Adept Technology Appoints Glenn Hewson as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing

Adept Technology Appoints Glenn Hewson as Senior Vice President of Global
Marketing

High Tech Industry Veteran Brings Extensive Global Product and Vertical
Marketing Experience

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc.
(Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile
solutions and services, today announced that Glenn Hewson has been named its
senior vice president of global marketing. He will lead the company's product
management, product marketing and marketing teams on a world wide basis.

As a seasoned technology industry executive, Hewson brings more than 25 years
of product line and marketing experience as well as a track record of building
high-performance teams to Adept. Most recently he served as vice president of
global marketing for Avure Technologies where he reinvigorated the marketing
process, introduced new products that became significant revenue contributors
and partnered with the sales team to grow operations worldwide. He has a
strong foundation from IBM and previous to Avure, served in leadership roles
at several Gores Group portfolio companies.

"Glenn's unique blend of managing product strategy through the growth curve
with organizations ranging from mid-tier to large enterprise will be
invaluable to Adept as we reinvigorate our product lines and continue to
expand our business into key vertical markets," said Rob Cain, president and
chief executive officer. "Glenn is an excellent fit with our leadership team
and has been acting in a advisory capacity at Adept since November. We are
pleased to welcome him officially to our executive staff."

"I'm very pleased to be joining the Adept organization," stated Hewson. "Adept
has a strong history of both product and thought-leadership in robotics. I
look forward to helping to increase our market share through the development
and launch of innovative products and services that will add value to our
customers."

About Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous
mobile solutions and services that enable customers to achieve precision,
speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging,
testing, and logistical processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of
high-performance motion controllers, application development software,
vision-guidance technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms with
autonomous capabilities, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics
systems and services to high-growth markets including Medical, Electronics,
Food and Semiconductor; as well as to traditional industrial markets including
Machine Tool Automation and Automotive Components. More information is
available at www.adept.com .

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, without
limitation, statements about our expectations for revenues and cash flow,
market share and product development opportunities in our core markets and
potential new markets. Such statements are based on current expectations and
projections about the Company's business. These statements are not guarantees
of future performance and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that are
difficult to predict. The Company's actual results could differ materially
from those expressed in forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons.
For a discussion of these risk factors relating to Adept's business, see
Adept's SEC filings, including the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for
the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, which includes the discussion in sections
entitled Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and
Results of Operations and Risk Factors.

CONTACT: Press and Industry Analysts:
         Glenn Hewson
         Adept Technology, Inc.
         858 699 3909 (voice)
         925 960 0452 (fax)
         glenn.hewson@adept.com
        
         Financial Analysts:
         Michael Schradle, Chief Financial Officer
         Adept Technology, Inc.
         925 245 3400 (voice)
         Fax: 925 245 3510 (fax)
         investor.relations@adept.com

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