Fifth Street Finance Corp. Schedules Quarterly Earnings Release for the Period Ended December 31, 2013

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WHITE PLAINS, NY, Jan. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) ("FSC") announced today that it plans to report earnings for the period ended December 31, 2013 before the financial markets open on Thursday, February 6, 2014.

FSC will hold a conference call at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday February 6, 2014 to discuss its quarterly financial results. All interested parties are welcome to participate. Domestic callers can access the conference call by dialing (800) 295-4740. International callers can access the conference call by dialing +1 (617) 614-3925. All callers will need to enter the Participant Passcode Number 76215655 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 February 13, 2014 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 87660484. An archived replay will also be available online on the "Investor Relations" section of FSC's website under the "News & Events – Calendar of Events" section. FSC's website can be accessed at fifthstreetfinance.com.

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. The company'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 Fifth Street Management LLC.  Named 2013 "Lender Firm of the Year" by The M&A Advisor, Fifth Street Management LLC is an SEC-registered investment adviser and leading alternative asset manager with over $3 billion in assets under management.  With a track record of more than 15 years, Fifth Street's nationally recognized platform has the ability to hold loans up to $150 million, commit up to $250 million and structure and syndicate transactions up to $500 million.  The company's website can be found at fifthstreetfinance.com.

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," "estimates," "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.

Investor Contact:
Dean Choksi
Executive Director of Finance & Head of Investor Relations
Fifth Street Finance Corp.
(914) 286-6855


Media Contact:
Nick Rust
Prosek Partners
(212) 279-3115 ext. 252