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RigNet Names Pal Jensen Vice President -- Energy Maritime

HOUSTON, Sept. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RNET) a leading global provider of managed remote communications solutions, telecoms systems integration services and collaborative applications to the oil and gas industry, today announced that Pål Jensen has been named to the position of vice president – Energy Maritime. Initially based in Oslo, Norway, Jensen will be responsible for leading RigNet's business of providing remote communications solutions to maritime vessels operating in upstream oil and gas around the globe.

Jensen has more than 15 years of global experience in the remote communications industry. His most recent executive position was as president of the Maritime Division at Harris CapRock Communications. Prior to that he was vice president of Maritime Sales at CapRock. Earlier in his career, he was vice president at Telenor Satellite Services, where he was responsible for leading the SeaLink division, which served the energy maritime market. Jensen also was sales director at Nera Networks and spent 14 years at IBM in various roles of increasing responsibility, culminating in the position of director, IBM Global Services. Jensen holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School.

"We are pleased to welcome Pål to the RigNet executive team, leading our energy maritime business," said Hector Maytorena, RigNet's Group Vice President, Eastern Hemisphere. "His extensive background in energy maritime and global experience will serve him extremely well as he leads this important growth area for the Company."

About RigNet

RigNet (Nasdaq:RNET) is a leading global provider of managed remote communications, telecoms systems integration and collaborative applications dedicated to the oil and gas industry, focusing on offshore and onshore drilling rigs, energy production facilities and energy maritime vessels. RigNet provides solutions ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing and real-time data services to over 1,100 remote sites in over 45 countries on six continents, effectively spanning the drilling and production industry. RigNet is based in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Brooks Albery Director - Products and Marketing, RigNet Tel: +1 (281) 674-0111 media@rig.net

Source:RigNet, Inc.