Fifth Street Finance Corp. Expands Its Syndicated Bank Credit Facility To $605 Million

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) ("FSC") announced today that three new lenders joined its syndicated bank credit facility led by ING Capital LLC, and one existing lender increased its commitment. The additional commitments increase the facility size by $125 million to $605 million from $480 million. The facility now includes 14 lenders with an accordion feature allowing for potential future expansion up to $800 million. The final maturity of the facility remains August 6, 2018.

"This upsize further enhances our ability to commit up to $250 million in support of our private equity sponsor clients. Combined with our Wells Fargo and Sumitomo facilities, as well as available debenture capacity through our SBIC subsidiaries, FSC has access to over $1 billion of debt capital," commented FSC's CEO, Leonard M. Tannenbaum.

About Fifth Street Finance Corp.

Fifth Street Finance Corp. is a leading specialty finance company that provides custom-tailored financing solutions to small and mid-sized companies, primarily in connection with investments by private equity sponsors. The company originates and invests in one-stop financings, first lien, second lien, mezzanine debt and equity co-investments. The company's investment objective is to maximize its portfolio's total return by generating current income from its debt investments and capital appreciation from its equity investments. The company has elected to be regulated as a business development company and is externally managed by Fifth Street Management LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser and leading alternative asset manager with over $3 billion in assets under management. With a track record of more than 15 years and offices across the country, Fifth Street's nationally recognized platform has the ability to hold loans up to $150 million, commit up to $250 million and structure and syndicate transactions up to $500 million. Fifth Street's website can be found at fifthstreetfinance.com.

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