Ecosphere Announces Management Changes

STUART, Fla., March 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: ESPH), a water engineering, technology licensing and innovative U.S. manufacturing company, today announced that the Company appointed its founder Dennis McGuire as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. McGuire currently serves as the Company's Chief Technology Officer, and will continue in that role. Mr. McGuire succeeds John Brewster, who resigned for personal reasons.

About Ecosphere Technologies

Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ESPH) is a water engineering, technology licensing and innovative U.S. manufacturing company that develops non-chemical water treatment solutions for industrial markets throughout the world. The Company is a leader in emerging advanced oxidation processes and has an extensive portfolio of intellectual property that includes five United States patents for the Ecosphere Ozonix® process. The patented Ecosphere Ozonix® process is a revolutionary advanced oxidation process that is currently being used by energy exploration companies to reduce costs, increase treatment efficiencies and eliminate liquid chemicals from wastewater treatment operations around the United States.

A recipient of Frost & Sullivan's 2012 North American Product Leadership Award in Disinfection Equipment for Shale Oil and Gas Wastewater Treatment and chosen as a 2013 IHS CERAWeek Energy Innovation Pioneer, Ecosphere has enabled oil and gas customers to recycle and reuse over two billion gallons of water on approximately 700 oil and natural gas wells in major shale plays around the United States since 2008.

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CONTACT: Investor Relations:         Gary Dvorchak, CFA         Senior Vice President         ICR, Inc.         +1 (310) 954-1123         gary.dvorchak@icrinc.com                  Press and Media Relations:         Brian Ruby         Vice President         ICR, Inc.         +1 (203) 682-8268         brian.ruby@icrinc.com                  Company:         Corey McGuire         Director of Marketing         Ecosphere Technologies, Inc.         +1 (772) 287-4846         cmcguire@ecospheretech.com

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