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Sonosite, hand-carried ultrasound pioneer, debuts two PDA-like iLook tools -- nearly palm-sized all-digital tools deliver "quick look" in clinical diagnostics, plus vascular access guidance BOTHELL, WA, August 19, 2002 - Unveiling the smallest all-digital ultrasound platform available in the world-- the three-pound iLook series-- hand-carried ultrasound pioneer Sonosite, Inc., has enabled acceleration in the routine application of visual medicine. Just larger than a PDA, iLook was developed to enable greater access to visualization technology across an array of medical specialties - ultimately putting a new high-powered tool in the hands of healthcare providers that can facilitate improvements in quality of care while reducing healthcare costs.

iLook is designed to further increase the utility of hand-carried ultrasound in patient care. Hand-carried ultrasound is gaining acceptance because it enables a trained physician immediately to obtain information that can help diagnose a patient's condition or guide a delicate procedure such as a...

Worldwide Revenues Reach $16.6 Million, Loss Narrows to $0.20 Per Share, Launch of Next-Generation iLook Products Planned for Third Quarter BOTHELL, WA, July 23, 2002 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO) today released financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2002. For the quarter, Sonosite, which specializes in hand-carried ultrasonic medical devices, reported worldwide revenues of $16.6 million compared to $10.3 million for the second quarter of 2001, an increase of 61 percent. Sequentially, revenues rose 29 percent, and year-to-date, revenues are up 60 percent over the first half of last year. Sonosite reported a net loss of $2.5 million, or $0.20 per share, for the quarter compared to a net loss of $5.0 million, or $0.52 per share, for the comparable quarter in the prior year.

Gross margins increased for the sixth consecutive quarter to 58.2 percent, compared to 48.2 percent in the second quarter of 2001. As...

Gross Margins Rise for Fifth Consecutive Quarter; SonoHeart ELITE System off to a Strong Start BOTHELL, WA, April 22, 2002 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO) today released financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2002. For the quarter, Sonosite reported revenue of $12.8 million compared to $8.2 million for the first quarter of 2001, an increase of 57 percent. Sonosite reported a net loss of $3.7 million, or $0.32 per share, for the quarter compared to a net loss of $6.7 million, or $0.70 per share, for the first quarter of 2001, a reduction of 45 percent. Gross margins increased for the fifth consecutive quarter to 58.0 percent compared to 40.4 percent in the first quarter of 2001. As of March 31, 2002, cash and cash equivalents totaled $33.7 million and working capital totaled $45.4 million.

"I am pleased to report another strong step for Sonosite," said...

Conference Call Accessible Via Live Webcast BOTHELL, WA, April 8, 2002 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO), today announced that the Company will report its first quarter earnings results on Monday, April 22, 2002, after market close. Sonosite's management team will host a conference call on Monday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m. (PT) to discuss the Company's first quarter results. The call will be broadcast live via the "Investors" section of Sonosite's corporate website: A replay of the call will be available by calling (719) 457-0820 or toll-free (888) 203-1112. Replay access will be available until 9:00 p.m. (PT) on April 23, 2002. The access code 649875 is required for replay access. The call will be archived on Sonosite's website until May 22, 2002, at

About Sonosite Sonosite, Inc. ( ) is the innovator and world leader in hand-carried ultrasound, with an installed base of more than...

BOTHELL, WA, March 18, 2002 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO) today unveiled the SonoHeart ELITE system, the first and only all-digital hand-carried ultrasound system (HCU) with complete echocardiography capabilities, at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 51st Annual Scientific Session in Atlanta, Georgia. The new system weighs less than six pounds and allows trained cardiologists or sonographers to perform complete echocardiography examinations, in virtually any setting. First announced on February 4, 2002, this is the public debut of the product to the international cardiovascular market. The Company expects to begin shipments in the next few weeks.

The new SonoHeart ELITE system delivers quantitative measurement capabilities and image quality never before available in a hand-carried ultrasound system. Continuous wave Doppler and Extended Resolution Harmonics have been incorporated into Sonosite's proprietary imaging platform, enabling the hand-carried device to perform complete cardiology examinations. Live demonstrations of the SonoHeart ELITE system will be given at the Company's booth (# 4943) at the ACC meeting.

Results of Study Presented at the American Stroke Association's 27th International Stroke Conference BOTHELL, WA, March 4, 2002 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO), world leaders in the hand-carried, point-of-care ultrasound market, today announced the results of a new study examining the effectiveness of the Sonosite 180 system in detecting blockages in carotid (neck) arteries. Results of the study were presented during the American Stroke Association's 27th International Stroke Conference held February 7-9, 2002 in San Antonio, Texas. The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association.

"Previously, ultrasonography has not been considered to be a convenient stroke-screening tool, because of lengthy scanning times," said Ulf Schminke, MD, lead author of the study and research fellow at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. "Vascular imaging with the Sonosite 180 system allows for brief and high quality evaluations at the point of examination."

"Hand-carried ultrasound accurately...

BOTHELL, WA, February 26, 2002 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO), world leaders in the hand-carried, point-of-care ultrasound market, today announced a renewable agreement to provide the Sonosite 180PLUS and the SonoHeart ELITE hand-carried ultrasound systems to both hospital facilities and deployable operations within the federal government healthcare system. This agreement makes Sonosite a provider of hand-carried ultrasound for federal agencies and the military in the United States and became effective February 12, 2002.

"Over the past two years, the Company has made significant progress by shipping over 90 Sonosite systems to federal agencies and the military, both domestically and abroad," said Ronald S. Dickson, vice president of U.S. sales. "Our agreement will streamline the acquisition process for U.S. federal agencies and the military, allowing them to purchase our hand-carried ultrasound systems more expeditiously and with greater ease through the Defense Supply Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."

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. (, 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.

Sonosite Hand-carried Ultrasound Systems Integral Part of Medical Support at the Winter Games BOTHELL, WA, February 19, 2002 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO), world leaders in the hand-carried, point-of-care ultrasound market, today announced that the Company has delivered two Sonosite 180PLUS hand-carried ultrasound systems for use by the medical organization that has accompanied the German Olympic team to Salt Lake City.

"My colleagues and I view this hand-carried ultrasound system to be an ideal medical tool at the Olympic games," said Georg Huber, MD, Department of Preventative and Rehabilitative Sports Medicine at the University Hospital of Freiburg, Germany, and head of the German Olympic teams" medical support staff. "The image quality is excellent for the applications we have in mind and the portability is essential. A major advantage of the Sonosite system is that it is available for use the very moment we need it and can be used...

BOTHELL, WA, February 18, 2002 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO) today announces the promotion of Blake Little to vice president of engineering. In his new role, Little will oversee engineering operations for the Company. Prior to his promotion, he was director of engineering for Sonosite. "Blake has proven to be an integral part of Sonosite's management team and is a key player of Sonosite's successful engineering team that continually delivers high-quality innovation on schedule," said Jens U. Quistgaard, Chief Product and Marketing Officer of Sonosite.

"As our products continue to gain widespread acceptance in the medical community, we are discovering more and more opportunities to bring truly portable ultrasound technology to both traditional and new users of ultrasound. Blake's promotion to vice president of engineering marks another step in our continual evolution as the leaders in the hand-carried ultrasound market."