Key Technology To Present At Needham Growth Stock Conference

WALLA WALLA, Wash., Jan. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Key Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTEC), a worldwide leader and full-solutions provider in the design and manufacture of process automation systems, announced today that Jack Ehren, President and CEO, and Louis Vintro, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Global Operations, will be presenting at the 15 th Annual Needham Growth Stock Conference in New York on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. EST.

An Internet broadcast of the presentation can be accessed from the Investors section of Key Technology's website at , and will be archived at the same location for 90 days. The presentation will provide an overview of the Company's markets, product innovation, strategic focus, and financial performance.

About Key Technology

Key Technology, Inc., headquartered in Walla Walla, Washington, is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of process automation systems for the food processing and industrial markets. The Company's products integrate electro-optical inspection and sorting, specialized conveying and product preparation equipment, which allow processors to improve quality, increase yield and reduce cost. Key has manufacturing facilities in Washington, Oregon, and the Netherlands, and worldwide sales and service coverage.

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