Superconductor Technologies Inc. to Raise $2.18 Million in Registered Direct Offering

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AUSTIN, Texas, April 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superconductor Technologies Inc. ("STI" or the "Company"), (Nasdaq:SCON), today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with institutional investors for a registered direct placement of approximately $2.18 million of common stock at a price of $4.25 per share. In addition, the Company will issue to the investors warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 513,827 shares of common stock. The warrants have an exercise price of $5.45 per share, and are exercisable 12 months and one day after issuance. One half of the warrants terminate two years after the date of issuance and the other one half terminate six years after the date of issuance.

The offering is expected to close on or about April 26, 2013, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT:LTS), served as the exclusive placement agent on the transaction.

The securities described above are being offered pursuant to a shelf registration statement (File No. 333-172190), which was declared effective by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on April 13, 2011. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. When filed with the SEC, copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov or by request at Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., 4400 Biscayne Blvd., 14th Floor, Miami, Florida 33137.

About Superconductor Technologies Inc. (STI)

Superconductor Technologies Inc., founded in Santa Barbara, CA, and now headquartered in Austin, TX, has been a world leader in HTS materials since 1987, developing more than 100 patents as well as proprietary trade secrets and manufacturing expertise. For more than a decade, STI has been providing innovative interference elimination and network enhancement solutions to the commercial wireless industry. The company is currently leveraging its key enabling technologies, including RF filtering, HTS materials and cryogenics to develop energy efficient, cost-effective and high performance second generation (2G) HTS wire for existing and emerging power applications, to develop applications for advanced RF wireless solutions and innovative adaptive filtering, and for government R&D. Superconductor Technologies Inc.'s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol "SCON." For more information about STI, please visit http://www.suptech.com.

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Contacts

Investor Relations, invest@suptech.com, Cathy Mattison or Kirsten Chapman of LHA, +1-415-433-3777, for Superconductor Technologies Inc.