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Superconductor Technologies Inc. Closes $12 Million Underwritten Offering

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superconductor Technologies Inc. (STI) (Nasdaq:SCON), a world leader in the development and production of high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials and associated technologies, announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of units of common stock and warrants. The company received net proceeds of approximately $10.9 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses.

A total of 5,721,675 shares of common stock were issued, plus an additional 954,001 shares subject to pre-funded warrants with an exercise price of $0.01 per pre-funded warrant. In addition, a total of 6,675,676 five year warrants and 3,337,838 two year warrants were issued, each with an exercise price of $2.57.

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. acted as the sole book-runner for the transaction.

This offering was made only by means of a prospectus. The final prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov or by request at Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., 4400 Biscayne Blvd., 14th Floor, Miami, Florida 33137.

In connection with this offering, the Company has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 that was declared effective by the SEC on August 5, 2013. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Superconductor Technologies Inc. (STI)

Superconductor Technologies Inc., founded in Santa Barbara, CA, and now headquartered in Austin, TX, has been a world leader in HTS materials since 1987, developing more than 100 patents as well as proprietary trade secrets and manufacturing expertise. For more than a decade, STI has been providing innovative interference elimination and network enhancement solutions to the commercial wireless industry. The company is currently leveraging its key enabling technologies, including RF filtering, HTS materials and cryogenics to develop energy efficient, cost-effective and high performance second generation (2G) HTS wire for existing and emerging power applications, to develop applications for advanced RF wireless solutions and innovative adaptive filtering, and for government R&D. Superconductor Technologies Inc.'s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol "SCON." For more information about STI, please visit http://www.suptech.com .

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements in this press release regarding our business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are inherently subject to uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These factors and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: our limited cash and a history of losses; the limited number of potential customers; the limited number of suppliers for some of our components and our HTS wire; there being no significant backlog from quarter to quarter; our market being characterized by rapidly advancing technology; overcoming technical challenges in attaining milestones to develop and manufacture commercial lengths of our HTS wire; customer acceptance of our HTS wire; fluctuations in product demand from quarter to quarter; the impact of competitive filter products, technologies and pricing; manufacturing capacity constraints and difficulties; our ability to raise sufficient capital to fund our operations, and the impact on our strategic wire initiative of any inability to raise such funds; the impact of any such financing activity on the level of our stock price; and local, regional, and national and international economic conditions and events and the impact they may have on us and our customers, such as the current worldwide recession.

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