Naturally Advanced Technologies Announces First Quarter Results

- Quarterly Sales and Profit Highest in NAT's History -



Apr 10, 2007, 01:00 ET from Naturally Advanced Technologies, Inc.

    PORTLAND, Ore., April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Naturally Advanced
 Technologies (NAT) (OTC Bulletin Board:   NADVF.OB), the leading provider of
 sustainable, environmental fibers and fabrics such as hemp, bamboo, organic
 cotton and soy through its HT Naturals brand, today announced preliminary
 sales and gross profit results for its 2007 first quarter ended March 31,
 2007 -- citing record numbers in the Company's history.
     For the first quarter, the Company posted sales of $600,000, up 110%
 and gross profit of $200,000, up 185%. Same quarter 2006, the Company
 posted sales at $285,194 with same quarter 2006 gross profit posted at
 $70,155.
     The skyrocketing quarterly sales and gross profit is credited to
 shipping 67,000 HT Naturals units as a result of an aggressive and targeted
 corporate and private label sales strategy. As well, the Company entered
 into an agreement with the Starbucks Coffee Company as an alliance for the
 "My Starbucks" T-Shirt program. The national program encouraged Starbucks
 customers to wear their favorite drink on specially created T-Shirts by
 celebrity designer, Mychael Knight, designed on 12,500 HT Naturals 100%
 certified organic cotton blend shirts.
     "Our record breaking results for Q1 continue to validate our
 improvement in design, development, sourcing and go-to market strategies,"
 said Ken Barker, CEO, Naturally Advanced Technologies. "We expect the
 momentum from results in Q1 to continue throughout the remainder of the
 year."
     Naturally Advanced Technologies prepares to move into beta trials of
 their biotech enzyme process, Crailar(TM) in mid April, 2007, with the
 intention of producing a new standard of hemp fiber. NAT Crailar
 development is in collaboration with The Alberta Research Council and the
 National Research Council of Canada.
     About Naturally Advanced Technologies, Inc
     Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   NADVF.OB), is
 the leading provider of sustainable, environmentally-friendly fibers and
 fabrics as well as bast fiber enzymatic processes(TM). The company was
 founded in 1995 in response to the growing demand for environmentally
 friendly, socially responsible clothing and has evolved into two operating
 entities: HT Naturals and Crailar(TM) Fiber Technologies. NAT respects
 human rights of employees, the environmental impact of the company's
 operations and fiscal responsibility to its shareholders.
 www.naturallyadvanced.com
     Safe Harbor Statement
     This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Exchange
 Act of 1934 and the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
 Act of 1995 and is subject to safe harbor created by these sections. Actual
 results may differ materially due to a number of risks, including, but not
 limited to, technological and operational challenges, needs for additional
 capital, changes in consumer preferences, risks associated with: market
 acceptance and technological changes; dependence on manufacturing and
 material supplies providers; international operations; and competition.
     Contact: Cheryl Roth
     OrganicWorks Marketing
     212.253.0474
     Cheryl@organicworksmarketing.com
 
 

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