Marrone Bio Innovations’ REGALIA® MAXX Biofungicide Approved For New Uses In Canada

Plant Extract-Based Fungicide Brings Canadian Growers Expanded Solution for Protecting Against Disease, Resulting in Higher Quality Crops and Enhanced Yields

DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 22, 2015 — 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 that its REGALIA® MAXX biofungicide has received approval for new uses in Canada. REGALIA MAXX is a plant extract-based advanced biofungicide that activates plants’ natural defenses to boost plant vigor, combat fungal and bacterial diseases, and enhance yield potential.

The recently approved new uses for REGALIA MAXX in Canada include outdoor and greenhouse grown ornamental plants, annual and perennial flower plants, greenhouse grown peppers, and outdoor grown highbush blueberries, apples and turf. Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency initially approved REGALIA MAXX biofungicide in April 2012 for outdoor and greenhouse use on a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as on wheat and ornamentals. Brock Puddicombe, Product Manager at Engage Agro “believes that these new uses will continue to help growers remain competitive as they compete in world markets.” REGALIA MAXX, will continue to be distributed exclusively in Canada by Engage Agro, a leading Canadian distributor specializing in high-value fruit and vegetable crops.

“We are pleased that REGALIA MAXX has been approved for new uses in Canada, bringing growers an expanded environmentally responsible and effective solution for managing pests in conventional and organic crops,” said MBI CEO Pam Marrone. “MBI is well-positioned to expand the footprint of REGALIA MAXX in Canada as growers look to strengthen their integrated pest management programs, improve plant health, boost yields and increase profitability.”

“The expanded use label for REGALIA MAXX will provide Ontario greenhouse vegetable producers with a valuable tool for managing powdery mildew on tomatoes and peppers and for downy mildew on cucumber, while apple, blueberry and turf growers gain an additional product to integrate into their disease control programs,” said Jim Chaput, Provincial Minor Use Coordinator for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

REGALIA MAXX is the first biopesticide with Induced Systemic Resistance (ISR), a complex mode of action which creates a defense response in the treated plants and stimulates additional biochemical pathways that strengthen the plant structure and act against the pathogen.

REGALIA MAXX is an advanced biofungicide that can minimize chemical residues by being used alone in a disease-control program, particularly for exported crops at the end of the season right before harvest or in rotation with synthetic fungicides or in a tank mix. The product induces a plant’s natural defenses to protect against a variety of fungal and bacterial diseases and features multiple modes of action, which helps to prevent or delay the development of disease resistance. It also provides a minimal for the REI cite re-entry interval that increases operational flexibility and a zero-day post-harvest interval so crop quality can be protected right up to harvest. REGALIA MAXX is proven to suppress diseases such as powdery mildews on cucurbits (melons, cucumber, zucchini), cane berries, tomatoes (including tomatillo), eggplant, peppers, grapes and ornamentals; as well as Alternaria on tomatoes and potatoes.

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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  suppressing important 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 driving growth, enhancing market leadership and increasing value for shareholders. 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 the timing and results of the Audit Committee’s independent investigation of accounting matters. Additional information that could lead to material changes in our performance is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

James Iademarco Joins Marrone Bio Innovations As President And Chief Operating Officer

January 14, 2015, DAVIS, CA — 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 that James Iademarco has joined the company as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Iademarco will have responsibility for directing operations of the company, including sales, marketing, manufacturing and corporate infrastructure, with a particular focus on driving sustainable revenue growth.

Pam Marrone, Chief Executive Officer of Marrone Bio Innovations, said, “We are very pleased to have an experienced executive join MBI from the agriculture, industrial fermentation and materials industries to drive excellence throughout our operations. I expect that we will be a powerful team as we continue to implement our growth strategy and sharpen our focus on driving value to our shareholders.”

Most recently, Mr. Iademarco founded and ran Strategic Avalanche, a global consulting firm focused on the agriculture, biotechnology, renewable chemicals and material sectors. Strategic Avalanche enabled sustainable growth and value creation for a range of companies and was tasked to assess operations, refine business models, identify partnerships, structure go-to-market initiatives and raise strategic capital. Prior to founding Avalanche, Mr. Iademarco was Vice President of Integration for Biomedical Materials and Vice President, Biobased Chemicals and Materials for Royal DSM in Europe. Prior to DSM, he was General Manager, Biomaterials, New Business Ventures, for Bayer Crop Science, where he led strategic investments spanning agricultural biotechnology, nutrition and biofuels and led teams to create a new biomaterials platform and to leverage existing agriculture trait technologies. Before Bayer, he was Director of Business Development for Diversa and he held several positions of increasing responsibility at Monsanto Company and Solutia. He started his career at Monsanto in crop protection sales and marketing.

“I am thrilled to join MBI in a key senior leadership position,” said Mr. Iademarco. “We have a great opportunity to develop the most exciting segment of ag inputs — biologicals for pest management and plant health. I am very impressed by MBI’s position in the market, with a number of science-based, effective products already launched, and with a strong and promising pipeline of new products. I look forward to working with the Board, our management team and employees to ensure that we work hard to drive growth, enhance our market leadership position and create sustainable value for our shareholders.”

Elin Miller, MBI’s Chairwoman of the Board, commented, “We are excited to bring on an executive with James’ level of operational expertise. The Board looks forward to working closely with James and Pam to help drive MBI’s value.”

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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 driving growth, enhancing market leadership and increasing value for shareholders. 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 the timing and results of the Audit Committee’s independent investigation of accounting matters. Additional information that could lead to material changes in our performance is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Study Finds Marrone Bio Innovations’ ZEQUANOX® Highly Effective for Controlling Zebra Mussel Infestations In Shallow-Water Habitats In Lakes

January 6, 2015, DAVIS, CA — Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) [Nasdaq: MBII], a leading global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, announced today that the Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC) has published research from a study of Zequanox®, a naturally derived biopesticide for controlling zebra mussel infestations in the journal Management of Biological Invasions.

The results of the study, published by REABIC on December 18, 2014, indicate that Zequanox is highly effective for controlling zebra mussels in shallow-water habitats in lakes without significant long-term effects on water quality.

Funded in part by grant money from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awarded by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the study was part of an effort to identify viable alternatives for treatment and control of invasive freshwater mussels in open water systems, such as lakes and reservoirs. This study, a collaborative effort between Southern Illinois University, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, and Marrone Bio Innovations, evaluated the results of applying Zequanox in Deep Quarry Lake, an infested lake in Illinois, during the summers of 2012 and 2013.

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Marrone Bio Innovations’ REGALIA® MAXX Biofungicide Receives Registration in Brazil

First Approved Plant Extract-Based Fungicide in Brazil Brings Growers New Solution for Protecting Against Disease, Resulting in Higher Quality and Yields

December 17, 2014, DAVIS, CA — 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 that its REGALIA® MAXX Biofungicide has received a product registration from Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA). Brazil now joins Peru, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Columbia, the Dominican Republic and Mexico as Latin American countries having approved the use of REGALIA MAXX to control a wide variety of bacterial and fungal diseases across an array of agricultural crops.

REGALIA MAXX is the first plant extract-based fungicide approved in Brazil and is the first biopesticide with Induced Systemic Resistance (ISR), a complex mode of action which creates a defense response in the treated plants and stimulates additional biochemical pathways that strengthen the plant structure and act against the pathogen. The newly approved uses for REGALIA MAXX in Brazil, include tomatoes, potatoes, and dried beans.  MBI is working with its partner FMC to expand the label to include a broader array of crops and diseases, such as citrus and row crops.   more »

Guest Opinion: Biologicals Play Key Role in Food Production

THE GROWER, Vance Publishing Corporation
Written by Dr. Pamela Marrone, founder and chief executive officer of Marrone Bio Innovations, Davis, Calif.
12/04/2014

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a guest column and opinions expressed here are only those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Vance Publishing Corporation.

Now more than ever, fruit and vegetable growers need effective and environmentally sustainable pest management programs to protect against crop diseases, improve food yields and quality, and feed a growing and increasingly food-conscious world.

Biopesticides or “biologicals” are becoming an important tool in the grower’s toolbox by promoting plant health and controlling unwanted pests and diseases, leading to better yields with reduced environmental impact – as well as an improved bottom line for growers.   more »

Marrone Bio Innovations Announces New Corporate Headquarters Location

December 2, 2014, DAVIS, CA — 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 that it has relocated its corporate headquarters to 1540 Drew Avenue, Davis, CA 95618, effective December 8, 2014.   more »

Marrone Bio Innovations’ Marrone Michigan Manufacturing Facility Recognized by the Michigan Agri-Business Association for Contributions to Sustainable Agriculture

November 13, 2014, DAVIS, CA — 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, is pleased to announce that its Marrone Michigan Manufacturing (M3) facility in Bangor, Michigan has received a 2014 “Green Agribusiness Award” from the Michigan Agri-Business Association (MABA).

The awards recognize companies for pursuing sustainability requirements across the scope of agricultural production that help agriculture further protect water quality and the Great Lakes, and achieve the greatest possible yields while protecting the environment.

“Every day, consumers are more connected to our food system and they want to know that Michigan agriculture is producing food in a sustainable way,” said Jim Byrum, President of MABA.  “In addition, our industry knows the value of protecting our air, water and Great Lakes for coming generations. By pursuing a wide range of sustainability criteria under the Green Agribusiness Designation Program, companies across the state, such as Marrone Bio Innovations, are leading the way on this important issue.”   more »

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