Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. [OMEX] To Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, May 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. [OMEX], a pioneer in the fields of deep-ocean shipwreck and offshore mineral exploration, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. Odyssey Marine Exploration is celebrating the grand opening of Odyssey's SHIPWRECK! exhibit at Discovery Times Square on Friday, May 24. The exhibit features more than 500 authentic shipwreck artifacts and treasure including, for the first time ever, some of the $48 million in WWII silver ingots Odyssey recovered in a record-breaking operation from the SS Gairsoppa shipwreck 3 miles deep.

In honor of the occasion, Greg Stemm, CEO and Mark Gordon, President & COO will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Thursday, May 23, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET  

Contact: Liz Shows (813)340-4296 lshows@odysseymarine.com

NASDAQ MarketSite: Christine Barna (646) 441-5310 Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. [OMEX]:

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMEX) is engaged in deep-ocean exploration using innovative methods and state-of-the-art technology for historic shipwreck projects, modern commodity shipwrecks and mineral exploration. Odyssey offers various ways to share in the excitement of deep-ocean exploration by making shipwreck treasures and artifacts available to the general public, students, and collectors through its webstore, exhibits, books, television, merchandise, educational programs and virtual museum located at www.OdysseysVirtualMuseum.com. The company also maintains a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/OdysseyMarine and a Twitter feed @OdysseyMarine.

About NASDAQ OMX Group :

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 26 markets including 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-55 microsecond average speeds with 99.99% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,300 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

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