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The SonoHeart ELITE Hand-carried Ultrasound System Debuts with Accolades from Cardiologists and Sonographers Nationwide

Complete Echocardiography Capabilities in a Full-Featured Hand-Carried Ultrasound System, Weighing Less than Six Pounds

BOTHELL, WA, February 4, 2002 - SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO) today introduces the SonoHeart ELITE system, the first all-digital, hand-carried ultrasound system with continuous wave (CW) Doppler and Extended Resolution Harmonic (ERH) Imaging. The new capabilities allow for quantification of blood flow in the heart with CW Doppler and enhanced two-dimensional image quality with ERH.

This new system, developed in response to market feedback, now allows trained clinicians to perform complete cardiac ultrasound exams in any number of clinical settings. SonoSite previewed the SonoHeart ELITE system to various physicians and sonographers throughout the United States. As a result, the Company has received several order commitments from clinicians involved in the preference evaluations.

The system will be showcased...

BOTHELL, WA, July 30, 2002 - SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO) today announced that, effective August 5, Jens U. Quistgaard, Ph.D., SonoSite's chief product and strategy officer, will leave the Company to become the president and chief executive officer of LipoSonix, Inc., a private company based in the Seattle area.

LipoSonix is developing medical devices for cosmetic surgery applications and is not a SonoSite competitor. "Jens has been with SonoSite since the beginning when we were the Handheld Systems Business Group at ATL Ultrasound five years ago," said Kevin M. Goodwin, SonoSite's president and CEO.

"Under his leadership, our product development and marketing groups have delivered ground-breaking products and strong market progress. Jens deserves an opportunity like this, and we wish him the best. "Blake Little, vice president of engineering, will become the Company's senior engineering officer and technology spokesperson," Goodwin continued. "Blake has been instrumental in the development and release of all of SonoSite's products, including our newest product line that we will be launching in the next several weeks.

Conference Call Accessible Via Live Webcast BOTHELL, WA, January 30, 2002 - SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO), today announced that the Company will report its fourth quarter and 2001 year-end earnings results on Thursday, February 14, 2002, after market close. SonoSite's management team will host a conference call on Thursday, February 14 at 1:30 p.m. (PT) to discuss the Company's fourth quarter and year-end results.

The call will be broadcast live via the "Investors" section of SonoSite's corporate website: http://ir.sonosite.com/ . A replay of the call will be available by calling (719) 457- 0820 or toll-free (888) 203-1112. Replay access will be available until 4:30 p.m. (PT) on February 15, 2002. The access code 760502 is required for replay access. The call will be archived on SonoSite's website until March 14, 2002, at http://ir.sonosite.com/ .

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BOTHELL, WA, January 28, 2002 - SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO), world leaders in the hand-carried, point-of-care ultrasound market, today announced a two-year agreement with the leading medical equipment supplier in the United Kingdom, National Health Service (NHS), to provide NHS customers the SonoSite 180PLUS and the SonoHeart PLUS systems. NHS is responsible for purchase and supply management of over 85 percent of all medical equipment sales in the U.K. The agreement became effective January 1, 2002.

"We are very pleased to award SonoSite our national contract, which allows supplies managers in all NHS Trust Hospitals to purchase SonoSite systems without the complexities involved with the tender process normally associated with ultrasound system purchases," said Sue Hartell, Radiology Buyer, Diagnostic Medical Equipment, NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency, U.K. "

We are honored the NHS has selected SonoSite to participate in this national contract, which indicates the widespread acceptance SonoSite systems are gaining in the U.K. - the fourth largest ultrasound market in Europe," Kevin M. Goodwin, president and CEO of SonoSite, Inc. "Our agreement is a major milestone for the Company's future growth in the U.K. and marks the beginning of a strong partnership with NHS."

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RECORD QUARTERLY REVENUES OF $89 Million, UP 27% VERSUS FOURTH QUARTER 2009 US Sector Achieves an All Time High in Quarterly Revenues of $40 Million, Up 35% VisualSonics (VSI) Acquisition Delivers Second Consecutive Strong Quarter Company Experienced Improving Momentum and Market Dynamics BOTHELL, WA - January 10, 2011 - SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO), the world leader and specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, today announced preliminary revenue results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010. Revenue for the fourth quarter was approximately $89 million, an increase of 27% for the quarter.

Full-year 2010 revenue reached $275 million compared to $227 million in 2009, an increase of 21%. VisualSonics revenue was $8.8 million for the quarter, representing the second consecutive strong performance since the company was acquired in June 2010. SonoSite revenue, excluding VSI, was approximately $80 million, an increase of 15% compared to the fourth quarter of 2009, and $257 million for the full-year, an increase of 13%.

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