OceanGate Make Key Appointments

Press Release
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

OceanGate Inc. deep-sea manned submersible solution providers make two Board appointments

OceanGate Inc., recently appointed Geoffrey Barker and Lee Thompson to serve on the Company's Board of Directors.

"We are pleased to welcome Geof and Lee to our board," said Stockton Rush, Chairman and CEO. "Each new director brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in their respective industries."

Geoffrey T. Barker is the COO, co-founder and a member of the Board of Directors of RPX Corporation , which provides patent risk management solutions to companies in the broad technology industry.

Mr. Barker has an extensive background developing new businesses, and, in addition to RPX, founded and co-founded two other companies, one of which was ultimately sold for $400 million.

Lee Thompson is CEO and co-founder of BlueView Technologies, which delivers groundbreaking underwater vision and measurement systems to the maritime community.

 Dr. Thompson has secured and managed numerous commercial funding rounds and R&D grants as well as developed technologies leading to multiple product developments in fields of Navy systems, medical ultrasound, consumer products, and marine electronics.


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