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Fifth Street Finance Corp. Declares Consistent Monthly Dividend

GREENWICH, CT, Oct. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) (“FSC”) today announced that its Board of Directors declared on October 18, 2016 a consistent monthly dividend of 6 cents per share for December 2016 through February 2017. The dividend represents an annualized run rate of $0.72 per share.

The following table reflects the per share dividends:

Record DatePayment DateAmount
December 15, 2016December 30, 2016$0.06
January 13, 2017January 31, 2017$0.06
February 15, 2017February 28, 2017$0.06

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. The company 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. 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 18 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. FSC's website can be found at fsc.fifthstreetfinance.com.

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

Source: Fifth Street Finance Corp