Washington, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

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

                        Date of Report: December 14, 2004

                          Apollo Investment Corporation
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

        Maryland                   333-112591                52-2439556
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(State or other jurisdiction       Commission              (IRS Employer
      of incorporation)            File Number)            Identification No.)

    9 West 57th Street, 43rd Floor, New York, NY                10019
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      (Address of principal executive offices)                (Zip Code)

         Registrant's telephone number, including area code 212-515-3200
        (Former address: 1301 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019)

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

     The following press release was issued by Apollo Investment Corporation on
December 14, 2004:

                          APOLLO INVESTMENT CORPORATION

New York, NY - December 14, 2004 - Apollo Investment Corporation (Nasdaq: AINV)
announced that its Board of Directors has declared a third fiscal quarter
dividend of $0.18 per share, payable on December 30, 2004 to shareholders of
record as of December 23, 2004. The ex-dividend date is December 21, 2004. Tax
characteristics of all dividends will be reported to shareholders on Form 1099
after the end of the year.

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. From time to time, the Company
may also invest in public companies that are not thinly traded. The Company
expects to primarily invest in senior secured loans and mezzanine loans in
furtherance of its business plan and may receive equity investments in portfolio
companies in connection with such investments. Apollo Investment Corporation is
managed by Apollo Investment Management, L.P., an affiliate of Apollo
Management, L.P., a leading private equity investor.

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, 212-515-3423


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 Peteka

                               By: Richard L. Peteka
                               Title: Chief Financial Officer
                               Date: December 14, 2004