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Sono-Tek Announces Preliminary Fiscal Year 2017 Results and First Quarter 2018 Sales Guidance

(March 17, 2017 – Milton, NY) Sono-Tek Corporation (OTCQX: SOTK) today announced preliminary sales of $9,725,000 for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2017, compared to sales of $11,834,000 for the previous fiscal year, a decrease of $2,109,000 or 18%. However, during fiscal year 2017, the Company showed positive revenue gains in each quarter when compared to a slow first quarter. The current year’s sales decrease was primarily due to decreases in sales of float glass line coating equipment, combined with a strong U.S. dollar and slower sales to China. Some of the Company’s opportunities in China have been negatively impacted by China’s 2015 implementation of a “China First” policy that focuses on developing internal companies and products with government assistance to create technology that competes with foreign suppliers. Based on current backlog, shipments, and proposals, the Company is expecting to report increased sales for the first quarter of the new fiscal year (March-May 2017) compared to last year’s first quarter. The Company is targeting growth in revenues for fiscal year 2018 based on several new products and applications, as well as the improving tax and regulatory climate anticipated in the U.S.

The Company expects to report income before taxes of $66,000 for the year ended February 28, 2017 compared to $742,000 for the year ended February 28, 2016. The Company’s results will be finalized once the independent audit is completed in May 2017. During fiscal 2017, the Company chose to continue its spending for new product development and associated sales and marketing, even though it was experiencing a decrease in sales. The Company believes that continued investment is the correct strategy to advance its technology market expansion opportunities.

Dr. Christopher L. Coccio, Sono-Tek’s Chairman and CEO, stated that, “We are pleased with the ongoing strength of our business, as evidenced by generating over $600,000 of expected additional cash and cash equivalents in a year of reduced sales and income, while also continuing our technology and market developments. Much of our cash generation and increasing balance sheet strength is attributed to the implementation of a successful LEAN program this past year. This program has resulted in a significant reduction in the inventory levels needed in our business, which led to the improvement in our cash position.”

For further information, contact Dr. Christopher L. Coccio, at 845-795-2020, or visit our website at www.sono-tek.com.

Sono-Tek Corporation is a leading developer and manufacturer of liquid spray products based on its proprietary ultrasonic nozzle technology. Founded in 1975, the Company’s products have long been recognized for their performance, quality, and reliability.

This earnings release contains forward looking statements regarding future events and the future performance of Sono-Tek Corporation that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These factors include, among other considerations, the completion and results of the audit of Sono-Tek’s results of operations for the year ended February 28, 2017; general economic and business conditions; political, regulatory, competitive and technological developments affecting our operations or the demand for our products; improving U.S. tax and regulatory conditions; continued implementation of LEAN manufacturing and successful reduction of inventory; continued investment in new products and their timely development and market acceptance; adequacy of financing; capacity additions, the ability to enforce patents, maintenance of order backlog, consummation of order proposals, and the ability to achieve increased sales volume and improved cash flows at projected levels and continued profitability. We refer you to documents that the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which includes Form 10-K and Form 10-Qs containing additional important information.

Sono-Tek Announces Third Quarter Results and Fourth Quarter Sales and Earnings Guidance

(January 17, 2017 – Milton, NY) Sono-Tek Corporation (OTC QX: SOTK) today announced sales of $2,599,000 for the three months ended November 30, 2016, compared to sales of $3,032,000 for the prior year period, a decrease of $433,000 or 14%. Although not directly reported, a comparison of the three months ended November 30, 2016 to the three months ended August 31, 2016 showed an increase in sales of $289,000 or 13%, continuing an upward trend for this Fiscal Year. The current quarter’s sales increase is attributable to the sale of a float glass coating line to a customer in Asia. Based on the Company’s backlog, recent shipments, and proposals, the Company is expecting another increase in sales for the fourth quarter of this Fiscal Year in comparison to earlier quarters this year. As mentioned in previous quarterly reports and releases this year, lower sales compared to a year ago have been due to global economic factors, including the strong US dollar, coupled with lower activity in the glass, medical, and electronics markets this year.

The Company reported net income of $62,000 for the three months ended November 30, 2016 compared to $244,000 for the prior year period, a decrease of $182,000. The Company reported net income of $28,000 for the nine months ended November 30, 2016 compared to $541,000 for the prior year period, a decrease of $513,000. The Company expects to report continuing profitability in the fourth quarter, based on its current backlog and shipments to date.

Dr. Christopher L. Coccio, Sono-Tek’s Chairman and CEO, stated that, “We will continue our focus on creating new products and market segments regardless of short-term macroeconomic conditions, and implementing a broad based LEAN manufacturing approach that has been freeing up cash reserves and streamlining our operations.”

For further information, contact Dr. Christopher L. Coccio, at 845-795-2020, or visit our website at www.sono-tek.com

Sono-Tek Corporation is a leading developer and manufacturer of liquid spray products based on its proprietary ultrasonic nozzle technology. Founded in 1975, the Company’s products have long been recognized for their performance, quality, and reliability.

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This earnings release contains forward looking statements regarding future events and the future performance of Sono-Tek Corporation that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These factors include, among other considerations, general economic and business conditions; political, regulatory, competitive and technological developments affecting our operations or the demand for our products; timely development and acceptance of new and existing products in the glass, medical, and electronics markets; adequacy of financing; capacity additions, the ability to enforce patents; the continued strength of the US dollar; the effectiveness of our LEAN manufacturing program; and the ability maintain order backlog, achieve increased sales volume at projected levels and continued profitability. We refer you to documents that the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which includes Form 10-K and Form 10-Qs containing additional important information.

Sono-Tek Announces Second Quarter Results and Confirms Prior Sales and Income Guidance

Sono-Tek Announces Second Quarter Results and Confirms Prior Sales and Income Guidance

(October 13, 2016 – Milton, NY) Sono-Tek Corporation (OTC QX: SOTK) today announced sales of $2,310,000 for the three months ended August 31, 2016, compared to sales of $2,975,000 for the prior year period, a decrease of $665,000 or 22%. The Company’s second quarter sales level was in line with first quarter sales, as expected, and as communicated to shareholders in the Company’s recent press releases. The current quarter’s decrease compared to the prior year’s quarter was primarily due to a slowdown in sales to the electronics industry, particularly in China and Brazil, both of which have experienced economic problems. During the second quarter, there were no deliveries of the Company’s large WideTrack glass coating lines when compared to several in the prior year’s quarter.

The Company anticipates an improvement in revenues in the second half of the current fiscal year as some customers free up funds for year-end purchases and as sales of the Company’s recent new product introductions expand. The Company is scheduled to ship a large WideTrack System to an Asian glass customer in the third quarter which is expected to contribute to both the top and bottom lines.

The Company reported a net loss of $90,000 for the three months ended August 31, 2016 as compared to net income of $144,000 for the prior year period. For the six months ended August 31, 2016, the Company reported a net loss of $34,000 as compared to net income of $298,000 for the prior year period. The Company expects to return to profitability in the third and fourth quarters of the fiscal year and achieve overall profitability for the Fiscal Year, as discussed in the Company’s August 26, 2016 press release.

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Dr. Christopher L. Coccio, Sono-Tek’s Chairman and CEO stated that, “Sono-Tek has experienced quarterly and annual revenue fluctuations in the past, primarily due to economic factors or the timing of larger shipments to its customers. Sono-Tek has proven resiliency in riding out these ups and downs, and expects to continue to do so. The Company has accumulated a significant amount of cash and marketable securities in recent years, which cushions it from these revenue variations, while still permitting the Company to pursue a strategy of adding new ultrasonic product applications to its market basket. This strategy has allowed the Company to grow organically in the past, and it expects to do so in the future.”

For further information, contact Dr. Christopher L. Coccio, at 845-795-2020, or visit our website at www.sono-tek.com

Sono-Tek Corporation is a leading developer and manufacturer of liquid spray products based on its proprietary ultrasonic nozzle technology. Founded in 1975, the Company’s products have long been recognized for their performance, quality, and reliability.

This earnings release contains forward looking statements regarding future events and the future performance of Sono-Tek Corporation that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These factors include, among other considerations, general economic and business conditions; political, regulatory, competitive and technological developments affecting our operations or the demand for our products; timely development and market acceptance of new products; adequacy of financing; capacity additions, the ability to enforce patents, acceptance of our advanced medical device platform; the sufficiency of cash and marketable securities to cushion against revenue fluctuations; and the ability to achieve increased sales volume from customers’ year end purchases at projected levels and a return to profitability. We refer you to documents that the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which includes Form 10-K and Form 10-Qs containing additional important information.

Recent Interview in MEMS Journal

b-bruntilBennett Bruntil, Director of Electronics and Advanced Energy, was recently interviewed by MEMS Journal to dicuss ultrasonic spray in comparison to high speed spin coating for MEMS and other precision semiconductor wafers with difficult to coat aspect ratios. The interview discusses market trends as well as the unique challenges Sono-Tek has overcome in depositing uniform photoresist for these applications in the development of the SPT200, a spray deposition tool designed specifically for these challenging photoresist applications. To see the whole interview, go to: http://www.memsjournal.com/2016/10/mems-manufacturing-comparison-of-ultrasonic-and-spin-coating-for-photoresist-deposition-applications.html.

Sono-Tek Holds Annual Shareholders Meeting and Confirms Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 Sales Guidance

Milton, NY, August 26, 2016 – Sono-Tek Corporation (OTCQX: SOTK) held its Annual Shareholders Meeting on August 25, 2016 in Milton, New York. The business review presentation used is available online at the Company’s website: http://www.sono-tek.com/annual-meeting/. The results of Fiscal Year 2016, which ended on February 29, 2016, were discussed.

During the meeting, Dr. Christopher L. Coccio, Chairman and CEO, highlighted the past year’s business performance which resulted in a 9% increase in sales over the previous fiscal year. He reviewed the performance of the Company’s diversification strategy in terms of new products and markets, coupled with geographical expansion to multiple areas of the world. Robb Engle, VP of Engineering, discussed the New Product Development program and the resulting three new product platforms created in the past year. These new product platforms have already led to several orders in new areas for Sono-Tek, and this will continue to be the heart of the Company’s business growth model.

The Company’s President, R. Stephen Harshbarger, described the current outlook for FY 2017, in which the Company is anticipating a dip in sales compared to FY 2016 due to global economic conditions, particularly in China and parts of Latin America. The decrease in sales has primarily affected the float glass, fluxer, and medical stent segments in the first two quarters of fiscal 2017. He described the Company’s actions to expand into additional markets with the creation of new products, in conjunction with front-end investment in sales personnel and expanded trade show participation. Mr. Harshbarger stated that, “Orders and quotations for newly released products are accelerating; and helping to offset the sales decline we are seeing with our more established product lines due to global economic conditions. In addition, the Company’s Lean manufacturing program is already having a positive impact in terms of decreased unit costs, decreased inventory tie-up, and shorter cycle times.”

Since the meeting occurred just prior to the end of the second quarter of the Company’s current fiscal year, the Company indicated that the guidance provided in its last quarterly press release dated July 14, 2016, is still accurate, and its sales volume for the quarter ending August 31, 2016 will be comparable to sales for the quarter ended May 31, 2016. The Company is anticipating an increase in its sales volume in the second half of the year. This increase, coupled with cost reductions, should enable the Company to achieve a profitable result by the end of the Fiscal Year.

For further information, contact Dr. Christopher L. Coccio, at 845-795-2020, or visit our website at www.sono-tek.com.

Sono-Tek Corporation is a leading developer and manufacturer of liquid spray products based on its proprietary ultrasonic nozzle technology. Founded in 1975, the Company’s products have long been recognized for their performance, quality, and reliability.

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This release contains forward looking statements regarding future events and the future performance of Sono-Tek Corporation that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These factors include, among other considerations, general economic and business conditions, including the economies of China and Latin America; political, regulatory, competitive and technological developments affecting our operations or the demand for our products; timely development and market acceptance of new products; returns on our investment in additional sales personnel; continued efficacy of our Lean manufacturing program; adequacy of financing; capacity additions, the ability to enforce patents and create new applications; strength of sales in the glass coating, fluxer and medical stent markets; our ability to maintain and build backlog, achieve increased sales volume at projected levels and continued profitability. We refer you to documents that the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which includes Form 10-K and Form 10-Qs containing additional important information.