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RECORD QUARTERLY REVENUES OF $89 Million, UP 27% VERSUS FOURTH QUARTER 2009 US Sector Achieves an All Time High in Quarterly Revenues of $40 Million, Up 35% VisualSonics (VSI) Acquisition Delivers Second Consecutive Strong Quarter Company Experienced Improving Momentum and Market Dynamics BOTHELL, WA - January 10, 2011 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO), the world leader and specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, today announced preliminary revenue results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010. Revenue for the fourth quarter was approximately $89 million, an increase of 27% for the quarter.

Full-year 2010 revenue reached $275 million compared to $227 million in 2009, an increase of 21%. VisualSonics revenue was $8.8 million for the quarter, representing the second consecutive strong performance since the company was acquired in June 2010. Sonosite revenue, excluding VSI, was approximately $80 million, an increase of 15% compared to the fourth quarter of 2009, and $257 million for the full-year, an increase of 13%.