PennantPark Investment Corporation Announces Its Quarterly Distribution of $0.26 per Share

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 1, 2010) -  PennantPark Investment Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: PNNT) declares its third fiscal quarter 2010 distribution of $0.26 per share, payable on July 1, 2010 to stockholders of record as of June 24, 2010. Distributions are paid from taxable earnings and may include return of capital and/or capital gains. The specific tax characteristics of the distribution will be reported to stockholders on Form 1099 after the end of the calendar year.

ABOUT PENNANTPARK INVESTMENT CORPORATION

PennantPark Investment Corporation is a business development company which principally invests in U.S. middle-market private companies in the form of mezzanine debt, senior secured loans and equity investments. From time to time, the Company may also invest in public companies whose securities are thinly traded or that have a market capitalization of less than $250 million. PennantPark Investment Corporation is managed by PennantPark Investment Advisers, LLC.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release are forward-looking statements and are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement made herein. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release.

We may use words such as "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "intends," "will," "should," "may" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on currently available operating, financial and competitive information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations. Undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements as such statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. We do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements unless required by law.

CONTACT:
PennantPark Investment Corporation
Aviv Efrat
Reception: (212) 905-1000
www.pennantpark.com