Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO), a leader in advanced, high-performance lighting, electrical power, avionics databus interfaces and automated test systems for the global aerospace and defense industries, announced today that it will release its first quarter 2012 financial results before the opening of financial markets on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, followed by a conference call and webcast at 11:00 a.m. ET. During the call and webcast, Peter J. Gundermann, President and CEO, and David C. Burney, Executive Vice President and CFO, will review the financial and operating results for the quarter and discuss Astronics’ corporate strategies and outlook. A question-and-answer session will follow. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (201) 689-8562. The listen-only audio webcast can be monitored at www.Astronics.com. A telephonic replay will be available from 2:00 p.m. ET the day of the call through Tuesday, May 8, 2012. To listen to the archived call, dial (858) 384-5517 and enter conference ID number 392763. Alternatively, the archive of the webcast will be available on the Company’s website at www.Astronics.com. A transcript will also be posted to the Company’s website, once available. ABOUT ASTRONICS CORPORATION Astronics Corporation is a leader in advanced, high-performance lighting, electrical power and automated test systems for the global aerospace and defense industries. Astronics’ strategy is to develop and maintain positions of technical leadership in its chosen aerospace and defense markets, to leverage those positions to grow the amount of content and volume of product it sells to those markets and to selectively acquire businesses with similar technical capabilities that could benefit from our leadership position and strategic direction. Astronics Corporation, and its wholly- owned subsidiaries, Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Corp., Ballard Technology, Inc., DME Corporation and Luminescent Systems Inc., have a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices. The Company routinely posts news and other important information on its Web site at www.Astronics.com. For more information on Astronics and its products, visit its Web site at www.Astronics.com.