Forum Energy Technologies Acquires Dynacon, Inc.

HOUSTON, December 2012 ‐‐ Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FET) recently announced that it has acquired Dynacon, Inc. (“Dynacon”).

Dynacon is the leading provider of launch and recovery systems (“LARS”) used for deployment of remotely operated vehicles (“ROVs”) and also manufactures high quality, specialized cable and umbilical handling equipment for all segments of the marine industry. Dynacon’s Bryan, TX location employs over 100 people and consists of 82,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space and 40,000 square feet of specialized test area located on sixteen acres.

Cris Gaut, Forum’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Dynacon expands our Subsea Technologies capability and integrates an important part of the ROV supply chain. We plan to continue Dynacon’s long legacy of providing top quality systems to its customers, while investing in the company’s facility in Bryan to expand capacity. We welcome all of the employees of Dynacon to Forum.” James Stasny, Dynacon’s President and Co‐founder, commented, “We are pleased for Dynacon to become a part of Forum. Dynacon’s success has resulted from our employees’ hard work and their commitment to serving the needs of our customers with quality equipment. Forum recognizes the value of Dynacon’s operations and our management team, which will remain in place.”

About Dynacon
DYNACON, Inc. was formed in 1986 and specializes in the custom design and manufacture of winches and handling systems in support of surface or subsea activities for diverse applications within the ocean industry. There are currently more than 90 people employed at our Bryan, Texas location, which consists of 16 acres with 85,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space.

About Forum
Forum Energy Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Houston, TX, is a global provider of manufactured technologies and applied products to the energy industry. FET’s over 3,200 employees provide the products and technologies essential to solving the increasingly complex challenges of the energy industry. For more information, please visit www.f‐e‐

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For further information about SCF, contact:
Theresa Eaton
Vice President, SCF Partners

For further information about Forum, contact:
Donna Smith
Director of Marketing, Forum Energy Technologies


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