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Adept Technology Appoints Seth Halio as Chief Financial Officer

Adept Technology Appoints Seth Halio as Chief Financial Officer

PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc.
(Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile
solutions and services, today announced that Mr. Seth Halio has been named as
Chief Financial Officer effective October 3, 2013.

Mr. Halio comes to Adept with nearly 30 years of senior financial management
experience in public accounting and both public and private venture-backed
companies, 12 years of which he was a CFO. In this role at Adept he will be
responsible for accelerating the company turnaround from a financial
perspective and a key leader managing the company's global finance and IT
organizations.

"We are excited to welcome Seth to the Adept team," said Rob Cain, Adept
President and CEO. "After a thorough search, few candidates had the experience
and track record improving the bottom and top line that Seth does. He is a
strong leader with significant industry experience within the markets that we
serve and fits into our culture of results and execution well".

"I'm very pleased to be joining the Adept team," said Seth Halio. "Adept has a
strong history of product innovation and thought-leadership. I look forward to
serving the company as it executes on its growth plan."

Prior to joining Adept, Seth held senior level finance positions including CFO
at LED Engin, Inc., Novariant, Inc., Diamond Foods, Inc., and Spectra-Physics,
Inc. He received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Bucknell
University in Pennsylvania.

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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CONTACT: Press and Industry Analysts:
         Glenn Hewson
         Adept Technology, Inc.
         858 699 3909 (voice)
         925 960 0452 (fax)
         glenn.hewson@adept.com

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