Hennessy Funds Earns Three 2013 Lipper Fund Awards

              Hennessy Funds Earns Three 2013 Lipper Fund Awards

PR Newswire

NOVATO, Calif., March 15, 2013

NOVATO, Calif., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hennessy Funds today announced
that the Hennessy Gas Utility Index Fund (GASFX) and Hennessy Japan Fund
(HJPIX) have each been named a 2013 Lipper Fund Award winner. Lipper Fund
Awards honor mutual funds that have excelled in delivering consistently
stronger performance than their peers. The Hennessy Gas Utility Index Fund was
recognized for both the best three-year and five-year risk adjusted
performance among 16 Utility Funds, while the Hennessy Japan Fund was
recognized for the best three-year performance among 10 Japanese Funds, for
the period ended

"These Lipper awards are a testament to the quality of our investment
management team and reflects our disciplined, consistent and repeatable money
management approach," said Neil Hennessy, President and Chief Investment
Officer of Hennessy Funds. "We are very pleased to be recognized for our focus
on long-term investing and for our attention to downside risk," he noted.

The Hennessy Gas Utility Index Fund utilizes the American Gas Association
Index, providing investors with the opportunity to capitalize on distribution
companies that supply the growing demand for natural gas.The Hennessy Japan
Fund is actively managed and sub-advised by SPARX Asset Management Co. Ltd.,
located in Tokyo, Japan.The Fund is invested primarily in global,
export-oriented companies headquartered in Japan and has the potential to
capitalize on a weaker yen.

About Hennessy Funds
Hennessy Funds offers a wide range of domestic equity, sector, specialty,
balanced and fixed income investment products. Hennessy is committed to its
consistent and repeatable investment process, combining time-tested stock
selection strategies with a highly disciplined, team-managed approach and to
providing superior service to shareholders.The investment manager of the
Hennessy Funds is Hennessy Advisors, Inc. (HNNA).

Past performance does not guarantee future results. 

The Funds' investment objective, risks, charges and expenses must be
considered carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other
important information about the investment company, and it may be obtained by
calling 800-966-4354 or by visiting www.hennessyfunds.com. Please read it
carefully before you invest or send money.

Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. Small and
medium-capitalization companies tend to have limited liquidity and greater
price volatility than large-capitalization companies. Investments in foreign
securities involve greater volatility and political, economic and currency
risk and differences in accounting methods. A non-diversified fund, one that
may concentrate its assets in fewer holdings than a diversified fund, is more
exposed to individual stock volatility than a diversified fund. Investments
focused in the natural gas distribution and transmission industry may be
adversely affected by rising interest rates, weather, and the wholesale
pricing of alternative fuels.

The American Gas Association (AGA) Stock Index is a market capitalization
weighted index, adjusted monthly, consisting of member companies of the AGA.
One cannot invest directly in an index.

A Lipper Fund Award is awarded to one fund in each Lipper classification for
achieving the strongest trend of consistent risk-adjusted performance against
its classification peers over a three, five or ten-year period. Although
Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the
data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Lipper. Lipper
Analytical Services, Inc. is an independent mutual fund research and rating
service. © 2013, All Rights Reserved

The Hennessy Funds are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC, Distributor.

Available Topic Expert(s):Neil J. Hennessy
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SOURCE Hennessy Funds

Contact: Tania Kelley, 1-800-966-4354
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