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Live Webcast to be Available at www.safeguard.com/annualmeeting

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 5:45am
The Associated Press

WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2012-- Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE: SFE), a holding company that builds value in growth-stage life sciences and technology companies, today announced that its annual meeting of shareholders will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 8am EDT at the Radnor Hotel in St. Davids, PA. The meeting will be webcast live at www.safeguard.com/annualmeeting and will be available via toll-free conference call.

At the meeting, shareholders will be asked to elect eight members of Safeguard's board of directors and to vote on (i) the ratification of KPMG LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2012; and (ii) a non-binding, advisory resolution to approve the compensation of our named executive officers.

CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST INFORMATION Please call at least 10 minutes prior to call to register.

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012 Time: 8:00am EDT Webcast: www.safeguard.com/annualmeeting Conference ID#: 83053133 Call-in Number: 800-537-0745(International) +678-825-8236 Replay: A replay will be available online at www.safeguard.com/annualmeeting approximately 24 hours after the conclusion of the meeting of shareholders.

Podcast: www.safeguard.com/annualmeeting Available approximately 24 hours after the conclusion of the call About Safeguard Scientifics Founded in 1953 and based in Wayne, PA, Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.

(NYSE: SFE) provides growth capital for entrepreneurial and innovative life sciences and technology companies. Safeguard targets life sciences companies in Molecular and Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regenerative Medicine, Specialty Pharmaceuticals and selected healthcare services, and technology companies in Internet / New Media, Financial Services IT, Healthcare IT and selected business services with capital requirements of up to $25 million. Safeguard participates in expansion financings, corporate spin-outs, management buyouts, recapitalizations, industry consolidations and early-stage financings.

For more information, please visit our website at www.safeguard.com, our blog at blog.safeguard.com, download our web app at app.safeguard.com, or you can follow us on Twitter (twitter.safeguard.com), StockTwits (stocktwits.safeguard.com), SlideShare (slideshare.safeguard.com), LinkedIn (linkedin.safeguard.com), and YouTube (youtube.safeguard.com).

Forward-looking Statements Except for the historical information and discussions contained herein, statements contained in this release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Our forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. The risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially include, among others, managing rapidly changing technologies, limited access to capital, competition, the ability to attract and retain qualified employees, the ability to execute our strategy, the uncertainty of the future performance of our companies, acquisitions and dispositions of companies, the inability to manage growth, compliance with government regulations and legal liabilities, additional financing requirements, the effect of economic conditions in the business sectors in which our companies operate, and other uncertainties described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of these factors are beyond our ability to predict or control. As a result of these and other factors, our past financial performance should not be relied on as an indication of future performance. The Company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements or other information contained in this news release.

CONTACT: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.

John E. Shave, 610-975-4952 Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Communications KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA PENNSYLVANIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE OTHER TECHNOLOGY HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY MEDICAL DEVICES PHARMACEUTICAL OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE GENERAL HEALTH SOURCE: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.

Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 05/22/2012 09:00 AM/DISC: 05/22/2012 09:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120522005015/

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