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HOUSTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Input/Output, Inc. (NYSE: IO) announced today the addition of Mr. C. Robert Bunch, 45, to the Company’s management team as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (“CAO”). As CAO, Mr. Bunch’s duties will encompass the traditional roles of the chief financial officer and general counsel.

Mr. Bunch’s prior experience includes operations, finance and law. Since May 1997, Bunch has served as a partner at King & Pennington, L.L.P. of Houston, where he has practiced in several areas of business law. His other legal experience includes serving as an attorney at Scott, Douglass & McConnico, L.L.P. for three years where he concentrated on oil and gas matters.

His operations and finance experience include serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and, later, Chief Operating Officer of OYO Geospace Corporation; Chief Financial Officer of Siberian American Oil Company/GeoCapital Resources; and Chief Financial Officer and, later President and Chief Operating Officer of Tescorp, Inc.

“Bob brings an ideal combination of talent and experience to our management team,” said Sam Smith, Chief Executive Officer and President of I/O. “His previous experience in operating, financial and legal capacities, as well as his prior experience in the seismic industry, make him the ideal person for this unique and important new role in our organization.”

David Baldwin, the Company’s interim CFO, will remain with the Company for an undetermined period of time to assist in a smooth and seamless transition of his current role to Mr. Bunch.

Input/Output is a world leader in seismic acquisition imaging technology for land, transition zone and marine exploration and production. The Company specializes in driving to market technology that creates value for the energy industry in the areas of 2D, 3D, 4D and multi-component seismic data.

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