NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire -04/18/12)- Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC - News) ("Prospect", or "we") today announced that Prospect has increased total commitments to its five-year $650 million revolving credit facility (the "Facility") by $57.5 million to $482.5 million in the aggregate.
The Facility includes an accordion feature that allows Prospect to accept up to an aggregate of $650 million of revolving commitments, a target Prospect expects to reach with additional and existing lenders. The $57.5 million in new commitments have come from three new lenders, bringing the total number of lenders to fourteen. The Facility has an investment grade Moody's rating of Aa3.
"The addition of three new lenders demonstrates a broad interest in the Facility within the lender community," said Brian Oswald, Chief Financial Officer of Prospect. "We continue to identify potential new participants for the Facility and look forward to increasing the commitments to our $650 million target."
ABOUT PROSPECT CAPITAL CORPORATION
Prospect Capital Corporation (www.prospectstreet.com) is a closed-end investment company that lends to and invests in private and microcap public businesses. Our investment objective is to generate both current income and long-term capital appreciation through debt and equity investments.
We have elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 ("1940 Act"). We are required to comply with a series of regulatory requirements under the 1940 Act as well as applicable NASDAQ, federal, and state rules and regulations. We have elected to be treated as a regulated investment company under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Failure to comply with any of the laws and regulations that apply to us could have an adverse effect on us and our shareholders.
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