Independent Inspector of Elections' Official Tally of Shares Presented at Aetrium Special Shareholders Meeting Falls 20% Short

Independent Inspector of Elections' Official Tally of Shares Presented at
Aetrium Special Shareholders Meeting Falls 20% Short of Quorum Requirement

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aetrium Incorporated
(Nasdaq:ATRM) today announced that on November 27, 2012, a representative of
American Election Services, LLC, the independent firm acting as inspector of
elections for Aetrium's special meeting of shareholders held November 26,
2012, submitted its Final Report on the meeting. The Final Report certified
that 10,781,451 shares of Aetrium common stock were issued and outstanding as
of the record date, and holders of 4,397,327 shares were present at the
meeting, representing 40.79% of the issued and outstanding common stock. The
quorum requirement for the meeting was a majority of all outstanding shares of
the company's common stock. The Final Report also confirmed that there were no
matters presented for action at the meeting, as the company stated in its
press release of November 27, 2012. Aetrium plans to file the certified
results in a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission today.

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.

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CONTACT: Doug Hemer
         Aetrium Incorporated
         (651) 773-4274

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