|American Capital Appoints David Ehrenfest Steinglass Senior Vice President for Corporate Development|
Bethesda, MD - January 17, 2006 - American Capital Strategies Ltd. (Nasdaq:ACAS) announced today that David Ehrenfest Steinglass has been appointed to the newly created post of Senior Vice President for Corporate Development, effective January 1, 2006. Mr. Ehrenfest Steinglass has been a Managing Director and co-leader of the Bethesda-based investment team of American Capital since July 2002. In his new role, he will have project management responsibility for the incubation and launch of geographic- and sector-specific funds as part of American Capital's strategy to become a publicly traded manager of funds of private assets. In addition, Mr. Ehrenfest Steinglass will be responsible for identifying and executing other strategic growth initiatives.
"David Steinglass has an excellent track record as one of our Managing Directors and has demonstrated a consistent ability to consummate highly complex transactions. We are excited that he has agreed to deploy those skills in support of the development of our asset management business," said Malon Wilkus, Chairman, President and CEO. "We would hope that our growing and highly predictable asset management income will contribute to diversification and increases in our valuation."
"I am excited to be part of this latest phase of American Capital's growth," said Mr. Ehrenfest Steinglass. "The asset management strategy will enable us to tap new and specialized pools of capital while replicating our investment approach in new assets classes and locations in the global economy."
Mr. Ehrenfest Steinglass joined American Capital in 1997, immediately following its initial public offering. He spent his first three years with the firm in New York City, and then moved to Bethesda, where he built an investment team of 12 professionals managing nearly $750 million in capital. He earned his bachelors degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and his law degree, magna cum laude, from New York University Law School.
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As of December 31, 2005, American Capital shareholders have enjoyed a total return of 412% since the Company's IPO - an annualized return of 22%, assuming reinvestment of dividends. American Capital has paid a total of $868 million in dividends and paid or declared $19.11 dividends per share since its August 1997 IPO at $15 per share.
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