Capital Southwest Corporation Appoints Kelly Tacke Chief Financial Officer

DALLAS, Nov. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Southwest Corporation (Nasdaq:CSWC) today announced the appointment of Kelly Tacke as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer effective November 18, 2013. Ms. Tacke is replacing Tracy Morris, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

Ms. Tacke brings more than 18 years of executive leadership experience and more than 30 years of experience in financial accounting. Ms. Tacke has previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Palm Harbor Homes, Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer and marketer of factory-built homes, and as Chief Financial Officer of AMC REIT, Inc., a real investment trust with a portfolio of manufactured housing communities and mortgage loans. Ms. Tacke began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she was a senior audit manager.

Joseph B. Armes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Southwest, commented, "We are very pleased to have Kelly join the Capital Southwest team. She has tremendous financial and management expertise and will provide valuable leadership in pursuing our objectives of building great companies and creating shareholder value."

Ms. Tacke stated, "I am thrilled to join Capital Southwest and its talented leadership team. Capital Southwest was one of the initial investors in Palm Harbor, so I have a long relationship with the company. I look forward to working with Joe and his team as we seek to deliver attractive risk adjusted returns for our shareholders."

Ms. Tacke earned her B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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 enhance your company's growth.

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CONTACT: Joseph B. Armes 972-233-8242Source:Capital Southwest Corporation