API Technologies Corp. Hires New Chief Financial Officer: Current CFO, Jack Freeman, Retires After 21 Years

ORLANDO, FL – (PRNewswire) – April 10, 2012 – API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) (“API”, “API Technologies”, or the “Company”), a provider of electronics systems, subsystems, RF, and secure solutions for the defense, aerospace, and commercial industries, today announced the appointment of Phil Rehkemper as Chief Financial Officer and the retirement of current Chief Financial Officer, Jack Freeman. Mr. Freeman had served as the CFO of API since its merger with Spectrum Control, Inc. on June 1, 2011. Prior to joining API, Mr. Freeman had been a Director and the CFO of Spectrum Control for over 21 years.

Mr. Rehkemper brings more than 25 years of financial and strategic planning experience to API. For the last nine years, he was part of the management team of International Rectifier ( NYSE: IRF ), most recently serving as their Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining International Rectifier, Mr. Rehkemper was Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance at Alliance Fiber Optic Products.

Bel Lazar, President and Chief Operating Officer of API, stated, "Jack's industry experience and financial expertise have been extremely valuable throughout his tenure with API, with Jack playing a key role in our merger with Spectrum Control and the subsequent transition process. After a very distinguished career with API and Spectrum Control, we thank Jack, and wish him a long and healthy retirement."

Mr. Lazar, continued, "We are very pleased and fortunate to have Phil join API. With his extensive industry experience and technical capabilities, he will undoubtedly assume a significant role in the ongoing growth and success of API."

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
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