Bolt Technology Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: BOLT) today announced that its board of directors has authorized and approved a program to repurchase up to $10,000,000 of its common stock through open market and privately negotiated transactions.

Pursuant to the terms of the repurchase program, management’s discretion will determine the timing and amount of any stock repurchase transactions, depending on market conditions, share prices, capital availability and other factors. The Company is not obligated to purchase any shares under the repurchase program. The repurchase program does not have an expiration date and repurchases may be commenced or suspended at any time or from time to time without prior notice. The repurchase program is intended to be structured to conform to the safe harbor provisions of Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 10b-18.

Bolt Technology Corporation is a leading worldwide developer and manufacturer of marine seismic acquisition equipment used for offshore exploration for oil and gas. The Company operates in three segments: “Seismic Energy Sources,” “Underwater Cables and Connectors” and “Seismic Energy Source Controllers.”

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements about anticipated financial performance, future revenues and earnings, business prospects, new products, anticipated energy industry activity, anticipated market performance, planned production and shipping of products, expected cash needs and similar matters. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty, including without limitation (i) the risk of technological change relating to the Company’s products and the risk of the Company’s inability to develop new competitive products in a timely manner, (ii) the risk of changes in demand for the Company’s products due to fluctuations in energy industry activity, (iii) the Company’s reliance on certain significant customers, (iv) risks associated with a significant amount of foreign sales, (v) the risk of fluctuations in future operating results, (vi) risks associated with global economic conditions and (vii) other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company believes that forward-looking statements made by it are based on reasonable expectations. However, no assurances can be given that actual results will not differ materially from those contained in such forward-looking statements. The words “estimate,” “project,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “predict,” “believe,” “may,” “could,” “should” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.