NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 29, 2009) - Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect" or "Company") today announced that Prospect has increased total commitments to Prospect's revolving credit facility (the "Facility") to $195 million in the aggregate, up from $175 million previously.

The Facility includes an accordion feature which allows Prospect to accept up to an aggregate of $250 million of revolving commitments, a target Prospect expects to reach with additional lenders. Prospect has now diversified its lender base from one bank to five banks over the past three months.

The Facility has an investment grade Moody's rating of A2. In addition to growing its revolving commitments from banks, Prospect is also exploring the term loan market as a potential source of long-term funding to increase the Facility size beyond $250 million.

"We are delighted to have another bank join our growing list of lender relationships," said Brian Oswald, Chief Financial Officer of Prospect. "We have been pleased with the strong interest that our facility has received from new lenders, and we look forward to increasing the facility scale with additional participants."


Prospect Capital Corporation ( 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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