Saturna Capital Expands Global Investment and Research Team

Saturna Capital Expands Global Investment and Research Team

Bellingham, Wash., Sept. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Saturna Capital
Corporation has announced further expansion of its global investment
management and research capabilities with the hiring of four analysts based in
the United States and Malaysia. The expansion has broadened and enhanced
Saturna's ability to uncover less-followed investment opportunities for its
growing line-up of international and global strategies. They include the
recently launched Sextant Global High Income Fund, Amana Developing World
Fund, launched in 2009, and the seventeen-year-old Sextant International
Fund. 

Saturna Capital's president and CEO Jane Carten contends it is a favorable
time to add key investment personnel and explains Saturna's approach. "Growing
our analyst team demonstrates our deep commitment to rigorous fundamental
security research and analysis. As a global asset manager, we have focused
our recruitment efforts on finding seasoned talent with hands-on investment
experience in foreign markets."

U.S. and Malaysia-based investment and research staff work seamlessly as one
team contributing to the management of all Saturna's U.S.-based and offshore
investment products. Analytical responsibilities are divided by sectors,
industries, and countries.

Scott Klimo, CFA, has filled the new position of director of research,
overseeing Saturna's overall global research operations and leading further
expansion of the firm's research capabilities with an emphasis on foreign
markets. Tyler Howard has joined as a junior analyst. Messrs. Klimo and Howard
are based in Saturna's Bellingham, Washington headquarters.

Christina Yap, CFA, joins as an investment analyst with a primary focus on the
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Neoh Boon Sing joins as equity
analyst with expertise in Malaysia and Singapore markets, specializing in the
plantation, consumer, and commercial real estate sectors. Ms. Yap and Mr. Neoh
are based in Kuala Lumpur, at Saturna's wholly-owned Malaysian investment
management subsidiary Saturna Sdn. Bhd. 

Mr. Klimo has 25 years of investment research and management experience. He is
a former senior analyst and research director for Security Global Investors in
San Francisco where he spent the past six years as a portfolio manager for
SGI's global equities and global/international long-short equities strategies.
Klimo's experience includes several years living and working in Hong Kong,
China, Thailand, and Malaysia.

Mr. Howard spent five years as a research associate and consultant at Carmel
Capital Management LLC, a small-cap, value-oriented wealth manager in Carmel,
California.

Ms. Yap most recently worked as an investment analyst at Eight Investment
Partners, Sydney Australia, and was a research analyst for ING Investment
Management.

Mr. Neoh most recently worked as an investment executive at Sitt Tatt Company
Sdn. Bhd. and as a corporate finance executive at Sime Darby Bhd., both in
Kuala Lumpur.

"Saturna continues to deepen its bench of analysts and steep them in the
firm's value investment discipline," added Nick Kaiser, Saturna's chairman,
chief investment officer, and portfolio manager. "Our new colleagues are
already making valuable contributions to our research and investment
management operations, " he pointed out.

For more information about Saturna Capital Corporation and Saturna Sdn. Bhd.,
visit www.saturna.com or www.saturna.com.my.

About Saturna

"Values-Based Global Equity Managers"

Saturna Capital Corporation, established in 1989 in Bellingham, Washington,
USA, is an investment adviser with US$3.8 billion in assets under management,
providing investment advisory services to mutual funds, institutions,
businesses, individuals, and endowments.

Saturna Capital is adviser to the Amana Mutual Funds (Amana Growth Fund, Amana
Income Fund, and Amana Developing World Fund) that follow principles of
Islamic finance.

Saturna Capital is also adviser to the Saturna Investment Trust, consisting of
Sextant International, Sextant Growth, Sextant Core, Sextant Bond Income,
Sextant Short-Term Bond, Sextant Global High Income, and the Idaho Tax-Exempt
Fund.

Saturna Sdn. Bhd., located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Saturna Capital, specializing in Islamic-compliant investment
advisory services for individuals and institutions.

Saturna Capital also has two other wholly-owned subsidiaries: Saturna
Brokerage Services, located in Bellingham, Washington, USA, provides general
discount brokerage services and distributes Saturna's affiliated mutual funds;
and Saturna Trust Company, headquartered in Reno, Nevada, USA, provides trust
services to families, charities, trusts, estates, and retirement plans.

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CONTACT: Victoria Odinotska
         Kanter & Company
         Tel. + 1 703 534 3735
        
         Jane Carten
         Saturna Capital Corp.
         Tel. +1 360 594 9900

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