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ExOne Awarded $1.5 Million Contract with U.S. Missile Defense Agency

NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa., July 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The ExOne Company (NASDAQ:XONE) ("ExOne" or "the Company"), a global provider of three-dimensional ("3D") printing machines and 3D printed and other products, materials and services to industrial customers, announced that it was recently awarded a contract with an aggregated value of $1.5 million with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (“MDA”). It is a three-year contract under which ExOne will apply its 3D printing techniques to develop silicon carbide components.

Rick Lucas, ExOne’s Chief Technology Officer, commented, “We are pleased to have the opportunity to work on this exciting project with the MDA. This application demonstrates the unique benefits of our binder jetting technology as it applies to direct printing; in this instance we will be developing silicon carbide materials for missile component support structures. Compared with traditional designs, our 3D printed components will allow the MDA to improve its ballistic missile defense system performance and reduce weight through unique designs and materials, key benefits of binder jetting 3D printing for this and many other industries.”

For more information regarding ExOne's operations, visit the Company's website at www.exone.com.

About ExOne

ExOne is a global provider of 3D printing machines and 3D printed and other products, materials and services to industrial customers. ExOne's business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its in-house 3D printing machines. ExOne’s machines serve direct and indirect applications. Direct printing produces a component; indirect printing makes a tool to produce a component. ExOne offers pre-production collaboration and print products for customers through its network of PSCs. ExOne also supplies the associated materials, including consumables and replacement parts, and other services, including training and technical support that is necessary for purchasers of its 3D printing machines to print products.

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For more information, contact: Brian W. Smith ExOne, Chief Financial Officer (724) 765-1350 brian.smith@exone.com Deborah K. Pawlowski / Karen L. Howard Kei Advisors LLC (716) 843-3908 / (716) 843-3942 dpawlowski@keiadvisors.com / khoward@keiadvisors.com

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