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Oct 28, 2008

Capital Southwest Announces Net Asset Value

Capital Southwest Announces Net Asset ValueDALLAS, Oct. 28, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Southwest Corporation (Nasdaq:CSWC) today reported net assets at September 30, 2008 of $534,078,274, equivalent to $142.74 per share. Comparative annual data is summarized below:

                           September 30, 2008       September 30, 2007
                           ------------------       ------------------

  Net assets                     $534,078,274             $606,872,698

  Shares outstanding                3,741,638                3,889,151

  Net assets per share                $142.74                  $156.04

Assuming reinvestment of all dividends and tax credits on retained long-term capital gains, the September 30, 2008 net asset value was 7.91% below the September 30, 2007 net asset value of $156.04 per share and 4.58% below the March 31, 2008 net asset value of $150.09 per share.

About Capital Southwest Corporation

Capital Southwest is a Dallas-based investment company that provides patient equity capital to exceptional businesses. As a public company (Nasdaq:CSWC), Capital Southwest has the flexibility to hold investments indefinitely, which has provided its portfolio company managers a stable ownership platform since its founding in 1961. For more information about Capital Southwest, visit the company's website at

Capital Southwest Corporation
Gary L. Martin
Tracy L. Morris