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Protea to Present at 2014 Needham Healthcare Conference

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va., April 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Protea Biosciences Group, Inc. ("Protea") announced today that Steve Turner, Protea's CEO, will present at the Needham & Company 13th Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at 11:20 AM, at the Westin Grand Central Hotel in New York City. Mr. Turner will provide a corporate update and will be available for one-on-one meetings with conference attendees.

"We are pleased to be invited back to present at the Needham Healthcare Conference," stated Steve Turner, CEO. He added, "This past year Protea experienced increased sales of its product and services, and made significant investments in research and commercial development."

In 2013 Protea reported sales of 5 LAESI (Laser Ablation Electrospray Ionization) instruments in 2013. In addition, the Company launched its direct molecular imaging services centered around its proprietary LAESI mass spectrometry imaging technology that is led by what it believes is an expert scientific staff and features state of the art instrumentation. Protea's customers now include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agricultural, chemical and materials companies as well as academic research institutions.

A live webcast of the presentation can be accessed online at www.proteabio.com/investors and will be available for 90 days.

More information about the upcoming conference can be found at: http://www.needhamco.com/Default/InstitutionalSalesAndTrading/Conferences.aspx

About Protea Biosciences Group, Inc.

Protea is a commercial stage molecular information company, leading in the field of mass spectrometry molecular imaging - the identification and localization of the molecular products of living cells, that is foundational science for all pharmaceutical, medical, and life science research.

www.proteabio.com

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CONTACT: For more Information: Protea Biosciences, Inc., 955 Hartman Run Road, Morgantown, WV 26507 Phone: 304.292.2226 Fax: 304.292.7101 steve.oloughlin@proteabio.com www.proteabio.com www.proteabio.com/investors Investor Contact: Jeff Ramson, ProActive Capital Group 646-863-6341 jramson@proactivecapital.com

Source:Protea Biosciences, Inc.