GAMCO Comments on Sevcon Proxy Contest

RYE, N.Y.--()--At this time GAMCO Asset Management Inc., (“GAMCO”), an affiliate of GAMCO Investors, Inc. (NYSE:GBL), on behalf of its clients believes that it is in the best interest of all stockholders to stay the course and allow the current Board of Directors, including Ryan Morris, to work together to create shareholder value.

Accordingly, GAMCO intends to vote against the expedited declassification and to vote for the election of all five candidates nominated by the Board of Directors of Sevcon, Inc. (“Sevcon”) (NASDAQ:SEV) (assuming the declassification proposal is not approved by stockholders). A representative of GAMCO will be present at the annual meeting on February 7th in Boston, MA with legal proxies.

GAMCO has evaluated the data that Ryan Morris and Meson Capital Partners, LLC have brought to the attention of stockholders of Sevcon. GAMCO believes the creative tension that exists is constructive and will focus on strategic decisions that are in the best interests of all stockholders.

GAMCO Investors, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manages private advisory accounts (GAMCO Asset Management Inc.), mutual funds and closed-end funds (Gabelli Funds, LLC). As of September 30, 2016, GAMCO had approximately $39.6 billion in assets under management.

Contacts

For GAMCO Asset Management Inc.
George Maldonado, 914-921-7733
Director of Proxy Voting Services
www.gabelli.com

Contacts

For GAMCO Asset Management Inc.
George Maldonado, 914-921-7733
Director of Proxy Voting Services
www.gabelli.com