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Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. Expands Board of Directors

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: OXBO) today announced the expansion of the company's board of directors with the addition of two new members. Appointed to the company's board were Rene A. Eckert and The Honorable William A. Chatfield. With their addition, the company board now has eight members.

Bill Chatfield most recently served as the Director of the U. S. Selective Service System from November of 2004 to May of this year, having been nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. He was directly responsible to the President for the management of the Selective Service System. His background includes more than 30 years of experience working with the executive and legislative branches of the Federal government.

Rene Eckert was Chairman, CEO & Partner at Boehme Filatex Inc. of Reidsville, NC from 1981 to 2007. He started the specialty chemical company with two partners in 1981. They formed the company into a leading North American textile chemical corporation with subsidiaries in Canada and Mexico. In 2007 the corporation was sold to an international dyestuff company (Dystar).

"I'm very pleased that these two gentlemen have agreed to join our board," said Chris Stern, company chairman and CEO. "Rene Eckert has the business acumen and experience in product R & D, production scale up, and product manufacturing to help us bring Oxycyte(TM)-based products to the market. What Bill Chatfield brings to the table is the kind of Federal government experience and contacts, including the Department of Defense, that can be very helpful as we grow our Defense Medicine(TM) business plan. Our board and company will be stronger with their involvement."

About Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc.

Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. is dedicated to commercializing innovative pharmaceuticals and medical devices in the field of oxygen therapeutics and Defense Medicine(TM). The company has developed a perfluorocarbon (PFC) therapeutic oxygen carrier and liquid ventilation product (Oxycyte(TM)) and has out-licensed an implantable glucose sensor. These products are based upon core technologies that include biomedical applications for PFCs as well as medical and industrial applications for biosensors. Each of the product candidates is designed with advantages over currently marketed products in major markets including traumatic brain injury, sickle cell crisis, trauma, wound care, decompression sickness, acute respiratory distress syndrome, stroke, myocardial infarction, surgery, diabetes wounds and ulcers, and cosmetic applications which are being marketed under the Dermacyte name. More information is available at

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