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ChromaDex Added to the Russell 2000® Index

IRVINE, Calif., June 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChromaDex Corp. (NASDAQ:CDXC), a leading provider of proprietary science-backed technologies and analytical services for dietary supplement, food and beverage, skin care, sports nutrition, and pharmaceutical products, announced today announced that the company has been added to the Russell 2000®, the Russell 3000®, the Russell Microcap® Index and the Russell Global Index at the conclusion of the Russell US Indexes annual reconstitution, effective after the US market opened on June 27, according to a final list of additions posted June 27, 2016.

Frank Jaksch Jr., Founder and CEO of ChromaDex, commented, “Joining the Russell 2000® Index allows us further visibility within the investment and analyst community, above and beyond what was generated by our uplisting to NASDAQ just last month.”

Annual reconstitution of the Russell US indexes captures the 4,000 largest US stocks as of the end of May, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the US all-cap Russell 3000® Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the small-cap Russell 2000® Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell indexes by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

Indexes provided by FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider, are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $6 trillion in assets are benchmarked against the Russell US indexes.

For more information on the Russell 3000® Index and the Russell US Indexes reconstitution, go to the “Russell Reconstitution” section on the FTSE Russell website.

About FTSE Russell:
FTSE Russell is a global index leader and data provider that provides innovative benchmarking, analytics and data solutions for investors worldwide. FTSE Russell calculates thousands of indexes that measure and benchmark markets and asset classes in more than 70 countries, covering 98% of the investable market globally.

FTSE Russell index expertise and products are used extensively by institutional and retail investors globally. Approximately $10 trillion is currently benchmarked to FTSE Russell indexes. For over 30 years, leading asset owners, asset managers, ETF providers and investment banks have chosen FTSE Russell indexes to benchmark their investment performance and create ETFs, structured products and index-based derivatives.

A core set of universal principles guides FTSE Russell index design and management: a transparent rules-based methodology is informed by independent committees of leading market participants. FTSE Russell is focused on applying the highest industry standards in index design and governance, and embraces the IOSCO principles. FTSE Russell is also focused on index innovation and client collaboration as it seeks to enhance the breadth, depth and reach of its offering.

FTSE Russell is wholly owned by London Stock Exchange Group. For more information, visit www.ftserussell.com.

About ChromaDex:
ChromaDex, a leading provider of science-backed technologies and analytical services, connects the knowledge and key relationships within its complementary businesses to discover, acquire, develop, and commercialize patented and proprietary health related innovations. The company utilizes their in-house chemistry, regulatory and safety consulting expertise (Spherix Consulting) to develop revolutionary ingredients such as NIAGEN®, the only commercially available form of nature-identical nicotinamide riboside; pTeroPure® pterostilbene; PURENERGY®, a caffeine-pTeroPure® co-crystal; IMMULINA, a spirulina extract; and anthocyanins derived from a domestically-produced, water-extracted, non-GMO, purple corn hybrid. ChromaDex technologies drive advancements in health and wellness for the dietary supplement, sports nutrition, pharmaceutical, food and beverage and skin care industries. To learn more about ChromaDex, please visit www.ChromaDex.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements that are not a description of historical facts constitute forward-looking statements and may often, but not always, be identified by the use of such words as "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "estimates", "plans", "potential", "possible", "probable", "believes", "seeks", "may", "will", "should", "could" or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in ChromaDex's business. More detailed information about ChromaDex and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set forth in ChromaDex's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 2, 2016, ChromaDex's Quarter Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings submitted by ChromaDex to the SEC, copies of which may be obtained from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and ChromaDex undertakes no obligation to revise or update this release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

ChromaDex Investor Contact: Andrew Johnson, Director of Investor Relations 949-419-0288 andrewj@chromadex.com

Source:ChromaDex, Inc.