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 integrated circuits. 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.The Aetrium Incorporated logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6943 IMPORTANT INFORMATION/SOLICITATION PARTICIPANTS LEGEND Aetrium Incorporated and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of Aetrium Incorporated in connection with any meeting of shareholders that may be held. Information regarding the interests of these directors and executive officers in connection with the matters to be voted on at any meeting that may be held will be included in the proxy statement filed by Aetrium Incorporated in connection with any such meeting. In addition, Aetrium Incorporated files annual, quarterly and special reports, proxy and information statements, and other information with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). These documents are available, and the proxy statement, when it is filed, will be available free of charge at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov . SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT CAREFULLY WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE BECAUSE IT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
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