NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KCAP Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq:KCAP) today announced that it has priced an underwritten public offering of $36 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.375% senior unsecured notes due 2019. The notes will mature on September 30, 2019, and may be redeemed in whole or in part at any time or from time to time at KCAP Financial, Inc.'s option on or after September 30, 2015. The notes will bear interest at a rate of 7.375% per year payable quarterly on March 30, June 30, September 30 and December 30 of each year, beginning December 30, 2012. Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and Barclays Capital Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers of this offering. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC and JMP Securities LLC are acting as co-lead managers and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., Sandler O'Neill & Partners, L.P. and Wunderlich Securities, Inc. are acting as co-managers for this offering. The offering is expected to close on October 10, 2012, subject to customary closing conditions. The Company has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional $5.4 million in aggregate principal amount of notes. KCAP Financial, Inc. intends to invest the net proceeds of this public offering for general corporate purposes, which includes investing in portfolio companies and collateralized loan obligation funds in accordance with its investment objective and strategies. Investors are advised to carefully consider the investment objective and risks before investing in the notes. The preliminary prospectus subject to completion dated October 3, 2012 contains this and other information about KCAP Financial, Inc. and should be read carefully before investing. The preliminary prospectus and this press release are not offers to sell any securities of KCAP Financial, Inc. and are not soliciting an offer to buy such securities in any state where such offer and sale is not permitted.