GREENWICH, CT, July 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) ("FSC") today announced that it plans to report earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 before the financial markets open in New York on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  Due to the pending transaction with Oaktree, FSC will not have an earnings call or webcast for its third quarter results.

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. FSC originates and invests in one-stop financings, first lien, second lien, mezzanine debt and equity co-investments. FSC'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. FSC has elected to be regulated as a business development company and is externally managed by a subsidiary of Fifth Street Asset Management Inc. (NASDAQ:FSAM), a nationally recognized credit-focused asset manager with over $4 billion in assets under management across multiple public and private vehicles. With a track record of nearly 20 years, the Fifth Street platform received the 2015 ACG New York Champion's Award for "Lender Firm of the Year," and other previously received accolades include the ACG New York Champion's Award for "Senior Lender Firm of the Year," "Lender Firm of the Year" by The M&A Advisor and "Lender of the Year" by Mergers & Acquisitions. FSC's website can be accessed at

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements, because they relate to future events or our future performance or financial condition.  Forward-looking statements may include statements as to the future operating results, dividends and business prospects of Fifth Street Finance Corp. ("FSC", or "Company").  Words such as "believes," "expects," "seeks," "plans," "should," "estimates," "project," and "intend" indicate forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements include these words.  These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties.  Actual results could differ materially from those implied or expressed in these forward-looking statements for any reason.  Such factors are identified from time to time in FSC's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and include changes in the economy and the financial markets, the timing of any assignment of the current investment advisory agreement with Fifth Street Management, whether and when Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. will become the investment adviser to the Company and future changes in laws or regulations and conditions in the Company's operating areas.  FSC undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

CONTACT:Investor Contact: Robyn Friedman, Executive Director, Head of Investor Relations(203) 681-3720 ir@fifthstreetfinance.comMedia Contact:James Golden / Aura Reinhard / Andrew Squire Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher(212) 355-4449

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