Form 8-K



Washington, DC 20549








Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report: March 14, 2005



Apollo Investment Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Maryland   333-112591   52-2439556

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


9 West 57th Street, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10019

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 212-515-3200



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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.


The following press release was issued by Apollo Investment Corporation on March 14, 2005:





New York, NY – March 14, 2005 – Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV) announces that its Board of Directors has declared a fourth fiscal quarter dividend of $0.26 per share, payable on March 30, 2005 to shareholders of record as of March 24, 2005. The ex-dividend date is March 22, 2005. Tax characteristics of all dividends will be reported to shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the year.


About Apollo Investment Corporation


Apollo Investment Corporation, or the Company, is a closed-end investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Company’s investment portfolio will be principally in middle-market private companies. The Company expects to primarily invest in mezzanine loans and senior secured loans in furtherance of its business plan and may invest in the equity of portfolio companies. From time to time, the Company may also invest in public companies that are not thinly traded. Apollo Investment Corporation is managed by Apollo Investment Management, L.P., an affiliate of Apollo Management, L.P., a leading private equity investor.


Forward-Looking Statements


Statements included herein may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements 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 our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made herein.


CONTACT: Richard L. Peteka of Apollo Investment Corporation, 212-515-3488



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Apollo Investment Corporation

/s/ Richard L. Peteka

By:   Richard L. Peteka
Title:   Chief Financial Officer
Date:   March 14, 2005