Naturally Advanced Technologies(R) Announces 2006 Year End Results

- Gross Revenue Continues to Rise, Up 32% -

- Gross Profit Continues to Rise, Up 20% -

Apr 02, 2007, 01:00 ET from Naturally Advanced Technologies, Inc.

    PORTLAND, Ore., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Naturally Advanced
 Technologies (OTC Bulletin Board:   NADVF), the leading provider of
 sustainable, environmental fibers and fabrics such as hemp, bamboo, organic
 cotton and soy through it's HT Naturals brand, today announced 2006 full
 year financial results, period ending December 31, 2006.
     Sales for year ended 2006 were $1,266,781, up 32 percent, compared to
 $958,238 for the year ended December 31, 2005. The net loss for 2006 was
 $1,374,899, compared to $876,758 in 2005. Loss per share for 2006 was $0.07
 compared to $0.06 for 2005.
     In 2006, gross profit was $330,873 up 20 percent, compared to 2005
 gross profit of $276,982. The increase is attributed to the HT Naturals
 division of NAT introducing new procurement systems put into practice in
 2006 that improved product quality and implemented a focused strategy for
 sales growth in corporate sales, private label sales and a seasonal retail
     "2006 proved to be a turn around year for Naturally Advanced
 Technologies," said Ken Barker, CEO, Naturally Advanced Technologies.
 "Increased sales and gross profit from our redesigned HT Naturals line of
 sustainable apparel, continued on from Q3 into Q4, resulting in year on
 year increases in sales of 32% and gross profit dollars of 20%. Whilst the
 consumers acceptance of, and demand for, our sustainable apparel solutions
 continues to grow, it is the continuation of the ground breaking
 developments that we are achieving with our Crailar(TM) enzymatic process
 for bast fibers that gives us most cause for optimism."
     The company's HT Naturals division also enjoyed an exceptional start to
 2007 by entering into an agreement with the Starbucks Coffee Company as an
 alliance for the nationally recognized "My Starbucks" T-Shirt program. The
 Starbucks purchase of 100% certified organic cotton blend shirts gave HT
 Naturals first quarter revenues a six figure jump start.
     Naturally Advanced Technologies continues commercialization of their
 biotech enzyme process, Crailar, as planned, and is being driven by the
 collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada and The Alberta
 Research Council. As a result, 2007 is expected to be a break out year for
 Crailar as final development trials move to product finalization.
     The management team at Naturally Advanced Technologies continues to
 strategically secure global trademark protection on "Crailar(TM)" and "bast
 fiber enzymatic processes(TM)." They remain focused and committed to
 delivering the full potential of the company and its proprietary
 technologies in 2007.
     About Naturally Advanced Technologies, Inc
     Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   NADVF), 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.
     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

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