Mattia Caprioli of KKR Joins RigNet Board
HOUSTON, Oct. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RNET), a
leading global provider of managed remote communications solutions to the oil
and gas industry, today announced that Mattia Caprioli has been elected to its
board of directors, increasing the board membership from nine to ten
Mr. Caprioli is a Member of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR). He is
responsible for its Business Services industry team in Europe. Since joining
KKR in 2001, Mr. Caprioli has played a significant role in many investments
including Legrand, Toys 'R' Us, Alliance Boots, Inaer and Bond (now Avincis).
Currently, Mr. Caprioli serves on the board of directors of Alliance Boots
(2007-present) and Avincis (2010-present).Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Caprioli
was with Goldman Sachs International in London, where he was involved in a
broad array of mergers, acquisitions and financings across a variety of
industries. He holds a M.Sc., summa cum laude, from L. Bocconi University,
"We are extremely pleased to have Mattia join our board," said Jim Browning,
RigNet's chairman. "He has a diverse international background with a deep
expertise across many business services that will be of great value to our
board and company."
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
over 1,100 remote sites in over thirty 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.
CONTACT: Investor Contact:
Chief Financial Officer, RigNet
Tel: +1 (281) 674-0118
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