Ceramic Industry

Ceradyne's Moskowitz Opens NASDAQ Stock Market

February 16, 2006

Ceradyne, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Joel Moskowitz commemorated the company's 22nd year of trading on Nasdaq by opening the market on February 10, 2006. He was joined by senior administration officers from his alma mater, Alfred University, and investment bankers who participated in the December 2005 Ceradyne financing. "I am honored to participate in the opening ceremony at Nasdaq, which has grown to become a major exchange and provides a well-organized, efficient market for trading in our shares," said Moskowitz. "Ceradyne has also grown to become a leading supplier of advanced technical ceramic products and materials for a wide range of uses, including armor to protect the nation's armed forces. We expect to continue this growth in the coming year."

Additional information about the company can be found at www.ceradyne.com.