Applied Digital's Chairman and CEO Scheduled to Appear on CNBC's Squawk Box Friday Morning; Executive to Discuss Potential Role of VeriChip in Immigrant Identification

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 30, 2006--Applied Digital (NASDAQ:ADSX), a leading provider of identification and security technology, announced today that Scott R. Silverman, its Chairman and CEO, is scheduled to appear on CNBC's Squawk Box on Friday, March 31st during the 7:30 to 8 a.m. eastern time period. Mr. Silverman's in studio appearance will feature a discussion of the potential role that VeriChip and RFID technology could play in addressing security issues through providing identification for immigrants.

The show airs on the national cable channel from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. eastern time.

About Applied Digital - "The Power of Identification Technology"

Applied Digital develops innovative identification and security products for consumer, commercial, and government sectors worldwide. The Company's unique and often proprietary products provide identification and security systems for people, animals, the food supply, government/military arena, and commercial assets. Included in this diversified product line are RFID applications, end-to-end food safety systems, GPS/Satellite communications, and telecomm and security infrastructure, positioning Applied Digital as the leader in identification technology. Applied Digital is the owner of a majority position in Digital Angel Corporation (AMEX: DOC).

Statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and the Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequently occurring events or circumstances.


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