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Trading symbol: CERP (NASDAQ) Cereplast, Inc. 300 North Continental Blvd., Suite 100 El Segundo, California

Trading symbol: CERP (NASDAQ) Cereplast, Inc. 300 North Continental Blvd., Suite 100 El Segundo, California 90245 (310) 676-5000 (310) 676-5003 info@cereplast.com www.cereplast.com


Cereplast, Inc. (NASDAQ:CERP) designs and manufactures proprietary starch-based, and algae-based bio- plastic resins. These bio-resins can replace a significant portion of the petroleum-based additives with bio- based material such as starches from tapioca, corn, wheat and potatoes; and algae, which can be cultivated for specific uses. Demand from consumers and manufacturers for bio-plastics is growing exponentially.

“Cereplast’s bio-resins can be commercially produced at competitive prices with the added benefit of being made from renewable resources.”

Public Company Stats

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Investment Highlights



Cereplast’s bio-plastics technologies are proprietary, patented and are unsurpassed in the industry; According to a recent University of Utrecht study, it is estimated that global demand for bio-plastics, including plastic resins that are biodegradable or derived from plant-based sources, will increase by 400% to 890,000 metric tons by 2013. Some predict the U.S. market to reach $10 billion a year by 2020, a tenfold increase from 2007, According to a recent article by CNN International. The ‘Green’ element… Demand for bio-based resins is constantly increasing due to consumer demand for sustainable solutions; Cereplast holds 48 patents and patent applications in the U.S. and Worldwide on a portfolio of bio-resin formulations;

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The company has entered into contractual supply agreements or has successfully tested its bio-resins with a number of blue chip companies, including: Georgia Pacific, Bunge, Dorel Juvenile, Pace, Innoware, Genpak, Penley and Solo Cup;

Detailed Overview

*Information per Yahoo! Finance, Edgar and Thomson. Data as of 4/12/10.

Cereplast has developed and is commercializing proprietary bio-based resins through two complementary product families: Cereplast Compostables ®, renewable, ecologically sound substitutes for single-use petroleum-based plastics and Cereplast Hybrid Resins®, which replace up to 50% of the petroleum-based content of durable petroleum- based plastics with materials from renewable resources. The Company has also recently launched an algae-based bioplastics iniative. ALL Cereplast bio-resins are BPA free.

Compostable and Hybrid Resins can be used in the following conventional converting processes:

On the Web: www.cereplast.com

Investor Relations contact:

Andrew Haag IRTH Communications, LLC 520 Broadway, Suite 350 #111 Santa Monica, CA 90401


Injection molding; Thermoforming; Blown film; Blow molding

Phone: 866-976-IRTH (4784) Fax: 310-919-2102

cerp@irthcommunications.com www.irthcommunications.com

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*All of the resins are genetically modified organism (“GMO”)-free and FDA-compliant

Disclaimer: Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this fact sheet are forward looking and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A fuller discussion of Cereplast’s risks and uncertainties are described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Cereplast Compostables®


Made from 100% annually renewable resources; Certified bio-degradable and compostable by the BPI; Launched commercially in November of 2006; Offers 14 commercial grades of compostable resins; Target markets: foodservice and rigid packaging applications;



Cereplast Hybrid Resins®


Blends of traditional petroleum based resins (like polypropylene) and a proprietary basket of industrial grade starches; Designed to offer similar properties to traditional polyolefin such as impact strength and heat deflection temperature, and is compatible with existing converter processes and equipment; Currently offers two commercial grades in this product line; Target markets – automotive, consumer goods, consumer electronics, medical, packaging and construction.

Frederic Scheer, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Scheer became involved in the biodegradable plastics industry in 1994 through Montedison SpA, a large chemical conglomerate operating Novamont SpA, an Italian resin manufacturer and research company. Foreseeing that the demand for biodegradable products in North America would expand rapidly by the end of the decade, Scheer secured the exclusive distribution rights in North America for Mater-Bi™ resins. Soon thereafter, he began North American distribution of Mater-Bi, a 100% biodegradable resin patented and produced by Novamont.

Financial Highlights


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Scheer created the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), and this non-profit organization has quickly become the largest biodegradable association in the world, with more than 40 members, including BASF, DuPont, Georgia- Pacific, NatureWorks, Dow and Eastman. Scheer has been selected as 2010 BioPlastics Council Chair by The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI) BioPlastics Council.

Cereplast has moved its manufacturing facility to Seymour, Indiana, and has also announced recently that it intends to have its resin manufactured by third party compounders. This will positively impact cash flow; Cereplast is expecting to reach cash flow break-even in 2010.

Growth Strategy


Cereplast is looking to grow its business by expanding product applications for Cereplast resins and developing, patenting and commercializing additional bio- based resins to meet customer needs, including its NEW Algae-based initiative; The development “pipeline” is rapidly expanding; over 180 customer relationships with 64 customers in prototype stage and 20 customers with commercialized products as of today. Cereplast’s total potential volume in the development “pipeline” is > 450 million pounds; Consolidation of manufacturing to Seymour, Indiana, which reduces costs and gives the Company a central, strategically positioned location to serve the US;


Prior to his involvement in the biodegradable industry, Scheer was a merchant banker in Europe. He holds a Doctor of Laws from the University of Paris, a Master’s Degree in Finance and a Master’s Degree in Political Sciences from Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris, France. Scheer, a US citizen, is fluent in French, Spanish, Italian and English. William Kelly, Senior Vice President, Technology Mr. Kelly is a specialist in polymer product development, with 26 years of related industrial experience innovating new thermoplastic materials, which have been useful for serving demanding applications. He led technical efforts to develop fiber forming polylactide material with a unique property set for Chronopol. He planned and directed activities leading to product commercialization for over 50 new polymer systems and products to meet customer needs. He has received Academy Award recognition for technical achievement for BIOSNOW2 – a movie special effect for “snow” (based on a polylactic acid polymer) for outdoor scenes. He has originated 20 patent applications with six issued, participated in numerous technical trials and presented papers worldwide. Dave Homyak Marketing and Sales Western USA, Director Mr. Homyak joins Cereplast after a successful international career with GE Plastics, a global leading Polyolefin company. Homyak held several management positions in sales, marketing, product development and technical service. Bob Williams Marketing and Sales Eastern USA, Director Mr. Williams joins Cereplast also from GE Plastics, a global leading Polyolefin company. Homyak held several management positions in sales, & marketing.

Cereplast resins can address > 20% of the 495 billion pounds of commodity thermoplastics produced annually.

New Developments


In April 2010, Cereplast’s common stock began trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol ‘CERP’. The company received approval to up-list its shares to NASDAQ on April 9, 2010.

In March 2010, Cereplast began bioplastics production at its new state-of-the-art facility in Seymour, Indiana. The company also entered into a new distribution agreement with ATSA CHILE SA to supply bio plastic resins in Chile and Peru. Under the agreement, ATSA will provide both Cereplast Compostables ® and Hybrids Resins ® . In addition, the company teamed up with Oculus3D to introduce the world’s first biodegradable/compostable 3D glasses to movie theaters.

In January 2010, Cereplast appointed an additional independent director, Mr. Steve Hanni to its Board of Directors, and engaged New York City-based securities law firm Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP (‘SRFF’) to act as legal counsel.

In September 2009, Cereplast was granted patent protection for its breakthrough Cereplast Hybrid Resins® from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The USPTO Letter of Allowance describing patent 10,506,418 adds to the company’s growing intellectual property portfolio. Currently, Cereplast holds a total of 48 patents and patent applications in the U.S. and abroad covering two families of resins: Cereplast Compostables® and Cereplast Hybrid Resins®.

Expanding International Relationships

Cereplast announced that Bunge Alimentaris, a Brazilian subsidiary of Bunge, Ltd. (NYSE:

BG), a $45B per year agri-business and food conglomerate, will be rolling out its Cereplast Compostables® in the form of margarine tubs that will be used throughout Brazil.

Cereplast has extended its distribution agreement with A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS:

SHLM) to include all Europe. A. Schulman, Inc. is a leading international supplier of high- performance plastic compounds and resins used as raw materials in a variety of markets.