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Gladstone Investment Corporation Acquires Head Country Inc.

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: GAIN) ("Gladstone Investment") announced today that on February 14, 2014, it acquired Head Country Inc. ("Head Country"). Gladstone Investment, together with certain members of the executive management team, provided the capital consisting of preferred and common equity, senior debt and a revolving credit facility.  Head Country, founded in 1980, is headquartered in Ponca City, OK. Head Country is a manufacturer of a leading BBQ sauce brand with three BBQ sauce flavors currently as well as seasonings and marinades.

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"Gladstone Investment is excited about partnering with this talented and experienced management team. Head Country has an outstanding brand with a loyal customer base, and we look forward to supporting management as they continue to build on that track record," said Kyle Largent, Managing Director of Gladstone Investment.

Gladstone Investment Corporation is a publicly traded business development company that seeks to make debt and equity investments in small and mid-sized businesses in the United States in connection with acquisitions, changes in control and recapitalizations. Gladstone Investment has paid 103 consecutive monthly cash distributions on its common stock. Additional information on this transaction can be found at www.gladstonecompanies.com.

For Investor Relations inquiries related to any of the monthly dividend paying Gladstone funds, please visit www.gladstone.com.

Forward-looking Statements:
The statements in this press release regarding the longer-term prospects of Head Country and its management team, and the ability of Head Country to grow and expand are "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements inherently involve certain risks and uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Although these statements are based on Gladstone Investment's current plans that are believed to be reasonable as of the date of this press release, a number of factors could cause actual results and conditions to differ materially from these forward-looking statements, including those factors described from time to time in Gladstone Investment's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Gladstone Investment undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward looking statements that may be made to reflect any future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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