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* Revenue grew 13.0% for the quarter versus the prior year
  * Gross profit increased 14.1% for the quarter versus the prior year
  * Company  achieved positive  adjusted EBITDA  for the  quarter ended December
    31, 2012
  * Management to conduct conference call/webcast on February 13, 2013 at 11:00
    a.m. ET

Atlanta,  Georgia  -  February  13, 2013-DLH  Holdings  Corp.  (NASDAQ: DLHC), a
leading  healthcare and logistics  services provider to  the Federal Government,
including  the  Departments  of  Defense  and  Veterans Affairs, announced today
financial results for its first quarter ended December 31, 2012.

   Financial Highlights

For the Three Months Ended         December 31, ---------------------------------- ($ in thousands, except per share   amounts)     2012     2011 ------------------------------------------ ----------------------------------   Operating revenues   $     12,994   $     11,495   Gross profit   $       1,788   $       1,567   Gross profit percentage     13.8%     13.6%   Loss from operations              (94)            (210)   Net loss            (128)            (389)   Loss per share - basic and diluted   $       (0.01)   $       (0.06)   Other Data   Adjusted EBITDA ((1))   $            29   $          (16) Commenting on the Company's results, President and Chief Executive Officer of DLH, Zachary Parker stated:  "DLH's first quarter results demonstrate continued progress in executing our strategy and driving value back into the company. During the quarter we delivered solid revenue and generated positive cash flow from operations even as revenue growth drove greater working capital needs . In addition, our margins have improved as a function of our enhanced program management and performance excellence initiatives that we implemented towards the end of Fiscal 2012." Parker added, "We began our fiscal year 2013 (FY13) with the assumption that the federal government would continue to operate on a continuing resolution (CR) rather than an approved budget for our entire fiscal year, which has so far been the outcome.  As such, we have assumed that government customers would have no new funding for new contract awards.  Combined with the uncertainties around "sequestration" we anticipated continued paralysis with regard to new business awards within DoD and most federal agencies. However, we remain confident in our strategy to focus on our country's high priority mission programs and agencies. We continue to see new business opportunities and maintain a healthy pipeline for the future growth of the company." Parker concluded: "Looking ahead, we continue to be sharply focused on Project LEAN, which drives structural costs out of the business, and enhancing our competitiveness for the future.  These changes to the business are not only essential at this stage of the company's transformation, but also are well suited during this period of fiscal uncertainty for our government. With Project LEAN well underway, we expect that its full effects should be seen in the coming quarters. This gives us the confidence that we are on the right track towards reaching our goal of delivering profitability in fiscal 2013 and beyond." Chief Financial Officer, Kathryn JohnBull commented:  "As Zach stated, the Company always strives to attain the most cost efficient environment both internally and externally. Although there are numerous risks facing us, as described below, we believe the Company is on track to achieve our financial goals and objectives for FY13 and we will remain focused on sustaining our improvements, including positive adjusted EBITDA, throughout the upcoming quarters." Results for Three Months Ended December 31, 2012 Revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2012 increased 13.0% to $13.0 million compared to $11.5 million in the same period in fiscal 2012.   The increase in revenue is due primarily to expansion on current programs, as well as the full quarter impact of new business awards received during the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Gross profit increased 14.1%, from $1.6 million to $1.8 million in fiscal 2012 and 2013, respectively, due largely to improved contract performance. G&A expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 were $1.85 million and $1.76 million, respectively, an increase of 5.4%.  This increase is principally due to the timing of expenses for outside professional services in the respective periods. Loss from operations for the three months ended December 31, 2012 was $0.1 million as compared to loss from operations for the three months ended December 31, 2011 of $0.2 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended December 31, 2012 was $29,000 as compared to ($16,000) for the three months ended December 31, 2011, due principally to the increased gross profit described above. Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) to net loss from continuing operations 1. We present Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental non-GAAP measure of our performance. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net loss from continuing operations plus (i) interest and other income/expenses, net, (ii) provision for or benefit from income taxes, if any, (iii) depreciation and amortization, (iv) G&A expenses - equity grants, and (v) impairment charges. This non-GAAP measure of our performance is used by management to conduct and evaluate its business during its regular review of operating results for the periods presented. Management and the Company's Board utilize this non- GAAP measure to make decisions about the use of the Company's resources, analyze performance between periods, develop internal projections and measure management performance. We believe that this non-GAAP measure is useful to investors in evaluating the Company's ongoing operating and financial results and understanding how such results compare with the Company's historical performance. By providing this non-GAAP measure, as a supplement to GAAP information, we believe we are enhancing investors' understanding of our business and our results of operations. This non-GAAP financial measure is limited in its usefulness and should be considered in addition to, and not in lieu of, US GAAP financial measures. Further, this non-GAAP measure may be unique to the Company, as it may be different from the definition of non-GAAP measures used by other companies. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA with net loss from continuing operations is as follows:     For the Three Months Ended     December 31, -----------------------------------     2012   2011 -----------------------------------   Net loss  $     (128)    $       (389) (i) interest and other expenses (net)    34 179   (ii) provision for taxes  -    - (iii) amortization and depreciation    33 23 (iv) G&A expenses - equity grants    90 171 -----------------------------------   Adjusted EBITDA $         29   $         (16) ----------------------------------- Conference Call and Webcast Details Interested parties may participate in the conference call on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM EST by dialing into the conference call line at 1-888-396-2298; international callers dial 1-617-847-8708 (passcode 52360375) approximately five to ten minutes prior to 11:00 AM EST. The conference call will also be available on replay starting at 1:00 PM EST on February 13, 2013 and ending on February 20, 2013. For the replay, please dial 1-888-286-8010(passcode 73675690) or 1-617-801-6888 for international callers. About DLH DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: DLHC) serves clients throughout the United States as a full-service provider of healthcare, logistics, and technical support services to DoD and Federal agencies. For more information, visit the corporate web site at "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or DLH`s future financial performance. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including without limitation statements to the effect that the Company or its management "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "plans" (and similar expressions) should be considered forward looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause DLH`s actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things our ability to secure contract awards, including the ability to secure renewals of contracts under which we currently provide services; our ability to enter into contracts with United States Government facilities and agencies on terms attractive to us and to secure orders related to those contracts; changes in the timing of orders for and our placement of professionals and administrative staff; the overall level of demand for the services we provide; the variation in pricing of the contracts under which we place professionals; government contract procurement (such as bid protest, small business set asides, loss of work due to organizational conflicts of interest, etc.) and termination risks; the results of government audits and reviews; our ability to manage growth effectively; the performance of our management information and communication systems; the effect of existing or future government legislation and regulation; changes in government and customer priorities and requirements (including changes to respond to the priorities of Congress and the Administration, budgetary constraints, and cost-cutting initiatives); economic, business and political conditions domestically (including the impact of uncertainty regarding U.S. debt limits and actions taken related thereto); the impact of medical malpractice and other claims asserted against us; the disruption or adverse impact to our business as a result of a terrorist attack; the loss of key officers, and management personnel; the competitive environment for our services; the effect of recognition by us of an impairment to goodwill and intangible assets; other tax and regulatory issues and developments; the effect of adjustments by us to accruals for self-insured retentions; our ability to obtain any needed financing; and the effect of other events and important factors disclosed previously and from time-to-time in our filings with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward- looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the company's periodic reports filed with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012. Given these risks and uncertainties, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. DLH undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events, changes in expectation or otherwise, except as required by law. TABLES TO FOLLOW DLH HOLDINGS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)     For the Three Months Ended     December 31,   December 31,     2012   2011 ------------------------- ----------------------- REVENUES  $             12,994    $             11,495 DIRECT EXPENSES                 11,206   9,928 ------------------------- ----------------------- GROSS PROFIT                 1,788                   1,567 GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES                   1,849   1,754 DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION  33    23 ------------------------- -----------------------   Loss from operations (94)   (210) ------------------------- ----------------------- OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)   Interest expense  (46)    (77) Amortization of deferred   financing costs  (52)    (46) Change in fair value of   financial instruments  61    (56)   Other income, net  3    - ------------------------- -----------------------      (34)    (179) ------------------------- ----------------------- Loss from continuing operations before income   taxes                   (128)   (389) INCOME TAX EXPENSE  -      - ------------------------- ----------------------- NET LOSS  $               (128)    $               (389) ------------------------- ----------------------- NET GAIN (LOSS) PER SHARE - BASIC AND DILUTED  $   Net loss per share  $               (0.01)   (0.06) ------------------------- ----------------------- WEIGHTED AVERAGE BASIC AND DILUTED SHARES       OUTSTANDING                   9,286   6,070 ------------------------- -----------------------   DLH HOLDINGS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES   CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS   (AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS)       December 31,   September 30   ASSETS 2012   2012 ----------------------- -----------------------   CURRENT ASSETS:  $                    $     Cash and cash equivalents  3,239    3,089 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful     accounts  of $0 as of December 31, 2012 and September 30,      2012  12,097    13,028 Prepaid workers'     compensation     516       516     Other current assets     357       133          Total current assets  16,209    16,766 ----------------------- -----------------------   EQUIPMENT AND IMPROVEMENTS:     Furniture and equipment     139       139     Computer equipment     126       126     Computer software     417       408     Leasehold improvements       24         24 ----------------------- -----------------------           706       697 Less accumulated depreciation and     amortization   (462)     (429) ----------------------- -----------------------     Equipment and     improvements, net    244      268 ----------------------- -----------------------   GOODWILL  8,595    8,595   OTHER ASSETS Deferred financing costs,     net         5           9     Other assets     775       784 ----------------------- -----------------------          Total other assets    780      793 ----------------------- -----------------------  $                $   TOTAL ASSETS  25,828    26,422 ----------------------- -----------------------   DLH HOLDINGS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES   CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS   (AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PAR VALUE OF SHARES)       December 31,   September 30, LIABILITIES AND   SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 2012   2012 ------------------------ -----------------------   CURRENT LIABILITIES:  $                    $     Bank loan payable  1,816    2,363 Current portion of capital     lease obligations       52         51     Convertible debenture, net     241 Derivative financial     instruments, at fair value       58     Accrued payroll  10,633    10,555     Accounts payable  2,468    2,296 Accrued expenses and other     current liabilities  2,646    2,817 Liabilities from     discontinued operation     178       185 ------------------------ -----------------------      Total current     liabilities  18,092    18,267 ------------------------ -----------------------   LONG TERM LIABILITIES     Convertible debenture, net  -       202 Derivative financial     instruments, at fair value  -       119     Capital Lease Obligations         9         22     Other long term liability       21         62 ------------------------ -----------------------      Total long term     liabilities       30       405 ------------------------ -----------------------          Total liabilities  18,122    18,672 ------------------------ ----------------------- COMMITMENTS AND   CONTINGENCIES   SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY: Preferred stock, $.10 par value; authorized 5,000     shares;      none issued and     outstanding       -           - Common stock, $.001 par value; authorized 40,000     shares; issued 9,320 at December     31, 2012 and 9,268 at September 30, 2012,     outstanding 9,318 at December 31, 2012 and 9,266 at September     30, 2012         9           9     Additional paid-in capital  75,291    75,207     Accumulated deficit  (67,570)    (67,442) Treasury stock, 2 shares at cost at December     31, 2012 and        September 30, 2012     (24)       (24) ------------------------ -----------------------      Total shareholders'     equity  7,706    7,750 ------------------------ ----------------------- TOTAL LIABILITIES AND  $                $    SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY  25,828    26,422 ------------------------ ----------------------- CONTACTS: Zachary C. Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer Kathryn M. JohnBull, Chief Financial Officer DLH 1776 Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30309 866-952-1647 Christy N. Buechler, Marketing & Communications Manager (Media) DLH 678-935-1531 (Investor Relations) Donald C. Weinberger/Adam Lowensteiner Wolfe Axelrod Weinberger Associates, LLC 212-370-4500 ### This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: DLH Holdings Corp. via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1677183]

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