IKONICS(R) Corporation to be Added to Russell Microcap(R) Index

IKONICS(R) Corporation to be Added to Russell Microcap(R) Index

DULUTH, Minn., June 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IKONICS Corporation
(Nasdaq:IKNX), a Duluth-based imaging and materials technology company, today
announced it will be added to the Russell Microcap(R) Index, effective at the
close of the market on June 28, 2013.

CEO Bill Ulland commented, "We are pleased to be added to the Russell Microcap
Index. Inclusion in this index is a testament to our traditional business and
the recent expansion of Ikonics into the aerospace and automotive industries
where our proprietary technologies create significant value for our
customers.We believe that the inclusion in the Russell index will expand our
visibility to a broad range of institutional buyers, and we are gratified that
Ikonics has gained this additional opportunity for recognition within the
investment community."

The Russell Microcap Index measures the performance of the microcap segment of
the U.S. equity market. Microcap stocks consist of the smallest 1,000
securities in the small-cap Russell 2000(R) Index, plus the next 1,000
eligible securities, based on a ranking of all U.S. equities by market
capitalization. Membership in the Russell Microcap Index, which remains in
place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the appropriate growth and
value style indices and funds.

About Ikonics Corporation:

Ikonics Corporation has been a public company for 61 years, initially
manufacturing photochemical products for the screen printing
industry.Recently, the company has combined its strengths in photochemistry
with newly acquired industrial inkjet printing and patent-pending Particle
Beam technologies to enter the aerospace and automotive industries.Its
aerospace applications range from use by NASA to the machining of carbon fiber
composites for the Airbus A350. The company recently announced a project with
Lockheed Martin to investigate the use of Particle Beam technology for the
machining of Ceramic Matrix Composites, a material used in the most advanced
jet engines. The company's Digital Texturing (DTX) enterprise is a
patent-pending technology for creating textured surfaces in automobiles and on
other surfaces, coupled with an integrated 3D texture prototyping capability.
The technology is currently in use in Germany and Detroit for broad a range of
vehicles, and the company believes represents a major savings in time and cost
to users.

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the effect of
the Company's inclusion in the Russell Microcap Index,, industry trends and
new products, technologies and business initiatives that involve risks and
uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially as a result of downturns
in the aerospace industry, unexpected production delays by the Company's
customers, lack of acceptance of new products and technologies, introduction
of new products or technologies by competitors, the effects of domestic and
global economic conditions, inherent risk and uncertainty in the protection of
intellectual property rights, the ability to control operating costs without
impacting growth, the importance investors place on the Company's stock being
included in a particular index or fund, as well as the factors described in
the Company's Forms 10-K, and 10-Q, and other reports on file with the SEC.

CONTACT: News Contact: Bill Ulland, CEO
         218-628-2217 ext. 109
         1800-328-4261 ext. 109
         bulland@ikonics.com

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