Fifth Street Finance Corp. Schedules Quarterly Earnings Release for the Period Ended June 30, 2013

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fifth Street Finance Corp. (Nasdaq:FSC) ("Fifth Street") announced today that it plans to report earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 after the financial markets close on Wednesday, August 7, 2013.

Fifth Street will hold a conference call at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday, August 8, 2013 to discuss its quarterly financial results. All interested parties are welcome to participate. Domestic callers can access the conference call by dialing (866) 953-6856. International callers can access the conference call by dialing +1 (617) 399-3480. All callers will need to enter the Participant Passcode Number 70526108 and reference "Fifth Street Finance Corp." after being connected with the operator. All callers are asked to dial in 10-15 minutes prior to the call so that name and company information can be collected. An archived replay of the call will be available approximately four hours after the end of the conference call and will be available through August 15, 2013 to domestic callers by dialing (888) 286-8010 and to international callers by dialing +1 (617) 801-6888. For all replays, please reference Passcode Number 31472631. An archived replay will also be available online on the "Investor Relations" section of Fifth Street's website under the "News & Events – Calendar of Events" section. Fifth Street's website can be accessed at

About Fifth Street Finance Corp.

Fifth Street Finance Corp. is a specialty finance company that lends to and invests in small and mid-sized companies, primarily in connection with investments by private equity sponsors. Fifth Street Finance Corp.'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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements, including statements with regard to the future performance of Fifth Street Finance Corp. Words such as "believes," "intends," "expects," "projects," "anticipates," and "future" or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements, and these factors are identified from time to time in Fifth Street Finance Corp.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Fifth Street Finance Corp. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Investor Contact: Dean Choksi Senior Vice President of Finance & Head of Investor Relations Fifth Street Finance Corp. (914) 286-6855 Media Contact: James Velgot, Chief Marketing Officer Fifth Street Finance Corp. (914) 286-6848

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