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Saturna Capital Makes Fifth Consecutive Appearance on Inc. 5000

Saturna Capital

Bellingham, WA, Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Saturna Capital Corporation, investment manager of the no-load Amana and Sextant Fund families and the Idaho Tax-Exempt Fund, earned Inc. magazine's exclusive designation of "Five-Time Honoree" by ranking on the annual Inc. 500|5000 list of America's fastest-growing companies for the fifth consecutive year. About 65 percent of the companies on the Inc. 5000 have made the list before, but less than 20 percent have sustained high enough revenue growth to merit five appearances.

"Our fifth year of recognition by Inc. magazine validates the hard work and dedication of Saturna's global staff who have persevered through many challenges to evolve our business and build wealth for our clients," said Jane Carten, Saturna's president and CEO.

"Recent innovations continue to lay the groundwork for future expansion," said Carten, "This fall we anticipate the launch of our first mutual fund in Malaysia, which will focus on investment opportunities in ASEAN economies, while here in the US we plan to roll out reduced-expense, institutional shares¹ of our flagship Amana Funds."

Saturna's three-year revenue growth of 79% earned a ranking of 3707 on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list. Saturna Capital debuted on the elite Inc. 500 list in 2009 with a rank of 408.

A private, employee-owned firm, Saturna Capital manages over $4 billion and operates three wholly-owned subsidiaries, including Saturna Brokerage Services in Bellingham, Washington, Saturna Trust Company in Reno, Nevada, and the investment research and advisory firm Saturna Sendirian Berhad in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com.

For more information about Saturna Capital, please visit www.saturna.com or call 800-SATURNA.

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About Saturna Capital Corporation

"Values-Based Global Equity Managers"

Saturna Capital Corporation, established in 1989 in Bellingham, Washington, USA, is an investment adviser with US$4 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 Sendirian Berhad, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saturna Capital that specializes 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, which provides general discount brokerage services and distributes Saturna's affiliated mutual funds; and Saturna Trust Company, headquartered in Reno, Nevada, USA, which provides trust services to families, charities, trusts, estates, and retirement plans.

About Inc. Magazine and the Inc. 500|5000 list

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies. The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be US-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.

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Please consider an investment's objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a free prospectus or summary prospectus that contains this and other important information about Saturna-advised funds, call toll free 800/SATURNA or visit www.saturna.com. Please read the prospectus or summary prospectus carefully before investing.

¹Registration statement amendments relating to these shares have been or will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but have not yet become effective. The shares may not be sold, nor offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement amendments become effective. This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the shares in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such State.

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

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