updated 4/27/2011 8:16:58 AM ET 2011-04-27T12:16:58

LINCOLN, R.I., April 27, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Due to strong interest and the resulting request from NASDAQ, A.T. Cross has been asked to ring the OPENING bell at approximately 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 3. The updated release follows:

A.T. Cross Company (Nasdaq:ATX), a designer and marketer of branded personal and business accessories since 1846, announced that on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, David G. Whalen, CEO, Kevin F. Mahoney, CFO and selected executives and guests of the Company will preside over the ceremonial NASDAQ Stock Market OPENING Bell. A live webcast of The OPENING Bell, beginning at approximately 9:30 a.m. EDT, will be available under the investor relations section of the www.cross.com website and on the homepage of www.NASDAQOMX.com .

The Company is celebrating the 165th anniversary of its iconic Cross Brand. Cross, best known for its fine writing instruments and accessories, was founded in Providence, Rhode Island and now sells its products in over 110 countries worldwide.    

In addition, the Company is also celebrating the success of its optical division, which offers the Costa and Native premium sports sunglass brands. Since entering the premium sports sunglass market in 2003, the Costa and Native brands have won numerous industry accolades and collectively grown at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 25 percent.

About A.T. Cross Company

Building on the rich tradition of its award-winning writing instruments and reputation for innovation and craftsmanship, A.T. Cross Company is a designer and marketer of branded personal and business accessories. A.T. Cross provides a range of distinctive products that appeal to a growing market of consumers seeking to enhance their image and facilitate their lifestyle. A.T. Cross products, including award-winning quality writing instruments, timepieces, business accessories and Costa and Native Eyewear premium sports sunglasses, are distributed in retail and corporate gift channels worldwide. For more information, visit the A.T. Cross website at www.cross.com, the Costa website at www.costadelmar.com and the Native website at www.nativeyewear.com.

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CONTACT: A.T. Cross Company
         Kevin F. Mahoney
         Senior Vice President, Finance
         Chief Financial Officer
         401-335-8470
         
         Investor Relations:
         Dave Mossberg
         Three Part Advisors, LLC
         Investor Relations
         817-310-0051

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