TAMPA, Fla., June 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMEX), a pioneer in the fields of deep-ocean shipwreck and offshore mineral exploration, has retained Liolios Group to expand the company's investor relations and financial communications activities. "Over the last several months, we have demonstrated dramatic progress in developing and monetizing our growing portfolio of undersea assets, from the $41 million in shipwreck silver recovered and sold, to $15 million gained from the sale of only 15% of just one of our ocean mineral ventures," said Mark Gordon, Odyssey president and COO. "We've now begun operations on our 2013 SS Gairsoppa project, and we're already seeing progress. Given the acceleration in our business, we've arrived at an inflection point in our development where we believe our shareholders would benefit from the professional team at Liolios Group assisting us to more effectively communicate our story to the financial community." Liolios Group brings to Odyssey a proven track record of helping public companies build shareholder value by delivering the right message to the right audience, and by establishing high quality, long-term relationships in the investment community. Liolios Group will work closely with Odyssey's management to refine and deliver the company's message and introduce the company to key investors and influencers in the financial community. They will also assist the company in scheduling presentations and financial conferences over the next several months. As part of its expanded communication efforts, Odyssey has launched a new corporate website at www.odysseymarine.com . The site is designed to better communicate the various aspects of the company's business and provide investors with improved tools to receive up-to-date information. About Liolios Group, Inc. Liolios Group is a highly selective and comprehensive investor relations firm specializing in micro to mid-cap companies. The firm aims to deliver superior performance in corporate messaging and positioning, investor awareness, and analyst and financial press coverage. Founded in 1999, Liolios Group executives have extensive experience in finance and investments, and represent clients in a wide range of industries, including life sciences/healthcare, consumer/internet retail, business services, digital, media/software, clean technology, technology, natural resources and special situations.