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Adept Technology Appoints Managing Director for Europe

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PLEASANTON, Calif., July 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile robot solutions, and services, today announced that Dr. Klaus Kluger has been named the company's Managing Director for Europe. Dr. Kluger began his position July 1, 2014.

"We are pleased to announce that Klaus Kluger has joined Adept," said Rob Cain, Adept president and CEO. "Dr. Kluger is a strong leader with an extensive background in sales, marketing and service. He is tasked with enhancing Adept's mobile and fixed robot market penetration and our support services throughout Europe. We look forward to Dr. Kluger's leadership and welcome him to the Adept team."

Prior to joining Adept, Dr. Kluger held several positions at Emerson, including managing director at Emerson Network Power; general manager for Switzerland and Austria at Emerson Process Management; and director Instruments Division for Emerson Process Management. He has also been managing director for Mobrey, and managing director for PMV Vertriebsgesellschaft, a Flowserve company.

About Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile robot solutions, and services that enable customers to achieve precision, speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging, testing, and logistical processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance motion controllers, application development software, vision-guidance technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms with autonomous capabilities, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to high-growth markets including medical, electronics, food and semiconductor; as well as to traditional industrial markets including machine tool automation and automotive components. More information is available at www.adept.com.

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