Aetrium Announces Further Accord With Shareholders Group and Resets Annual Meeting Date

Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:30pm EDT

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ST. PAUL, Minn., March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aetrium Incorporated (Nasdaq:ATRM) today
announced that it has reached a further accord with the Concerned Aetrium Shareholders group
("CAS"). Pursuant to the accord, the number of directors on the Company's Board has been reduced
to six, comprised of three incumbent directors and three CAS designated directors, with the CAS
designated directors also participating on the Board's committees. The reconstituted Board members
are Joseph Levesque, Chairman, Darnell Boehm, Douglas Hemer, Jeffrey Eberwein, Galen Vetter and
Richard Coleman. The reconstituted Board also reset the 2013 annual meeting date to September 16,
2013, with a record date of July 22, 2013, and with the current six member Board being nominated
for reelection.

"We are very pleased that the CAS group has joined with us in our proposed initiative to seek
strategic alternatives for our product groups," said Joseph Levesque, President and CEO of the
Company, "and now to proceed with us on an equal footing to implement that plan."

As a part of the further accord, Messrs. Levesque, Boehm and Hemer have agreed to resign as
directors upon the sale of both of the Company's product lines.

Aetrium, based in North St. Paul, Minnesota, is a leading supplier of proprietary technologies and
equipment that are used by the worldwide semiconductor industry to test ICs. The company's
products are used by customers to advance reliability, improve quality, increase product yield or
improve manufacturing processes. Aetrium's common stock is publicly traded on the Nasdaq market
under the symbol ATRM. More information about Aetrium is available on the internet at
www.Aetrium.com
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         Aetrium Incorporated
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