Endurance Exploration Group, Inc. Reduces Debt as Certain Officers and Directors Convert Loans Into Equity at $.25 Per Share in Show of Support for Its Recently Announced Offering

CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Endurance Exploration Group, Inc. (OTCQB:EXPL) ("Endurance" or the "Company"), a company that specializes in historic shipwreck research, subsea survey and recovery of lost ships containing valuable cargoes, is pleased to announce that certain of its officers and directors have converted $300,000 of loans/advances made by them to the Company during the prior year into 1,200,000 shares of common stock at a price of $0.25 per share.

Using the funds advanced to the Company by its officers during the prior year, in late September of 2014, the Company verified the identity of its initially sought after shipwreck, the SS Connaught, after conducting an ROV diving mission on the wreck site which the Company had located during its 2013 side scan sonar survey mission.

The SS Connaught, a large side-wheeled passenger steamer, lies approximately 100 miles off the coast of New England in approximately 1000 feet of water, and she was carrying a gold coin shipment, along with the unknown valuables left behind by over 400 passengers, when she sank from fire in 1860.

Additionally, the Company has filed, in the US Federal Admiralty Court system, an "arrest" of the shipwreck, and has been appointed as "custodian" of the wreck by the US Admiralty Court.

Company CEO, Micah J. Eldred, commented, "In support of the recently announced private offering of 15,000,000 shares of common stock at a price of $0.25 per share, certain of the Company's officers and directors are pleased to announce that they are converting $300,000 of loans made by them to the Company into 1,200,000 common shares, ie, at the same price as the announced offering. We hope this demonstrates management's commitment to and belief in the future of our Company."

Proceeds of the previously announced Offering will be used by Endurance for working capital and to acquire the subsea equipment needed to begin salvage and cargo recovery operations on the SS Connaught this coming summer. In addition to funding operations, a successful offering will allow the Company to add search and survey equipment to its current holdings allowing Endurance to search deeper water with higher quality imaging, and to begin search operations for additional valuable wrecks, including its next stated target, "Black Marlin".

The offering is being made under Regulation S and Regulation D, including the new 506(c) exemption of the Securities Act of 1933. Eligible investors interested in obtaining the Company Offering documents may request them through our website at www.enduranceexplorationgroup.com/restricted-shares-offering.php, or may contact Company Director, Guy Zajonc, via email, guyz@eexpl.com, or our lead placement agent, Bill Watson, via email, wwatson@freedominvestorscorp.com

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sales of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Endurance Exploration Group, Inc.:

Endurance Exploration Group, Inc. specializes in historic shipwreck research, subsea search and recovery of lost ships containing valuable cargoes. Over the last 5 years, Endurance has developed a research database of over 1,400 ships that are known to be lost with valuable cargoes in the world oceans. Endurance operates the research vessel Haganes, side-scan sonar, and light inspection and work ROVs.


Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.

Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made under the Safe Harbor Provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. The information contained in this release is as of April 9, 2014. Endurance Exploration Group, Inc. assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this release as the result of new information or future events or developments.

The Offering:

Endurance Exploration Group, Inc. ("Endurance"), is offering up to $3,750,000 in shares of its Common Stock at a price of $.25 per share to investors in the United States that can verify to Endurance's satisfaction (and in accordance with applicable regulations) that they are accredited investors as defined in Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, and to investors outside of the United States pursuant to Regulation S. The shares being offered have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction. The shares being offered to persons in the United States may not be resold except in certain transactions exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws and regulations. The shares being offered to persons outside of the United States may not be reoffered or resold by such purchasers within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons except in certain transactions exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. Each placement agent involved in the offering to purchasers outside of the United States has agreed that it will not offer, sell or deliver the shares (a) as part of its distribution at any time or (b) otherwise until six months after the later of the commencement of the offering and the closing date, within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons and it will have sent to each broker-dealer to which it sells shares in reliance on Regulation S during such six-month period, a confirmation or other notice detailing the restrictions on offers and sales of the shares within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons. Terms used in this paragraph have the meanings given to them by Regulation S under the Securities Act. Hedging transactions involving these shares may not be conducted unless in compliance with the Securities Act. The defined terms used in this legend have the meanings ascribed to them in Regulation S and the definitions of such terms contained in Regulation S are hereby incorporated herein by reference.

For more information go to http://www.enduranceexplorationgroup.com/restricted-shares-offering.php

CONTACT: Guy M Zajonc, J.D. VP Business Development Board of Directors (509) 448-1328 guyz@eexpl.com

Source:Endurance Exploration Group, Inc.