Align Technology Announces Shareholder Lawsuit Dismissed With Prejudice

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SAN JOSE, Calif., March 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALGN) today announced that on March 14, 2012, Lead Plaintiff Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Fund dismissed with prejudice its shareholder lawsuit against the Company and President and CEO, Thomas M. Prescott, filed in August 2009 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No. 3:09-cv-03671-MMC. The case was dismissed pursuant to a stipulation between the parties that prevents them from seeking or asserting any claims against one another for fees, expenses, costs, or sanctions. The stipulated dismissal with prejudice terminates the matter and follows the Court's previous dismissal of plaintiff's second amended complaint for failure to state a claim on February 3, 2012.

About Align Technology, Inc.

Align Technology designs, manufactures and markets Invisalign, a proprietary method for treating malocclusion, or the misalignment of teeth. Invisalign corrects malocclusion using a series of clear, nearly invisible, removable appliances that gently move teeth to a desired final position. Because it does not rely on the use of metal or ceramic brackets and wires, Invisalign significantly reduces the aesthetic and other limitations associated with braces. Invisalign is appropriate for treating adults and teens. Align Technology was founded in March 1997 and received FDA clearance to market Invisalign in 1998. The Invisalign product family includes Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Invisalign Assist, Invisalign Express 10, Invisalign Express 5, and Vivera Retainers. To learn more about Invisalign or to find an Invisalign trained doctor in your area, please visit www.invisalign.com.

Cadent Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Align Technology and is a leading provider of 3D digital scanning solutions for orthodontics and dentistry. The Cadent family of products includes iTero and iOC scanning systems, OrthoCAD iCast, OrthoCAD iQ and OrthoCAD iRecord. For additional information, please visit www.itero.com

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