DAVIS, Calif., May 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (“MBI” or the “Company”) (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 the hiring of Rachel Land as Territory Sales Manager for the newly established Idaho territory.

Ms. Land was formerly with Dow AgroSciences in Nampa, Idaho, where she managed a significant sales territory. During her tenure at Dow AgroSciences, Ms. Land established and maintained relationships with key regional customers while driving double-digit revenue growth. Prior to Dow AgroSciences, she oversaw Fruit Science operations at Cal Poly Corporation in San Luis Obispo, CA. Ms. Land obtained a bachelor’s degree in Crop Science with a minor in Fruit Science from California Polytechnic State University.

“We are pleased to announce Rachel’s appointment as Territory Sales Manager for the Idaho territory, as well as our expansion into Idaho, Utah and Montana with crop protection solutions for various crops including dry beans, a completely new crop segment for MBI. Our newest product, Amplitude Biofungicide is effective against white mold, a key bean disease that growers are looking for a better solution to address,” commented Kevin Hammill, Chief Commercial Officer of MBI. “This hire is part of our comprehensive growth strategy to both gain market share in existing territories and crops, such as potatoes, and to expand into new areas of opportunity based on the feedback we’ve received from the marketplace. Our sales team is excited to leverage Rachel’s expertise to help create value for MBI’s customers and shareholders.”

About Marrone Bio Innovations 
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII) strives to lead the movement to a more sustainable world through the discovery, development and promotion of biological products for pest management and plant health. MBI’s effective and environmentally responsible pest management solutions help customers operate more sustainably while uniquely improving plant health and increasing crop yields. MBI’s currently available commercial products are Regalia®, Grandevo®, Venerate®, Majestene®, Haven® Stargus™, Amplitude™, Zelto® and Zequanox®. MBI also distributes Jet-Ag® for Jet Harvest in most regions of the U.S.

Marrone Bio Innovations is dedicated to pioneering smart biopesticide solutions that support a better tomorrow for both farmers, turf managers and consumers around the globe. For more information, please visit www.marronebio.com.

Marrone Bio Innovations Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties.  All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release regarding strategy, future operations and plans, including assumptions underlying such statements, are forward-looking statements, and should not be relied upon as representing MBI’s views as of any subsequent date.  Examples of such statements include statements regarding the strength of the Company’s operations and financial position for 2018, anticipated cash resources for continued operations, sales of the Company’s products, enhancement of the Company’s sales and marketing efforts, the impact of the Company’s portfolio development strategy, planned regulatory submissions and potential approvals, anticipated product launches, the potential benefits of the Company’s products, MBI’s efforts with respect to marketing in U.S. and international markets, and results of potential third-party collaborations. Such forward-looking statements are based on information available to the Company as of the date of this release and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, some beyond the Company’s control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements, including consumer, regulatory and other factors affecting demand for the Company’s products, any difficulty in marketing MBI’s products in global markets, competition in the market for pest management products, lack of understanding of bio-based pest management products by customers and growers, and adverse decisions by regulatory agencies and other relevant third parties.  Additional information that could lead to material changes in MBI’s performance is contained in its filings with the SEC.  MBI is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any responsibility to, update or alter forward-looking statements contained in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Marrone Bio Innovations Contacts:
Pam Marrone, CEO and Founder
Kevin Hammill, CCO
Telephone: +1 (530) 750-2800
Email: Info@marronebio.com

Investor Relations:
Greg Falesnik
Managing Director
MZ Group – MZ North America
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