Cogent, Inc. (Nasdaq: COGT) today announced that on October 19, 2010, the Delaware Supreme Court refused a shareholder plaintiff's petition that the Court accept an interlocutory appeal from the Delaware Chancery Court's October 5, 2010 opinion denying plaintiff's motion for an injunction to enjoin 3M's tender offer for the outstanding shares of Cogent, Inc. The Court stated "that exceptional circumstances as would merit review of that decision do not exist in this case."

About Cogent Systems

Cogent is a global biometric identification solutions provider to governments, law enforcement agencies, and commercial enterprises. Cogent provides the highest quality identification systems, products and services with leading technology, accuracy and speed. Cogent’s Automated Fingerprint/Palmprint Identification Systems, or AFIS, enable customers to capture fingerprint and palm print images electronically, encode prints into searchable files, and accurately compare a set of fingerprints/palm prints to a database containing potentially millions of prints in seconds. For more information, please visit www.cogentsystems.com.

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