Ruben Ramos has extensive experience in biologicals and the agchem industry

September 13, 2016, Davis, CA. – Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII) (MBI), a leading provider of effective and environmentally responsible pest management and plant health products, announced today that the company has hired Ruben Ramos to lead its growing Latin American business.

Mr. Ramos was Latin America BioSolutions Lead for Arysta LifeScience, one of the world’s largest privately held crop protection and life science companies with 2013 revenues of US$ 1.6 billion. In March 2014, Arysta acquired Laboratoires Goëmar, where Mr. Ramos was Latin American Business Director and USA Bio Pesticide Marketing Manager. Prior to Goëmar, Mr. Ramos was Vice-President Sales & Marketing, Las Plumas y Asociados, the second largest agribusiness company that provides supplies and technological solutions for farmers nationwide in Venezuela through more than 13 commercial offices and a distributor’s network. Before Las Plumas, Mr. Ramos was Marketing Manager, Bayer CropScience Venezuela.

Mr. Ramos holds a Bachelor of Science Major in Agronomic Engineering from Romulo Gallegos University, San Juan de Los Morros, Venezuela.

Mr. Ramos stated, “I am pleased to continue working in an area of my passion – biologicals. With MBI’s extensive portfolio of biopesticides and biostimulants, I am excited to help build MBI’s growth in LATAM. I look forward to bringing biologicals to growers seeking effective products that are residue exempt and low risk for resistance.”

Julie Versman, Senior Director of International Business, added, “We are thrilled to have an established individual with experience in biologicals in Latin America. With our expanding number of new registrations, most recently for Grandevo and Venerate bioinsecticides in Mexico, and our focus on building the international business, the time had come to resource this function for growth.”

About Marrone Bio Innovations
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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. Our effective and environmentally responsible solutions help customers operate more sustainably while controlling pests, improving plant health, and increasing crop yields. We have four products for agriculture on the market (Regalia®, Grandevo®, Venerate® and Majestene®), and also distribute Bio-tam 2.0® for Isagro USA in the western U.S. MBI also markets Zequanox® for invasive mussels for water markets. We also 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.

Marrone Bio Innovations Contact:
Julie Versman, Sr. Director of International Business
Ruben Ramos, Latin America Manager

Marrone Bio Innovations Investor Contact:
James Palczynski, ICR