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Technology Leader in Ultra High-Frequency Micro-Ultrasound, Visualsonics, Generated $30M in Trailing Twelve Month Revenues and $5M of EBITDAS. Company is a Leader in the $350M Pre-Clinical Imaging Research Market

Acquisition Stages Move of Ultra High-Frequency Ultrasound into Clinical Medicine

Conference Call Webcast Live Today at 1:30 pm Pacific/4:30 pm Eastern

BOTHELL, WA - May 27, 2010 - SonoSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: SONO), the world leader and specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Visualsonics , a Toronto-based company focused on ultra high-frequency micro-ultrasound technology. The aggregate transaction value will be approximately $71 million net of cash and debt.

Visualsonics is the technology leader in real-time ultra high-frequency micro-ultrasound that presently serves the rapidly growing pre-clinical research market.

BOTHELL, WA – May 3, 2010 – SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, and Physio-Control, Inc., the global leader in the development and delivery of emergency medical response solutions, today announced a market development collaboration for point-of-care ultrasound in the emergency medical services (EMS) market. This alliance will enable SonoSite to expand its presence in the pre-hospital settings with the support of Physio-Control resources and extensive sales force. Under the terms of the agreement, the Physio-Control sales organization will assist in introducing SonoSite’s products to the EMS market .

The implementation of SonoSite’s hand-carried ultrasound systems allows first responders to bring improved care and immediate diagnostics directly to the point of patient care. With the ability to quickly assess, diagnose and triage patients at the scene of an accident, medical personnel in first response vehicles such as ambulances and helicopters will be able to pre-notify hospitals of a patient’s arrival, which could lead to improved clinical outcomes.

Management Projects Revenue Growth of 10-12% for the Full Year 2010 Conference Call Webcast Live Today at 1:30 pm Pacific/4:30 pm Eastern

BOTHELL, WA – April 26, 2010 – SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010.

REVENUE Revenues in the first quarter of 2010 were $56 million, an increase of 8% compared to the first quarter of 2009. Revenues from the recently acquired CardioDynamics (CDIC) were $3.2 million for the quarter. Revenues were up 2%, excluding CDIC, and included a 4% currency gain. "We saw some encouraging signs of improvement in our US hospital channel with year-over-year revenue growth of 12% and order booking rates that increased at a much faster rate," said Kevin M. Goodwin, SonoSite President and CEO. "With stable pricing, we delivered solid progress on EBIT with growth of 68% alongside an increase in EPS of 60%. We also experienced broadening success globally as 20 of 25 revenue regions achieved or exceeded forecast."

BOTHELL, WA - April 7, 2010 - SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, announced today that it will report the company’s first quarter financial results on Monday, April 26, 2010 at the close of market and will host a conference call at 1:30 p.m. PT/4:30 p.m. ET. The call will be broadcast live and can be accessed via SonoSite’s website at http://www.sonosite.com/investorinformation/webcasts/ .

A replay of the audio webcast will be available beginning April 26, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. PT and can be accessed until May 10, 2010 at 9:59 p.m. PT by dialing (719) 457-0820 or toll-free (888) 203-1112. The confirmation code 4670785 is required to access the replay. Additionally, the call will be archived on SonoSite’s website.

About SonoSite SonoSite, Inc. ( www.sonosite.com ) is the innovator and world leader in hand-carried ultrasound and industry leader in impedance cardiography equipment. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by ten subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. SonoSite’s small, lightweight systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing high-performance ultrasound to the point of patient care.

SonoSite to distribute UltraLinq's web-based ultrasound image management and reporting service.

BOTHELL, WA - March 25, 2010 - SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care and UltraLinq Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a leader in web-based ultrasound and image study management, today announced a new distribution agreement. This partnership provides SonoSite with the exclusive right to market the UltraLinq service within Emergency Medicine and a non-exclusive right to market UltraLinq within other medical specialties.

"The decision to work with SonoSite was a logical evolution of our distribution strategy. SonoSite brings to UltraLinq unparalleled expertise within the point-of-care ultrasound market, and a national sales team which understands its customers. With expanded access, SonoSite's customers will benefit from UltraLinq's ability to deliver ‘Anytime, Anywhere Image Management & Reporting,'said UltraLinq's CEO, Stephen Farber.

"Recent technological advances have dramatically improved the capabilities and clinical flexibility of point-of-care ultrasound, bringing diagnostic imaging directly to the patient's bedside and other environments where ultrasound was not previously possible. UltraLinq facilitates the ability to access records from any location, whether in the next room or across the globe."

BOTHELL, WA - March 10, 2010 - SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, today announced that John Bowers, Senior Vice President of U.S. Business Unit and Strategic Development, will present at the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association (WBBA) Life Science Innovation Northwest Conference. The conference will be held at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle March 16-17, 2010. Mr. Bowers will be presenting on March 17th at 8:45 a.m. Pacific Time.

About SonoSite SonoSite, Inc. ( www.sonosite.com ) is the innovator and world leader in hand-carried ultrasound. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by ten subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. SonoSite’s small, lightweight systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing high performance ultrasound to the point of patient care.

Prestigious Awards Recognize Excellence in New Product Development, Marketing and Innovation

BOTHELL, WA - March 4, 2010 - SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, announced today that the 6 lb. NanoMaxx™ ultrasound system was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Edison Best New Product Awards. The awards are inspired by the enormous contributions of renowned inventor Thomas Edison and honor significant achievements in new product development, marketing, and innovation. SonoSite's NanoMaxx system is an extremely portable, high-resolution imaging tool that provides point-of-care visualization to a variety of medical specialties.

Empowering physicians to meet the highest standard of patient care, the NanoMaxx system targets applications that will improve patient safety and minimize complications. With one-dial control, advanced proprietary imaging algorithms, a 20 second boot-up time, and a rugged form factor (successfully drop-tested from three feet), the NanoMaxx system is a breakthrough technology that truly meets an unmet clinical need. The Edison Award finalists were selected by a rigorous peer-reviewed voting system, which comprised of an estimated 2,000 members of not-for-profit Marketing Executives Network Group (MENG), America's top executives, and academic researchers.

Company Purchases 2,960,350 Shares of Its Common Stock at $30.00 Per Share

BOTHELL, WA - February 25, 2010 - SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, today announced the final results of its modified "Dutch Auction" tender offer which expired at 5:00 p.m. New York City time on February 19, 2010. Based on the final count by the depositary, an aggregate of 2,960,350 shares of common stock were properly tendered and not withdrawn at prices at or below $30.00.

Accordingly, pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase, the Letter of Transmittal and applicable securities laws, SonoSite has accepted for purchase 2,960,350 shares of its common stock at a purchase price of $30.00 per share. These shares represent approximately 16.9% of the shares outstanding as of February 24, 2010. With the completion of the tender offer, SonoSite will have approximately 14,509,464 shares of common stock outstanding.

BOTHELL, WA - February 22, 2010 - SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, today announced the preliminary results of its modified "Dutch Auction" tender offer which expired at 5:00 p.m. New York City time on February 19, 2010.

Based on the preliminary analysis by the depositary, an aggregate of 2,973,050 shares were properly tendered and not withdrawn, including approximately 1,073,209 shares that were tendered through notice of guaranteed delivery, at prices at or below $30.00. Accordingly, pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase, the Letter of Transmittal and applicable securities laws, SonoSite expects to accept for payment up to an aggregate of 2,973,050 shares of its common stock at a purchase price of $30.00 per share.

The tender offer was made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase and Letter of Transmittal, each dated January 19, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 10, 2010, as amended on January 28, 2010 and February 16, 2010.

The Dealer Manager for the tender offer was J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. and the Information Agent was Georgeson Inc.

The number of shares to be purchased in the tender offer and the price per share are preliminary. The determination of the final number of shares to be purchased is subject to confirmation by the depositary of the proper delivery of the shares properly tendered and not withdrawn.

Q4 2009 Operating Income Grows 117% as Operating Margins Hit 15.4% Excluding Non-recurring Items Conference Call Webcast Live Today at 1:30 pm Pacific/4:30 pm Eastern

BOTHELL, WA - February 11, 2010 - SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009.

REVENUE Revenues in the fourth quarter of 2009 were $69.7 million, a decrease of 1% compared to the fourth quarter of 2008. Full year of 2009 revenues were $227.4 million, down 7% versus full year of 2008. Revenues for the partial year acquisition of CardioDynamics were $4.2 million for the fourth quarter and $7.1 million for the full year of 2009. Excluding partial year revenues from CDIC, SonoSite fourth quarter revenues were $65.5 million, down 7% versus the fourth quarter of 2008. Full year revenues excluding CDIC were $220.3 million, a decrease of 10% compared to 2008. Changes in foreign currency rates increased worldwide revenues by 4% in the fourth quarter and decreased revenues by 2% for the full year.

OPERATING INCOME AND CASH FLOW Fourth Quarter Results