NEW YORK, June 23, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kohlberg Capital Corporation (Nasdaq:KCAP) ("Kohlberg Capital") today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.17 per share on shares of its common stock for the quarter ending June 30, 2010. The dividend is payable on July 29, 2010 to shareholders of record as of July 7, 2010. The quarterly dividend was determined by the Board of Directors taking into consideration an estimated amount of distributable income for Kohlberg Capital for the year ending December 31, 2010 and reflects assumptions regarding extraordinary expenses associated with the re-audit of its 2007 and 2008 financial statements (including related third-party valuation consulting services) and the legal and regulatory proceedings relating to the previously disclosed restatements to the Company's historical financial statements. Such extraordinary expenses are assumed to be partially offset by the estimated amount of dividend distributions for 2010 from Katonah Debt Advisors, LLC, an asset management company and wholly-owned portfolio company. In addition, the estimated 2010 distributable income treats the extraordinary expenses as if they had been evenly distributed over the full fiscal year and also excludes the impact of the disputed default rate of interest currently being paid under Kohlberg Capital's credit facility.

Kohlberg Capital has adopted a dividend reinvestment plan ("DRIP") that provides for reinvestment of dividends on behalf of stockholders, unless a stockholder elects to receive cash. As a result, if Kohlberg Capital declares a cash dividend, stockholders who have not "opted out" of the dividend reinvestment plan will have their cash dividends automatically reinvested in additional shares of Kohlberg Capital common stock, rather than receiving the cash dividends. Please contact your broker or other financial intermediary for more information regarding the DRIP.

About Kohlberg Capital Corporation (KCAP):

Kohlberg Capital Corporation is a publicly traded, internally managed business development company. Our middle market investment business originates, structures, finances and manages a portfolio of term loans, mezzanine investments and selected equity securities in middle market companies. Our wholly-owned portfolio company, Katonah Debt Advisors, manages CLO Funds that invest in broadly syndicated corporate term loans, high-yield bonds and other credit instruments.