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API Technologies Announces Promotion of Claudio Mannarino to Chief Financial Officer

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, announced today that Claudio Mannarino, Senior Vice President, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately, replacing Phil Rehkemper who resigned his position as CFO to accept another position. Mr. Rehkemper has served as CFO since April 2012. Mr. Rehkemper has agreed to remain with the Company until July 3, 2014 to assist in the CFO transition.

Mr. Mannarino has been with API since 2000 and has over 20 years of finance and professional accounting experience. Prior to his current role as Senior Vice President, Mr. Mannarino served various senior-level management roles throughout the Company’s finance organization. Before joining API Technologies, Mr. Mannarino served as Controller for two divisions of Transcontinental, Inc. Mr. Mannarino holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Ottawa and is a Certified Management Accountant.

API Technologies President and Chief Executive Officer, Bel Lazar, commented: “Claudio has been an integral part of API Technologies’ management team for 14 years and I look forward to working with him in his expanded role.”

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

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