Protea Commences Stock Trading

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MORGANTOWN, W. Va., April 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Protea Biosciences Group, Inc. (OTCQB:PRGB) announced today that the company's shares of common stock have commenced trading on the OTCQB marketplace of the OTC Markets Group Inc. under the ticker symbol PRGB.

"The commencement of trading represents an important milestone for our company," stated Steve Turner, Chief Executive Officer at Protea. "We anticipate that the initiation of trading will help us broaden our shareholder base, and increase awareness of our growing, global molecular information franchise. Protea serves large markets in pharmaceutical and life science research, and we look forward to highlighting our company to the global investment community."

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About Protea Biosciences Group, Inc.

Protea (OTCQB:PRGB) is a molecular information company, whose proprietary technology enables direct molecular imaging – the ability to identify and display biomolecules in tissue and cells, without sample pretreatment. Protea delivers robust molecular information to medical and life science researchers worldwide.


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CONTACT: Company Contact: Protea Biosciences Group, Inc., 955 Hartman Run Road, Morgantown, WV 26507 Phone: 304.292.2226 Fax: 304.292.7101 Investor Relations Contact: Jeff Ramson, ProActive Capital Group 646-863-6341

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