Kirr, Marbach Partners Value Fund Wins Lipper Best Fund Award For Second Consecutive Year

COLUMBUS, Ind., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Kirr, Marbach & Company, LLC
(“Kirr, Marbach”) is pleased to announce the Kirr, Marbach Partners Value Fund
(“Value Fund”–KMVAX– received a 2014 Lipper Best Fund
Award as the best Multi-Cap Core Fund out of 581 funds for the 5-year period
ended November 30, 2013 based on risk-adjusted performance at the annual Lipper
Fund Awards ceremony held yesterday in New York City.

This is the second consecutive year Value Fund has been honored by Lipper,
having received a 2013 Lipper Best Fund Award as the best Multi-Cap Core fund
out of 647 funds for the 3-year period ending November 30, 2012.

Kirr, Marbach is the adviser to Value Fund, a no-load, diversified equity fund
that launched December 31, 1998. Kirr, Marbach utilizes a “value” approach to
investing. When researching a stock, Kirr, Marbach evaluates it as if it were
going to own the entire business for 5-10 years. The stocks Kirr, Marbach finds
attractive are typically out of favor. Kirr, Marbach has also had success
investing in areas of market inefficiencies, such as spin-offs, post-bankruptcy
reorganizations and other corporate restructurings. Kirr, Marbach’s approach can
be characterized as “buying straw hats in the winter.”

“We are delighted the Kirr, Marbach Partners Value Fund earned this prestigious
award from Lipper,” said Mark D. Foster, CFA, Value Fund’s Portfolio Manager and
Chief Investment Officer of Kirr, Marbach, Value Fund’s adviser. He added, “It
is particularly gratifying Value Fund has now received a Lipper Best Fund Award
two years in a row. We are big believers in eating our own cooking. We are
invested alongside our fellow shareholders and are pleased our ‘slow and steady’
value approach won this race for them.” Finally, “Kirr, Marbach & Company, LLC
is actively seeking to grow its business and has recently hired its first
institutional marketing professional and launched a Small/Mid-Cap (< $15 Billion
Market Capitalization) Value equity strategy to complement its traditional
All-Cap Value equity offerings.”

Kirr, Marbach is a registered investment adviser located in Columbus, Indiana.
Kirr, Marbach has been independently owned and managed since its predecessor was
founded on May 1, 1975. As of December 31, 2013, Kirr, Marbach had approximately
$658 million in assets under management. See for additional

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. Users
acknowledge that they have not relied upon any warranty, condition, guarantee,
or representation made by Lipper. Any use of the data for analyzing, managing,
or trading financial instruments is at the user’s own risk. This is not an offer
to buy or sell securities. Lipper–a Thomson Reuters company is an independent
mutual fund research and rating service.

The Lipper Fund Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence, a
global family of awards that celebrate exceptional performance throughout the
professional investment community. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence
recognize the world’s top funds, fund management firms, sell-side firms,
research analysts and investor relations teams. The Thomson Reuters Awards for
Excellence also include the Extel Survey Awards, the StarMine Analyst Awards,
and the StarMine Broker Rankings. For more information, visit

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. The Fund may
invest in small- and medium-capitalization companies, which tend to have limited
liquidity and greater price volatility than large-capitalization companies. The
Fund may also invest in foreign securities which involves political, economic
and currency risks, greater volatility, and differences in accounting methods.
Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against a loss in a
declining market.

While the Fund is no-load, management and other expenses still apply. Please
refer to the Prospectus for further details.

Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying the number of shares
outstanding by the price per share.

The Fund’s investment objectives, 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 1-812-376-9444 or visiting Read it carefully
before investing.

Kirr, Marbach & Company, LLC is the Advisor to the Kirr, Marbach Partners Value
Fund, which is distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC


Mark D. Foster, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
Kirr, Marbach & Company, LLC
812-376-9444 or 800-808-9444

SOURCE Kirr, Marbach & Company, LLC

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