December 18, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, December 18, 2017 /Marketwired/ — Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has approved the issuance of 1,770,000 stock options to company employees. These options have a three-year term, with vesting in three equal instalments consisting of the date of grant and on the one and two-year anniversaries of the initial grant. The exercise price on the options is $0.18.

“Employees are the lifeblood of any organization” said Karl Kenny, President and CEO of Kraken. “Our people have developed industry leading technologies that are seeing strong interest in the underwater robotics space. We constantly rely on our employees, many who have gone above and beyond the call of duty both onshore and at sea. Offering our employees stock options will further raise everyone’s awareness towards enhancing corporate and shareholder values. We want everyone to think like owners and do what it takes to get the job done. Providing options gives them a quantifiable measure that their input is helping drive the business forward and which should eventually get reflected in our stock price. We thank all our employees for their hard work and dedication.”



Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX.V:PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF) is a marine technology company, founded in 2012, that is dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric sensors and underwater robotic systems. The company is headquartered in St. John’s, Newfoundland with offices in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; Bremen, Germany; and Fairfax, Virginia. For more information, please visit,, Find us on social media on Twitter (@krakenrobotics), Facebook (@krakenroboticsinc), and LinkedIn.


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Greg Reid, Chief Financial Officer

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Stephen Harpur, Investor Relations
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Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations

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Glenda Leyte, Marketing Manager

(709) 757-5757 extension 288

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