API Technologies Reports Results for the Fiscal Second Quarter Ended May 31, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla.– (PR Newswire) – July 9, 2014 - API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) ("API" or the "Company"), a leading provider of high performance RF/microwave, power, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, today announced results for the fiscal second quarter ended May 31, 2014.

Results for the Quarter Ended May 31, 2014

API Technologies reported fiscal second quarter revenue of $53.2 million.

For the fiscal second quarter of 2014, GAAP gross margin as a percentage of sales was 19.6%; non-GAAP gross margin was 22.2%.

API Technologies posted a net loss of $15.0 million for the fiscal second quarter, primarily due to the write-off of note discounts and deferred financing charges from debt extinguishment, which were $10.2 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the fiscal second quarter was $4.3 million. Restructuring costs recorded in the three months ended May 31, 2014 were approximately $1.0 million.

Results for the Six Months Ended May 31, 2014

API Technologies reported revenue of $112.1 million for the six months ended May 31, 2014. GAAP gross margin was 21.2% for the six-month period ended May 31, 2014. Non-GAAP gross margin was 23.0% for the same period.

The Company posted a net loss of $17.1 million for the six months ended May 31, 2014, primarily due to the amortization of note discounts and deferred financing charges, which were $10.9 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended May 31, 2014 was $10.8 million. Restructuring costs recorded in the six months ended May 31, 2014 were approximately $1.4 million.

“While our EMS business was weaker than expected in Q2, we enter Q3 with a company-wide, fully funded $123.7 million backlog and positive book-to-bill, highlighted by strong demand for our Systems, Subsystems, and Components (SSC) segment products. The strength of our differentiated technology portfolio continues to generate key customer design-ins that will drive shareholder return in the quarters ahead,” said Bel Lazar, president and chief executive officer of API Technologies.

Conference Call

API Technologies will host a conference call to review the Company’s fiscal second quarter results tomorrow, July 10, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Bel Lazar, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Claudio Mannarino, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host the call.

The call will be available by dialing 1-877-317-6789 or 1-412-317-6789 and accessible by webcast at http://www.apitech.com/investor-relations. Recorded replays of the webcast will be available on the Company’s Investor Relations App, and for 30 days on the Company’s website, and by telephone at 1-877-344-7529 or 1-412-317-0088, replay passcode #10048296, beginning noon Eastern Time on July 10, 2014.

The API Technologies Investor Relations App is available for iPhone® and iPad® via the Apple iTunes store and for Android™ devices via Google Play. For more information, visit http://www.apitech.com/investor-relations.

About API Technologies Corp.

API Technologies (NASDAQ: ATNY) is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance systems, subsystems, modules, and components for technically demanding RF, microwave, millimeter wave, electromagnetic, power, and security applications. A high-reliability technology pioneer with over 70 years of heritage, API Technologies products are used by global defense, industrial, and commercial customers in the areas of commercial aerospace, wireless communications, medical, oil and gas, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, C4ISR, missile defense, harsh environments, satellites, and space. Learn more about API Technologies and our products at www.apitech.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

In this press release, API has provided the non-GAAP financial measures for Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations and non-GAAP gross margin. Non-GAAP gross margin excludes restructuring charges and certain other adjustments described in the reconciliation table and Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations (Earnings from continuing operations before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) excludes restructuring charges, acquisition and divestiture-related charges, foreign exchange losses, stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of note discounts and deferred financing costs, and certain other adjustments described in the reconciliation table. Management believes the supplemental non-GAAP presentations provide investors an additional analytical tool for understanding the Company’s financial performance by excluding from operating results the impact of items that management believes do not reflect the Company’s core operating performance. These are not recognized measures under US GAAP, do not have a standardized meaning, and are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures used by other companies. Accordingly, investors are cautioned that these non-GAAP measures should not be construed as an alternative to net earnings or loss or gross margin determined in accordance with GAAP as an indicator of the financial performance of the Company or as a measure of the Company's liquidity and cash flows. We expect our financial statements to continue to be affected by items similar to those excluded in the non-GAAP adjustments described above, and exclusion of these items from our non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed as an inference that all such costs are unusual or infrequent.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements

Except for statements of historical fact, the information presented herein constitutes forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, including without limitation, reductions in government defense spending; government regulations; our ability to integrate and consolidate our operations; our ability to expand our operations in both new and existing markets; the ability of our review of strategic alternatives to maximize stockholder value; and the effect of growth on our infrastructure. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material aspects from those currently anticipated. The forward-looking statements in this news release should be read in conjunction with the more detailed descriptions of the above factors located in our Annual Report on Form 10-K under Part I, Item 1A “Risk Factors” as well as those additional factors we may describe from time to time in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information in this release is as of the date hereof. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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Contact:
Claudio Mannarino
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
+1 855-294-3800
investors@apitech.com

Tara Flynn Condon
Vice President, Corporate Development & Marketing
+1 908-546-3903
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