Adept Boosts Leadership Team With the Appointment of Senior Executives

Adept Technology, Inc. today announced the appointment of four executives to its leadership team.

PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 14, 2013 -- Adept Technology, Inc.

(Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous
mobile solutions and services, today announced the appointment of four
executives to its leadership team. These individuals will be instrumental in
the development and execution of Adept's growth strategy.

Larry Anderson joins Adept as Vice President of Mobile Sales. He has
responsibility for executing the company's mobile robot strategy on a
worldwide basis. He comes to Adept with over 25 years of high tech Sales and
Sales Management experience, most recently with Aehr Test Systems as their
Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Prior to Aehr, he held several senior
sales management roles within Cymer, Advantest/Verigy, FormFactor, and
Komag.

Merrill Apter joins Adept as the Vice President of North American Sales
where he is responsible for driving sales in North America and expanding the
company's distribution channels in Mexico and Canada. He has over 20 years
of sales, business development and marketing management experience in high
technology, industrial OEM and capital equipment. Prior to joining Adept he
served as Vice President of Sales for Americas at Telesis Technologies,
Inc., a manufacturer of industrial marking and engraving equipment.

Terry Hannon joins Adept as Vice President of Business Development and
Corporate Strategy. He is responsible for developing the company's long term
strategy and product roadmaps. Most recently he served as President and
Chief Executive Officer of NP Photonics, Inc. Prior to this he held
leadership roles as Executive Vice President at XSiL and Vice President and
General Manager at Coherent Inc.

Hai Chang has been promoted to Vice President of Asia and Strategic programs
where he oversees the company's operations in Asia, Oceania, and South
America. He most recently served Adept as Director of Sales for the Americas
and was also responsible for establishing the company's subsidiary in China.
He brings a wealth of industry experience to this important role.

"The appointment of these executives is key to the execution of our
strategy," states Rob Cain, President and CEO of Adept. "Each brings a
strong record of success in growing mid-tier companies. These leaders will
drive the company's product strategy, execute on our mobile initiatives and
grow market share in our key geographies. I'm delighted to welcome them to
the Adept team."

About Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous
mobile solutions and services that enable customers to achieve precision,
speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging,
testing, and logistical processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of
high-performance motion controllers, application development software,
vision-guidance technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms with
autonomous capabilities, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics
systems and services to high-growth markets including Medical, Electronics,
Food and Semiconductor; as well as to traditional industrial markets
including Machine Tool Automation and Automotive Components. More
information is available at http://www.adept.com.

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