Naturally Advanced reports record Q4 and FY07 sales



    - Record Annual Revenues, up 96%

    PORTLAND, OR, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc.
(OTCBB: NADVF) today announced record fourth quarter and record fiscal year
2007 sales results from its apparel division, HTnaturals(TM), a leading
provider of environmentally sustainable hemp, bamboo, organic cotton and soy
blended apparel.

    
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                         Q4 2007 Revenues - $678,000
                        FY 2007 Revenues - $2,488,000
                           YoY Revenue Growth - 96%

                       FY 2007 Gross Profit - $806,000
                       YoY Gross Profit Growth - 143%
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    Fourth Quarter Results
    For the three months ended December 31, 2007, HTnaturals posted sales of
$678,000, an increase of 42% over the same period in 2006. During the quarter,
HTnaturals continued to see solid growth in its retail program through the
increased popularity of its Elements(TM) line, growing the retail distribution
network throughout Canada, the US and Europe. Complementing the success of the
retail program, corporate orders and special make up orders were up strongly
over the same period last year.

    Fiscal Year 2007 Results
    Sales for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007, were $2,488,000, an
increase of 96% over fiscal year 2006. Gross profit was $806,000 up 143%,
compared to 2006 gross profit of $330,000. These increases in financial
performance are attributed to increased market penetration and streamlining of
the Company's distribution systems at the Company's HTnaturals apparel
division.
    These results exceeded the Company's forecast of $2.2 million in top line
revenues for FY2007. "Our 2007 results confirm two fundamental operating
principles that were established in 2006. Firstly, that the market for our
organic, sustainable apparel lines shows continued robust growth. Secondly,
that our operational structure and commitment to excellence allows us to grow
at these record breaking levels. We expect these trends to continue through
2008," said Ken Barker, CEO, Naturally Advanced Technologies.
    The Company continues to develop its Crailar(R) fiber technology, and
recently announced plans for the construction of its first fibre production
facility in Craik, Saskatchewan. Working in collaboration with the National
Research Council of Canada and the Alberta Research Council, Naturally
Advanced Technologies' management is focused on developing commercial
partnerships to bring the benefits of Crailar(R) technology to the global
marketplace.

    About Naturally Advanced Technologies, Inc.

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. ("NAT" or the "Company") is
committed to unlocking the potential of renewable and environmentally
sustainable biomass resources from hemp and other bast fibers. NAT, through
its wholly owned subsidiary CRAILAR(R) Fiber Technologies Inc., is developing
proprietary technologies for production of bast fibers, cellulose pulp, and
their resulting by-products, in collaboration with Canada's National Research
Council and the Alberta Research Council. CRAILAR(R) technology offers
cost-effective and environmentally sustainable processing and production of
natural, bast fibers such as hemp and flax, resulting in increased performance
characteristics for use in textile, industrial, energy, medical and composite
material applications. The Company is also a provider of sustainable,
environmentally friendly fibers and fabrics through its apparel division
HTnaturals. Founded in 1998 in response to the growing demand for
environmentally friendly, socially responsible clothing, NAT adheres to a
"triple bottom line" philosophy, respecting the human rights of employees, the
environmental impact of the Company's operations and fiscal responsibility to
its shareholders. www.naturallyadvanced.com. NAT has 27,913,589 shares of
common stock outstanding and a market capitalization of $40.5 million, as of
the date of this release.

    Safe Harbor Statement
    This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Exchange Act of
1934 and the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995 and is subject to safe harbor created by these sections. Actual results
may differ materially due to a number of risks, including, but not limited to,
technological and operational challenges, needs for additional capital,
changes in consumer preferences, risks associated with: market acceptance and
technological changes; dependence on manufacturing and material supplies
providers; international operations; and competition.





For further information:

For further information: Toby Reid, Investor Relations, Naturally
Advanced Technologies Inc., Ph. (604) 683-8582 x107, ir@naturallyadvanced.com

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