Jim Crenshaw Appointed RigNet's VP & GM -- Western Hemisphere

Jim Crenshaw Appointed RigNet's VP & GM -- Western Hemisphere

HOUSTON, Jan. 22, 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 appointment of James R. "Jim" Crenshaw
to the position of vice president and general manager – Western Hemisphere. 

With over thirty years of progressive experience in the oilfield services
industry, Crenshaw's primary responsibilities will be to manage RigNet's
existing businesses in North and South America and serve as a key contributing
member of the company's executive team responsible for overall strategy and
direction.Within the hemisphere, he will also be charged with leading RigNet
into new countries and oil and gas vertical markets consistent with the
company's global growth strategy.

Serving most recently as region engineering manager, North America for
Weatherford Secure Drilling Services, Crenshaw has had a long and successful
oilfield services career at Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Expro and
Weatherford.He has attended the Executive MBA short course program at the
Thunderbird School of Global Management.Crenshaw received a Bachelor of
Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

"I am pleased that Jim is joining RigNet to assume this important executive
leadership role," said Mark Slaughter, CEO and president of RigNet."His
intimate end user knowledge and extensive working experience in Latin America
position him to succeed while bringing fresh ideas from outside the remote
communications field.I eagerly look forward to his contributions at RigNet."

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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