SOURCE: Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc.

October 01, 2013 10:00 ET

Star brite's Star Tron Gains Retail Market Share; Now Available in 30,000 Major Retail Outlets

Best Overall Solution to Ethanol Related Issues

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 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 OBCI's Star Tron® Enzyme Fuel Treatment which continues to gain market share with major retailers, is now available in more than 30,000 major retail outlets in automotive, marine, homecare, hardware, powersports and sporting goods chains.

"Innovative marketing, SKU expansion and new products are driving that growth," said Peter Dornau, Ocean Bio-Chem President & CEO. "We are pleased to report strong consumer sales by these retailers for 2013, and anticipate continued growth in 2014."

"We have commitments to add a series of new Star Tron® sizes in our #1 selling Small Engine Formula along with additional facings and in-store placements. In-store promotions are planned for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 with endcaps, wing panels and stack outs of the products to be utilized by the various retailers. On-truck ads, store sale flyers and consumer rebate programs are being combined with our national advertising campaigns via television, magazines and internet to drive demand and increase brand awareness of Star Tron® while also educating the consumer on the need for an ethanol fuel treatment," Mr. Dornau explained.

As the automotive fleet ages and the amount of ethanol in our gas increases, there will be more engine related issues. Star Tron® has proven to be the best overall solution to these ethanol related issues.

Star Tron® Enzyme Fuel Treatment is manufactured in Star brite's® 300,000 s.f. manufacturing and distribution facility in Montgomery, Alabama where the Company manufactures a diverse line of products designed for marine, RV, automotive and commercial applications sold into global markets.

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.

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

The Company's web sites are:
www.oceanbiochem.com, www.starbrite.com, www.startron.com and www.nos-guard.com.

Forward-looking Statements:

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