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Fifth Street Finance Corp. Declares Monthly Dividends of 9.58 Cents Per Share

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fifth Street Finance Corp. (Nasdaq:FSC) ("Fifth Street") today announced that its Board of Directors declared monthly dividends for the next three months through November of 2013.

The following table reflects the per share dividends which the Board of Directors declared on August 5, 2013:

Record Date Payment Date Amount
September 13, 2013 September 30, 2013 $0.0958
October 15, 2013 October 31, 2013 $0.0958
November 15, 2013 November 29, 2013 $0.0958

Fifth Street's amended dividend reinvestment plan ("DRIP") provides for reinvestment of dividends, unless stockholders elect to receive cash. As a result, if Fifth Street's Board of Directors declares a cash dividend, Fifth Street's stockholders who have not "opted out" of Fifth Street's DRIP will have their cash dividends automatically reinvested in additional shares of Fifth Street common stock, rather than receiving cash dividends. Fifth Street provides a 5% discount on newly-issued shares purchased through the DRIP (provided that shares are not issued at less than net asset value per share). If you are a Fifth Street stockholder and your shares of Fifth Street common stock are held through a brokerage firm or other financial intermediary and you wish to participate in the DRIP, please contact your broker or other financial intermediary.

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 the company. Words such as "believes," "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 the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company 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 dchoksi@fifthstreetfinance.com Media Contact: James Velgot, Chief Marketing Officer Fifth Street Finance Corp. (914) 286-6848 jvelgot@fifthstreetfinance.com

Source:Fifth Street Finance Corp.