updated 11/16/2010 4:15:28 PM ET 2010-11-16T21:15:28

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 16, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NYSE:FSC) ("Fifth Street") announced today that it has launched a new corporate brand that will expand and further project the company's image of quality service, partnership and reliability.

The new visual identity will refresh Fifth Street's graphic guidelines with a new logo, color palette, imagery and tagline - Where Partnership Meets. Changes will be rolled out in the coming months which will enhance the company's website, marketing materials and other forms of communication. Fifth Street recognizes the value of a disciplined approach to building, protecting and enhancing its brand for its investors, sponsors and employees.

Leonard M. Tannenbaum, Fifth Street's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our look is changing, but our values remain the same. Our new logo not only enhances our look, but will help position our firm for further growth and brand extensions. We have always and will continue to strive towards differentiating ourselves by utilizing a combination of strong financial capabilities, a clear understanding of our partners and a disciplined investment process."

About Fifth Street Finance Corp.

Fifth Street Finance Corp. is a specialty finance company that lends to and invests in small and mid-sized companies in connection with investments by private equity sponsors. Fifth Street Finance Corp.'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 Fifth Street Finance Corp. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5525

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements, including statements with regard to the future performance of Fifth Street Finance Corp. Words such as "believes," "expects," "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 our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Fifth Street Finance Corp. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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