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Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. Closes $25 Million Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility with East West Bank

GREENWICH, CT, Jan. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. (NASDAQ:FSFR) (“FSFR”), today announced the closing of a $25 million senior secured revolving credit facility with East West Bank. The facility has a final maturity of January 2021 and will accrue interest at LIBOR plus a variable spread according to the agreed upon schedule.

“We are pleased to announce the closing of our $25 million revolving credit facility provided by East West Bank. With the closing of this facility, FSFR should benefit from the diversification of institutional lender relationships and additional flexibility managing its balance sheet,” said Ivelin M. Dimitrov, Chief Executive Officer of FSFR, adding, “We appreciate East West Bank’s support and view their partnership as a testament to the strength of FSFR’s platform.”

About Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp.

Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. is a specialty finance company that provides financing solutions in the form of floating rate senior secured loans to mid-sized companies, primarily in connection with investments by private equity sponsors. FSFR's investment objective is to maximize its portfolio's total return by generating current income from its debt investments while seeking to preserve its capital. The company 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 $5 billion in assets under management across multiple public and private vehicles. With a track record of over 17 years, Fifth Street's platform has the ability to hold loans up to $250 million and structure and syndicate transactions up to $500 million. Fifth Street 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. FSFR's website can be found at fsfr.fifthstreetfinance.com.

About East West Bank

East West Bancorp is a publicly owned company with total assets of $31.1 billion and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “EWBC”. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, East West Bank, is one of the largest independent banks headquartered in California. East West is a premier bank focused exclusively on the United States and Greater China markets and operates over 130 locations worldwide, including in the United States markets of California, Georgia, Nevada, New York, Massachusetts, Texas and Washington. In Greater China, East West’s presence includes full service branches in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shantou and Shenzhen, and representative offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Taipei and Xiamen. For more information on East West, visit the Company’s website at www.eastwestbank.com.

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 Senior Floating Rate Corp. (“FSFR” or the “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 FSFR’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and include changes in the economy and the financial markets and future changes in laws or regulations and conditions in the Company’s operating areas. FSFR 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, Senior Vice President, Head of Investor Relations (203) 681-3720 ir@fifthstreetfinance.com Media Contact: Tom Becker Sitrick And Company (212) 573-6100 Tom_Becker@sitrick.com

Source:Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp.