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SAExploration Announces 135-to-1 Reverse Stock Split

HOUSTON, July 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SAExploration Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAEX), or SAE, today announced the consummation of a 135-to-1 reverse split of its issued and outstanding common stock. SAE’s common stock will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis when the market opens on July 27, 2016. The reverse stock split affects all issued and outstanding shares of SAE’s common stock. SAE’s stockholders granted authority to the Board of Directors to effect the reverse stock split through a written consent dated June 15, 2016. Pursuant to the reverse stock split, every 135 shares of issued and outstanding common stock was automatically converted into 1 share of common stock, with fractional shares cashed out based on the closing price per share on the effective date of the reverse stock split. The reverse stock split does not impact any stockholder’s percentage ownership or voting power, except for minimal effects resulting from the treatment of fractional shares. Following the reverse stock split, the number of outstanding shares of common stock was reduced by a factor of 135.

Continental Transfer & Trust Company (“Continental”) is acting as exchange agent for the reverse stock split. Stockholders holding their shares in book-entry form or through a bank, broker or other nominee do not need to take any action in connection with the reverse stock split, and will see the impact of the reverse stock split automatically reflected in their accounts following the effective date. Beneficial holders may contact their bank, broker or nominee for more information. For those stockholders holding physical stock certificates, SAE will send instructions for exchanging those certificates for shares held in book-entry form, representing the post-split number of shares. Continental can be reached at (212) 509-4000.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws with respect to SAE. These statements can be identified by the use of words or phrases such as “expects,” “estimates,” “projects,” “budgets,” “forecasts,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “may,” “will,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding SAE's financial condition, results of operations and business and SAE's expectations or beliefs concerning future periods and possible future events, including regarding SAE’s ability to succeed in, or realize the benefits of, any of the restructuring and recapitalization transactions. These statements are subject to significant known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated in, and implied by, this press release. Risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to vary materially from SAE’s expectations are described under “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in SAE’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, as amended by Amendment No. 1 thereto. Except as required by applicable law, SAE is not under any obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.

Contact SAExploration Holdings, Inc. Ryan Abney Vice President, Capital Markets & Investor Relations (281) 258-4409 rabney@saexploration.com

Source:SAExploration Holdings, Inc.