|American Capital to Report Q3 Results on October 31, Shareholder Call Scheduled for November 1|
Bethesda, MD – October 16, 2006 – American Capital Strategies Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) announced today it will report third quarter 2006 earnings on Tuesday, October 31, 2006. American Capital invites shareholders, prospective shareholders and analysts to attend the American Capital Shareholder Call on Wednesday, November 1 at 11:00 am ET. The dial in number will be (888) 428-4474. International callers should dial +1 (612) 234-9960. Please advise the operator you are dialing in for the American Capital Shareholder Call.
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ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL
American Capital is a publicly traded buyout and mezzanine fund with capital resources of $8.9 billion. American Capital invests in and sponsors management and employee buyouts, invests in private equity buyouts, provides capital directly to early stage and mature private and small public companies and through its asset management business is a manager of debt and equity investments in private companies. American Capital provides senior debt, mezzanine debt and equity to fund growth, acquisitions, recapitalizations and securitizations. American Capital invests from $5 million to $500 million per company.
As of September 30, 2006, American Capital shareholders have enjoyed atotal return of 500% since the Company's IPO - an annualized return of 22%, assuming reinvestment of dividends. American Capital has paid a total of over $1.2 billion in dividends and paid $21.56 dividends per share since its August 1997 IPO at $15 per share.
Companies interested in learning more about American Capital's flexible financing should contact Mark Opel, Senior Vice President, Business Development, at (800) 248-9340, or visit www.AmericanCapital.com.
Performance data quoted above represents past performance of American Capital. Past performance does not guarantee future results and the investment return and principal value of an investment in American Capital will likely fluctuate. Consequently, an investor's shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Additionally, American Capital's current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted above.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. The statements regarding expected results of American Capital Strategies are subject to various factors and uncertainties, including the uncertainties associated with the timing of transaction closings, changes in interest rates, availability of transactions, changes in regional, national or international economic conditions, or changes in the conditions of the industries in which American Capital has made investments.
SOURCE: American Capital Ltd.www.americancapital.com