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NEW YORK, June 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: PNNT) (“we,” “our,” “PNNT” or the “Company”) announced today that it has appointed Richard Cheung as its Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective June 21, 2021.
Mr. Cheung most recently served as Senior Managing Director and Head of Alternative Investment Accounting at Guggenheim Partners, LLC (“Guggenheim”), where he has served in various roles since 2008. Prior to joining Guggenheim in 2008, Mr. Cheung spent the majority of his career at Ernst & Young LLP in its financial services industry practice where he managed audits for a variety of funds. Mr. Cheung holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
“We are extremely pleased that Richard will be joining the Company as our new Chief Financial Officer and a member of our senior management team. We are confident that his extensive experience will be a tremendous asset to the Company and its shareholders as we continue to build the Company,” stated Arthur Penn, Chief Executive Officer of PNNT.
Aviv Efrat, PNNT’s current Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will move within the PennantPark organization and remain in senior management where he will focus on PennantPark’s strategic growth initiatives.
“We are thankful for all of Aviv’s contributions to date as a valued member of the Company’s senior management team since its inception in 2007, including his contribution to building our finance and operations team,” said Mr. Penn. “We are grateful that Aviv will remain in senior management within the PennantPark organization where he will continue to contribute to the firm’s strategic direction.”
ABOUT PENNANTPARK INVESTMENT CORPORATION
PennantPark Investment Corporation is a business development company which invests primarily in U.S. middle-market companies in the form of first lien secured debt, second lien secured debt, subordinated debt and equity investments. PennantPark Investment Corporation is managed by PennantPark Investment Advisers, LLC.
ABOUT PENNANTPARK INVESTMENT ADVISERS, LLC
PennantPark Investment Advisers, LLC is a leading middle-market credit platform, managing $4.7 billion of investable capital, including potential leverage. Since its inception in 2007, PennantPark Investment Advisers, LLC has provided investors access to middle-market credit by offering private equity firms and their portfolio companies as well as other middle-market borrowers a comprehensive range of creative and flexible financing solutions. PennantPark Investment Advisers, LLC is headquartered in New York and has offices in Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles.
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