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American Medical Alert Corp. Announces Date for Its 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Deadline for Submitting Shareholder Proposals

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LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

American Medical Alert Corp. (NASDAQ: AMAC) announced today that its 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "Annual Meeting") will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the offices of Moses & Singer LLP, 405 Lexington Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, New York 10174 at 10:00 a.m. New York City time. Shareholders of record as of the close of business on October 28, 2011 will be entitled to notice of and vote at the Annual Meeting. Because the expected date of the Annual Meeting will occur more than 30 days from the one year anniversary of the Company's prior annual meeting of shareholders (held on August 5, 2011), the Company has set new deadlines for the receipt of shareholder proposals as outlined below.

Rule 14a-8 Shareholder Proposal Deadline

The Company has set a new deadline for the receipt of shareholder proposals submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for inclusion in the Company's proxy materials for the Annual Meeting. In order to be considered timely, such proposals must be received by the Corporate Secretary at the Company's principal executive office at 36-36 33rd Street, Suite 103, Long Island City, NY 11106 no later than October 9, 2011, which is 30 days before November 8, 2011, the approximate date on which the Company anticipates it will print and send its proxy materials. Such proposals will also need to comply with the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the inclusion of stockholder proposals in the Company's proxy materials, and may be omitted if not in compliance with applicable requirements. Finally, such notices must also comply with the requirements of the Company's bylaws. The Company's bylaws are available from the Company upon request and are also filed as Exhibit 3(b) to the Company's latest Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Bylaws Timely Notice Deadline

In accordance with the requirements for timely notice in the Company's bylaws, any shareholder who wishes to submit a proposal that is not intended for inclusion in the Company's proxy statement or nominate a person for election to the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting, must provide written notice of the proposal or nomination to the Corporate Secretary at the Company's principal executive office at the address above no later than October 9, 2011, which is 30 days before November 8, 2011, the approximate date on which the Company anticipates it will print and send its proxy materials. Such notices must comply with the requirements of the Company's bylaws. The advance notice requirement in the Company's Bylaws supersedes the notice period in Rule 14a-4(c)(1) of the federal proxy rules regarding discretionary proxy voting authority with respect to such shareholder proposal.

About American Medical Alert Corp.

AMAC is a healthcare communications company dedicated to the provision of support services to the healthcare community. AMAC's product and service portfolio includes Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) and emergency response monitoring, electronic medication reminder devices, disease management monitoring appliances and healthcare communication solutions services. AMAC operates nine US based communication centers under local trade names: HLINK OnCall, North Shore TAS, Live Message America, ACT Teleservice, MD OnCall, Capitol Medical Bureau, American MediConnect, Alpha Message Center and Phone Screen to support the delivery of high quality, healthcare communications.

American Medical Alert Corp.
Randi Baldwin, 516-536-5850 ext: 3109
Senior Vice President, Marketing
randi.baldwin@amac.com

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