Second quarter and first half year 2014 results

QUARTERLY HIGHLIGHTS - Q2 2014
    
-Revenues of USD 101.0 million, compared to USD 68.4 million in Q2 2013

-EBITDA of USD 30.3 million (30,0%), compared to USD 23.3 million in Q2 2013

-EBIT of USD 14.2 million (14,1%), compared to USD 13.7 million in Q2 2013

-Net Income of USD 7.5 million, compared to USD 7.8 million in Q2 2013

-Dolphin takes delivery of two new high capacity 3D vessels, Sanco Sword and Polar Marquis

-Sanco Sword started production on a large 3D Multi-Client program in the Barents Sea, created by Dolphin with 89% pre-funding

-Polar Marquis successfully started production on our first 14 streamer project

Q2 2014 SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

-Dolphin was awarded several large exploration contracts, including Nerites phase 2 of 13,000 sq.km in Australia and one 7,000 sq.km project in Africa

-Increased bank drawing facility by USD 30 million for seismic equipment

-Dolphin maintains original guidance to exceed USD 400 million in revenues for 2014

Atle Jacobsen, Dolphin Group CEO, commented:

"The second quarter has been the most eventful quarter in the history of the company, with significant challenges to our entire organisation, both onshore and offshore. Thanks to a solid contribution from all employees, we have successfully launched two new high-capacity vessels into production, continued our regional expansion and, at the same time, have rapidly grown our Processing and Imaging business.

We have stuck to our longer-term strategy, so it's very satisfying that we have achieved historically high quarterly revenues of more than USD 100 million. In an increasingly competitive market, our clients are awarding Dolphin large contracts based on our strong operational track record utilising a modern high-end fleet. A record high backlog that exceeds USD 300 million provides a strong foundation for maximising our vessel utilisation for 2014 and the first half of 2015."

The presentation will be held Wednesday August 20, 2014 by Atle Jacobsen (CEO) and Erik Hokholt (CFO) at 10:00 Central European Time (CET) at Hotel Continental, located at Stortingsgaten 24-26, Oslo. The presentation is open to the public.

CEO Atle Jacobsen and CFO Erik Hokholt will host an international telephone conference call on the same day, August 20, 2014 at 14:30 CET.

Attendees may want to call 5-10 minutes before to ensure registration and access.
  * Norwegian attendees are invited to call +47 21 56 30 13
  * International attendees are invited to call +44 1452 555 566
  * US attendees are invited to call +1 6315 107 498

Participants will need to quote the following confirmation ID code when dialling into the conference: 87519897. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. To pose a question, please press *1 and wait for your name to be announced.

The Q2 2014 earnings release and presentation will be made available at Dolphin (www.dolphingeo.com) and Oslo Stock Exchange (www.oslobors.no) websites.

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

For further information, please contact:  
 
Erik Hokholt, CFO  
Mobile:+47 90 75 60 64
E-mail:erik.hokholt@dolphingeo.com

Nina Midtlie, Group Financial Director
Mobile:+47 98 20 63 78
E-mail:nina.midtlie@dolphingeo.com

Phone:+47 22 07 15 30
Fax:+47 22 07 15 31

www.dolphingeo.com

Dolphin Group ASA is the Parent company of  Dolphin Geophysical AS, a global full-range, asset light supplier of marine Geophysical services. Dolphin operates a fleet of new generation, high- capacity seismic vessels and offers contract seismic surveys, Multi-Client projects and processing  services on a worldwide basis.

Dolphin Group ASA is listed at Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE ticker: DOLP).

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Dolphin Group ASA is the Parent company of Dolphin Geophysical AS, a global full-range, asset light supplier of marine Geophysical services. Dolphin operates a fleet of new generation, high-capacity seismic vessels and offers contract seismic surveys, Multi-Client projects and processing services on a worldwide basis. Dolphin Group ASA is listed at Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE ticker: DOLP).