MCG Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: MCGC) (“MCG”) announced today that it had repaid in full the remaining $17.4 million of Series 2005-A unsecured notes (the “Notes”). The Notes carried an interest rate of 9.98% and had a maturity date of October 2011. MCG initially issued $50.0 million of the Notes in October 2005 and previously had repaid in the aggregate $32.6 million in principal.

“This early repayment of the Notes improves our balance sheet flexibility, as we no longer have any scheduled debt due in 2011 and have only $8.7 million in scheduled debt maturities in 2012," said Steven F. Tunney, Sr, MCG’s President and CEO. “We have now retired our highest cost debt capital, and we continue to search for opportunities to strengthen the balance sheet.”

In addition to the $17.4 million repayment of principal, MCG paid $0.8 million in accrued interest and $0.9 million in prepayment fees, in accordance with the terms of the Notes. The Series 2007-A unsecured notes due October 2012 remain outstanding with a balance of $8.7 million.

About MCG Capital Corporation

MCG Capital Corporation is a solutions-focused commercial finance company providing capital and advisory services to middle-market companies throughout the United States. Our investment objective is to achieve current income and capital gains. Our capital is generally used by our portfolio companies to finance acquisitions, recapitalizations, buyouts, organic growth and working capital. For more information, please visit

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