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OBCI Receives Approval to Use Organic Materials Review Institute Seal on PERFORMACIDE®

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBCI) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Odorstar, LLC, has received approval to use the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) seal on its PERFORMACIDE® Chlorine Dioxide (CLO2) Generator System Disinfectant for Hard, Non-Porous Surfaces. The OMRI seal means that the product may be used in certified organic production or food processing and handling, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program.

“We are very pleased with OMRI’s listing of PERFORMACIDE® as an allowed product in organic production and processing,” saidPeter Dornau, President and CEO of Ocean Bio-Chem. Organic “Certified farms and factories can be confident in using our ClO2product PERFORMACIDE®.”

“This month Ocean Bio-Chem will be introducing PERFORMACIDE® with the OMRI seal at the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, the world’s largest annual poultry, meat, and feed event of its kind,” Mr. Dornau said.

About Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI):
The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is an international nonprofit organization that determines which input products are allowed for use in organic production and processing. OMRI Listed® products are allowed for use in certified organic operations under the USDA National Organic Program.

About PERFORMACIDE®:
When PERFORMACIDE®’s patented pouch is immersed in water, it creates a concentrated chlorine dioxide solution for disinfecting, sanitizing and deodorizing.  PERFORMACIDE® is EPA registered as a hospital grade disinfectant, sanitizer, tuberculocide, virucide, fungicide and deodorizer. It is manufactured by Ocean Bio-Chem’s subsidiary, – Odor Star, LLC.

About Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc.:
Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. a leading manufacturer and distributor of appearance, performance, and maintenance products serving the marine, automotive, power sports, recreational vehicle and outdoor power equipment markets.  We also manufacture, market and distribute products incorporating a patented device for producing chlorine dioxide, designed to safely prevent and eliminate odors related to mold, mildew and other sources of unpleasant odors, as well as disinfectant products, marketed under the PERFORMACIDE® trademark, that also incorporate the patented device.  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. It manufactures and distributes its products in a 300,000 s.f. facility in Montgomery, Alabama, from which they are distributed across the globe.

The Company trades publicly under NASDAQ Capital Markets, Ticker Symbol: OBCI.

The Company’s web sites are: www.oceanbiochem.comwww.starbrite.com ; www.startron.comwww.nos-guard.com, andwww.PERFORMACIDE.com

Contact:

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