BOTHELL, WA, February 22, 2002 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO), today announced the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, of a registration statement for a proposed public offering of 2,700,000 shares of its common stock. All of the shares will be offered by Sonosite. UBS Warburg LLC and Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown will serve as managing underwriters for the offering. Sonosite has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 405,000 shares to cover any over-allotments. Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to this offering are not yet available.
When available, they may be obtained from UBS Warburg LLC, Prospectus Department, 299 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10171, telephone: (212) 821-3000. Sonosite, Inc. (www.sonosite.com), headquartered in Bothell, WA, is a leading provider of high performance, highly miniaturized, hand-carried, all-digital ultrasound devices for use in a variety of clinical applications and settings. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective.