Press Release

Prospect Capital Declares its 103rd, 104th and 105th Consecutive Cash Distributions to Shareholders, Exceeding $2.2 Billion in Cumulative Distributions to Shareholders Since 2004

Company Release - 2/7/2017 4:01 PM ET

NEW YORK, Feb. 07, 2017 (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 February 2017 (record date of February 28, 2017 and payment date of March 23, 2017);

        8.333 cents per share for March 2017 (record date of March 31, 2017 and payment date of April 20, 2017); and

        8.333 cents per share for April 2017 (record date of April 28, 2017 and payment date of May 18, 2017).

These distributions mark Prospect’s 103rd, 104th and 105th consecutive cash distributions to shareholders.

Prospect’s closing stock price of $8.74 as of February 6, 2017 delivers to shareholders a current dividend yield of 11.4%.

Based on past distributions and assuming its current share count for upcoming distributions, Prospect since inception through its April 2017 distribution will have distributed $15.62 per share to original shareholders, exceeding $2.2 billion in cumulative distributions to all shareholders.

Prospect expects to declare its May 2017, June 2017, July 2017 and August 2017 distributions in May 2017.


Prospect Capital Corporation ( 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.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, whose safe harbor for forward-looking statements does not apply to business development companies. Any such statements, other than statements of historical fact, are highly likely to be affected by other unknowable future events and conditions, including elements of the future that are or are not under our control, and that we may or may not have considered; accordingly, such statements cannot be guarantees or assurances of any aspect of future performance. Actual developments and results are highly likely to vary materially from any forward-looking statements. Such statements speak only as of the time when made, and we undertake no obligation to update any such statement now or in the future.


For additional information, contact:

Grier Eliasek, President and Chief Operating Officer
Telephone (212) 448-0702

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