Cereplast Provides Shareholder Update on Market Development in North America

Cereplast Provides Shareholder Update on Market Development in North America

Seymour, Indiana, Oct. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cereplast, Inc. (OTCQB:
CERP) (the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased,
compostable and sustainable bioplastics, today is providing a shareholder
update on the market development in North America. The Company is focused on
driving North America sales and expanding its intellectual property portfolio
to address the demands for technologically advanced bioplastic resins while
securing the Company's competitive advantage. Key market segments include
compostable bioplastics and biobased bioplastics.

There are approximately 30 projects underway in North America with a potential
volume of $10 million annually. Consumer products include a line of baby
bicycle seats manufactured by MammaCangura by Bellelli, which are made from
Cereplast Biopropylene® 101, a biobased bioplastic. In addition, the Company
is targeting regions in North America that have banned conventional plastics
for single-use disposable items such as bags, carry-out containers and straws.
Cereplast provides compostable bioplastic resin alternatives for these types
of applications, and sees significant market potential.

The Cereplast intellectual property portfolio currently consists of more than
20 patents and patent applications in the USA and worldwide, giving the
Company a competitive advantage today and well into the future. Recent
developments by the Cereplast research and development team include the
commercialization of Bio-polyolefins A645D, the first thermoplastic elastomer
(TPE) and 45% algae biomass compound for sheet extrusion and thermoforming.
This soft, pliable TPE compound boasts good ductility and low modulus for
applications such as liners, outdoor flooring and roofing tar additives.

Mr. Frederic Scheer, Chairman and CEO of Cereplast stated, "We continue to
push the boundaries of what is possible with bioplastic technology by
introducing the first algae biomass-filled TPE resin, Bio-polyolefins A645D.
We are committed to being on the forefront of algae bioplastics development,
as we see tremendous demand and opportunity for this type of resin. As we
expand our intellectual property portfolio, we provide our customers with an
array of technologically advanced bioplastic resins, which gives us an edge in
meeting market demands. This approach is key to fostering sales and growth in
North America, a region that continues to be a focus for the Company. We see
tremendous opportunity in North America and are committed to further
developing sales on the continent."

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 Compostables® resins are ideally suited for single-use
applications where high biobased content and compostability are advantageous,
especially in the food service industry. Cereplast Sustainables® 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.

CONTACT: Contact:
         Cereplast, Inc.
         Public Relations
         Nicole Robertson
         812.220.5400 X1013
         nrobertson@cereplast.com
        
         Investor Relations:
         Alliance Advisors, LLC
         Valter Pinto
         914-669-0222 x201
         valter@allianceadvisors.net
         www.AllianceAdvisors.net

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