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Morten Hagland Hansen Appointed RigNet's Vice President - Business Services

Morten Hagland Hansen Appointed RigNet's Vice President - Business Services

HOUSTON, Jan. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RNET), a
leading global provider of managed remote communications solutions to the oil
and gas industry, announced today the appointments of Morten Hagland Hansen to
Vice President – Business Services and Boyd Skelton to Director – Products and
Solutions.

"I am delighted to be announcing these two leadership appointments," said Mark
Slaughter, president and CEO of RigNet. "Morten Hansen has demonstrated
success in several important roles over his long tenure at RigNet. Coming out
of a planning role, Boyd Skelton is well-positioned to lead our renewed
efforts to develop innovative solutions for our oil and gas customers.I look
forward to what these two leaders will contribute in their new roles."

In his new role, Mr. Hansen's primary responsibility will be to work across
the sales, engineering, operations, products/solutions and marketing functions
to ensure seamless workflows as RigNet develops, provisions and supports
remote communications solutions around the world.He previously served as Vice
President, Global Engineering and Operations.He has more than 15 years of
experience in information technology and telecoms engineering, design and
deployment.

Mr. Skelton previously served as Manager – Planning and Corporate
Development.He is now assuming a new and important role developing and
managing products and solutions for RigNet's customers that meet their current
and anticipated needs.Mr. Skelton has a BA in Biology from The University of
Texas at Austin and an MBA from Rice University's Jesse H. Jones Graduate
School of Business.

About RigNet, Inc.

RigNet (Nasdaq:RNET) is a leading global provider of managed remote
communications, systems integration and collaborative applications dedicated
to the oil and gas industry, focusing on offshore and onshore drilling rigs,
energy production facilities and energy maritime.RigNet provides solutions
ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more advanced
applications that include video conferencing and real-time data services to
remote sites in over 30 countries on six continents, effectively spanning the
drilling and production industry.RigNet is based in Houston, Texas.For more
information, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of
RigNet, Inc.

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CONTACT: Marty Jimmerson
         RigNet, Inc.
         +1 (281) 674-0118
         investor.relations@rig.net

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