Hercules Technology Growth Capital Announces Quarterly Dividend Of $0.24 Per Share; Its Twenty-Eighth Consecutive Quarterly Dividend Distribution

Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC), the leading specialty finance company focused on providing senior secured loans to entrepreneurial venture capital and private equity-backed companies in technology-related markets at all stages of development, including technology, biotechnology, life science, healthcare services and clean-tech industries, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a second quarter cash dividend of $0.24 per share, that will be payable on August 24, 2012, to shareholders of record as of August 17, 2012.

Hercules’ Board of Directors maintains a variable dividend policy with the objective of distributing four quarterly distributions in an amount that approximates 90 - 100% of our taxable quarterly income or potential annual income for a particular year. In addition, at the end of the year, we may also pay an additional special dividend or fifth dividend; such that we may distribute approximately all of our annual taxable income in the year it was earned, while maintaining the option to spill over our excess taxable income.

The determination of the tax attributes of the Company's distributions is made annually as of the end of the Company's fiscal year based upon its taxable income for the full year and distributions paid for the full year. Therefore, a determination made on a quarterly basis may not be representative of the actual tax attributes of its distributions for a full year.

About Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.:

Hercules Technology Growth Capital (NYSE: HTGC), is a leading specialty finance firm providing customized loans to public and private technology-related companies at all stages of development including technology, biotechnology, life science, healthcare services and clean-tech industries. Since inception, Hercules has committed more than $2.9 billion to over 211 companies and is the lender of choice for entrepreneurs, venture capital and private equity firms seeking ideal, customized growth capital financing to accelerate business growth and reach the next critical milestone. Hercules common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under the ticker symbol “HTGC.”

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