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Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $100,000 From Investment in Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, Inc. to Inquire About the Lead Plaintiff Position in Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Before the February 18, 2013 Lead Pl

STEVENSON, Md., Dec. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, Inc. ("Neptune" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:NEPT) common stock during the period between December 12, 2011 and November 8, 2012, inclusive (the "Class Period").

If you have suffered a net loss from investment in Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, Inc. common stock purchased on or after December 12, 2011, and held through November 8, 2012, you may obtain additional information about this lawsuit and your ability to become a lead plaintiff by contacting Brower Piven at www.browerpiven.com, by email at hoffman@browerpiven.com, by calling 410/415-6616, or at Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, 1925 Old Valley Road, Stevenson, Maryland 21153. Attorneys at Brower Piven have combined experience litigating securities and class action cases of over 60 years.

No class has yet been certified in the above action. Members of the Class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff. If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the Class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff no later than February 18, 2013 and be selected by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in important decisions including whether to accept a settlement and how much of a settlement to accept for the Class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in the Company during the Class Period. You are not required to have sold your shares to seek damages or to serve as a Lead Plaintiff.

The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by virtue of the defendants' failure to disclose during the Class Period that the Company was storing dangerously high levels of acetone, in excess of what was authorized by the Quebec Ministry of Environment, at its Sherbrooke production plant, that the Company had not received required government permits for expansion of its Sherbrooke production facility, and that the Company had been chasing market share through aggressive volume discounts at the expense of its profit margins. According to the Complaint, following a November 8, 2012 explosion and fire contributed to by stored acetone at the Sherbrooke plant that destroyed the Company's inventory, and halted production, of krill oil products, the value of Neptune shares declined significantly.

If you choose to retain counsel, you may retain Brower Piven without financial obligation or cost to you, or you may retain other counsel of your choice. You need take no action at this time to be a member of the class.

CONTACT: Charles J. Piven Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation Stevenson, Maryland 410/415-6616 hoffman@browerpiven.comSource: Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation