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Fidus Investment Corporation Schedules Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call

February 13, 2013 --

EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fidus Investment Corporation (Nasdaq:FDUS) ("Fidus" or the "Company") announced today that it will report its fourth quarter and year end 2012 financial results on Thursday, March 7, 2013, after the close of the financial markets. 



Management will host a conference call to discuss the operating and financial results at 9:00am ET on Friday, March 8, 2013. To participate in the conference call, please dial (877) 810-3368 approximately 10 minutes prior to the call. International callers should dial (914) 495-8561. Please reference conference ID # 99540901. 



A live webcast of the conference call will be available at http://investor.fdus.com/events.cfm. Please access the website 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to download and install any necessary audio software.


A telephone replay of the conference call will be available from 12:00pm ET on March 8, 2013 until 11:59pm ET on March 15, 2013 and may be accessed by calling (855) 859-2056 (domestic dial-in) or (404) 537-3406 (international dial-in) and reference conference ID # 99540901. An archived replay of the conference call will also be available in the investor relations section of the Company's website.




ABOUT FIDUS INVESTMENT CORPORATION



Fidus Investment Corporation provides customized debt and equity financing solutions to lower middle market companies, which we generally define as U.S. based companies having revenues between $10.0 million and $150.0 million. Fidus's investment objective is to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns by generating both current income from our debt investments and capital appreciation from our equity related investments. Fidus seeks to partner with business owners, management teams and financial sponsors by providing customized financing for change of ownership transactions, recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions, business expansion and other growth initiatives.



Fidus is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. In addition, for tax purposes, Fidus has elected to be treated as a regulated investment company, or RIC, under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the Code, commencing with its taxable year ended December 31, 2011. Fidus was formed in February 2011 to continue and expand the business of Fidus Mezzanine Capital, L.P., which commenced operations in May 2007 and is licensed by the US Small Business Administration as a small business investment company.



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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS



This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements. Any such statements, other than statements of historical fact, are likely to be affected by other unknowable future events and conditions, including elements of the future that are or are not under Fidus's control, and that Fidus may or may not have considered; accordingly, such statements cannot be guarantees or assurances of any aspect of future performance. Actual developments and results are highly likely to vary materially from these estimates and projections of the future as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in Fidus's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such statements speak only as of the time when made, and Fidus undertakes no obligation to update any such statement now or in the future.


CONTACT: Company Contact:
Edward H. Ross
Chief Executive Officer
Fidus Investment Corporation
847-859-3940

Investor Relations Contact:
Stephanie Prince/Jody Burfening
LHA
(212) 838-3777
sprince@lhai.com



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