Company that it was not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1), which requires Nasdaq listed companies to file on a timely basis periodic reports with the SEC. On the basis of the Company's submission of materials to the Nasdaq staff, Nasdaq had granted the Company an exception to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) allowing the Company until May 17, 2010 to regain compliance with that rule by filing the Q3 2009 10-Q and the 2009 10-K by that date. The Company was not able to meet the terms of the exception. Also as previously disclosed, the Company was unable to timely file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 (the "Q1 2010 10-Q"). The May 19, 2010 Staff Determination letter stated that, because the Company did not meet the terms of the exception by filing the Q3 2009 10-Q and the 2009 10-K by May 17, 2010, unless the Company requests a hearing to appeal the Staff Determination letter by May 26, 2010, trading of the Company's common stock will be suspended from The Nasdaq Global Select Market at the opening of business on May 28, 2010 and, thereafter, Nasdaq will file a Form 25-NSE with the SEC, which would remove the Company's common stock from Nasdaq. The Staff Determination letter cited the Company's inability to timely file the Q1 2010 10-Q as an additional basis for suspending and delisting the Company's common stock from Nasdaq.