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March 14, 2017 - Ballantyne Strong to Report Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Ballantyne Strong to Report Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Conference Call and Webcast to be Held at 8:30 a.m. ET

OMAHA, Nebraska (March 14, 2017) – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the cinema, retail, financial and government markets, today announced that the company will issue its financial results for the 2016 fourth quarter before the market opens on Thursday, March 16, 2017.

A conference call to discuss 2016 fourth quarter financial results will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time / 7:30 a.m. Central Time. Investors and analysts are invited to access the conference call by dialing 844-834-0648 (domestic) or 412-317-5195 (international), and referencing “Ballantyne Strong”. There will also be a live webcast of the call available at the Investor Relations section of http://www.ballantynestrong.com.

After the live webcast, a replay will remain available in the Investor Relations section of Ballantyne Strong’s website. A replay of the call will be available at 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) through March 30, 2017 using conference ID 10098856.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (http://www.ballantynestrong.com)
Ballantyne Strong and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including the design, integration and installation of technology solutions for a broad range of applications; development and delivery of out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufacturing of projection screens; and providing managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the cinema, retail, financial, and government markets.

CONTACT:
Ryan Burke
Chief Financial Officer
402/829-9434

Elise Stejskal
Investor Relations
402/829-9423

November 1, 2016 - Ballantyne Strong to Report Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Ballantyne Strong to Report Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results on Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Conference Call and Webcast to be Held at 5:00 p.m. ET

OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the cinema, retail, financial and government markets, today announced that the company will issue its financial results for the 2016 third quarter after the market closes on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

A conference call to discuss 2016 third quarter financial results will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:00 p.m. Central Time. Investors and analysts are invited to access the conference call by dialing 866-652-5200 (domestic) or 412-317-6060 (international), and referencing “Ballantyne Strong”. There will also be a live webcast of the call available at the Investor Relations section of http://www.strong-world.com.

After the live webcast, a replay will remain available in the Investor Relations section of Ballantyne Strong’s website. A replay of the call will be available at 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) through November 22, 2016 conference ID 10091963.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)
Ballantyne Strong and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including the design, integration and installation of technology solutions for a broad range of applications; development and delivery of out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufacturing of projection screens; and providing managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the cinema, retail, financial, and government markets.

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Contacts
Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
Ryan Burke, 402-829-9434
Chief Financial Officer
or
Elise Stejskal, 402-829-9423
Investor Relations

September 30, 2016 - Ballantyne Strong Announces Holding Company Leadership Team

OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BTN), a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the cinema, retail, financial and government markets, today announced the transition to a holding company leadership team. As part of the holding company transition, Ryan Burke has been appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer. In addition, Elise Stejskal has been named Vice President of Finance and Ryan Turner has been named Vice President of Strategic Investments.

Mr. Burke, who has served as Corporate Controller for Ballantyne Strong since January 2015, will replace Nathan Legband who will be leaving to pursue other opportunities at the end of October.

Kyle Cerminara, Chairman and CEO of Ballantyne Strong, commented, “We are excited to have Ryan Burke assume the role as our new Chief Financial Officer. We are confident that his knowledge of our business along with his finance and accounting experience will help Ballantyne Strong execute on our strategic vision to transform into a highly performing holding company. We are also excited for Elise Stejskal and Ryan Turner as they take on new roles and responsibilities. We want to thank Nate Legband for his contributions to Ballantyne Strong and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Mr. Burke joined Ballantyne Strong as Corporate Controller in January 2015. In the role, Mr. Burke has been responsible for the preparation of all SEC filings, coordinating internal and external audit functions, implementing and maintaining a strong internal control environment, and managing the treasury function, among other responsibilities. Prior to joining Ballantyne Strong, Mr. Burke served as Portfolio Company Controller for Tenaska Capital Management, LLC from October 2008 until December 2014. He was previously employed as an Audit Manager at KPMG, LLP from October 2002 through October 2008.

Ms. Stejskal joined Ballantyne Strong in October 2014 as Director of Finance. In this role, Ms. Stejskal has been critical to our financial modeling and forecasting. Over the last year, Ms. Stejskal built out Ballantyne Strong’s internal investor relations function. Prior to joining Ballantyne Strong, Ms. Stejskal spent over six years with ConAgra Foods where she rose through the financial ranks in a variety of financial roles.

Mr. Turner joined Ballantyne Strong in July 2015 as Director of Business Development. In this role, Mr. Turner has been critical to our investments in RELM Wireless, 1347 Property Insurance Holdings and Limbach Holdings via Itasca Capital. Prior to joining Ballantyne Strong, Mr. Turner was Director of Research at Fundamental Global Investors.

Ray Boegner, President of Ballantyne Strong’s Cinema Business and Steve Schilling, President of Ballantyne Strong’s Digital Media Business will both continue to manage the operational and sales functions of their respective businesses.

Kyle Cerminara concluded, “We have been working to transition Ballantyne Strong to a highly performing holding company that is focused on returns on invested capital. Our focus on building a holding company finance and accounting team that is responsible for the financial reporting, financial modeling and evaluation of current and future uses of our precious capital resources is a natural next step in this evolution. We are excited about the initial progress we have made and we look forward to the long-term future of the company.”

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)
Ballantyne Strong and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including the design, integration and installation of technology solutions for a broad range of applications; development and delivery of out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufacturing of projection screens; and providing managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the cinema, retail, financial, and government markets.

Forward-Looking Statements
Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements which involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those discussed in the “Risk Factors” section contained in Item 1A in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and the following risks and uncertainties: the Company’s ability to expand its revenue streams to compensate for the lower demand for its digital cinema products and installation services, potential interruptions of supplier relationships or higher prices charged by suppliers, the Company’s ability to successfully compete and introduce enhancements and new features that achieve market acceptance and that keep pace with technological developments, the Company’s ability to successfully execute its investment strategy, the Company’s ability to retain or replace its significant customers, the impact of challenging global economic environment or a downturn in the markets, economic and political risks of selling products in foreign countries, risks of non-compliance with U.S. and foreign laws and regulations, cybersecurity risks and risks of damage and interruptions of information technology systems, the Company’s ability to retain key members of management and successfully integrate the new executives, acquisition-related risks, the Company’s ability to assert its intellectual property rights, the impact of natural disasters and other catastrophic events, the adequacy of insurance, and the impact of having a controlling stockholder. Given the risks and uncertainties, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement and should recognize that the statements are predictions of future results which may not occur as anticipated. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements and from historical results, due to the risks and uncertainties described herein, as well as others not now anticipated. New risk factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors, nor can it assess the impact of all such factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Except where required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or changes in factors or assumptions affecting such forward-looking statements.

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Contacts
Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
Ryan M. Burke, 402-829-9434
Chief Financial Officer
or
Elise Stejskal, 402-829-9423
Investor Relations

September 9, 2016 - Ballantyne Strong Acquires Common Shares of Itasca Capital Ltd.

OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the cinema, retail, financial and government markets, announces that it has acquired indirect ownership of an aggregate of 465,500 common shares (“Shares”) of Itasca Capital Ltd. (TSX-V: ICL; OTCQB: KBXMF) (“Itasca”) through open market purchases on the TSX-V market. This announcement is made by Ballantyne Strong to comply with certain legal requirements under Canadian securities legislation respecting its ownership of securities of Itasca.

The Shares were acquired by Strong/MDI Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ballantyne Strong, and having a head office address at 1440 Rue Raoul Charette, Joliette, Quebec, J6E 8S7.

As a result of the acquisition of the Shares, Ballantyne Strong now, indirectly, beneficially owns and exercises control over an aggregate of 6,993,000 Shares, representing approximately 32.1 % of the 21,810,626 issued and outstanding common shares of Itasca (as disclosed in Itasca’s latest quarterly filing for the period ending June 30, 2016). Ballantyne Strong paid an average of CAD $0.675 per Share for the recently acquired Shares that are subject to this news release for total consideration of CAD $314,129.

On June 6, 2016, Itasca completed an issuer bid and acquired 25,820,761 common shares for cancellation. As a result of the cancellation of 25,820,761 common shares, Itasca’s issued and outstanding common share capital was reduced from 45,481,387 (as disclosed in Itasca’s Issuer Bid Circular dated April 29, 2016) to 21,810,626 common shares as of June 30, 2016 (as disclosed in Itasca’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the period ending June 30, 2016 dated as of August 26, 2016). As a result, as of May 30, 2016, Ballantyne Strong had ownership and control over Common Shares representing approximately 14% of the then outstanding shares, and as of June 6, 2016 representing approximately 29.9% of the outstanding shares.

Ballantyne Strong acquired the Shares for strategic purposes and may, depending on market and other conditions, increase or decrease beneficial ownership, control or discretion over, shares or other securities of Itasca through market transactions, private agreements or otherwise.

The head office of Itasca is located at Suite 2900, 595 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Strong/MDI Inc. will file with the Canadian regulators within the prescribed period an early warning report providing details on the acquisition. The report will be available on SEDAR. In addition, a copy of the report may be obtained by contacting Elise Stejskal at the below number.

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Contacts

Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
Nate Legband, 402-829-9404
Chief Financial Officer
or
Elise Stejskal, 402-829-9423
Investor Relations

JULY 21, 2016 - Ballantyne Strong to Report Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results on Thursday, August 4, 2016

Ballantyne Strong to Report Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results on Thursday, August 4, 2016
Conference Call and Webcast to be Held at 5:00 p.m. ET

OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the cinema, retail, financial and government markets, today announced that the company will issue its financial results for the 2016 second quarter after the market closes on Thursday, August 4, 2016.

A conference call to discuss 2016 second quarter financial results will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:00 p.m. Central Time. Investors and analysts are invited to access the conference call by dialing 866-652-5200 (domestic) or 412-317-6060 (international), and referencing “Ballantyne Strong”. There will also be a live webcast of the call available at the Investor Relations section of http://www.strong-world.com.

After the live webcast, a replay will remain available in the Investor Relations section of Ballantyne Strong’s website. A replay of the call will be available at 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) through August 17, 2016 conference ID 10087492.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)
Ballantyne Strong and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including the design, integration and installation of technology solutions for a broad range of applications; development and delivery of out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufacturing of projection screens; and providing managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the cinema, retail, financial and government markets.

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Contacts
Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
Nate Legband, 402-829-9404
Chief Financial Officer
or
Elise Stejskal, 402-829-9423
Investor Relations

MAY 27, 2016 - Ballantyne Strong Acquires Common Shares of Kobex Capital Corp.

OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BTN), a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the cinema, retail, financial and government markets, announces that it has acquired indirect ownership of an aggregate of 996,500 common shares (“Shares”) of Kobex Capital Corp. (TSX-V: KXM; OTCQB: KBXMF) (“Kobex”) through open market purchases on the TSX-V market. This announcement is made by Ballantyne Strong to comply with certain legal requirements under Canadian securities legislation respecting its ownership of securities of Kobex.

The Shares were acquired by Strong/MDI Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ballantyne Strong, and having a head office address at 1440 Rue Raoul Charette, Joliette, Quebec, J6E 8S7.

As a result of the acquisition of the Shares, Ballantyne Strong now, indirectly, beneficially owns and exercises control over an aggregate of 6,527,500 Shares, representing approximately 14.3 % of the 45,481,387 issued and outstanding common shares of Kobex (as disclosed in Kobex’s Issuer Bid Circular dated April 29, 2016). Ballantyne Strong paid an average of Cdn$0.657 per Share for the recently acquired Shares that are subject to this news release for total consideration of Cdn$654,570.

Ballantyne Strong acquired the Shares for strategic purposes and may, depending on market and other conditions, increase or decrease beneficial ownership, control or discretion over, shares or other securities of Kobex through market transactions, private agreements or otherwise.

The head office of Kobex is located at Suite 1703, 595 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Strong/MDI Inc. will file with the Canadian regulators within the prescribed period an early warning report providing details on the acquisition. The report will be available on SEDAR. In addition, a copy of the report may be obtained by contacting Elise Stejskal at the below number.

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Contacts
Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
Nate Legband, 402-829-9404
Chief Financial Officer
or
Elise Stejskal, 402-829-9423
Investor Relations

MAY 20, 2016 - Ballantyne Strong Acquires Common Shares of Kobex Capital Corp.

OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the cinema, retail, financial and government markets, announces that as of May 19, 2016, it had acquired indirectly ownership of an aggregate of 5,489,500 common shares (“Shares”) of Kobex Capital Corp. (TSX-V: KXM; OTCQB: KBXMF) (“Kobex”) on the TSX-V market. This announcement is made by Ballantyne Strong to comply with certain legal requirements under Canadian securities legislation respecting its ownership of securities of Kobex.

The Shares were acquired by Strong/MDI Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ballantyne Strong, and having a head office address at 1440 Rue Raoul Charette, Joliette, Quebec, J6E 8S7.

As a result of the acquisition of the Shares, Ballantyne Strong now, indirectly, beneficially owns and exercises control over approximately 12% of the 45,481,387 issued and outstanding common shares of Kobex (as disclosed in Kobex’s Issuer Bid Circular dated April 29, 2016). Ballantyne Strong paid Cdn$.6565 per Share for total consideration of Cdn$3,604,115.

Ballantyne Strong acquired the Shares for strategic purposes and may, depending on market and other conditions, increase or decrease beneficial ownership, control or discretion over, shares or other securities of Kobex through market transactions, private agreements or otherwise.

The head office of Kobex is located at Suite 1703, 595 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Strong/MDI Inc. will file with the Canadian regulators within the prescribed period an early warning report providing details on the acquisition. The report will be available on SEDAR. In addition, a copy of the report may be obtained by contacting Elise Stejskal at the below number.

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Contacts
Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
Nate Legband, 402-829-9404
Chief Financial Officer
or
Elise Stejskal, 402-829-9423
Investor Relations

APRIL 25, 2016 - Ballantyne Strong to Report First Quarter 2016 Financial Results on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Ballantyne Strong to Report First Quarter 2016 Financial Results on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Conference Call and Webcast to be Held at 5:00 p.m. ET

OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BTN), a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the cinema, retail, financial and government markets, today announced that the company will issue its financial results for the 2016 first quarter after the market closes on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

A conference call to discuss 2016 first quarter financial results will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:00 p.m. Central Time. Investors and analysts are invited to access the conference call by dialing 866-652-5200 (domestic) or 412-317-6060 (international), and referencing “Ballantyne Strong”. There will also be a live webcast of the call available at the Investor Relations section of http://www.strong-world.com.

After the live webcast, a replay will remain available in the Investor Relations section of Ballantyne Strong’s website. A replay of the call will be available at 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) through May 16, 2016 conference ID 10084295.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)
Ballantyne Strong and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including the design, integration and installation of technology solutions for a broad range of applications; development and delivery of out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufacturing of projection screens; and providing managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the cinema, retail, financial, and government markets.

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Contacts
Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
Nate Legband, 402-829-9404
Chief Financial Officer
or
Elise Stejskal, 402-829-9423
Investor Relations

Source: Ballantyne Strong, Inc.

FEBRUARY 22, 2016 - Ballantyne Strong Announces Dates of Fourth Quarter 2015 Earnings Release and Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Fourth Quarter 2015 Conference Call and Webcast to be Held
Monday, March 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. ET

OMAHA, Nebraska (February 22, 2016) – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the cinema, retail, financial and government markets, today announced that the company will issue its financial results for the 2015 fourth quarter after the market closes on Monday, March 7, 2016.

A conference call to discuss 2015 fourth quarter financial results will be held on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:00 p.m. Central Time. Investors and analysts are invited to access the conference call by dialing 866-652-5200 (domestic) or 412-317-6060 (international), and referencing “Ballantyne Strong”. There will also be a live webcast of the call available at the Investor Relations section of http://www.strong-world.com.

After the live webcast, a replay will remain available in the Investor Relations section of Ballantyne Strong’s website. A replay of the call will be available at 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) through March 17, 2016 conference ID 10079832.

Ballantyne Strong also announced that the company will hold its 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 23, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Additional information about the Annual Meeting will be contained in the Company’s Proxy Statement which will be provided to stockholders of record as of March 24, 2016 prior to the Annual Meeting.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)
Ballantyne Strong and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including the design, integration and installation of technology solutions for a broad range of applications; development and delivery of out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufacturing of projection screens; and providing managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the cinema, retail, financial, and government markets.

Contact:
Nate Legband, 402-829-9404
Chief Financial Officer
Elise Stejskal, 402-829-9423
Investor Relations
JANUARY 19, 2016 - Ndamukong Suh Appointed to Board of Directors of Ballantyne Strong

OMAHA, Nebraska (January 19, 2016) – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BTN), a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the cinema, retail, financial and government markets, today announced that Ndamukong Suh has been appointed to its board of directors, effective January 18, 2016. Ndamukong Suh commented, “I’m honored to be appointed to the board of directors at Ballantyne Strong. This is a great responsibility that I do not take lightly. I look forward to working with my fellow board members to build long term shareholder value at Ballantyne Strong.”

Kyle Cerminara, Chairman and CEO of Ballantyne Strong, commented, “We are excited to welcome Ndamukong to the board of directors. Ndamukong has a demonstrated passion for business that rivals his passion for football. Ndamukong continues to have a distinguished career as a leader in the NFL. We believe that his experience and leadership ability will be a valuable addition to the board as we continue to execute on our strategic vision for Ballantyne Strong.”

Friend and mentor Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, commented, “I once said that I was glad he’s not running against me for a board spot. I meant it. I believe that Ndamukong has a bright future as a businessman and I look forward to hearing about his many successes.”

“We are excited to have Ndamukong as an important part of the Miami Dolphins organization. I’m delighted that he has the opportunity to join the board of Ballantyne Strong. I’m supportive of Ndamukong both on and off the field,” commented Stephen Ross, Chairman and Founder of Related Companies and Chairman and Owner of the Miami Dolphins organization.

Mr. Suh, 29, has been a defensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins organization since the 2015 season. Prior to signing with the Miami Dolphins organization, Mr. Suh was a defensive tackle with the Detroit Lions organization from his rookie season in 2010 to his departure in 2015. Mr. Suh has been an investor and partner in numerous real estate and aviation projects and a strategic development partner and investor in numerous businesses. Mr. Suh is the founder of the Ndamukong Suh Family Foundation. Mr. Suh graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering focused on Construction Management.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including the design, integration and installation of technology solutions for a broad range of applications; development and delivery of out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufacturing of projection screens; and providing managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the cinema, retail, financial, and government markets.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations.

Contact:
Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
Nate Legband, 402-829-9404
Chief Financial Officer
Elise Stejskal, 402-829-9423
Investor Relations
DECEMBER 22, 2015 - Ballantyne Strong Sells Assets of Lighting Business to Syncrolite

OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the cinema, retail, financial and government markets, today announced the sale of the assets of its lighting business to Syncrolite, LLC.

Kyle Cerminara, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. commented, “This transaction is a natural next step for Ballantyne Strong as our new leadership sharpens our focus on businesses that are core to our new strategy. In the last few months, the newly elected Board of Directors has streamlined our operating businesses into two distinct divisions, (1) Cinema, led by President Ray Boegner and (2) Digital Media, led by President Steve Schilling. We are excited about the strong foundation we have in these two core businesses and we look forward to continuing the operational improvements we have made in the last few months. Our core businesses are now generating significant cash flows and we are evaluating acquisition and investment opportunities in numerous businesses that we believe will result in the highest return on invested capital for our shareholders. We could not be more excited about the future of Ballantyne Strong and its new strategy.”

Jerry Trojan, Chief Executive Officer, Syncrolite, commented, “The Strong name is familiar to everyone in the entertainment lighting industry and Syncrolite is proud to be in a position to carry that tradition forward and take Strong Lighting products to the next level. Our deep knowledge of Xenon lighting systems and our commitment to customer service makes this move a win-win for Syncrolite and all past and future Strong Lighting customers.”

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)
Ballantyne Strong and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including the design, integration and installation of technology solutions for a broad range of applications; development and delivery of out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufacturing of projection screens; and providing managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the cinema, retail, financial, and government markets.

Forward-Looking Statements
Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations.

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CONTACT:

Nate Legband
Chief Financial Officer
402/829-9404

Elise Stejskal
Investor Relations
402/829-9423

NOVEMBER 3, 2015 - Ballantyne Strong Announces Management Team Changes

OMAHA, Nebraska (November 3, 2015) – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the cinema, retail, financial and government markets, today announced that the Board of Directors has made a number of changes in the leadership of the company in order to streamline the organization and expedite its evolution into several key growth segments.

The changes announced today include:

Ray Boegner, a 30 year veteran with the company has been named to the newly created role of President of the Cinema business. “Ray has knowledge of the cinema industry that is unmatched and has led the cinema sales efforts at Ballantyne Strong for the past 18 years,” said Kyle Cerminara, Executive Chairman of Ballantyne Strong. “We’re very excited for Ray to take on this expanded role as we continue to build upon our strong position in the cinema industry.”

Steve Schilling has been named President of the Digital Media business. Mr. Schilling has been working with the Management team and Board of Directors for the past several months to evaluate and recommend new strategies for the company’s Digital Media business. Mr. Schilling brings 20 years of experience and leadership in strategy development, business performance optimization and driving sales effectiveness.

“Today’s announcement represents the next step in the evolution of the business we began earlier in the year,” said Kyle Cerminara, Executive Chairman, of Ballantyne Strong. “We have organized the business to intensify focus on key markets, streamline reporting lines, and provide flexibility to adjust the business within the key vertical markets on which we are focused.”

As a result of these changes, Christopher Stark’s position as President of the Ballantyne Strong, Inc. holding company has been eliminated. “I would like to thank Chris Stark for his many contributions to Ballantyne Strong,” said Kyle. “Chris has served the company well despite operating in a very difficult environment the past several years. We wish him well.”

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including the design, integration and installation of technology solutions for a broad range of applications; development and delivery of out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufacturing of projection screens; and providing managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the cinema, retail, financial, and government markets.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations.

CONTACT:

Nate Legband
Chief Financial Officer
402/829-9404

Elise Stejskal
Investor Relations
402/829-9423

October 22, 2015 - Ballantyne Strong to Report Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a diversified provider of digital technology services, products and solutions, and a leading supplier of screens and equipment to the cinema industry, announced today that the company will issue its financial results for the 2015 third quarter after the market closes on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.

A conference call to discuss 2015 third quarter financial results will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:00 p.m. Central Time. Investors and analysts are invited to access the conference call by dialing 866-652-5200 (domestic) or 412-317-6060 (international), and referencing “Ballantyne Strong”. There will also be a live webcast of the call available at the Investor Relations section of http://www.strong-world.com.

After the live webcast, a replay will remain available in the Investor Relations section of Ballantyne Strong’s website. A replay of the call will be available at 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) through November 20, 2015, conference ID 10071983.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)
Ballantyne Strong and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including the design, integration and installation of technology solutions for a broad range of applications; development and delivery of out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufacturing of projection screens; and providing managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the cinema, retail, financial, and government markets.

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Contact:
Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
Nate Legband, 402-829-9404
Chief Financial Officer
or
Elise Stejskal, 402-829-9423
Investor Relations

September 24, 2015 – Ballantyne Strong Board Appoints Kyle Cerminara Executive Chairman

OMAHA, Nebraska (September 23, 2015) – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a diversified provider of digital technology services, products and solutions, and a leading supplier of screens and equipment to the cinema industry, announced today that its Board of Directors appointed Kyle Cerminara as Ballantyne Strong’s Executive Chairman.

Cerminara has been a member of Ballantyne Strong’s Board of Directors since February 2015 and its Chairman since May 2015. Since joining the Board, Cerminara has worked closely with the Management team to evaluate and implement new strategies to improve shareholder value.

“I am honored to take on this new role with Ballantyne Strong”, said Cerminara. “Since being named the Chairman of the Board of Directors in May, I have spent a great deal of time working with the Management team and the other Board members to evaluate our businesses. I am excited to be engaged in a more active role in the organization and I look forward to working even more closely with the Management team. I am confident that, working together, we will strengthen Ballantyne’s strategies and vision, drive significant improvements in our financial performance and unlock greater value for our shareholders”.

Cerminara, 38, is also CEO, Co-Founder & Partner of Fundamental Global Investors, an SEC registered investment advisor that manages equity and fixed income hedge funds. Cerminara is also Co-Chief Investment Officer of Capital Wealth Advisors, a wealth advisor and multi-family office affiliated with Fundamental Global Investors. Cerminara is on the Board of Directors of blueharbor bank, a publicly traded community bank in Mooresville, NC. Cerminara is also on the Board of Directors of Relm Wireless, a publicly traded radio manufacturer headquartered in West Melbourne, Florida. Cerminara’s previous experience includes roles as a Portfolio Manager at Sigma Capital Management, Director and Sector Head of the Financials Industry at Highside Capital Management, Portfolio Manager and Director at CR Intrinsic Investors, Vice President, Associate Portfolio Manager and Analyst at T. Rowe Price, and Analyst at Legg Mason.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including the design, integration and installation of technology solutions for a broad range of applications; development and delivery of out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufacturing of projection screens; and providing managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the cinema, retail, financial, and government markets.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations.

CONTACT:

Elise Stejskal
Director Finance and Investor Relations
Ballantyne Strong
402-829-9423
elise.stejskal@btn-inc.com

Nate Legband
Chief Financial Officer
Ballantyne Strong
402-829-9404
nate.legband@btn-inc.com

August 20, 2015 – Ballantyne Strong Authorizes Share Repurchase Program

Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a diversified provider of digital technology services, products and solutions, announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 700,000 shares of its outstanding common stock, or approximately 5.0% of its outstanding shares, pursuant to a plan adopted under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Act”).

“Considering the Company’s strong cash position and balance sheet, Ballantyne’s Board has decided to authorize a share repurchase program for possible share repurchases,” stated Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kyle Cerminara.

“Importantly, this action is not a change in overall strategy as Ballantyne remains committed to seeking opportunities to grow organically and identify acquisition opportunities that will leverage our expertise, market position and capital access,” added Mr. Cerminara.

A plan under Rule 10b5-1 allows a company to repurchase its shares at times when it otherwise might be prevented from doing so under insider trading laws or because of self-imposed trading blackout periods. A broker selected by Ballantyne Strong will have the authority under the terms and limitations specified in the plan to repurchase shares on Ballantyne Strong’s behalf in accordance with the terms of the plan. Because the repurchases under the plan are subject to certain pricing parameters and other regulatory requirements applicable to repurchase under Rule 10b-18 of the Act, there is no guarantee as to the exact number of shares that will be repurchased under the plan, or that there will be any repurchases pursuant to the plan.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications; develops and delivers out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufactures projection screens and lighting products; and provides managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the retail, financial, government and cinema markets.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations.

CONTACT:

Elise Stejskal
Director Finance and Investor Relations
Ballantyne Strong
402-829-9423
elise.stejskal@btn-inc.com

Nate Legband
Chief Financial Officer
Ballantyne Strong
402-829-9404
nate.legband@btn-inc.com

July 28, 2015 – Ballantyne Strong to Report Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

OMAHA, Nebraska (July 28, 2015) – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a provider of digital technology services, products and solutions, today announced that the company will issue its financial results for the 2015 second quarter before the market opens on Thursday, August 6, 2015.

A conference call to discuss 2015 second quarter financial results will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 7:00 a.m. Central Time. Investors and analysts are invited to access the conference call by dialing 866-652-5200 (domestic) or 412-317-6060 (international), and referencing “Ballantyne Strong”. There will also be a live webcast of the call available at the Investor Relations section of http://www.strong-world.com.

After the live webcast, a replay will remain available in the Investor Relations section of Ballantyne Strong’s website. A replay of the call will be available at 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) through August 21, 2015, conference ID 10070355.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications; develops and delivers out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufactures projection screens and lighting products; and provides managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the retail, financial, government and cinema markets.

CONTACT:

Elise Stejskal
Director Finance and Investor Relations
Ballantyne Strong
402-829-9423
elise.stejskal@btn-inc.com

Nate Legband
Chief Financial Officer
Ballantyne Strong
402-829-9404
nate.legband@btn-inc.com

May 7, 2015 – Ballantyne Strong Announces Departure of Chief Executive Officer Gary Cavey

Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a diversified provider of digital technology services, products and solutions, today announced the departure of Gary L. Cavey from the positions of Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective Friday, May 8, 2015. Chris D. Stark, who has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ballantyne Strong since May 2010, has been appointed President of Ballantyne Strong.

“We believe there is significant opportunity to improve financial performance at Ballantyne Strong,” said D. Kyle Cerminara, Board Member of Ballantyne Strong and CEO of Fundamental Global Investors. “Ballantyne has an 80-year track record of providing innovative products and services to the cinema industry, and has built strong capabilities in the areas of digital media and managed services. We are looking forward to working with Chris Stark, the senior management team and the newly comprised Board of Directors to enhance shareholder value. We wish Gary Cavey good luck in his future endeavors.”

“We would like to thank Gary Cavey for his service to Ballantyne Strong,” said Samuel C. Freitag, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ballantyne Strong. “We have great confidence in Chris Stark to work with the other members of our senior management team to ensure that we maintain a high level of execution and customer service.”

“I’m proud of the work we have done at Ballantyne during my time as Chief Executive Officer and I remain a significant shareholder,” said Mr. Cavey. “I believe that Ballantyne has a bright future ahead of it and look forward to supporting the Board and management team in their efforts to create value for shareholders in the future.”

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications; develops and delivers out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufactures projection screens and lighting products; and provides managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the cinema, retail, financial and government markets.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations. The Company does not undertake to update or revise forward-looking statements in this press release to reflect the impact of circumstances or events that arise after the date the forward-looking statements are made, except as required under applicable securities laws.

CONTACT:

Elise Stejskal
Director Finance and Investor Relations
Ballantyne Strong
402-829-9423
elise.stejskal@btn-inc.com

Nate Legband
Chief Financial Officer
Ballantyne Strong
402-829-9404
nate.legband@btn-inc.com

April 22, 2015 – Ballantyne Strong and Fundamental Global Investors Announce Settlement of Proxy Contest

OMAHA, Nebraska (April 22, 2015) – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN) (“the Company”) and Fundamental Global Investors (“FGI”) today announced the settlement of FGI’s proxy contest.

Key terms of the settlement are as follows:

The Board of Directors will be expanded from seven members to nine members
Five of the members of the Board of Directors will come from FGI’s slate of proposed directors: D. Kyle Cerminara, William J. Gerber, Charles T. Lanktree, Robert J. Marino, and Robert J. Roschman.
Four of the members of the Board of Directors will come from incumbent directors of Ballantyne Strong: Samuel C. Freitag, James C. Shay, Marc E. LeBaron, and Gary L. Cavey.
At least two of the incumbent directors will serve on all committees of the Board of Directors for two years.
FGI and certain of its affiliates and associates agree not to acquire, in the aggregate, beneficial ownership of more than 20% of the outstanding shares of common stock of Ballantyne Strong for two years.
The Company will amend its Shareholder Rights Plan to expire within five business days after the date hereof without any consideration being paid to the holders of the rights thereunder.
FGI has withdrawn its proxy contest, and the combined slate of nine directors will stand for election at the Company’s 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on May 13, 2015.

“The Board is pleased to announce this settlement with Fundamental Global Investors and is confident that the changes we are making will serve the best interests of our shareholders,” said Samuel C. Freitag, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ballantyne Strong. “We believe the new composition of the Board of Directors is a strong collection of highly experienced and accomplished executives with diverse skill sets that will provide energetic and active leadership as we work to enhance long-term shareholder value.”

“We look forward to working with Ballantyne Strong’s management team, Sam Freitag and the newly formed Board to improve returns for shareholders,” said D. Kyle Cerminara, Chief Executive Officer of Fundamental Global Investors. “We believe there is a significant opportunity to improve Ballantyne Strong’s financial performance while strengthening capital allocation decisions, corporate governance and shareholder relations. There is tremendous value to be unlocked at Ballantyne Strong, in our opinion, and we will look to instill a sense of urgency to create value for shareholders.”

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications; develops and delivers out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufactures projection screens and lighting products; and provides managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the retail, financial, government and cinema markets.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations. The Company does not undertake to update or revise forward-looking statements in this press release to reflect the impact of circumstances or events that arise after the date the forward-looking statements are made, except as required under applicable securities laws.

Important Additional Information

The Company, certain of its directors, its director nominees and certain of its officers are participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of the Company in connection with the Company’s 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Information concerning the identity and interests of these persons will be available in the Company’s definitive proxy statement, when available, that the Company plans to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), as such proxy statement is subsequently supplemented or amended.

The Company’s definitive proxy statement, any other relevant documents and other proxy solicitation materials filed with the SEC concerning the Company are or will be available, when filed, free of charge at www.sec.gov and www.ballantynestrong.com. The Company’s stockholders should carefully read the definitive proxy statement, and any supplements thereto, and other proxy materials as and when they become available before making any voting decisions.

CONTACT: Ballantyne Strong, Inc.

Financial Profiles, Inc.
Tricia Ross
310-622-8221
trossi@finprofiles.com

CONTACT: Fundamental Global Investors, LLC

D. Kyle Cerminara
Chief Executive Officer of Fundamental Global Investors, LLC
704-677-0534

April 30, 2015 – Ballantyne Strong to Report First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

OMAHA, Nebraska (April 30, 2015) – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a provider of digital technology services, products and solutions, today announced that the company will issue its financial results for the 2015 first quarter before the market opens on Monday, May 11, 2015.

A conference call to discuss 2015 first quarter financial results will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time / 10:30 a.m. Central Time. Investors and analysts are invited to access the conference call by dialing 866-652-5200 (domestic) or 412-317-6060 (international), and referencing “Ballantyne Strong.” There will also be a live webcast of the call available at the Investor Relations section of http://www.strong-world.com.

After the live webcast, a replay will remain available in the Investor Relations section of Ballantyne Strong’s website. A replay of the call will be available at 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) through May 21, 2015, conference ID 10064990.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications; develops and delivers out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufactures projection screens and lighting products; and provides managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the retail, financial, government and cinema markets.

CONTACT:

Financial Profiles, Inc.
Tricia Ross
310-622-8226
tross@finprofiles.com

MARCH 5, 2015 – Ballantyne Strong to Report Fourth Quarter 2014 Financial Results

OMAHA, Nebraska (March 3, 2015) – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a provider of digital technology services, products and solutions, today announced that the company will issue its financial results for the 2014 fourth quarter before the market opens on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

A conference call to discuss 2014 fourth quarter financial results will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time / 10:30 a.m. Central Time. Investors and analysts are invited to access the conference call by dialing 866-652-5200 (domestic) or 412-317-6060 (international), and referencing “Ballantyne Strong.” There will also be a live webcast of the call available at the Investor Relations section of http://www.strong-world.com.

After the live webcast, a replay will remain available in the Investor Relations section of Ballantyne Strong’s website. A replay of the call will be available at 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) through March 13, 2015, conference ID 10061779.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications; develops and delivers out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufactures projection screens and lighting products; and provides managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the retail, financial, government and cinema markets.

CONTACT:

Financial Profiles, Inc.
Tricia Ross
310-622-8226
tross@finprofiles.com

MARCH 23, 2015 – Ballantyne Strong Issues Statement in Response to Proxy Contest OMAHA, Nebraska

Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN) today issued the following statement in response to the proxy contest initiated by Fundamental Global Investors to replace all of the current directors with its nominees.

“We were surprised and disappointed by the news of the proxy contest initiated by Fundamental Global Investors. Since Fundamental Global Investors became one of Ballantyne Strong’s largest shareholders, we have engaged in several constructive discussions with its CEO regarding our business and growth strategies. Earlier this year, we invited him to join the board and he accepted our invitation. We were looking forward to working with him collaboratively to execute the vision we have for the company, and had expressed our openness to adding other new directors he proposed that would work collaboratively to enhance shareholder value.

“We believe the initiation of a proxy contest is an unnecessary and costly measure that has the potential to disrupt Ballantyne Strong’s operations and momentum at a critical time in the development of the Company’s digital communications business. We are committed to continuing our practice of exploring all options for enhancing shareholder value, including returning capital to shareholders, considering strategic business combinations, reinvesting in the business to accelerate organic growth, and enhancing efficiencies through cost reduction initiatives, among other considerations.

“We look forward to communicating with all Ballantyne Strong shareholders in the weeks ahead to enhance their understanding of our vision for the Company, our progress in becoming the market leader in integrating digital media technology, and the strategies we are implementing to create value for shareholders.”

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications; develops and delivers out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufactures projection screens and lighting products; and provides managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the retail, financial, government and cinema markets.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations. The Company does not undertake to update or revise forward-looking statements in this press release to reflect the impact of circumstances or events that arise after the date the forward-looking statements are made, except as required under applicable securities laws.

Important Additional Information

The Company, certain of its directors and certain of its officers are participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of the Company in connection with the Company’s 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Information concerning the identity and interests of these persons will be available in the Company’s definitive proxy statement, when available, that the Company plans to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), as such proxy statement is subsequently supplemented or amended.

The Company’s definitive proxy statement, any other relevant documents and other proxy solicitation materials filed with the SEC concerning the Company are or will be available, when filed, free of charge at www.sec.gov and www.ballantynestrong.com. The Company’s stockholders should carefully read the definitive proxy statement, and any supplements thereto, and other proxy materials as and when they become available before making any voting decisions.

CONTACT:

Financial Profiles, Inc.
Tricia Ross
310-622-8226
tross@finprofiles.com

February 20, 2015 – Kyle Cerminara Appointed to Board of Directors of Ballantyne Strong; Mark D. Hasebroock to Retire from Board of Directors

Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a diversified provider of digital technology services, products and solutions, today announced that Kyle Cerminara has been appointed to its board of directors, effective February 20, 2015. Mr. Cerminara will replace Mark D. Hasebroock, who has chosen to retire from the board of directors after having served as a director since 2003. Mr. Cerminara will stand for re-election to the board of directors at the 2015 annual meeting of shareholders.

“We are very pleased to welcome Kyle Cerminara to the board of directors,” said Samuel C. Freitag, chairman of the board of directors of Ballantyne Strong. “Kyle manages a fund that is one of Ballantyne Strong’s largest shareholders and he has demonstrated a great passion for helping to guide our efforts to maximize shareholder value. Kyle has a highly distinguished record as an investment manager and we believe that his experience will be a valuable addition to the board as we continue to execute on our strategic vision for Ballantyne Strong.”

“We would also like to thank Mark Hasebroock for his many years of valuable service as a member of our board of directors,” said Mr. Freitag.

Mr. Cerminara, 37, is CEO, Co-Founder & Partner of Fundamental Global Investors, an SEC registered investment advisor that manages equity and fixed income hedge funds that he cofounded with Joe Moglia, the chairman of TD Ameritrade, and Lewis Johnson, a former colleague at T. Rowe Price. Mr. Cerminara is also Co-Chief Investment Officer of Capital Wealth Advisors, a wealth advisor and multi-family office affiliated with Fundamental Global Investors that was co-founded by Mr. Cerminara’s partners, Bill Beynon and Blaine Ferguson. Mr. Cerminara is also on the board of directors of blueharbor bank, a publicly traded community bank in Mooresville, NC. Prior to co-founding Fundamental Global Investors and partnering with Capital Wealth Advisors, Mr. Cerminara was a Portfolio Manager at Sigma Capital Management from 2011-2012. Mr. Cerminara was a Director and Sector Head of the Financials Industry at Highside Capital Management from 2009-2011. Previously, Mr. Cerminara was a Portfolio Manager and Director at CR Intrinsic Investors from 2007-2009. Before joining CR Intrinsic Investors, Mr. Cerminara was a Vice President, Associate Portfolio Manager and Analyst at T. Rowe Price from 2001-2007 and an Analyst at Legg Mason from 2000-2001.

Mr. Cerminara received an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a BS in Finance and Accounting from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, where he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, an NCAA Academic All American and Co-Captain of the men’s varsity tennis team. Mr. Cerminara also completed a China Executive Residency at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing, China. Mr. Cerminara has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications; develops and delivers out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufactures projection screens and lighting products; and provides managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the retail, financial, government and cinema markets.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations.

CONTACT:

Financial Profiles, Inc.
Tricia Ross
310-622-8226
tross@finprofiles.com

January 2, 2015 – Samuel C. Freitag Elected Chairman of the Board of Ballantyne Strong

Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a diversified provider of digital technology services, products and solutions, today announced that its board of directors has elected Samuel C. Freitag to serve as chairman of the board, effective January 1, 2015. Mr. Freitag succeeds William F. Welsh, II, who has chosen to step down as chairman while remaining as a member of the board of directors. Mr. Welsh, age 73, has served as chairman of the board of Ballantyne Strong since 2000.

“Since joining the board of Ballantyne Strong in 2011, Sam has demonstrated exceptional leadership capabilities and the skill set required to be an effective chairman of the board,” said Mr. Welsh. “We determined that it’s a good time to transition to new leadership at the board level and we have great confidence in Sam to help guide the continued transition of Ballantyne to a more diversified business model and oversee the growth of our digital media business. It will be my privilege to continue serving as a member of the board and working with the other directors to guide the execution of our strategic plan for enhancing shareholder value.”

“We would like to thank Bill Welsh for his many years of distinguished service as Ballantyne’s chairman and we are very pleased that he will continue to be a valuable member of the board,” said Mr. Freitag. “I am excited to assume the role of chairman at such an important time in Ballantyne’s history. We have made a great deal of progress in positioning the company for long-term success by entering new markets with strong opportunities for future growth. I look forward to working with my fellow board members and the management team to execute on our vision for Ballantyne and creating value for shareholders in the future.”

Samuel C. Freitag, age 58, has been an independent private investor since January 2004. From July 2002 to December 2003, he was President of McCarthy Capital Corporation, a private equity fund manager with approximately $300 million in capital. From 1986 until 1997, he held various positions with George K. Baum Merchant Bank, LLC, including serving as Senior Managing Director and Director, Investment Banking. Mr. Freitag has served as a director of Ballantyne since June 2011 and has been a member of the Audit, Compensation, and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications; develops and delivers out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufactures projection screens and lighting products; and provides managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the retail, financial, government and cinema markets.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations.

CONTACT:

Financial Profiles, Inc.
Tricia Ross
310-622-8226
tross@finprofiles.com

November 6, 2014 – Ballantyne Strong Adopts One-Year Stockholder Rights Plan

OMAHA, Nebraska (November 6, 2014) Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN) today announced that its board of directors has unanimously adopted a stockholder rights plan (the “Rights Plan”) and declared a dividend of one right on each outstanding share of its common stock. The Rights Plan has a 12-month duration and thus is expected to fit within ISS voting guidelines that would not result in negative vote recommendations in the election of directors.

The board of directors adopted the Rights Plan in response to the recent accumulation of approximately 13% of the Company’s outstanding common stock. The Rights Plan has not been adopted in response to a takeover bid or other proposal to acquire control of the Company. The Rights Plan is designed to assure that all of the Company’s stockholders receive fair and equal treatment in the event of a proposed takeover of the Company and to guard against tactics to gain control of the Company without paying a premium for that control. The Rights Plan is intended to enable all of the Company’s stockholders to realize the long-term value of their investment in the Company. In addition, the Company believes that this would not be an opportune time to pursue a sale of the Company because of the stockholder value expected to be generated from execution of the Company’s strategy, including complimentary acquisitions being pursued with its available cash. The Rights Plan will not prevent a takeover, but should encourage anyone seeking to acquire the Company to negotiate with the board of directors prior to attempting a takeover.

Pursuant to the Rights Plan, Ballantyne Strong is issuing one preferred stock purchase right for each current share of common stock outstanding at the close of business on November 16, 2014. Initially these rights will not be exercisable and will trade with the common stock of the Company.

Under the Rights Plan, the rights generally will become exercisable only if a person (including such person’s affiliates, associates, and persons acting in concert with such person), or group acquires beneficial ownership of 15% or more of the Company’s common stock (as determined in the manner specified in the Rights Plan) without the approval of the board of directors of the Company. If the rights become exercisable, they will entitle stockholders, other than the person (including such person’s affiliates and associates and persons acting in concert with such person or group of which it is a member) or group that has exceed the 15% ownership limit and their transferees (whose rights will become void and will not be exercisable), to purchase, at the then- current exercise price, additional shares of common stock having a value that is twice the exercise price of the right. In addition, if the Company were acquired in a merger or other business combination after an unapproved party acquires more than 15% of the Company’s common stock, each holder of the rights (other than the acquiring person) would then be entitled to purchase, at the then-current exercise price, shares of the acquiring Company’s stock, having a value that is twice the exercise price of the right.

If a stockholder’s beneficial ownership (as determined in the manner specified in the Rights Plan) as of the time of the adoption of the Rights Plan is at or above the threshold applicable to it (including through entry into certain derivative positions), that stockholder’s existing ownership percentage is grandfathered, but the rights would generally become exercisable if such stockholder becomes the beneficial owner of one or more additional shares of the Company’s common stock. In addition to the board of directors’ authority to amend the Rights Plan, it may redeem the rights for a nominal amount before an event triggering the exercisability of the rights. A more detailed summary of the Rights Plan will be contained in a Form 8-K to be filed by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong is a provider of digital equipment, screens and managed services as well as specialty lighting equipment. The Company supplies major and independent theater chains, top arenas, theme parks and architectural sites around the world. Through its subsidiary, Convergent Media Systems, the Company is also a leading player in digital signage and content creation and distribution systems for the retail, hospitality, financial services, cinema and government markets. CONTACT: Financial Profiles, Inc. Tony Rossi 310-622-8221 trossi@finprofiles.com

CONTACT:

Financial Profiles, Inc.
Tricia Ross
310-622-8226
tross@finprofiles.com

November 7, 2014 – Ballantyne Strong to Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Ballantyne Strong to Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on Friday, November 7, 2014

Conference Call and Webcast to be Held at 12:00 p.m. ET

OMAHA, Nebraska (October 30, 2014) – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a provider of digital equipment, screens and managed services as well as specialty lighting equipment, today announced that the company will issue its financial results for the 2014 third quarter before the market opens on Friday, November 7, 2014. A conference call to discuss 2014 third quarter financial results will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 11:00 a.m. Central Time. Investors and analysts are invited to access the conference call by dialing 866-652-5200 (domestic) or 412-317-6060 (international), and referencing “Ballantyne Strong.” There will also be a live webcast of the call available at the Investor Relations section of http://www.strong-world.com. After the live webcast, a replay will remain available in the Investor Relations section of Ballantyne Strong’s website. A replay of the call will be available at 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) through November 17, 2014, conference ID 10055261.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong is a provider of digital equipment, screens and managed services as well as specialty lighting equipment. The Company supplies major and independent theater chains, top arenas, theme parks and architectural sites around the world. Through its subsidiary, Convergent Media Systems, the Company is also a leading player in digital signage and content creation and distribution systems for the retail, hospitality, financial services, cinema and government markets.

CONTACT:

Financial Profiles, Inc.
Tricia Ross
310-622-8226
tross@finprofiles.com

Download the full release HERE

August 8, 2014 – Ballantyne Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter of 2014

Conference call: Today – August 8 at 11:00 a.m. ET
Webcast / Replay URL: http://www.strong-world.com (The replay will be available on the Internet for 90 days.)
Dial-in number: 866-652-5200; ask for “Ballantyne Strong” conference call

Ballantyne Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter of 2014

OMAHA, Nebraska (August 8, 2014) Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a diversified provider of digital technology services, products and solutions, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

Net revenues were $22.0 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $24.4 million in the same period of the prior year. Net income totaled $0.4 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2014, compared with net income of $1.3 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in the same period of the prior year.

Gary L. Cavey, President and CEO of Ballantyne Strong, commented, “We continue to ramp up business development activities with the new businesses we have recently entered, including digital media, video surveillance, and small-format screens for the professional audiovisual market. We are pleased with the improved diversity we have in our revenue mix and the gross margins we are generating. As we gain traction with our new businesses, we believe we will have many catalysts for driving improvement in revenue and earnings in the coming years.”

Q2 2014 Financial Summary

Managed Services revenues were $7.6 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $3.3 million in the same period of the prior year. The increase is attributable to the acquisition of Convergent Media Systems.

Systems Integration revenues were $14.8 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $21.5 million in the same period of the prior year. The decline is primarily attributable to the continued softening in demand as the cinema industry’s shift to a digital equipment platform winds down.

Consolidated gross profit was $4.2 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $4.7 million in the same quarter of the prior year. Gross margin was 19.3% in the second quarter of 2014, compared with 19.2% in the same quarter of the prior year.

Selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) were $4.4 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $3.3 million in the same quarter of the prior year. The increase in SG&A was attributable to the addition of Convergent’s operations.

Six Month Results

For the six months ended June 30, 2014, net revenues were $44.0 million, compared with $52.0 million for the same period in 2013. Gross profit amounted to $8.5 million, or 19.2% of net revenues, compared to gross profit of $8.6 million, or 16.5% of net revenues in the prior-year period. Net loss was $0.2 million, or ($0.02) per share, compared to net earnings of $1.8 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the first half of 2013.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Update

Ballantyne’s cash and cash equivalents balance at June 30, 2014 was $26.9 million, an increase from $25.5 million at the end of the prior quarter. The increase in cash and cash equivalents balance was primarily attributable to positive cash flow generated from operations during the second quarter of 2014.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications; develops and delivers out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufactures projection screens and lighting products; and provides managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the retail, financial, government and cinema markets.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations.

CONTACT:

Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
Mary A. Carstens
Chief Financial Officer
402-453-4444
Mary.Carstens@btn-inc.com

or

Financial Profiles, Inc.
Tricia Ross
310-622-8226
tross@finprofiles.com

Download the full release HERE

July 18, 2014 – Ballantyne Strong Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition

Ballantyne Strong Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition

OMAHA, Nebraska (July 18, 2014) – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a diversified provider of digital technology services, products and solutions, today announced that Nathan D. Legband has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective September 2, 2014. Mr. Legband, who has served as Corporate Controller for Ballantyne Strong since June 2012, will replace Mary A. Carstens, who will be retiring on September 2, 2014.

Mr. Legband joined Ballantyne Strong as Corporate Controller in June 2012. In this role, Mr. Legband has been responsible for the preparation of all SEC filings, coordinating internal and external audit functions, implementing forecasting and budgeting processes, and managing the treasury function, among other responsibilities. Prior to joining Ballantyne Strong, Mr. Legband served in a number of finance department positions for West Corporation, a leading provider of technology- enabled communication services, from 2008-2012. During his time at West Corporation, Mr. Legband served as Director of Accounting/Controller for the West Asset Management segment and then Senior Director of Accounting and Financial Analysis for the Communication Services segment. Mr. Legband began his career as an Audit Manager in the Omaha and Denver offices of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Legband is a CPA and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Creighton University.

Gary L. Cavey, President and CEO of Ballantyne Strong, commented, “During his time at Ballantyne Strong, Nate has taken on an increasing level of responsibility within our finance department and demonstrated the skills required to be an effective Chief Financial Officer. His experience and understanding of our businesses will be instrumental in maintaining continuity within our operations.

“We would also like to thank Mary Carstens for her years of excellent service to Ballantyne Strong. Mary has indicated that she wants to spend more time with her family and we wish her well in her retirement,” said Mr. Cavey.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to travel and see more of my family,” said Ms. Carstens. “I am proud of the work we have done to build Ballantyne Strong into a diversified provider of digital technology services, products and solutions. I believe Nate will provide strong leadership for the finance department as Ballantyne continues to execute on its growth initiatives.”

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications; develops and delivers out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufactures projection screens and lighting products; and provides managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the retail, financial, government and cinema markets.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations.

CONTACT:

Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
Mary A. Carstens
Chief Financial Officer
402-453-4444
Mary.Carstens@btn-inc.com

or

Financial Profiles, Inc.
Tricia Ross
310-622-8226
tross@finprofiles.com

July 29, 2014 – Ballantyne Strong to Report Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Ballantyne Strong to Report Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results on Friday, August 8, 2014
Conference Call and Webcast to be Held at 11:00 a.m. ET

OMAHA, Nebraska (July 29, 2014) – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a provider of digital equipment, screens and managed services as well as specialty lighting equipment, today announced that the company will issue its financial results for the 2014 second quarter before the market opens on Friday, August 8, 2014.

A conference call to discuss 2014 second quarter financial results will be held on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 10:00 a.m. Central Time. Investors and analysts are invited to access the conference call by dialing 866-652-5200 (domestic) or 412-317-6060 (international), and referencing “Ballantyne Strong.” There will also be a live webcast of the call available at the Investor Relations section of http://www.strong-world.com.

After the live webcast, a replay will remain available in the Investor Relations section of Ballantyne Strong’s website. A replay of the call will be available at 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) through August 18, 2014, conference ID 10050368.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong is a provider of digital equipment, screens and managed services as well as specialty lighting equipment. The Company supplies major and independent theater chains, top arenas, theme parks and architectural sites around the world. Through its subsidiary, Convergent Media Systems, the Company is also a leading player in digital signage and content creation and distribution systems for the retail, hospitality, financial services, cinema and government markets. CONTACT:

CONTACT:

Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
Mary A. Carstens
Chief Financial Officer
402-453-4444
Mary.Carstens@btn-inc.com

or

Financial Profiles, Inc.
Tricia Ross
310-622-8226
tross@finprofiles.com

June 13, 2014 – Convergent Media Systems Delivers IPTV Technology To World Cup Stadiums

Convergent Media Systems Delivers IPTV Technology To World Cup Stadiums

Alpharetta, GA. June 13, 2014 – Convergent Media Systems, a Ballantyne Strong, Inc. company (NYSE: BTN), announced today that it has designed and installed IPTV (Internet Protocol television) systems that are being used in two of the key stadiums hosting the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament. Convergent will also be responsible for the ongoing monitoring of the systems during the World Cup..

The IPTV system was designed to deliver targeted programming and content to provide fans with an impactful in-stadium experience. The Convergent team provided a turnkey solution, which included system design, procurement, integration, testing, installation, quality assurance and ongoing technical support.

The system will reach more than 74,000 fans across 400 televisions in the Maracana stadium in Rio De Janeiro, which is the host stadium and location of the World Cup finals. The system is also being utilized in the Estadio Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, where it will be seen by over 58,000 fans on 250 televisions.

Convergent is leveraging its Network Operations Center (NOC) to provide real time monitoring of each device in the stadiums to ensure maximum uptime. The NOC is also responsible for managing content streams across the entire IP infrastructure. Targeted content allows for specific messaging and programming to be distributed and displayed at specific end points throughout the stadium.

“We’re proud to showcase our capabilities during the world’s most prominent sporting event,” said Gary L. Cavey, president and CEO of Ballantyne Strong. “Our engineering and technical support teams have done an amazing job of designing and maintaining a reliable solution that will engage fans no matter where they are in the stadium.”

The World Cup is the most watched sporting event in the world and will draw in more than 3 billion viewers.

About Convergent
Convergent Media Systems, a Ballantyne Strong company, provides innovative digital media solutions that allow its customers to engage, inspire and influence their consumers and employees. From simple, out-of-the-box solutions to comprehensive, end-to-end solutions, Convergent provides the flexibility to mix applications and services that meet its customers’ unique requirements. Some of the best-known companies and brands rely on Convergent to leverage digital media to increase sales, improve customer experiences and increase consumer engagement. Today Convergent is responsible for creating, managing and displaying dynamic content that is seen by millions of people each day. For more information, visit www.convergent.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations.

Media Contact:
Kris Konrath
Convergent Media Systems
770-369-9639
kris.konrath@convergent.com

or

Financial Profiles
Tricia Ross, 916-939-7285
tross@finprofiles.com

June 17, 2014 – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. Showcases Diverse Product Offering for Pro-AV Dealers at InfoComm

Ballantyne Strong, Inc. Showcases Diverse Product Offering for Pro-AV Dealers at InfoComm

Full spectrum of solutions for lighting, screens and digital signage will be on display at the Technologies for Worship Pavilion

LAS VEGAS, JUNE 17, 2014 (InfoComm, Booth C5251) – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE: BTN), a diversified provider of digital technology services, products and solutions, announced a comprehensive product lineup for pro-AV dealers and integrators that includes projection screens, digital signage and lighting solutions. The full array of products will be on display at InfoComm 2014, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide, and can be viewed in the Technologies for Worship Pavilion and in the Ballantyne Strong Booth, C5251 from June 18-20, 2014.

Traditionally known for its sophisticated giant screens, Ballantyne Strong is entering the pro-AV market with a robust, high quality screen offering for smaller installations. The company is leveraging the expertise of its Strong/MDI subsidiary to develop screens systems that will be sold exclusively through the pro-AV channel. Dealers and integrators are invited to take advantage of Strong/MDI’s InfoComm Promotion for a 10% rebate on initial purchases of any screen from the Monarch or Integrated Cyber Series.

Dealers can trust Strong/MDI for its consistent high quality screens, personalized customer care and incredibly fast delivery. The company has a team of mechanical designers and engineers who can design and build custom projects of any shape or size. It offers a full line of products ranging from large size structures and sophisticated front- and rear-view screens to small framed and motorized screen systems. Strong/MDI is recognized as an innovator in projection screen manufacturing and offers the most advanced screen coatings and projection screen technology available in the world. With decades of experience manufacturing cinema screens and custom projects of all sizes, Strong/MDI brings the world-class quality associated with premier theater venues to the pro-AV market.

In addition, the company is launching a formalized partner program to expand its SpinetiX digital signage offering. The partner program features tiered levels to support high volume dealers to those just entering the digital signage market. Through its subsidiary, Convergent Media Systems, the program offers volume discounts, deal registration, lead generation, sales assistance, marketing resources and technical support. The program was announced today at its annual Digital Signage Academy, which achieved record attendance from dealers and integrators from around the world. Convergent is the exclusive distributor of SpinetiX technologies for North America.

The SpinetiX digital signage platform offers a robust feature set that supports a wide range of applications. Thanks to its simple user interface and quick set up, SpinetiX makes it easy to create and manage great looking content in no time. It features Hyper Media Players (HMP 130 and HMP200) and Elementi software. Its intuitive user interface makes it easy to manage content across many locations, or across many players in a campus environment.

The company is looking to expand its dealer and integrator base to support its growing lighting business. Strong Lighting is the exclusive distributor of D.T.S. lighting solutions, and is responsible for illuminating some of the most recognized venues and events in the world. D.T.S. features the latest generation of lighting technologies that are super-bright, ultra-light, versatile and cost effective.

As the exclusive sponsor of screens, digital signage and lighting for the Technologies for Worship pavilion, Ballantyne Strong will light the stage with 32 spot and motion lights. It will also feature a large 16-foot projection screen on the main stage and smaller screen systems in two workshop areas. The pavilion will also feature several digital signage displays that will show the schedule of events throughout the trade show.

Members of the Ballantyne Strong team will also lead a number of hands-on workshops in the pavilion. T.D. Mangrum, director of lighting, will discuss church lighting applications, trends, and creating greater impact in worship venues through lighting. His “Message of Light” workshop is Wednesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 19 at 11:00 am. Patrick Bouchard, senior account manager for Strong/MDI Screen Systems, will review choices in screen systems for churches. His workshop is Wednesday, June 18 at 1:00 pm. Kris Konrath, director of marketing, will review how digital signage can enhance church member experience and interaction. This workshop is Thursday, June 19 at 12:00 pm.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc.

Ballantyne Strong designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications; develops and delivers out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufactures projection screens and lighting products; and provides managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the retail, financial, government and cinema markets.

For more information about Ballantyne Strong, visit strong-world.com, or click the links below for more information on each product category:

Screens: www.strongmdi.com
Digital Signage: www.convergent.com/spinetix
Lighting: www.strong-world.com/products-solutions/lighting-2/
Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations.

Media Contact:
Kris Konrath
Convergent Media Systems
770-369-9639
kris.konrath@convergent.com

or

Financial Profiles
Tricia Ross, 916-939-7285
tross@finprofiles.com

June 19, 2014 – Strong-MDI Signs Multi-Year Supply Agreement with Cinépolis

Strong-MDI Signs Multi-Year Supply Agreement with Cinépolis

OMAHA, Nebraska (June 19, 2014) – Strong-MDI, a Ballantyne Strong, Inc. company (NYSE MKT: BTN), today announced the signing of a two-year exclusive supply agreement with Cinépolis, the fourth largest chain of movie theaters in the world with more than 3,000 screens in 11 countries. Pursuant to the agreement, Strong-MDI will supply screens for all installations in Cinépolis theaters throughout the Americas over the next two years. After having supplied screens to Cinépolis for several years, the new contract represents the first exclusive supply agreement between the two companies covering the full breadth of screen products from Strong-MDI.

“Strong-MDI delivers consistently high quality screens with exceptional performance to our theaters,” said Alejandro Tejado, Purchasing and Supply Chain Director for Cinépolis. “MDI couples its expertise and innovation in screen technology with exceptional delivery and support to assure our success as we incorporate their products into our theaters. Strong has a solid reputation for delivering quality product on time anywhere in the world.”

“We are honored to have been selected as the exclusive supplier to Cinépolis and complement their beautiful state-of-the-art theaters throughout the Americas,” said Chris Stark, Senior VP and COO of Ballantyne Strong. “The combination of Strong-MDI’s high performance screens with the innovative entertainment experience of Cinépolis theaters is a winning combination.”

About Cinépolis (www.cinepolis.com)
Cinépolis is the world’s 4th largest movie theater circuit, operating more than 3,000 screens in 11 countries and serving close to 200 million patrons annually. The company operates its screens under four different brands that span across the ultra-premium to the extreme value segments. As a company that is committed to innovation, Cinépolis was the first to pioneer the concept of premium movie theaters via its Cinépolis VIP brand. The company aspires to provide its patrons the best overall experience in filmed entertainment and employs a global workforce of 22,000 people to support its mission. Founded in 1971, Cinépolis is privately held and is headquartered in Morelia, Mexico.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)
Ballantyne Strong designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications; develops and delivers out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufactures projection screens and lighting products; and provides managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the retail, financial, government and cinema markets.

Forward-Looking Statements
Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations.

CONTACT:
Francois Barrette
General Manager
Strong/MDI
Telephone: 1-877-755-3795

May 7, 2014 – Ballantyne Strong Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conferences

Ballantyne Strong Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conferences

OMAHA, Nebraska (May 7, 2014) – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a diversified provider of digital technology services, products and solutions, announced today that Gary L. Cavey, President and CEO, and Mary A. Carstens, Chief Financial Officer, will be representing the Company at the following investor conferences in the month of May:

Sidoti Semi-Annual Microcap Conference – May 9, 2014
15th Annual B. Riley & Co. Investor Conference – May 21, 2014
Management will be delivering a presentation and meeting with institutional investors at each conference. A copy of the presentation to be used at the conferences will be available on May 9, 2014 on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website (www.strong-world.com).

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)
Ballantyne Strong designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications; develops and delivers out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufactures projection screens and lighting products; and provides managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the retail, financial, government and cinema markets.

Forward-Looking Statements
Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations.

CONTACT:

Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
Mary A. Carstens
Chief Financial Officer
402-453-4444
Mary.Carstens@btn-inc.com

or

Financial Profiles, Inc.
Tricia Ross
310-622-8226
tross@finprofiles.com

May 14, 2014 – Convergent Media Systems Bolsters Sales Team

Convergent Media Systems Bolsters Sales Team

Alpharetta, GA. May 14 2014 -­‐ Convergent Media Systems, a Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
company (NYSE: BTN), announced today the hiring of three key sales professionals to
further grow its enterprise digital signage and distribution channel businesses. Jay
Leedy, Nancy Holland and Robert Guzman will join the existing Convergent sales team
headed by Gary Johns, who recently joined Convergent to provide a re-energized
focus to the company’s sales and marketing organization.

Nancy Holland, vice president, customer engagement brings tremendous experience in
point of purchase marketing and management with a successful track record of driving
growth through new business development. Nancy is a results-oriented professional
who has achieved success in creating customer solutions, identifying emerging trends
and successfully converting them into revenue-generating opportunities. Her
experience comes from successful stints at DuraColor, In Store Media Corp,
Novamedia, Pointsmith and Miller Zell. Most recently, Nancy was Principal of NL
Holland and Partners. Nancy has also played a key role inside associations such as In-
Store Marketing Institute and Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI).

Jay Leedy also joins Convergent as vice president, customer engagement. Jay brings
vast experience in growing sales and on-boarding new customers with a strong focus
on retail and consumer goods companies. Jay began his career in the retail sector
working for companies such as Macy’s, IKEA and Home Depot. He later leveraged his
experience in the retail industry to drive client acquisition for companies such as
Intelligent Loss Prevention, Southern Imperial and Boston Retail Products. Jay’s
success has been predicated on becoming a consultative partner in developing
scalable merchandising and marketing initiatives to some of the most well-known
retailers and CPGs in the world.

Robert Guzman, western regional channel manager, brings tremendous expertise and
value leveraging sales channels to achieve new business development objectives. His
strong track record of building teams to increase market share and profitability will be
key to the expansion of Convergent’s distribution channel business. Robert comes to
Convergent from Premier Mounts, a provider of mounting systems for A/V installations,
where he managed and grew the top 35 accounts for the western region.

The team is headed by Gary Johns, a 25-year veteran from Sony Electronics, who
brings a wealth of experience and expertise in digital media along with a strong
customer focus. Gary most recently served as senior vice president of Sony’s Digital
Cinema Systems division, where he quickly transformed Sony’s fledgling cinema
division into the industry leader, shipping more than 15,000 4K projection systems
worldwide and capturing a 32% market share in the US. He also held a number of
executive positions within Sony’s Broadcast and Business Solutions Company including
president of Sony Cinema Products Corporation.

“We have made excellent progress in strengthening Convergent’s business
development capabilities and attracting high-performing sales executives with
experience and expertise in our targeted vertical markets of retail, financial services,
hospitality, cinema, healthcare and education,” said Gary L. Cavey, President and CEO
of Ballantyne Strong. “Convergent has world-class capabilities in digital media and
now we have a larger, more experienced sales force capable of effectively
communicating the strong value proposition that we offer.”
Convergent became part of Ballantyne Strong in October 2013 and today is one of the
largest and best capitalized companies providing digital technologies for out-of-home
media. To learn more about Convergent and the digital media solutions it provides, visit
www.convergent.com.

About Convergent
Convergent Media Systems, a Ballantyne Strong company, provides innovative digital
media solutions that allow its customers to engage, inspire and influence their
consumers and employees. From simple, out-of-the-box solutions to comprehensive,
end-to-end solutions, Convergent provides the flexibility to mix applications and
services that meet its customers’ unique requirements. Some of the best-known
companies and brands rely on Convergent to leverage digital media to increase sales,
improve customer experiences and increase consumer engagement. Today
Convergent is responsible for creating, managing and displaying dynamic content that
is seen by millions of people each day. For more information, visit
www.convergent.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking
statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly
fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development
of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and
international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed
from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission
filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations.

Media Contact:
Kris Konrath
Convergent Media Systems
770-369-9639
kris.konrath@convergent.com

April 28, 2014 – Q1 2014 Ballantyne Strong, Inc. Earnings Conference Call

OMAHA, Nebraska (April 28, 2014) – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a diversified
provider of digital technology services, products and solutions, today announced that the company will
issue its financial results for the 2014 first quarter before the market opens on Thursday, May 8, 2014.

A conference call to discuss 2014 first quarter financial results will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014
at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 10:00 a.m. Central Time. Investors and analysts are invited to access the
conference call by dialing 800-762-8795 (domestic) or 480-629-9773 (international), conference ID
4681716 or “Ballantyne Strong.” There will also be a live webcast of the call available at the Investor
Relations section of http://www.strong-world.com.

After the live webcast, a replay will remain available in the Investor Relations section of Ballantyne
Strong’s website. A replay of the call will be available at 800-406-7325 (domestic) or 303-590-3030
(international) through May 15, 2014, conference ID 4681716.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)

Ballantyne Strong designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of
applications; develops and delivers out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications;
manufactures projection screens and lighting products; and provides managed services including
monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the retail, financial,
government and cinema markets.

CONTACT:

Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
Mary A. Carstens
Chief Financial Officer
402-453-4444
Mary.Carstens@btn-inc.com

or

Financial Profiles, Inc.
Tricia Ross
310-622-8226
tross@finprofiles.com

Event Information:

Title: Q1 2014 Ballantyne Strong, Inc. Earnings Conference Call
Date: May 8, 2014
Time: 11:00 am EST
Length: 1Hour

Webcast Link: http://www.media-server.com/m/p/ajivabzu

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March 3, 2014 – Ballantyne Strong Introduces New line of Video Security Solutions

Ballantyne Strong Introduces New Line of Video Security SolutionsISC WEST 2014
OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a diversified provider of digital technology services, products and solutions, today announced that the Company will be distributing a new line of cloud-based video security solutions, which will be showcased at the 2014 ISC West exhibition from April 2-4 in Las Vegas. ISC West is the largest physical security show in North America.

The new video security solutions are part of a value-added reseller agreement that Ballantyne Strong has entered into with VIAAS (Video Intelligence as a Service), a manufacturer of video surveillance solutions hosted in the cloud. Ballantyne will be offering complete video surveillance solutions that provide anytime, anywhere access to security cameras and videos through a web browser or mobile device.

Ballantyne Strong’s video security solutions business will be led by Josh Galley, Vice President, Strong Technology Group. Mr. Galley has more than 12 years of experience in integrated technology solutions and more than seven years of experience in the video surveillance industry.

“We are very excited about our entrance into the Physical Security market, as it has significant growth opportunities and will enable us to leverage our existing infrastructure,” said Gary L. Cavey, President and CEO of Ballantyne Strong. “Our existing field services group will handle installations of the video cameras and our Network Operations Centers will provide the managed services for video event monitoring. We believe our new video surveillance solutions will provide excellent opportunities to diversify our revenue mix and increase the base of recurring revenue in our managed services business.”

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)
Ballantyne Strong designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications; develops and delivers out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufactures projection screens and lighting products; and provides managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the retail, financial, healthcare and cinema markets.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations.

Contacts
Ballantyne Strong
Josh Galley, 402-829-9469
josh.galley@btn-inc.com

November 1, 2013 – Ballantyne Strong to Report Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results

NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT

Ballantyne Strong to Report Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results on Monday, November 11, 2013

Conference Call and Webcast to be Held at 12:00 p.m. ET

OMAHA, Nebraska (November 1, 2013) – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a provider of digital equipment, screens and managed services as well as specialty lighting equipment, today announced that the company will issue its financial results for the 2013 third quarter before the market opens on Monday, November 11, 2013.
A conference call to discuss 2013 third quarter financial results will be held on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 11:00 a.m. Central Time. Investors and analysts are invited to access the conference call by dialing 877-941-8609 (domestic) or 480-629-9692 (international), conference ID 4646495 or “Ballantyne Strong.” There will also be a live webcast of the call available at the Investor Relations section of http://www.strong-world.com.
After the live webcast, a replay will remain available in the Investor Relations section of Ballantyne Strong’s website. A replay of the call will be available at 800-406-7325 (domestic) or 303-590-3030 (international) through November 18, 2013, conference ID 4646495.
About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)
Ballantyne Strong is a provider of digital equipment, screens and managed services as well as specialty lighting equipment. The Company supplies major and independent theater chains, top arenas, theme parks and architectural sites around the world. Through its subsidiary, Convergent Media Systems, the Company is also a leading player in digital signage and content creation and distribution systems for the retail, hospitality, financial services, cinema and government markets.

CONTACT:

Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
Mary A. Carstens
Chief Financial Officer
402-453-4444
Mary.Carstens@btn-inc.com

OR

Financial Profiles, Inc.
Tricia Ross
916-939-7285
tross@finprofiles.com

March 12, 2014 – Ballantyne Strong to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results

Ballantyne Strong to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Financial ResultsDate: March 14, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Length: 1Hour
Webcast Link: http://www.media-server.com/m/p/yxm3kxm9

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February 26, 2014 – Ballantyne Strong to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results

Ballantyne Strong to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results on Friday, March 14, 2014

Conference Call and Webcast to be Held at 12:00 p.m. ET

OMAHA, Nebraska (February 26, 2014) – Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a provider of digital equipment, screens and managed services as well as specialty lighting equipment, today announced that the company will issue its financial results for the 2013 fourth quarter and fiscal year-end before the market opens on Friday, March 14, 2014.

A conference call to discuss 2013 fourth quarter and full year financial results will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 11:00 a.m. Central Time. Investors and analysts are invited to access the conference call by dialing 877-941-0844 (domestic) or 480-629-9835 (international), conference ID 4671381 or “Ballantyne Strong.” There will also be a live webcast of the call available at the Investor Relations section of http://www.strong-world.com.

After the live webcast, a replay will remain available in the Investor Relations section of Ballantyne Strong’s website. A replay of the call will be available at 800-406-7325 (domestic) or 303-590-3030 (international) through March 21, 2014, conference ID 4671381.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)
Ballantyne Strong is a provider of digital equipment, screens and managed services as well as specialty lighting equipment. The Company supplies major and independent theater chains, top arenas, theme parks and architectural sites around the world. Through its subsidiary, Convergent Media Systems, the Company is also a leading player in digital signage and content creation and distribution systems for the retail, hospitality, financial services, cinema and government markets.

CONTACT:

Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
Mary A. Carstens
Chief Financial Officer
402-453-4444
Mary.Carstens@btn-inc.com

or

Financial Profiles, Inc.
Tricia Ross
310-622-8226
tross@finprofiles.com

INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACTS

Elise Stejskal
Vice President of Finance
Ballantyne Strong
402-829-9423

Lance Schulz
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer
Ballantyne Strong