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Marrone Bio Innovations Announces Opening of New Greenhouse to Facilitate and Expand Research and Product Development Capacity

DAVIS, Calif., April 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), (Nasdaq:MBII), a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, today announced the opening of its new greenhouse to facilitate and expand its research and product development capacity.

The new greenhouse, located adjacent to MBI's corporate headquarters at 1540 Drew Avenue in Davis, CA, is triple the size of the existing greenhouse on this site at 3,000 square feet, and features state of the art technology in environmental control. In addition, five grow rooms were built, each with enhanced controls for temperate, humidity and lighting.

Pam Marrone, Chief Executive Officer of Marrone Bio Innovations commented, "We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new greenhouse on Earth Day as it will play a key role in enabling execution of our research, product development and business strategy. MBI's new greenhouse will significantly expand our capacity to enhance our existing products and develop new effective and environmentally responsible bio-based products that promote plant health and control unwanted pests in agriculture, while increasing crop yields and profitability for growers."

About Marrone Bio Innovations

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (Nasdaq:MBII) is a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets. Our effective and environmentally responsible solutions help customers operate more sustainably while controlling pests, improving plant health, and increasing crop yields. We have a proprietary discovery process, a rapid development platform, and a robust pipeline of pest management and plant health product candidates. At Marrone Bio Innovations we are dedicated to pioneering better biopesticides that support a better tomorrow for users around the globe. For more information, please visit www.marronebio.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Portions of this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements," and assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "PSLRA"), Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Any such forward-looking statements are made within the "safe-harbor" protections of the PSLRA, should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date, and we are under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any responsibility to, update or alter these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward-looking statements in this filing include those regarding implementing our business strategy, expectations regarding our sales team and driving sales of our products. Such forward-looking statements are based on information available to us as of the date of this release and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, some beyond our control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Such risks include adverse weather conditions and seasonality that may affect sales, failure of customers to adopt our products, the high level of competition in the market for pest management products, inability to maintain and further establish successful relationships with third-party distributors, the failure of our third-party distributors to sell to end users and uncertainty surrounding our compliance with our financial reporting obligations. Additional information that could lead to material changes in our performance is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Cory Ziskind ICR 646-277-1232 Cory.Ziskind@icrinc.com

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