Evogene and Marrone Bio Innovations Sign Multi-Year Collaborative Agreement

Joint Discovery Efforts to Lead to Novel Insect Control Solutions

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REHOVOT, Israel and DAVIS, California – July  22, 2014 – Evogene Ltd. (NYSE; TASE: EVGN), a leading plant genomics company specializing in enhancing crop productivity for the food, feed and biofuel industries, and Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBI), (NASDAQ: MBII), a leading global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, announced today the signing of a multiyear collaborative agreement targeting the joint discovery of novel modes of biological action for insect control, followed by the development and commercialization of new insect control products by each of the companies.   more »

Marrone Bio Innovations Appoints George Kerckhove to its Board of Directors

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DAVIS, Calif., July 14, 2014 — Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI)[NASDAQ: MBII], a leading global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products is pleased to announce the appointment of George Kerckhove to its Board of Directors.

Mr Kerckhove’s most recent professional experience included over 12 years with American Standard Companies, where he served as VP and Chief Financial Officer, Executive VP and Global Sector Manager of 21 countries and President and General Manager of the European Division. Prior to that, he served in a variety of positions over a 25 year tenure with The Trane Company in LaCrosse, WI, from Product Manager to VP and General Manager of the Process Equipment Division, and finally Executive VP and General Manager of both the US and International Commercial Equipment Divisions. more »

EPA Approves Zequanox® for Invasive Mussel Control in Open Water

Biological product for controlling zebra and quagga mussels provides environmentally responsible alternative to potash and copper-based products for open water applications

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DAVIS, Calif., July 8, 2014 – Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) [Nasdaq: MBII], a leading global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Zequanox for open water use to combat invasive zebra and quagga mussels in lakes, rivers, recreation areas and other open bodies of water. more »

Marrone Bio Innovations Celebrates Ribbon Cutting at New Marrone Michigan Manufacturing Facility

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BANGOR, MI., July 2, 2014 — Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI)(Nasdaq: MBII), a leading global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, celebrated the official opening of its Marrone Michigan Manufacturing (M3) facility yesterday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and plant tours.

The M3 facility is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MBI. Acquired in July 2012, the original site included an existing building of 11,400 square feet and 12 acres of land. It contained the infrastructure needed for planned manufacturing processes and provided ready access to transportation services while being ideally located in an area with a highly skilled, educated workforce for filling needed technical, operational and management positions.

Photo from left to right: State Senator John Proos, State Representative Aric Nesbitt, Administrator Lillian Salerno, USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Pam Marrone, CEO Marrone Bio Innovations, US Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the US Senate Agriculture Committee, Jim Turner, State Director USDA-Rural Development, State Senator Tanya Shuitmaker, Mayor Nick Householder, Bangor, Michigan

The first phase of construction at the M3 plant enlarged the facility’s size by 6,600 square feet, adding fermentation capacity. Phase 2 and Phase 3 expansions are planned through 2017 and will amplify capacity to meet manufacturing needs for the growing MBI product family. more »

Marrone Bio Innovations Expands Michigan-based Manufacturing Facility Through Loan Provided By Five Star Bank

$10 Million Loan Backed by USDA Bio-based Economy Loan Guarantee

DAVIS, Calif., June 17, 2014 — Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI)[Nasdaq: MBII], a leading global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products announced it has funded a $10 million loan with Five Star Bank under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan (B&I) program. The funds will be used to expand the production capacity of the MBI plant in Bangor, MI. The expansion will meet product sales increases projected over the next 2 years. more »

Marrone Bio Innovations Announces Closing of Follow-on Offering and Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Shares

DAVIS, California, June 11, 2014 — Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) (Nasdaq: MBII) today announced the closing of its previously announced offering of 5,175,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $9.50 per share, which included 600,000 shares  sold by an existing stockholder, Syngenta Ventures Pte. LTD., and 675,000 shares issued by MBI upon the exercise in full of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. The net proceeds the company will receive from this offering will be approximately $40.0 million, after deducting estimated underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses.  The Company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling stockholder.

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