API Technologies Announces $1.5 Million Order from Global Power Products Manufacturer

ORLANDO, FL – (PRNewswire) – March 8, 2012 – API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) (“API”, “API Technologies”, or the “Company”), a provider of electronic systems, subsystems, RF, and secure solutions for the defense, aerospace, and commercial industries, today announced that is has received a new $1.5 million order by a global power products manufacturer to provide contract electronic manufacturing services. These services include the manufacture of circuit card assemblies for power supply products.

“Our extensive EMS capabilities and certified facilities in the United States and offshore offer the flexibility to manufacture a diverse portfolio of high-reliability products for both commercial and defense customers,” said Bel Lazar, President and Chief Operating Officer of API Technologies, “We are particularly pleased when customers see us as an extension of their engineering organizations, looking to API to manufacture mission-critical products of exceptional quality.“

About API Technologies Corp.
API Technologies designs, develops and manufactures electronic systems, subsystems, RF and secure solutions for technically demanding defense, aerospace and commercial applications. API Technologies' customers include many leading Fortune 500 companies. API Technologies trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the Company website at www.apitechnologies.com.

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Investor Relations Contact:
Bel Lazar
President and Chief Operating Officer
+1-877-274-0274
investors@apitech.com

Chris Witty
Darrow Associates
+1-646-438-9385
cwitty@darrowir.com