Cereplast Provides an Update on Its Restructuring Plan

Cereplast Provides an Update on Its Restructuring Plan

SEYMOUR, Ind., June 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cereplast, Inc. (OTCQB:CERP)
(the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased, compostable
and sustainable bioplastics, today announced an update on the restructuring of
its global operations.

As of June 1, 2013, the Company has successfully completed the restructuring
by relocating its corporate headquarters from California to its production
facility in Indiana, as well as relocating its European headquarters from
Germany to its offices in Italy. The closure of the offices in California and
Germany is expected to reduce annual operating expenses by $600,000 to
$800,000.

Cereplast Chairman and CEO Mr. Frederic Scheer commented, "In taking the
necessary steps to reduce our costs we have been able to focus our resources
on sales and manufacturing. We added two sales veterans to our team during the
second quarter. As a result, sales have continued to grow during the quarter
demonstrating that we are on our way to recovery. The delay in the enforcement
of the sanctions in Italy has created a minor slowing in sales, however our
revenues in the first half of 2013 will substantially exceed that of the same
period in the prior year, as we continue to ship new products to Italy and
India. We anticipate that the growth during the remainder of the year will be
substantially higher than the first six months, pending the sanctions becoming
fully effective in the fall of 2013."

About Cereplast, Inc.

Cereplast, Inc. (OTCQB: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.

Safe Harbor Statement

Matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements
within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
When used in this press release, the words "anticipate," "believe,"
"estimate," "may," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions identify such
forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could
differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the
forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements
are based largely on the expectations of the Company and are subject to a
number of risks and uncertainties. These include, but are not limited to,
risks and uncertainties associated with: the impact of economic, competitive
and other factors affecting the Company and its operations, markets, product,
and distributor performance, the impact on the national and local economies
resulting from terrorist actions, and U.S. actions subsequently; and other
factors detailed in reports filed by the Company.

CONTACT: Cereplast, Inc.
         Public Relations
         Nicole Robertson
         812.220.5400 X1013
         nrobertson@cereplast.com
        
         Investor Relations:
         Alliance Advisors, LLC
         Alan Sheinwald
         914-669-0222
         asheinwald@allianceadvisors.net

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