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HOUSTON, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) today announced that the trial court issued an order on May 16, 2017 in the previously-reported lawsuit of WesternGeco L.L.C. v. ION Geophysical Corporation confirming its bench order, awarding enhanced damages of $5 million to WesternGeco.  The trial court also granted the motion of the sureties and ordered the surety bond be discharged and released.

“While we are not happy with the willfulness determination, we are overall pleased with the District Court’s indication that the additional damages should be on the low end of what could have been a maximum possible amount of $44 million,” stated Brian Hanson, ION’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  “This eight-year process has been a long journey and we are excited to put this lawsuit behind us as it doesn’t reflect the current spirit of collaboration between the parties.”

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Executive Vice President and General Counsel

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