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Forum Energy Technologies Updates Second Quarter 2013 Guidance

Forum Energy Technologies

HOUSTON, July 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FET) announced today that, based on currently available information, the company now expects second quarter 2013 diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $0.32 to $0.34 per share. This is below the company's previous guidance range of $0.35 to $0.40.

Cris Gaut, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Forum commented, "Our second quarter results were roughly flat with our first quarter results as we experienced slack demand for our consumable drilling products and flow equipment products."

Forum will discuss the final results of the second quarter in detail during its previously announced second quarter earnings conference call on July 26, 2013, beginning at 9:00 a.m. CDT.

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a global provider of manufactured technologies and applied products to the energy industry. Forum's over 3,500 employees provide the products and technologies essential to solving the increasingly complex challenges of the subsea, drilling, completion, and production sectors of the oil and gas industry. For more information, please visit www.f-e-t.com.

Forward Looking Statements and Other Legal Disclosure

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include the expectations of plans, strategies, objectives and anticipated financial and operating results of the company, including any statement about the company's future financial position, liquidity and capital resources, operations, performance, acquisitions, returns, capital expenditure budgets, new product development activities, costs and other guidance included in this press release.

These statements are based on certain assumptions made by the company based on management's experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. Among other things, these include the volatility of oil and natural gas prices, oilfield development activity levels, the availability of raw materials and specialized equipment, the company's ability to deliver backlog in a timely fashion, the availability of skilled and qualified labor, competition in the oil and gas industry, governmental regulation and taxation of the oil and natural gas industry, the company's ability to implement new technologies and services, the availability and terms of capital, and uncertainties regarding environmental regulations or litigation and other legal or regulatory developments affecting the company's business, and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected as described in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made and the company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

CONTACT: Investor Contact Mark Traylor Vice President, Investor Relations and Planning 281.368.1108 mark.traylor@f-e-t.com Media Contact Donna Smith Director, Marketing & Communications 281.949.2514 donna.smith@f-e-t.com

Source:Forum Energy Technologies