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Ocean Bio-Chem’s Additive Star Tron® Enzyme Fuel Treatment Wins “Best Choice” in Independent Test on Guarding Against Fuel Tank Corrosion

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwired – Aug 6, 2013) – 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, is pleased to announce that it has been named the “clear winner” in a test by Practical Sailor of seven products used to guard against fuel tank corrosion.

The publication said Star Tron® Enzyme Fuel Treatment was the “Best Choice” to fight corrosion in a boat’s diesel fuel tank, while also praising the product’s ability to control biological growth, “giving us one more reason to recommend this product.”

Practical Sailor said that Star Tron® “proved very effective, greatly limiting corrosion,” while most of the other products tested “did little.” It said the product delivers “a good value in preventive maintenance.”

Star Tron® is a unique and effective fuel treatment that uses cutting edge enzyme technology. It cures and prevents many ethanol-related fuel problems such as decreased performance and power. It allows engines to start easier, run smoother, get better fuel economy and produce less emissions. It is a multifunctional fuel treatment that can be used in all engines. The enzymes stabilize fuel chemistry for up to two years and remove gums, varnish and carbon deposits to allow for maximum performance.

Practical Sailor (www.practical-sailor.com) has for more than 35 years conducted independent tests on boats, gear and accessories and provides product-test reports for its readers, who are serious sailors and boaters.

“We are pleased by this recognition and believe our shareholders and customers will take note of this achievement,” said Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. CEO Peter Dornau.

About Ocean Bio-Chem
Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. is principally engaged in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of a broad line of appearance and maintenance products for boats, recreational vehicles, automobiles, power sports, outdoor power equipment and motorcycle 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. It manufactures 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.comwww.startron.com and www.nos-guard.com.

Forward-looking Statements:

Certain statements contained in this Press Release including without limitation expectations as to future sales and operating results, constitute forward-looking statements. For this purpose, any statements contained in this report 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,” “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 our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements 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 for changes in interest rates and in foreign exchange rates, and other factors.

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