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Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass, Lewis & Co. Each Recommend For
Vote on All Proposals for Gladstone Investment Corporations 2013 Annual
Meeting of Stockholders
MCLEAN, VA, July 24, 2013 Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: GAIN) (the Company) announced today that the industrys two leading independent proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC (Glass Lewis) each recently issued a report recommending that the Companys stockholders vote FOR all proposals in the Companys definitive proxy statement (the Proxy Statement) for its 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting) filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Schedule 14A, on June 21, 2013. The Proxy Statement includes a proposal that would allow the Company to issue and sell shares of its common stock below its then-current net asset value (NAV) per share, subject to certain limitations delineated in the Proxy Statement.1
The following proposals are scheduled for a vote at the Annual Meeting:
|1)||Election of four directors, as outlined below:|
|a)||Three directors, Paul W. Adelgren, David Gladstone and John H. Outland, to be elected by the holders of our common stock and preferred stock, voting together as a single class; and|
|b)||One director, Terry Earhart, to be elected solely by the holders of our preferred stock, voting as a single class; and|
|2)||Approval of a proposal to authorize the Company to issue and sell shares of its common stock (during the 12 months following the Annual Meeting) at a price below its then-current NAV (subject to certain limitations delineated in the Proxy Statement).|
The Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. EDT at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, located at 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia, 22102.
Election of Directors
Regarding the proposals in the Companys proxy statement for the election of four incumbent directors (Paul W. Adelgren, David Gladstone, John H. Outland and Terry Earhart) to hold office until the 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, ISS recommended a FOR vote for all directors to be elected by holders of common stock and Glass Lewis recommended a vote FOR all four directors.
|1||Note that ISS does not make a recommendation on proposals that are solely voted by holders of preferred stock.|
The Companys proxy statement includes a proposal to authorize the Company, with the approval of its Board of Directors, to issue and sell shares of its common stock (during the next 12 months from the date of the Annual Meeting) at a price below its then-current NAV, subject to certain limitations set forth in the proxy statement (including, without limitation, that the number of shares issued and sold pursuant to such authority does not exceed 25% of the then outstanding common stock immediately prior to each such sale). Each of ISS and Glass Lewis recommended a vote FOR such proposal.
The Company reminds stockholders that their vote is important and urges all stockholders to take a moment to vote their shares. Stockholders with questions related to the Annual Meeting or the voting of their shares, or who need to request additional proxy materials, are strongly encouraged to contact the Companys proxy solicitor, Georgeson Inc. at 1-800-790-6795, or the Company at 1-866-366-5745.
The Company also conducted an informational call with stockholders on June 26, 2013, regarding the aforementioned proposals. Stockholders who were unable to listen to the call may access the replay by calling (877) 344-7529 and using conference code 10029032. The webcast replay of the conference call will be available online through August 8, 2013, the date of the Annual Meeting, at www.gladstoneinvestment.com.
On June 21, 2013, the Company filed its Proxy Statement with the SEC on Schedule 14A in connection with the Annual Meeting. The Companys stockholders are strongly advised to read the Proxy Statement carefully before making any voting or investment decision. The Companys Proxy Statement and any other materials filed by the Company with the SEC can be obtained free of charge at the SECs website at www.sec.gov or from the Companys website at www.gladstoneinvestment.com.
Gladstone Investment Corporation is a publicly traded business development company that seeks to make debt and equity investments in small and mid-sized businesses in the United States in connection with acquisitions, changes in control and recapitalizations. Information on the business activities of all the Gladstone funds can be found at www.gladstonecompanies.com.
For Investor Relations inquiries related to any of the monthly dividend paying Gladstone funds, please visit www.gladstone.com.
Source: Gladstone Investment Corporation
For further information: Gladstone Investment Corporation, +1-703-287-5893