GAMCO Board Declares Third Quarter Dividend

Rye, NY
August 10, 2006
  Contact:    John C. Ferrara
       Interim Chief Financial Officer
       (914) 921-5147

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GAMCO Investors, Inc. (NYSE: GBL) announced today that its Board of Directors declared its quarterly dividend of $.03 per share to all of its Class A and Class B shareholders, payable on September 28, 2006 to shareholders of record on September 15, 2006.

GAMCO paid its first dividend in the amount of $.02 per share to its Class A shareholders in December 2003 and began paying a quarterly dividend to all shareholders in June 2004. Since that time, GAMCO has paid a total of $1.93 per share in dividends to Class A and Class B shareholders, including $1.70 per share in special dividends. The quarterly dividend was increased by the Board of Directors to $.03 per share beginning in the fourth quarter 2005.

GAMCO Investors, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manages private advisory accounts (GAMCO Asset Management Inc.), mutual funds and closed-end funds (Gabelli Funds, LLC), and partnerships and offshore funds (Gabelli Securities, Inc.). As of June 30, 2006, GAMCO had approximately $26.8 billion in assets under management.

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