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Astrotech Announces Results Of Annual Meeting Of Shareholders

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AUSTIN, Texas, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC), a leading provider of commercial aerospace services, today announced the results of the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on June 26, 2014.

The shareholders of the Company's common stock re-elected six directors to the Company's Board of Directors. The Board of Directors consists of Thomas B. Pickens III, Mark Adams, John A. Oliva, Sha-Chelle Manning, William F. Readdy, and Daniel T. Russler, Jr.

In addition to electing the board of directors, Astrotech shareholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young, LLP as independent auditors for the Company and approved the amendment to the Astrotech Corporation 2011 Stock Incentive Plan to increase the number of authorized shares.

Tabular presentation of the voting results from the Annual Meeting of Shareholders follows the text of this press release.

About Astrotech Corporation

Astrotech is one of the first space commerce companies and remains a strong entrepreneurial force in the aerospace industry. We are leaders in identifying, developing and marketing space technology for commercial use. Our ASO business unit serves our government and commercial satellite and spacecraft customers with pre-launch services on the eastern and western range. 1(st) Detect Corporation is developing what we believe is a breakthrough miniature mass spectrometer, the MMS-1000(TM), while Astrogenetix, Inc. is a biotechnology company utilizing microgravity as a research platform for drug discovery and development.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, trends, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different from the forward-looking statement. These factors include, but are not limited to, continued government support and funding for key space programs, product performance and market acceptance of products and services, as well as other risk factors and business considerations described in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings including the annual report on Form 10-K. Any forward-looking statements in this document should be evaluated in light of these important risk factors. The Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Eric Stober
Chief Financial Officer
Astrotech Corporation

Tables Follow

17,109,715 shares or 87.7% of the Company's Common Stock were present in person or by proxy at the meeting.

Proposal 1. To elect six directors to the Board of Directors of the Company to serve for the respective terms prescribed by the Company's bylaws. All director nominees were duly elected.

                           FOR           WITHHELD          BROKER


    Thomas B. Pickens III      9,519,719          121,108           7,468,888

    Mark Adams                 9,514,612          126,215           7,468,888

    John A. Oliva              9,165,902          474,925           7,468,888

    Sha-Chelle Manning         9,506,412          134,415           7,468,888

    William F. Readdy          9,172,132          468,695           7,468,888

    Daniel T. Russler, Jr.     9,156,732          484,095           7,468,888

Proposal 2. To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young, LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for the Company's fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. This proposal was approved.

     FOR            AGAINST         ABSTAIN        BROKER NON-


         16,924,632         149,557         35,526             7,468,888

Proposal 3. To approve the proposed amendment to the 2011 Stock Incentive Plan to increase the number of authorized shares. This proposal was approved.

     FOR           AGAINST           ABSTAIN        BROKER NON-


         8,557,105         1,001,776         81,946             7,468,888

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SOURCE Astrotech Corporation