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Oxygen Biotherapeutics Announces Tentative Settlement of Litigation

  Oxygen Biotherapeutics Announces Tentative Settlement of Litigation

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MORRISVILLE, N.C. -- February 20, 2013

Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OXBT) today announced that it has
reached a tentative oral settlement of all litigation pending between the
Company and Tenor Opportunity Master Fund, Ltd., Aria Opportunity Fund, Ltd.
and Parsoon Opportunity Fund, Ltd. (collectively "Tenor"). The litigation,
filed by Tenor on August 30, 2011 in the United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York, alleged that a right of first offer held by
Tenor was breached in connection with the Company’s June 2011 financing. The
tentative agreement provides that the Company will settle the matter for
$600,000 in cash, payable in six quarterly installments commencing on the date
the parties execute a written settlement agreement. The settlement is subject
to completion of a written settlement agreement encapsulating this oral
understanding, including other key items such as the process by which payments
are made, Tenor’s recourse mechanisms should the payments not be made and
other important details. The written settlement agreement is also subject to
review and approval, in their absolute and sole discretion, by Tenor’s
Investment Committee and the Company’s Board. The Company admits no wrongdoing
as part of the settlement.

“We are very pleased to have reached this oral settlement agreement.
Settlement of this suit is a positive step forward for the company, allowing
us to focus on our core objectives of developing our perfluorocarbon-based
products without the distraction and additional legal fees further litigation
of this matter would have generated,” said Michael B. Jebsen, Chief Financial
Officer, President and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Oxygen.

About Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc.

Headquartered in Morrisville, NC, Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. is developing
medical and cosmetic products that efficiently deliver oxygen to tissues in
the body. The Company has developed a proprietary perfluorocarbon (PFC)
therapeutic oxygen carrier called Oxycyte® that is currently in clinical and
preclinical studies for intravenous delivery for indications such as traumatic
brain injury, decompression sickness and stroke. The company is also
developing PFC-based creams and gels for topical delivery to the skin for
dermatologic conditions and potentially wound care. In addition, the Company
has commercialized its Dermacyte® line of skin care cosmetics for the
anti-aging market, which has been sublicensed to a third-party. See
www.oxybiomed.com for more information.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements by the company
that involve risks and uncertainties and reflect the company’s judgment as of
the date of this release. The forward-looking statements are subject to a
number of risks and uncertainties including the timing, contents and Board
approval of a written settlement agreement, our ability to develop our
products, and other risks and uncertainties as described in our filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the current Form 10-Q
filed on December 14, 2012, and our annual report on Form 10-K filed on July
24, 2012, as well as other filings with the SEC. The company disclaims any
intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements beyond the
date of this release. This caution is made under the safe harbor provisions of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Contact:

Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Ellen Corliss, 919-855-2112
Corporate Communications & Investor Relations