American Capital Will Report Q1 2012 Results On May 1

Shareholder Call Scheduled for May 2

Apr 23, 2012, 16:00 ET from American Capital, Ltd.

BETHESDA, Md., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Capital, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) ("American Capital" or the "Company") announced today it will report first quarter 2012 earnings after market close on May 1, 2012.  Members of the Company's senior management team will discuss the quarter on a conference call to be held on May 2, 2012 at 11:00 am ET.  Shareholders, prospective shareholders, analysts and other interested persons may access the call through a live webcast, free of charge, at, or by dialing (877) 270-2148 (U.S. domestic) or (412) 902-6510 (international).  All callers are asked to dial in 10-15 minutes prior to the call to register.  Please advise the operator you are dialing in for the American Capital shareholder call.  Callers who do not plan on asking a question and have access to the internet are asked to utilize the webcast. A slide presentation will accompany the shareholder call and will be available at  Select the Q1 2012 Earnings Presentation link to download and print the presentation in advance of the shareholder call. An archived audio replay of the shareholder call combined with the slide presentation will be made available on the American Capital website after the call on May 2.  In addition, there will be a phone recording available from 2:00 pm ET May 2 until 9:00 am ET May 16.  If you are interested in hearing the recording of the presentation, please access it for free on the American Capital website or dial (877) 344-7529 (U.S. domestic) or (412) 317-0088 (international).  The access code for both domestic and international callers is 10013312. For further information, please contact Investor Relations at (301) 951-5917 or ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL American Capital is a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager. American Capital, both directly and through its asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate and structured products.  American Capital has $68 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2011 and seven offices in the U.S. and Europe.  American Capital and European Capital will consider investment opportunities from $10 million to $500 million.  For further information, please refer to

Contact: Investors - (301) 951-5917

SOURCE American Capital, Ltd.