Worldwide Revenues Increase 55 Percent, Gross Margins Rise for Seventh Consecutive Quarter to 59.5 PercentBOTHELL, WA, October 23, 2002 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO), the leader and creator of hand-carried ultrasound, today released financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2002. For the quarter, Sonosite reported revenues of $18.5 million vs. $11.9 million for the third quarter of 2001, an increase of 55 percent. For the nine months, revenues were $47.9 million, an increase of 58 percent, compared to $30.4 million in the first nine months of 2001.Sonosite reported a net loss of $2.4 million, or $0.17 per share, for the quarter compared to a net loss of $2.3 million, or $0.21 per share, for the comparable quarter in the prior year. Gross margins increased for the seventh consecutive quarter to 59.5 percent, compared to 56.6 percent in the third quarter of 2001. For the nine months, the net loss totaled $8.6 million, or $0.68 per share, vs. $14.0 million, or $1.41 per share, for the period a year earlier. As of September 30, 2002, cash, cash equivalents and investment securities totaled $69.3 million.Worldwide, Sonosite's revenues increased in each of its major geographic markets. Compared to the same quarter in 2001, revenues rose 75 percent in the U.S., 64 percent in Europe and 10 percent in the JPLAC region (Japan, Asia, Latin America, Australia and Canada).