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Fifth Street Finance Corp. Schedules Earnings Release for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2016

GREENWICH, CT, Jan. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) (“FSC”) today announced that it plans to report earnings for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 before the financial markets open in New York on Thursday, February 9, 2017.

FSC will make available an audio recording discussing its financial results at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday, February 9, 2017.  Domestic callers can access the audio recording by dialing (877) 290-1655.  International callers can access the audio recording by dialing +1 (531) 289-2889.  All callers will need to enter the Conference ID Number 55866319 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 audio recording will be available approximately four hours after the end of the call and will be available through February 16, 2017 to domestic callers by dialing (855) 859-2056 and to international callers by dialing +1 (404) 537-3406.  For all replays, please reference Conference ID Number 55866319.  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 fsc.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.  FSC'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 a subsidiary of Fifth Street Asset Management Inc. (NASDAQ:FSAM), a nationally recognized credit-focused asset manager with over $5 billion in assets under management across multiple public and private vehicles. With a track record of over 18 years, the Fifth Street platform received the 2015 ACG New York Champion's Award for "Lender Firm of the Year," and other previously received accolades include the ACG New York Champion's Award for "Senior Lender Firm of the Year," "Lender Firm of the Year" by The M&A Advisor and "Lender of the Year" by Mergers & Acquisitions. FSC's website can be found at fsc.fifthstreetfinance.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements, because they relate to future events or our future performance or financial condition. Forward-looking statements may include statements as to the future operating results, dividends and business prospects of Fifth Street Finance Corp. (“FSC”, or “Company”). Words such as “believes,” “expects,” “seeks,” “plans,” “should,” “estimates,” “project,” and “intend” indicate forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements include these words. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those implied or expressed in these forward-looking statements for any reason. Such factors are identified from time to time in FSC’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and include changes in the economy and the financial markets and future changes in laws or regulations and conditions in the Company’s operating areas. FSC undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

CONTACT:

Investor Contact:
Robyn Friedman, Executive Director, Head of Investor Relations
(203) 681-3720
ir@fifthstreetfinance.com

Media Contact:
James Golden / Aura Reinhard / Andrew Squire
Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
(212) 355-4449

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