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SBM OFFSHORE N.V.: SBM OFFSHORE RESPONSE TO MEDIA REPORTS

SCHIEDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SBM Offshore has received questions following media publications about a potential settlement in Brazil. On September 28, 2015 SBM Offshore issued a press release about the invitation the company received to participate in Petrobras tenders. In this release the company confirmed that the company is in constructive discussions with the authorities but pending the finalization of these discussions the company will not further comment. Today the company confirms that these discussions are ongoing and no conclusion has been reached.

Corporate Profile

SBM Offshore N.V. ("the Company") is a listed holding company that is headquartered in Amsterdam. It holds direct and indirect interests in other companies that collectively with SBM Offshore N.V. form the SBM Offshore group ("the Group").

SBM Offshore provides floating production solutions to the offshore energy industry, over the full product life-cycle. SBM Offshore is market leading in leased floating production systems with multiple units currently in operation and has unrivalled operational experience in this field. The Group's main activities are the design, supply, installation, operation and the life extension of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels. These are either owned and operated by SBM Offshore and leased to its clients or supplied on a turnkey sale basis.

Group companies employ over 9,000 people worldwide. Full time Group employees totalling 5,700 are spread over five regional centres, eleven operational shore bases and the offshore fleet of vessels. A further 3,300 are working for the joint ventures with several construction yards. Please visit our website at www.sbmoffshore.com.

The companies in which SBM Offshore N.V. directly and indirectly owns investments are separate entities. In this communication "SBM Offshore" is sometimes used for convenience where references are made to SBM Offshore N.V. and its subsidiaries in general, or where no useful purpose is served by identifying the particular company or companies concerned.

The Management Board
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 6, 2015

For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations
Nicolas D. Robert
Head of Investor Relations

Telephone: +377 92 05 18 98
Mobile: +33 (0) 6 40 62 44 79
E-mail: nicolas.robert@sbmoffshore.com
Website: www.sbmoffshore.com

Media Relations
Anne Guerin-Moens
Group Communications Director

Telephone: +377 92 05 30 83
Mobile: +33 (0) 6 80 86 36 91
E-mail: anne.guerin-moens@sbmoffshore.com
Website: www.sbmoffshore.com

Disclaimer

Some of the statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements based on management's current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance, or events to differ materially from those in such statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results and performance of the Company's business to differ materially and adversely from the forward-looking statements. Certain such forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes", "may", "will", "should", "would be", "expects" or "anticipates" or similar expressions, or the negative thereof, or other variations thereof, or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans, or intentions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this release as anticipated, believed, or expected. SBM Offshore NV does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update any industry information or forward-looking statements set forth in this release to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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