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Empeiria Acquisition Corp. And Integrated Drilling Equipment Company (IDE) Announce Selection Of IDE For Major Offshore Platform Rig Order

Morrow & Co., LLC is acting as the information agent, and the depositary is Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company. For questions and information, call the information agent toll free at (800) 607-0088 (banks and brokers call collect at (203) 658-9400).

This press release is neither an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of EAC common stock.  The solicitation of offers to buy shares of EAC common stock is only being made pursuant to the offer to purchase, the letter of transmittal and other related offer documents, each as amended or supplemented from time to time, that EAC has filed with the SEC and made available to its securityholders.  The Tender Offer materials contain important information that should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Tender Offer.  Those materials are being distributed by EAC to EAC's stockholders and unit holders at no expense to them.  In addition, all materials filed by EAC with the SEC are available at no charge on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and from the information agent.  Securityholders also will be able to obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by directing a request to the information agent.

About EAC

EAC is a blank check company formed on January 24, 2011 for the purpose of acquiring one or more operating business or assets through a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, exchangeable share transaction or other similar business transaction.  On June 21, 2011, EAC consummated its public offering of 6,000,000 units, with each unit consisting of one share of common stock and one warrant to purchase one share of its common stock.  Aggregate net proceeds of $61,200,000 from the public offering and its concurrent private placement were placed in trust pending completion of EAC's initial business transaction.  If consummated, the acquisition of IDE would constitute EAC's initial business transaction.

Forward-Looking Statements

In addition to historical information, this release may contain a number of "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Words such as "anticipate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," and words and terms of similar substance used in connection with any discussion of future plans, actions, or events identify forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements relating to the proposed transaction include, but are not limited to: statements about the benefits of the proposed transaction involving EAC and IDE; statements about the benefits of IDE's anticipated customer contract; EAC's and IDE's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions; the expected timing of completion of the transaction; and other statements relating to the transaction that are not historical facts.  Forward-looking statements involve estimates, expectations and projections and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties.  There can be no assurance that actual results will not materially differ from expectations.  Important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements.  These risks, as well as other risks associated with the transaction, are more fully discussed in the Schedule TO being filed with the SEC in connection with the acquisition and Tender Offer.  Additional risks and uncertainties are identified and discussed in EAC's reports filed with the SEC and available at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.  Forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date of this release.  Neither EAC nor IDE undertakes any obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

Contacts: Alan B. MenkesChief Executive OfficerEmpeiria Acquisition Corp212-887-1126

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