NEW YORK, Nov. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) ("Prospect") announced today that Prospect has declared monthly cash distributions to shareholders in the following amounts and with the following record and payment dates: 8.333 cents per share for November 2016 (record date of November 30, 2016 and payment date of December 22, 2016); 8.333 cents per share for December 2016 (record date of December 30, 2016 and payment date of January 19, 2017); and 8.333 cents per share for January 2017 (record date of January 31, 2017 and payment date of February 16, 2017). These distributions mark Prospect's 100 th, 101 st and 102 nd consecutive cash distributions to shareholders. Prospect's closing stock price of $7.52 as of November 7, 2016 delivers to shareholders a current dividend yield of 13.3%. Based on past distributions and assuming its current share count for upcoming distributions, Prospect since inception through its January 2017 distribution will have distributed $15.37 per share to original shareholders, exceeding $2.1 billion in cumulative distributions to all shareholders. Prospect expects to declare its February 2017, March 2017 and April 2017 distributions in February 2017. ABOUT PROSPECT CAPITAL CORPORATION Prospect Capital Corporation ( www.prospectstreet.com) is a business development company that focuses on lending to and investing in private businesses. Our investment objective is to generate both current income and long-term capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. We have elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 ("1940 Act"). We are required to comply with a series of regulatory requirements under the 1940 Act as well as applicable NASDAQ, federal and state rules and regulations. We have 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 us could have an adverse effect on us and our shareholders.