UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 14A

(Rule 14a-101)

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Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No.   )

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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote *** Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on August 3, 2020. ODYSSEY MARINE EXPLORATION, INC. Meeting Information Meeting Type: Annual Meeting For holders as of: June 5, 2020 Date: August 3, 2020 Time: 9:30 AM, EDT Location: Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Airport Avion Park Westshore 5329 Avion Park Drive Tampa, FL 33607 You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the company named above. This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side). We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions. D19130-P38170


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Before You Vote How to Access the Proxy Materials Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE: NOTICE AND PROXY STATEMENT FORM 10-K STOCKHOLDER LETTER How to View Online: Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX (located on the following page) and visit: www.proxyvote .com. How to Request and Receive a PAPER or E-MAIL Copy: If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is NO charge for requesting a copy. Please choose one of the following methods to make your request: 1) BY INTERNET: www.proxyvote.com 2) BY TELEPHONE: 1-800-579-1639 3) BY E-MAIL*: sendmaterial@proxyvote.com * If requesting materials by e-mail, please send a blank e-mail with the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX (located on the following page) in the subject line. Requests, instructions and other inquiries sent to this e-mail address will NOT be forwarded to your investment advisor. Please make the request as instructed above on or before July 20, 2020 to facilitate timely delivery. How To Vote Please Choose One of the Following Voting Methods Vote In Person: If you choose to vote these shares in person at the meeting, you must request a “legal proxy.” To do so, please follow the instructions at www.proxyvote.com or request a paper copy of the materials, which will contain the appropriate instructions. Many shareholder meetings have attendance requirements including, but not limited to, the possession of an attendance ticket issued by the entity holding the meeting. Please check the meeting materials for any special requirements for meeting attendance. Vote By Internet: To vote now by Internet, go to www.proxyvote.com. Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX (located on the following page) available and follow the instructions. Vote By Mail: You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a voting instruction form.


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Voting Items The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following: 1. Election of Directors Nominees: 01) John C. Abbott 04) Mark B. Justh 02) Laura L. Barton 05) James S. Pignatelli 03) Mark D. Gordon 06) Jon D. Sawyer The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposals: 2. To ratify the appointment of Warren Averett, LLC as our independent registered public accounting firm. 3. To obtain non-binding advisory approval of the compensation of the Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. named officers. NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof. D19132-P38170


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Voting Instructions - P38170 D19133