Aetrium Reports Management and Board Changes

Aetrium Reports Management and Board Changes

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aetrium Incorporated
(Nasdaq:ATRM) today announced that Daniel M. Koch, the Company's Vice
President – Marketing, has been appointed President and Chief Executive
Officer, and Paul H. Askegaard, the Company's Chief Financial Officer, has
also been appointed Secretary, each effective as of November 15, 2013. Messrs.
Koch and Askegaard have also been elected to the Company's Board of Directors,
effective as of November 15, 2013.

Joseph C. Levesque retired from the positions of President and Chief Executive
Officer, and resigned from the Company's Board of Directors, effective as of
November 15, 2013. Douglas L. Hemer resigned from the position of Secretary
and from the Company's Board of Directors, effective as of November 15, 2013.
Darnell L. Boehm also resigned from the Company's Board of Directors,
effective as of November 15, 2013.

"We are excited about the management changes and board additions. The Board
and management are committed to maximizing shareholder value," said Jeffrey E.
Eberwein, Aetrium's newly-elected Chairman of the Board.

Following these changes, the Company's Board of Directors is composed of
Messrs. Koch and Askegaard, Jeffrey E. Eberwein, Richard K. Coleman, Jr. and
Galen Vetter. The Company will be holding its annual meeting of shareholders
on December 19, 2013.

Certain matters in this news release are forward-looking statements that are
subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those projected. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are
not limited to, adverse domestic or global economic conditions, slowing growth
in the demand for semiconductor devices, the volatility and cyclicality of the
microelectronics industry, changes in the rates of capital expenditures by
semiconductor manufacturers, progress of product development programs,
unanticipated costs associated with the integration or restructuring of
operations, and other risk factors set forth in the Company's SEC filings,
including its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.

Aetrium, based in North St. Paul, Minnesota, is a supplier of handling
equipment used by the worldwide semiconductor industry to test ICs. The
company's products are used by customers to improve efficiency and provide
thermal environments for devices during test, including MEMS test
environments. 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.

CONTACT: Paul Askegaard
         Aetrium Incorporated
         (651) 704-1812

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