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HOUSTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Input/Output, Inc. (NYSE: IO)
today announced that it had agreed to outsource the manufacture of its off-
road seismic vehicles to Stewart & Stevenson’s Utility Equipment Division.
Stewart & Stevenson will manufacture I/O’s vibrators at Stewart & Stevenson’s
Telge Road facility in Northwest Houston.

“This agreement with Stewart & Stevenson allows I/O to continue to deliver
the highest quality VibroSeis vehicles to our customers while reducing our own
cost structure,” said C. Robert Bunch, I/O’s President. “Outsourcing the
manufacture of our vibrator product line to Stewart & Stevenson, an
experienced manufacturer with a reputation for quality and efficiency, is part
of our previously announced strategy to reduce our fixed cost structure by
closing certain of our facilities.”

Pete DeFronzo, Vice President and General Manager of Stewart & Stevenson’s
Petroleum Equipment Division, said, “We look forward to applying our
manufacturing and purchasing expertise to I/O’s industry-leading vibrator
product line. We believe that we can assist I/O in reducing costs and
improving the quality of their vehicles.”

Input/Output, Inc. is an industry leader in seismic acquisition imaging
technology for land, marine, transition zone exploration, production and
reservoir monitoring. The Company specializes in technology that creates
value for the energy industry in the areas of 2D, 3D, 4D and multi-component
seismic data. Additional information on Input/Output, Inc. is available on
the Internet at or contact us at .

The information included herein contains forward-looking statements within
the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements include
statements concerning the Company’s cost structure, future cost savings and
market acceptance of I/O’s products manufactured by third-parties. Actual
results may vary fundamentally from those described in these forward-looking
statements. All forward-looking statements reflect numerous assumptions and
involve a number of risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties
include success of the Company’s business reorganization, facilities closures
and outsourcing plans, and market acceptance of I/O’s products manufactured by
third parties. Additional risk factors which could affect actual results are
disclosed by I/O from time to time in its filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.
SOURCE Input/Output, Inc.

CONTACT: C. Robert Bunch, President of Input-Output, Inc.,