Astro-Med Announces Contract with Thales Avionics for ToughWriter 5 Flight Deck Printers

  Astro-Med Announces Contract with Thales Avionics for ToughWriter 5 Flight
  Deck Printers

Business Wire

WEST WARWICK, R.I. -- June 18, 2014

Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) announced today that it has been selected by
Thales Avionics (EN Paris: HO.PA) to supply flight deck printers for the
Airbus A330/A340 long-range aircraft.

The agreement covers flight deck printers for the Airbus A330 long-range
aircraft, which is currently in production, and for retrofits of the Airbus
A340 long-range aircraft. After the necessary qualification tests and
certifications are completed this year, Astro-Med will be supplying its latest
ToughWriter 5 model printer to Thales for these programs. Manufacturing will
be done at Astro-Med’s aerospace products production facilities in West
Warwick, Rhode Island.

"We are extremely pleased to have the trust and confidence of Thales Avionics,
a global leader in supplying on-board avionic suites and systems to major
aircraft manufacturers,” said Gregory A. Woods, the Company’s President and
Chief Executive Officer. “The response to the ToughWriter has been
enthusiastic, and we look forward to providing Thales Avionics with a
high-quality aerospace printer.”

“Astro-Med will complete the manufacture, test, and delivery of these
ToughWriter 5 flight deck printers with the same commitment to quality and
value that have made Astro-Med the global leader in airborne printers," said
Thomas W. Carll, Vice President of Astro-Med Test & Measurement Product Group.

About Thales Avionics

Thales is a global leader in onboard electronics for aircraft, supplying
avionic suites and systems to major aircraft manufacturers. We provide our
customers with the full range of equipment, subsystems and systems for flight
control, navigation, communication and surveillance for aircraft including
helicopters. Thales Avionics is a part of Thales Group, headquartered in
Paris, France. Additional information about Thales Avionics products is
available at: https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/aerospace/what-we-do.

About Astro-Med, Inc.

Astro-Med, the leader in airborne printers, has been designing and
manufacturing ruggedized flight deck printers for nearly three decades. These
ruggedized printers and related ruggedized Ethernet switches, which are part
of our Test & Measurement Group, are used in the most demanding military and
commercial environments, including airborne, shipboard, and ground vehicle
applications. Astro-Med is currently furnishing airborne printers for a wide
range of aircraft including the Airbus A380 and A400M, the Boeing C-17, B-737,
B-787, B-777, B-747-8, the Embraer ERJ, and the Lockheed C-130. Astro-Med is
certified to AS9100, the quality management system specifically designed for
manufacturers of aerospace industry products. Astro-Med is proud to
manufacture in Rhode Island. Additional information about Astro-Med’s
ruggedized printer products is available at
http://www.astro-med.com/ruggedized_products.

Forward-Looking Statements

Information included in this news release may contain forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact, but
rather reflect our current expectations concerning future events and results.
These statements may include the use the words “believes,” “expects,”
“intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “likely,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” and
similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Such
forward-looking statements, including those concerning the contract with
Thales Avionics, involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which
are beyond our control, which may cause our actual results, performance or
achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by
such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and factors
include, but are not limited to, those factors set forth in the Company’s
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014 and
subsequent filings Astro-Med makes with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise
any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise. The reader is cautioned not to unduly rely on such
forward-looking statements when evaluating the information presented in this
news release.

Contact:

Astro-Med, Inc.
Thomas W. Carll, 877-867-9783
Vice President
www.Astro-Med.com
 
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