RALEIGH, N.C., April 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Triangle Capital Corporation (NYSE:TCAP) ("Triangle" or the "Company"), a leading provider of capital to lower middle market companies, announced today that its Chief Financial Officer, Steven Lilly, was recognized as one of "America's Best CFOs" in the Financial Institutions sector by Institutional Investor magazine, a leading international publisher focused primarily on finance. Mr. Lilly achieved the #2 ranking in the Brokers, Asset Managers & Exchanges category by a selection committee consisting of more than 1,200 sell-side equity analysts across the U.S. "Since inception, Triangle has espoused the importance of adhering to the highest standards of excellence in all aspects of our business, including our people. We are excited for Steven to receive this honor recognizing his financial expertise, skilled communications, and the high-quality of his interactions within the investment community," stated Garland S. Tucker, III, Chairman and CEO of Triangle. Mr. Lilly will be honored when Institutional Investor magazine hosts its Corporate Financial Executive Summit for the country's top financial executives on May 14, 2014, at the NYSE Euronext in New York. About Triangle Capital Corporation Triangle Capital Corporation ( www.TCAP.com ) invests capital in established companies in the lower middle market to fund growth, changes of control and other corporate events. Triangle offers a wide variety of investment structures with a primary focus on mezzanine financing with equity components. Triangle's investment objective is to seek attractive returns by generating current income from debt investments and capital appreciation from equity related investments. Triangle's investment philosophy is to partner with business owners, management teams and financial sponsors to provide flexible financing solutions. Triangle typically invests $5.0 million - $35.0 million per transaction in companies with annual revenues between $20.0 million and $200.0 million and EBITDA between $5.0 million and $35.0 million. Triangle has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 ("1940 Act"). Triangle is required to comply with a series of regulatory requirements under the 1940 Act as well as applicable NYSE, federal and state laws and regulations. Triangle has elected to be treated as a regulated investment company under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Failure to comply with any of the laws and regulations that apply to Triangle could have a material adverse effect on Triangle and its stockholders.