Odyssey Stockholders Approve All Proposals at the 2015 Annual Stockholders Meeting

TAMPA, Fla., June 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMEX), a pioneer in the field of deep-ocean exploration, announced today that Odyssey stockholders overwhelmingly approved all of the proposals described in the company's definitive proxy statement filed on April 29, 2015, including the proposal to adopt and approve the Purchase Agreement dated March 11, 2015, which received the affirmative vote of 98.4% of the votes cast, and all other proposals related to the transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement.

"We are happy that Odyssey stockholders appreciate the significance of the agreement with the strategic investor and have voted with management to approve the Purchase Agreement, as well as the other proposals considered at this year’s annual meeting. This deal was structured to transform our company and stockholder approval was critical to proceed. To have stockholders so overwhelmingly support the proposal is gratifying, and this transaction is pivotal to elevating Odyssey to the next level of success," noted Mark Gordon, Odyssey President and Chief Executive Officer.

Odyssey's Annual Meeting of Stockholders was held on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. ET. in Tampa, FL. The text of the speech given by CEO Mark Gordon at the meeting is available at http://ir.odysseymarine.com/events.cfm.

About Odyssey Marine Exploration
Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMEX) is engaged in deep-ocean exploration using innovative methods and state of-the-art technology for shipwreck projects and mineral exploration. For additional details, please visit www.odysseymarine.com. The company also maintains a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/OdysseyMarine and a Twitter feed @OdysseyMarine. For additional details on Odyssey Marine Exploration, please visit www.odysseymarine.com.

Forward Looking Information
Odyssey Marine Exploration believes the information set forth in this Press Release may include "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. Certain factors that could cause results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements are set forth in "Risk Factors" in Part I, Item 1A of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2015, and in "Background of Proposals 1 through 3 and Related Matters–Risk Factors" in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 29, 2015. The financial and operating projections as well as estimates of mining assets are based solely on the assumptions developed by Odyssey that it believes are reasonable based upon information available to Odyssey as of the date of this release. All projections and estimates are subject to material uncertainties, and should not be viewed as a prediction or an assurance of actual future performance. The validity and accuracy of Odyssey's projections will depend upon unpredictable future events, many of which are beyond Odyssey's control and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that Odyssey's assumptions will prove true or that its projected results will be achieved.

MEDIA CONTACT: Liz Shows Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (813) 876-1776 x 2335 lshows@odysseymarine.com INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT: Ron Both Liolios Group, Inc. (949) 574-3860 OMEX@liolios.com

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