Mill City Ventures III, Ltd. Announces Record Revenues, Earnings for 2nd quarter

- Revenue from interest and dividends increased 73%

- Breakeven operating quarter from loss year ago

Aug 14, 2015, 15:39 ET from Mill City Ventures III, Ltd.

WAYZATA, Minn., Aug. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mill City Ventures III, Ltd. ("MCV" or the "Fund") (OTCBB: MCVT) (http: today announced record net realized interest and dividend income for the first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2015. Net interest and dividend income for the quarter was $147,081 compared to $85,015 for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Operating expenses remained nearly flat at $143,561 versus $142,999 a year ago.

"We continue to seek strategic opportunities with entrepreneurs with exciting new ideas and proven records of success," said Chief Executive Officer Douglas M. Polinsky. "Our emphasis continues to focus on debt or hybrid investments to provide our stockholders with a current cash flow from our investments."

In the second quarter, one of our significant portfolio companies redeemed an outstanding note for $750,000 after receiving a $15 million equity investment from a private equity fund.

Net realized gains on investment increased from nil for March 31, 2014, to $139,290 for quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Net asset value declined by $0.04 per share from $0.95 to $0.91 for the second quarter of 2015 compared to first quarter. The decline in net asset value was primarily attributed to write down in the value of portfolio investments in the oil and gas industry as well as other investments.

In 2014, the Board of Directors approved up to a $1M common share buyback with a one-year duration. The company did not repurchase any additional shares in the second quarter of 2015.

About Mill City Ventures III, Ltd.

Mill City Ventures III, Ltd. is a business development company (BDC). The Company focuses on investing in or lending to private and small-capitalization public companies and making managerial assistance available to portfolio companies. MCV intends to invest capital in portfolio companies for purposes of financing acquisitions, organic growth, recapitalizations, buyouts and working capital.

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