Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. Is Added to Russell Microcap Index

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Jul 06, 2015, 09:00 ET from Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBCI),  today announced that it has been added to the Russell Microcap Index.  This follows the annual reconstitution of the comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes produced by Russell Investments.

"Membership in the Russell Microcap Index means automatic inclusion in the appropriate growth and value style indexes," said Peter Dornau, Ocean Bio-Chem CEO and President.  "Mr. Dornau continued, we expect to see an increase in demand and liquidity from index funds looking to replicate the new Russell weighting that should benefit OBCI shareholders.  Membership is determined primarily by appropriate market capitalization rankings and value characteristics."

"The Russell Microcap Index measures the performance of the microcap segment of the U.S. equity market.  It includes public companies listed on both the NYSE and NASDAQ with market caps ranging from $30 million to $884 million and provides a comprehensive and unbiased barometer for the microcap segment trading on national exchanges," Mr. Dornau said.  "We are very pleased to be included in an index that is widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies."

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About Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc.:

Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBCI), a leading manufacturer and distributor of appearance, performance, and maintenance products serving the marine, automotive, power sports, recreational vehicle and outdoor power equipment markets under the Star brite® Star Tron® and other trademarks within the United States of America and Canada. In addition, the Company produces private label formulations of many of its products for various customers and provides custom blending and packaging services for these and other products. 

Forward-looking Statements: Certain statements contained in this press release, including without limitation our anticipation of increased demand and liquidity, constitute forward-looking statements.  For this purpose, any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, words such as "believe," "may," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," or "could," including the negative or other variations thereof or comparable terminology, are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Factors that may affect these results include, but are not limited to, the highly competitive nature of our industry; reliance on certain key customers; changes in consumer demand for marine, recreational vehicle and automotive products; advertising and promotional efforts; exposure to market risks relating to changes in interest rates, foreign exchange rates, prices for raw materials that are petroleum or chemical based and other factors addressed in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.

The Company's Contacts: Peter Dornau CEO and President pdornau@starbrite.com 954-587-6280

Jeff Barocas Vice President & CFO Jbarocas@starbrite.com 954-587-6280

Paul Knopick E & E Communications pknopick@eandecommunications.com 940-262-3584

Web sites are: www.oceanbiochem.com, www.starbrite.com, www.startron.com, www.performacide.com and www.nos-guard.com.


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