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PARK ELECTROCHEMICAL CORP. RECEIVES NADCAP ACCREDITATION FOR
NON-METALLIC MATERIALS MANUFACTURING

Melville, New York, Friday, September 16, 2011……Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE – PKE) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Park Aircraft Technologies Corp. (“PATC”), has received accreditation by the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (“Nadcap”) for Non-Metallic Materials Manufacturing (“NMMM”). PATC is the first supplier in the United States and one of only two companies in the world to receive this Nadcap accreditation; both of these companies received this accreditation on August 31, 2011.

Created in 1990 by SAE Inc., Nadcap is administered by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute (“PRI”). PRI exists to advance the interests of the mobility and related industries through development of performance standards and administration of quality assurance, accreditation, and certification programs as well as related activities for the benefit of industry, government, and the general public. PRI works closely with industry to understand their emerging needs and offers customized solutions in response. Learn more at www.pri-network.org or contact PRI at PRINadcap@sae.org.

“Achieving Nadcap accreditation is not easy: it is one of the ways in which the aerospace industry identifies those who excel at manufacturing quality product through superior special processes. Companies such as Park Aircraft Technologies Corp. work hard to obtain this status and they should be justifiably proud of it,” said Joe Pinto, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Performance Review Institute. “PRI is proud to support continual improvement in the aerospace industry by helping companies such as Park be successful and we look forward to continuing to assist the industry moving forward.”

Park Electrochemical Corp. is a global advanced materials company which develops and manufactures high-technology digital and RF/microwave printed circuit materials principally for the telecommunications and internet infrastructure and high-end computing markets and advanced composite materials, parts and assemblies principally for the aerospace markets. Park’s core capabilities are in the areas of polymer chemistry formulation and coating technology. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Singapore, China, France, Connecticut, Kansas, Arizona, California and Washington.

Additional corporate information is available on the Company’s web site at www.parkelectro.com.

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