PFLT PennantPark Floating Rate Capital

Art Penn Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Aviv Efrat Chief Financial Officer
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Good morning, and welcome to the PennantPark Floating Rate Capital First Fiscal Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call. Today's conference is being recorded. At this time, all participants are placed in a listen-only mode. The call will be open for a question-and-answer session following the speakers’ remarks. [Operator Instructions] It is now my pleasure to turn the call over to Mr. Chief of and Capital. Floating Chairman Penn, Executive PennantPark Officer Rate Art Mr. you conference. begin Penn, your may

Art Penn

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Aviv Efrat

you, Art. Thank

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Art Penn

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