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AstroNova Appoints Thomas DeByle as Chief Financial Officer

Seasoned financial executive with experience in financial strategy, international expansion and M&A

Former CFO David Smith has retired

AstroNova, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALOT), a global leader in data visualization technologies, today announced the appointment of Thomas DeByle as the Company’s new chief financial officer, replacing David S. Smith, who has retired. Mr. DeByle is an experienced public company chief financial officer with deep financial acumen, as well as significant experience in financial strategy, international expansion and M&A.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tom to AstroNova as we focus on profitably growing our company for the long term,” said Greg Woods, President and Chief Executive Officer of AstroNova. “With our recent acquisition of MTEX that broadened our international footprint, we expect to leverage Tom’s experience in global transformation in financial strategy, operations and governance to drive increased growth and shareholder value. We look forward to his contributions.

“We would like to thank David for his service on behalf of AstroNova,” added Woods. “Over the course of more than six years as CFO, David contributed greatly to the significant operational changes that have positioned us well for the future. David plans to pursue part-time corporate advisory and consulting opportunities. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Mr. DeByle has more than 25 years of experience in senior financial leadership roles both in the United States as well as in Europe. He has been chief financial officer for publicly held companies NN, Inc. and Standex International Corporation, as well as privately held Plastic Industries, Inc. He also has had senior finance roles at Doosan Infracore, Ingersoll Rand, Thermo King International, Enerpac and Johnson Controls. He currently serves on the board of directors of privately held Good Foods Group, LLC and was previously on the board of publicly held Chase Corporation until its acquisition last year. Mr. DeByle obtained his MBA from Marquette University and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from St. Norbert College.

About AstroNova

AstroNova (Nasdaq: ALOT), a global leader in data visualization technologies since 1969, designs, manufactures, distributes, and services a broad range of products that acquire, store, analyze, and present data in multiple formats.

The Product Identification segment provides a wide array of digital, end-to-end product marking and identification solutions, including hardware, software, and supplies for OEMs, commercial printers, and brand owners. The Test and Measurement segment provides products designed for airborne printing solutions, avionics, and data acquisition. Our aerospace products include flight deck printing solutions, networking hardware, and specialized aerospace-grade supplies. Our data acquisition systems are used in research and development, flight testing, missile and rocket telemetry production monitoring, power, and maintenance applications.

AstroNova is a member of the Russell Microcap® Index and the LD Micro Index (INDEXNYSEGIS: LDMICRO). Additional information is available by visiting

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