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How to Invest

Fifth Street’s BDC stocks are publicly-traded on the NASDAQ under the symbols FSC and FSFR. Investors can buy and sell shares in their brokerage accounts in the same way they would any other security.

Some investors may prefer to speak to their financial advisors regarding an investment in Fifth Street. Your financial advisor can help you understand how one of our BDCs fits into your overall portfolio mix as well as your risk/return profile.

For investors with a long-term total return orientation, FSC and FSFR each offer a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP). Under each plan, up to a 5% discount is offered on newly-issued shares purchased through the DRIP, as long as shares will not be issued at less than net asset value per share. If shares are trading at a discount to net asset value, shares will be purchased in the open market.

Investors looking for a way to invest in our platform with lower volatility may be interested in Fifth Street Finance Corp.’s baby bonds, one of which trades on the NYSE under the symbol FSCE and the other trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol FSCFL.

Fifth Street is covered by a broad range of investment banking research analysts. Below you will find the coverage listings for both our BDCs:

Fifth Street Finance Corp.

Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp.

An Important Word About Risk

Business Development Companies ("BDCs") invest in private companies and thinly traded securities of public companies, including debt instruments of such companies. Generally, less public information exists for private and thinly traded companies and thus, there is a risk that investors may not be able to make fully informed investment decisions. Less mature and smaller private companies generally involve greater risk than well-established and larger publicly-traded companies. Investing in debt involves risk that the issuer may default on its payments or declare bankruptcy, and debt may not be rated by a credit rating agency. BDCs may not generate income at all times. Additionally, limitations on asset mix and leverage may prohibit the way that BDCs raise capital.

Investing involves substantial risks such as high volatility and/or potential loss of principal. An investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing.

This site may contain certain forward-looking statements, including statements with regard to the future performance of Fifth Street Asset Management Inc. ("FSAM"), Fifth Street Finance Corp. ("FSC") and/or Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. ("FSFR"). Words such as "believes," "expects," "projects," "anticipates," "estimates," 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 such factors are identified from time to time in FSAM's, FSC's and FSFR's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Neither FSAM, FSC nor FSFR undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This site is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities of FSAM, FSC and/or FSFR. Such an offer or solicitation can only be made by way of an applicable company prospectus and otherwise in accordance with applicable securities laws.

The summary descriptions and other information included herein and any other materials provided to you by FSAM, FSC, FSFR or their representatives are intended only for informational purposes and convenient reference. The information contained herein is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, accounting, legal or tax advice or investment recommendations. Before making an investment decision with respect to the applicable company, investors are advised to carefully review an applicable prospectus to review the risk factors described therein, and to consult with their tax, financial, investment and legal advisors. These materials do not purport to be complete, and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the more detailed disclosures contained in an applicable prospectus and the applicable company's related documentation.

No representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein, and nothing shall be relied upon as a promise or representation as to the future performance of FSAM, FSC or FSFR.