8-K 1 v463573_8k.htm 8-K


Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 5, 2017 (April 4, 2017)



Fifth Street Finance Corp.
 (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Delaware 001-33901 26-1219283
 (State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)


777 West Putnam Avenue, 3rd Floor
Greenwich, CT 06830
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (203) 681-3600



 (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


(b)        On April 4, 2017, Patrick J. Dalton resigned as Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Street Finance Corp. (the “Company”). Also on April 4, 2017, Mr. Dalton resigned as a member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company. Mr. Dalton’s resignation from the Board was not a result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.









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.



Date: April 5, 2017   By: /s/ Kerry S. Acocella  
      Name: Kerry S. Acocella
      Title: Chief Compliance Officer