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Solta Medical And BTL Industries Resolve Patent Dispute
Date:9/12/2012

HAYWARD, Calif. and FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTM) and BTL Industries, Inc. today announced that they have reached an agreement involving certain Thermage® patents held by Solta Medical.

Terms of the Agreement
BTL agrees that the disputed patents regarding Thermage are valid and enforceable.  As a result of the agreement, Solta Medical has granted BTL a covenant not to sue under certain of its skin tightening patents and patent applications for BTL's manufacture and sale of its Exilis® product.  BTL agreed to pay Solta Medical a 5% royalty on its past and future sales of Exilis products in the US.  Royalties owed on past sales through June 30, 2012 are approximately $1 million. Payment for one-half of the past royalties owed will occur on or before September 30, 2012 followed by two equal payments for the remaining balance on December 31, 2012 and March 31, 2013. Royalties on sales after June 30, 2012 will be paid within sixty days of the end of each calendar quarter.  Additional terms of the settlement remain confidential. 

"We are pleased we were able to reach an amicable agreement without litigation while protecting our proprietary position in skin tightening technology. The agreement once again reaffirms the value of our patents," said Stephen J. Fanning, Chairman, President and CEO of Solta Medical, Inc.  "Solta Medical has invested more than 16 years developing, validating, and creating a strong IP portfolio and we will continue to invest in the scientific research needed to develop new, non-invasive aesthetic procedures."  Solta Medical currently holds over 120 United States patents, and has additional patents issued and pending worldwide. 

Marcel Besse, President of BTL Industries Inc. said, "All of us at BTL Industries Inc. are
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