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August 15, 2006

Bexil Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2006 Financial Results

NEW YORK – Bexil Corporation (AMEX: BXL) today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2006. 

Revenue. Revenue increased approximately $379,000 and $454,000 for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2006, respectively, compared to 2005 mainly due to an increase in dividend and interest income. Cash balances increased over the same period due to the proceeds from the sale of its fifty percent interest in York Insurance Services Group, Inc. (“York”) on April 28, 2006 and to dividends received from York in 2005. Sale proceeds were approximately $39 million in cash.

Expenses. Total expenses decreased approximately $38,000 and increased approximately $257,000 for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2006, respectively, compared to 2005.

Compensation and benefits increased approximately $47,000 and $138,000 for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2006, respectively, compared to 2005. The Company recognized approximately $29,000 and $67,000 in compensation expense for unvested stock options due to the adoption of SFAS 123(R) for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2006, respectively. Compensation also increased due to an increase in jointly used administrative and support functions incurred by Company affiliates and allocated to the Company.

Professional expenses decreased approximately $65,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2006, compared to 2005. In 2005, the Company’s auditing fees increased due to a change in auditors in the second quarter. Professional expenses increased approximately $130,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2006, compared to 2005. This was due to an increase in audit, legal, and the York expense sharing agreement leading up to the sale of York.

Business Overview. Bexil’s primary holding since 2002 had been its fifty percent interest in privately held York. York is an insurance services company. Bexil’s fifty percent interest in York was accounted for using the equity method and, therefore, York’s financial results were not consolidated with Bexil’s. The Company recognized a loss in the earnings of York of approximately $1,806,000 and $734,000 for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2006, respectively. This was attributable to expenses incurred by York leading up to the sale transaction. The Company consummated the sale of its fifty percent interest in York in April 2006 and realized a net after-tax gain of approximately $20,000,000. The net after-tax gain consisted of proceeds of approximately $39,000,000 less the Company’s carrying value in York of approximately $1,100,000, closing costs including employee bonus awards of approximately $2,200,000, and income taxes of approximately $16,000,000.

On May 2, 2006, Bexil announced its business acquisition parameters. See www.bexil.com.

Net Income. Net income was $18,710,552 or $20.28 per share on a diluted basis for the six months ended June 30, 2006 compared to net income of $820,413 or $0.93 per share on a diluted basis for the six months ended June 30, 2005.

Bexil’s 10-QSB for the second quarter ending June 30, 2006 may be accessed at www.sec.gov and at www.bexil.com.

About Bexil Corporation

Bexil is a holding company. At June 30, 2006, the Company had positive working capital of $34,241,575, total assets of $48,692,701, no long-term debt, and shareholders’ equity of $34,251,431. More information about Bexil may be found at www.bexil.com. Approximately 25% of Bexil's shares are owned by Winmill & Co. Incorporated (OTC: WNMLA), which is engaged through subsidiaries in stock market and gold investing through its investment management of equity and gold mutual funds.

Safe Harbor Note

Certain of the statements and predictions contained herein constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. In particular, any statements, projections or estimates that include or reference the words “believes,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “will,” or any similar expression fall within the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Reform Act. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors, including those set forth below, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by those statements. More information on potential risks and uncertainties is available in the Company's recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-KSB, quarterly Form 10-QSB reports and Forms 8-K.

 

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Bexil Corporation Announces First Quarter 2006 Results
May 2, 2006
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April 28, 2006
Bexil Corporation Announces Consummation of York Sale and Payment Date of Special Dividend
April 27, 2006
Bexil Corporation Announces Stockholder Approval of York Sale
April 3, 2006
Bexil Corporation Announces 2005 Financial Results
December 27, 2005
Bexil Corporation Agrees to Sell Interest in York Insurance Services Group
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Bexil Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2005 Financial Results
Novermber 10, 2005
Bexil Corporation Adopts Shareholder Rights Plan
November 9, 2005
Bexil Corporation Announces Conference Call  
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