Cereplast to Exhibit at MATERIALICA 2012 in Munich, Germany

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cereplast, Inc. (Nasdaq:CERP), a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased, sustainable plastics, today announced the Company's participation as an exhibitor at MATERIALICA 2012, the 15th International Trade Fair for Materials Applications, Surface Technology, and Product Engineering. The event takes place on October 23rd through the 25th, 2012 at the Munich Trade Fair Center in Munich, Germany.

Cereplast's Hybrid 651D has been selected for the MATERIALICA 2012 award in the "Material" category. The silver, gold and "best-of" awards will be announced during the awards ceremony on October 23, 2012.

MATERIALICA is Europe's top event for material-driven and supplier-oriented product innovations. The Fair will attract over 600 exhibitors and more than 15,000 people who are expected to attend.

"MATERIALICA 2012 is an important show for us, as it is the largest exhibition of its kind taking place in Europe this year," stated Founder, Chairman and CEO of Cereplast, Inc., Frederic Scheer. "Europe continues to be an important market for the Company, and our presence at MATERIALICA gives us an opportunity to expose our innovative bioplastic materials to a large, international audience and to be recognized as a truly innovative company."

At MATERIALICA, Cereplast will feature their Cereplast Sustainables ("Biopolyolefins®") product line, which replaces up to 95+% of the petroleum content in conventional plastics and can be used in a range of markets including automotive, consumer goods and electronics, medical supplies, and construction. Cereplast will also feature its Cereplast Compostables® resins, which are industrially compostable alternatives to traditional plastics that can be used for single-use disposables and packaging including cups, straws, cutlery and bags.

Cereplast welcomes all MATERIALICA attendees to visit them in Hall B1 at booth number 131.

About Cereplast, Inc.

Cereplast, Inc. (Nasdaq:CERP) designs and manufactures proprietary biobased, sustainable bioplastics which are used as substitutes for traditional plastics in all major converting processes - such as injection molding, thermoforming, blow molding and extrusions - at a pricing structure that is competitive with traditional plastics. On the cutting-edge of biobased plastic material development, Cereplast now offers resins to meet a variety of customer demands. Cereplast Compostables® Resins are ideally suited for single-use applications where high biobased content and compostability are advantageous, especially in the food service industry. Cereplast Sustainables® Resins combine high biobased content with the durability and endurance of traditional plastic, making them ideal for applications in industries such as automotive, consumer electronics and packaging. Learn more at www.cereplast.com. You may also visit the Cereplast social networking pages at Facebook.com/Cereplast, Twitter.com/Cereplast, Youtube.com/Cereplastinc and Pinterest.com/Cereplast.

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CONTACT: Cereplast, Inc. Public Relations Nicole Cardi (310) 615-1900 x154 ncardi@cereplast.com Investor Relations: Alliance Advisors, LLC Alan Sheinwald 914-669-0222 asheinwald@allianceadvisors.net www.AllianceAdvisors.net

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