NASDAQ Grants Cereplast, Inc. 180-Day Extension to Regain Compliance With Minimum Bid Price Rule

NASDAQ Grants Cereplast, Inc. 180-Day Extension to Regain Compliance With
Minimum Bid Price Rule

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cereplast, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CERP), a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased, sustainable
bioplastics, today announced that The NASDAQ Stock Market ("NASDAQ") has
granted CERP an additional 180 days to regain compliance with NASDAQ's $1.00
minimum bid price rule under NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5810(c)(3)(A).
Previously, on May 1, 2012, CERP was notified by NASDAQ that CERP did not meet
the minimum bid price rule required for continued listing and was given until
November 1, 2012 to achieve compliance.

CERP may achieve compliance during the 180-day period if the closing bid price
of CERP's common stock is at least a $1.00 per share for a minimum of 10
consecutive business days before April 29, 2013.

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 CompostablesĀ® resins are ideally suited for single-use
applications where high biobased content and compostability are advantageous,
especially in the food service industry. Cereplast SustainablesĀ® 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 and Youtube.com/Cereplastinc.

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

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