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Capital Southwest Corporation Announces 9/30/13 Net Asset Value

DALLAS, Oct. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Southwest Corporation (Nasdaq:CSWC) today reported total net assets at September 30, 2013 of $712,730,333 equivalent to $46.71 per share. Comparative annual data is summarized below:

September 30, 2013 March 31, 2013 September 30, 2012
Net assets $712,730,333 $659,776,933 $602,242,516
Shares outstanding 15,258,864 15,237,264 15,184,312
Net assets per share $46.71 $43.30 $39.66

During the six months ended September 30, 2013, net assets increased by $52,953,400. This increase is primarily related to the unrealized appreciation of our investments which increased by $56,007,066. Offsetting the increase in unrealized appreciation was a $2,393,235 net investment loss and a $1,523,727 distribution of our semi-annual dividend. Shares outstanding and the market price of the stock were adjusted on August 16, 2013 (ex-dividend date) to reflect the 4:1 stock split approved by our shareholders on July 15, 2013. All numbers in this press release are presented on a post-split basis.

Assuming reinvestment of all dividends and tax credits on retained long-term capital gains, the September 30, 2013 net asset value was 8.2% greater than the March 31, 2013 net asset value of $43.30 per share and 21.8% above the September 30, 2012 net asset value of $39.66 per share.

About Capital Southwest Corporation

Since Capital Southwest was formed in 1961, we have always sought to invest in companies with strong management teams and sound financial performance. As a public company, we are fortunate to have the flexibility to hold investments indefinitely. It is our dedication to this patient investment strategy that enables our portfolio companies to achieve their full potential. Visit our website www.capitalsouthwest.com to learn about our investment criteria and how our capital can accelerate your company's growth.

This press release may contain historical information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the business, financial condition and results of operations of the Company. The words "believe," "expect," "intend," "plan," "should" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current views, assumptions and expectations of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, among others, changes in the markets in which the Company operates and in general economic and business conditions, competitive pressures, changes in business strategy and various other factors, both referenced and not referenced in this press release. Certain factors that may affect the Company and its results of operations, are included in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 and the Company's subsequent periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. This release may also contain non-GAAP financial measures. These measures are included to facilitate meaningful comparisons of our results to those in prior periods and future periods and to allow a better evaluation of our operating performance, in management's opinion. Our reference to any non-GAAP measures should not be considered as a substitute for results that are presented in a manner consistent with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures are provided only to enhance investors overall understanding of our financial performance.

CONTACT: Joseph B. Armes or Tracy L. Morris 972-233-8242Source:Capital Southwest Corporation