Ecosphere Technologies, Inc.

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October 2013

Ecosphere and Fidelity National Environmental Solutions are named Water Management Company of the Year in the Midcontinent Oil & Gas Awards.

September 2013

Ecosphere is named a finalist for the World Technology Awards in the corporate "Environment" category.

September 2013

Ecosphere files patents with the United States Patent Office to treat Lake Okeechobee discharges with its patented Ozonix® process

August 2013

William P. Foley, II, Chairman of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), is elected Chairman of Fidelity National Environmental Solutions, LLC (FNES), formerly Ecosphere Energy Services, LLC (EES).

August 2013

Ecosphere Energy Services changes its name to Fidelity National Environmental Solutions ("FNES")

August 2013

Ecosphere announces Q2 2013 Record Net Income of $27.3 Million and EPS of $0.17 an Increase of $26.4 Million and $0.17 Over Q2 2012

August 2013

Ecosphere Energy Services, LLC purchases and takes delivery of an Ozonix® EF80 unit for use in the U.S. oil and gas hydraulic fracturing market.

July 2013

Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), a Fortune 500 company, exercises its option to purchase an additional 8% ownership of Ecosphere Energy Services, LLC (EES), from Ecosphere Technologies Inc. for $4 million, bringing its total ownership in EES to 39%.

June 2013

Ecosphere is named the winner in the Clean Tech/Green Tech category for the 2013 TechAmerica Foundation American Technology Awards (ATAs).

June 2013

Ecosphere announces its newest product, the Ozonix® EF10M, a next generation modular water treatment frac tank product for the oil and gas industry.

June 2013

Ecosphere announces a 5% stock dividend to all common shareholders of record as of June 15, 2013.

June 2013

Ecosphere hires Investment Bank - Ladenburg Thalmann, a subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE:LTS) to act as its exclusive financial advisor in connection with certain investment banking matters relating to enhancing shareholder value.

June 2013

Ecosphere recognizes a $28 Million gain from recent transaction with FNF

May 2013

Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), a Fortune 500 company, acquired an additional 12% ownership of Ecosphere Energy Services, LLC, from Ecosphere Technologies Inc. for $6 million, bringing its total ownership in EES to 31%.

April 2013

Ecosphere is selected by Bloomberg New Energy Finance as a "2013 New Energy Pioneer". This year the independent panel of industry experts selected the winners from more than 200 candidates from around the world, assessing them against three criteria: innovation, demonstrated momentum and potential global scale.

April 2013

Ecosphere Energy Services, LLC regains the exclusive U.S. license to Ecosphere's patented Ozonix® technology for the treatment and recycling of water used during oil and gas exploration and production.

March 2013

Ecosphere completes manufacturing of its 13th and 14h Ozonix® EF80 units to be used to treat and recycle water for the U.S. oil and gas hydraulic fracturing industry

March 2013

Ecosphere Investor Drew Bledsoe Discusses Chemical-Free Water Treatment for Fracking on CNBC's "Closing Bell"

March 2013

Ecosphere reports 2012 results; $31.1 Million in Revenue, Up 48% Year/Year, $3.9 Million Cash Flow from Operations

March 2013

Ecosphere and Dominion Water sign LOI to explore wastewater treatment opportunities in the mining industry

February 2013

IHS CERAWeek Selects Ecosphere as a 2013 Energy Innovation Pioneer. The Energy Innovation Pioneers program, held annually in conjunction with IHS CERAWeek, aims to identify the most innovative and distinctive new technologies in the energy spectrum

2012

December 2012

Ecosphere delivers Ozonix® EF80 Units 11 & 12 to Hydrozonix

November 2012

Ecosphere receives its 5th patent from the United States Patent Office to treat industrial wastewaters with its Ozonix® technology

September 2012

Ecosphere receives “Artemis Top 50 Water Company” award for 3rd year JULY: Ecosphere delivers Ozonix® EF80 Units 9 & 10 to Hydrozonix

August 2012

Ecosphere Energy Services passes 2 Billion gallons of water treated for hydraulic fracturing operations on over 600 oil and natural gas wells

July 2012

Ecosphere delivers Ozonix® EF80 Units 7 & 8 to Hydrozonix

June 2012

Ecosphere appoints Ocean Tomo as its Global Licensing Advisor

April 2012

Ecosphere delivers Ozonix® EF80 Units 5 & 6 to Hydrozonix

March 2012

Ecosphere is awarded the “2012 North American Product Leadership” award for disinfection equipment in the oil and gas industry

March 2012

Ecosphere Energy Services & Hydrozonix announce exclusive water treatment agreement for hydraulic fracturing operations on Montana reservation

January 2012

Ecosphere announces record year-end revenues of $20M+

January 2012

Ecosphere delivers Ozonix® EF80 Units 3 & 4 to Hydrozonix

2011

December 2011

Ecosphere Energy Services and Newfield sign 2-year contract extension in the Woodford Shale

November 2011

Ecosphere Energy Services passes 1 Billion gallons of water treated for hydraulic fracturing operations

November 2011

Ecosphere reports record revenues of $8.2M for Q3

September 2011

Ecosphere delivers Ozonix® EF80 Units 1 & 2 to Hydrozonix

September 2011

WSJ identifies Ecosphere as a “dominant water treatment provider to the shale gas industry”

July 2011

Ecosphere completes manufacturing of 1st. Ozonix® EF80 system for Hydrozonix, LLC

May 2011

Ecosphere receives “Artemis Top 50 Water Company” award for 2nd year

May 2011

Ecosphere receive 4th Ozonix® patent to eliminate chemicals in onshore oil and gas industry

March 2011

Ecosphere announce $44M technology licensing agreement with Hydrozonix, LLC

March 2011

Ecosphere announces 409% increase in revenues over 2009

2010

December 2010

Ecosphere announces new Ozonix® EF60 product for the oil and natural gas industry

September 2010

Ecosphere Energy Services announces new water recycling contract with Newfield Exploration

June 2010

Ecosphere files patents for “Ecosphere Deepwater Oil Recovery Process”

June 2010

Ecosphere receives “Artemis Top 50 Water Company” award

March 2010

Ecosphere receive approval from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for the following Ozonix® patents under the “Green-Tech Fast-Track Program”: U.S. Patent # 7,699,994, U.S. Patent # 7,699,988

2009

November 2009

Ecosphere closes $7.5M investment by Fidelity National Financial

July 2009

Ecosphere closes $10M investment by Bledsoe Capital Group

July 2009

Ecosphere and Newfield Exploration receive permit approval from the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma to build and operate a water recycling facility

July 2009

Ecosphere announces a “water recycling services agreement” with Southwestern Energy (SWN)

June 2009

Ecosphere and BP sign an agreement for Ecosphere to recycle water during hydraulic fracturing operations

April 2009

Ecosphere introduces the Ecos-Frac® line of Ozonix® products for Oil & Gas exploration and production

March 2009

Dennis McGuire and Ecosphere file provisional Ozonix® patent # 7,699,988

2008

November 2008

Ecosphere announces a “water recycling services agreement” with Newfield Exploration (NFX)

2007

October 2007

Ecosphere closes $8M clean tech sale of its patented robotic coating removal process for the marine industry to private equity firm

August 2007

Ecosphere receive the first provisional Ozonix® patent # 7,699,994

January 2007

Ecosphere enters the oil and gas industry and forms Ecosphere Energy Services

2006

December 2006

Ecosphere Technologies announces LIFELINK, a revolutionary solar powered micro-utility

August 2006

Ultrastrip Systems changes its name to Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. and receives a new ticker symbol [ESPH]

August 2006

Ultrastrip Systems delivers the world’s first all-wheel, all terrain tactical water filtration truck for use in Homeland Security, Disaster Relief and Military applications.

June 2006

Ultrastrip Systems receive U.S. Patent # 7,100,844 B2 for the “High Impact Waterjet Nozzle”

February 2006

Ultrastrip Systems’ signs exclusive robotic agreement with BAE Systems subsidiaries

January 2006

Ultrastrip Systems’ receives stock symbol [USTP]

2005

December 2005

Ultrastrip Systems subsidiary, Ecosphere Technologies, announces manufacturing and joint-marketing agreement with Pierce Manufacturing

2004

June 2004

Ultrastrip Systems receive U.S. Patent # 6,745,108 B1 for the “Robotic Paint/Surface Coating Removal Apparatus”

2003

November 2003

Ultrastrip Systems announces agreement with the SHAW Group Inc.

August 2003

Ultrastrip Systems receive U.S. Patent # 6,604,696 for the “Ultra-High Pressure Water Jet Ring with Angled Nozzles and a Conical Dispersion Pattern”

July 2003

Ultrastrip Systems announces contract with Carnival Cruise Line’s for Grand Bahamas Shipyard

July 2003

Ultrastrip Systems receive U.S. Patent # 6,595,152 for the “Apparatus and Method for Removing Coatings from the Hulls of Vessels Using Ultra-High Pressure Water”

May 2003

Ultrastrip Systems receive U.S. Patent # 6,564,815 for the “Air Gap Magnetic Mobile Robot”

2002

July 2002

Ultrastrip Systems receive U.S. Patent # 6,425,340 for the “Apparatus and Method for Removing Coatings from the Hulls of Vessels Using Ultra-High Pressure Water”

2001

July 2001

Ultrastrip Systems receive U.S. Patent # 6,287,389 for the “Method of Robotic Automobile Paint Stripping”

2000

January 2000

Ultrastrip Systems announces environmental alliance and partnership with Carnival Cruise Lines

1998

December 1998

Ultrastrip Systems receive U.S. Patent # 5,849,099 for the “Method for Removing Coatings from the Hulls of Vessels Using Ultra-High Pressure Water”

April 1998

Ultrastrip Systems is founded to develop patented robotic coatings removal equipment

1997

May 1997

Dennis McGuire receives U.S. Patent # 5,628,271 for the “Apparatus and Method for Removing Coatings from the Hulls of Vessels Using Ultra-High Pressure Water”

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