SOURCE: Astro-Med, Inc.

June 02, 2006 09:00 ET

Astro-Med, Inc. Selects SM Berger & Company, Inc. to Expand and Enhance Investor Awareness

WEST WARWICK, RI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 2, 2006 -- Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) announced today that it has retained SM Berger & Company, Inc. to increase its visibility and awareness within the investment community.

SM Berger & Company, a nationally known investor relations firm, specializes in developing customized investor relations programs for publicly held small- and micro-cap companies whose stocks have been overlooked by investors. With over 21 years of experience, SM Berger has an established and growing national investment following consisting of portfolio managers, analysts, professional investors and stockbrokers who seek undervalued and overlooked stocks.

Albert W. Ondis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Astro-Med, stated, "The financial outlook for Astro-Med has never looked better. Our backlog at the end of our First Quarter on April 29, 2006, reached a record of approximately $6.5 million, and we reported that we are experiencing double-digit growth in new orders from most of our major products. We are on track to achieve additional growth with the introduction of several new products later this year, and look forward to discussing our financial and operating model with Wall Street."

Stan Berger, President of SM Berger & Company, stated, "We are very pleased to have been selected to improve the investor awareness of Astro-Med. In our opinion, the Company's investment merits are quite compelling and the growth potential of Astro-Med's stock is undiscovered by investors. For the First Quarter ended April 29, 2006, net income increased 36 percent on a 10 percent increase in sales, compared with the same period last year. Earnings per diluted share improved 29 percent."

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Astro-Med, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high tech specialty printing systems, electronic medical instrumentation, and test and measurement instruments employed around the world in a wide range of industrial, scientific, and medical applications.

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This news release contains forward-looking statements, and actual results may vary from those expressed or implied herein. Factors that could affect these results include those mentioned in Astro-Med's FY2006 annual report and its annual and quarterly filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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