Odyssey President Mark Gordon to Speak at Noble Financial Conference

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Odyssey Marine Exploration (Nasdaq:OMEX), pioneers in the field of deep-ocean exploration, today announced that its President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Gordon will present at "NINE"; Noble Financial Capital Markets' Ninth Annual Equity Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida, on Tuesday, January 22 at 12:30 PM Eastern Time.

At the time of the presentation, a live audio and high-definition video webcast of Mr. Gordon's presentation will be available on the Company's web site www.shipwreck.net, or through the Noble Financial websites: www.noblefcm.com, or www.nobleresearch.com/NINE/home.htm. Odyssey recommends registering at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the presentation to ensure timely access. You will require a Microsoft SilverLight viewer (a free download from the presentation link) to participate. The webcast will be archived on www.shipwreck.net for 30 days following the event.

About Noble Financial

Noble Financial Capital Markets was established in 1984 and is an equity research driven, full-service, investment banking boutique focused on life sciences, technology and media, emerging growth, companies. The company has offices in New York, Boston, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Boca Raton, FL. In addition to non-deal road shows and sector-specific conferences throughout the year, Noble Financial hosts its large format annual equity conference in January in South Florida featuring 120 - 150 presenting companies from across North America and total attendance of close to 600. For more information: www.noblefcm.com

About Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc.

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMEX) is engaged in deep-ocean exploration using innovative methods and state-of-the-art technology. The Company is a world leader in shipwreck exploration, conducting extensive search and archaeological recovery operations on deep-ocean shipwrecks around the world. Odyssey also has a minority ownership stake in Neptune Minerals, a company focused on discovering and commercializing high-value mineral deposits from the ocean floor and in Chatham Rock Phosphate, Ltd, a company focused on discovering and commercializing seabed deposits of rock phosphate and other minerals. Odyssey also provides contracting services, including proprietary deep-ocean expertise and equipment, to governments and companies around the world.

For details on Odyssey's activities and its commitment to the preservation of maritime heritage please visit www.shipwreck.net.

The Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=7185

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, 2011, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Liz Shows
         Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc.
         (813) 876-1776 x 2335
         lshows@shipwreck.net

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