Aetrium Acquires KBS Building Systems

Aetrium Acquires KBS Building Systems

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aetrium Incorporated
(Nasdaq:ATRM) ("Aetrium" or the "Company") announced today that it has
acquired substantially all of the assets of KBS Building Systems, Inc. and
certain of its affiliated entities. KBS, which is based in South Paris, Maine,
manufactures, sells, and distributes modular housing units for both
residential and commercial use.KBS's website is http://www.kbs-homes.com.

"Aetrium is excited to expand its operations through the acquisition of KBS,
which we believe will generate long-term value for our shareholders," stated
Jeffrey E. Eberwein, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company.

Consideration for the acquisition included $5 million in cash, a $5.5 million
six-month promissory note made by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aetrium, the
assumption and payoff of approximately $1.4 million in debt, and the
assumption of certain other liabilities related to the purchased assets.The
acquisition was financed by $6.5 million in loans ($0.5 million of which is
convertible into Aetrium common stock) from Lone Star Value Investors, LP, an
investment fund managed by Mr. Eberwein.

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About Aetrium

Aetrium is based in North St. Paul, Minnesota. Its 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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