Hennessy Advisors Inc. Earnings Releases

HENNESSY ADVISORS, INC. ANNOUNCES RECORD HIGH ANNUAL EARNINGS

Novato, CA –December 4, 2013 – Hennessy Advisors, Inc. (OTCBB:HNNA) ) today reported fully diluted earnings per share for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013 of $0.83, an increase of 388% from the prior fiscal year earnings of $0.17 per share, and an all-time high for the company.  Total assets under management increased 339% from $919 million at the beginning of the fiscal year to $4.034 billion at the end of the fiscal year, and average assets under management increased by almost 300%, producing a corresponding increase in revenue, net income and earnings per share versus the prior comparable period.  The asset growth was driven by the approximately $2.2 billion purchase of the assets of the FBR Funds in October, 2012, strong market appreciation of approximately $648 million, and net inflows of approximately $243 million.

“We surpassed $4 billion in assets under management in mid-September, and our growth in assets produced record-setting net income of $4.8 million on revenue of $24.3 million,” said Neil Hennessy, President, Chairman and CEO of Hennessy Advisors, Inc. “The financial markets have delivered strong results for investors this year, and I continue to believe we will see the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 20,000 in the next three to five years,” Mr. Hennessy noted.  “Looking forward to 2014, Hennessy Advisors will continue our sustained focus on our proven business model of growing our assets under management through acquisitions and through strong marketing and distribution efforts,” he added.

About Hennessy Advisors, Inc.
Hennessy Advisors, Inc. is. a publicly traded investment manager offering a broad range of domestic equity, sector and specialty, and balanced and fixed income products. Hennessy Adviosrs, Inc. is committed to its consistent and repeatable investment process, combining time-tested stock selection strategies with a highly disciplined, team-managed approach, and to superior service to shareholders.

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