Main Street Capital Announces Monthly Dividends for October, November and December 2009 of $0.125 Per Share

HOUSTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Main Street Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: MAIN) ("Main Street") announced today that its Board of Directors declared monthly dividends of $0.125 per share for October, November and December 2009. These monthly dividends, which will be payable pursuant to the table below, equate to a total of $0.375 per share for the fourth quarter of 2009. The dividends per share for the fourth quarter of 2009 also equate to an approximate annualized yield of 11.4% based on Main Street's current share price. Including the dividends declared for the fourth quarter of 2009, Main Street will have paid $3.26 in cumulative dividends since its October 2007 initial public offering.

    Summary of Fourth Quarter 2009 Monthly Dividends

    Declared    Ex-Dividend Date  Record Date Payment Date    Amount Per Share
    --------    ----------------  ----------- ------------    ----------------
    9/3/09          9/17/09         9/21/09     10/15/09           $0.125
    9/3/09         10/19/09        10/21/09     11/16/09           $0.125
    9/3/09         11/18/09        11/20/09     12/15/09           $0.125
                                 Total for Fourth Quarter 2009:    $0.375

Including the dividends declared for the fourth quarter of 2009, Main Street will have paid total dividends of $1.50 per share during 2009. When declaring dividends, the Main Street Board of Directors reviews estimates of taxable income available for distribution, which differs from book income due to (i) changes in unrealized appreciation and depreciation, (ii) temporary and permanent differences in income and expense recognition, and (iii) the amount of undistributed taxable income (or "spillover income") carried over from the prior year for distribution in the current year. It is currently estimated that the fourth quarter 2009 dividends and full year 2009 dividends will consist substantially of ordinary income for tax purposes. The final determination of 2009 taxable income, as well as the tax attributes for 2009 taxable dividends, will be made after the close of the 2009 tax year and may differ from the estimates above.

Main Street maintains a dividend reinvestment plan ("DRIP") that provides for the reinvestment of dividends on behalf of its stockholders, unless a stockholder has elected to receive dividends in cash. As a result, if Main Street declares a dividend, our stockholders who have not "opted out" of the DRIP by the dividend record date will have their dividend automatically reinvested into additional shares of our common stock. Main Street has the option to satisfy the share requirements of the DRIP through the issuance of new shares of common stock or through open market purchases of common stock by the DRIP plan administrator. Newly-issued shares will be valued based upon the final closing price of Main Street's common stock on a specified valuation date for each dividend as determined by Main Street's Board of Directors. Shares purchased in the open market to satisfy the DRIP requirements will be valued based upon the average price of the applicable shares purchased by the DRIP plan administrator, before any associated brokerage or other costs.


Main Street ( is a principal investment firm that provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies. Main Street's investments are made to support management buyouts, recapitalizations, growth financings and acquisitions of companies that operate in diverse industry sectors and generally have annual revenues ranging from $10 million to $100 million. Main Street seeks to partner with entrepreneurs, business owners and management teams and generally provides "one-stop" financing alternatives to its portfolio companies.


This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the annualized dividend yield represented by fourth quarter 2009 dividends and the estimated tax attributes of the fourth quarter and full year 2009 dividends. 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 Main Street's control, and that Main Street may or may not have considered; accordingly, such statements cannot be guarantees or assurances of any aspect of future performance. Actual performance and results could vary materially from these estimates and projections of the future. Such statements speak only as of the time when made, and Main Street undertakes no obligation to update any such statement now or in the future.

    Main Street Capital Corporation
    Todd A. Reppert, President and CFO

    Dennard Rupp Gray and Easterly, LLC
    Ken Dennard / 713-529-6600
    Augustine Okwu / 404-532-0086

SOURCE Main Street Capital Corporation