SOURCE: Pomerantz, LLP

October 03, 2014 16:36 ET

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Against Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. and Certain Officers - MBII

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 3, 2014) - Pomerantz LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. ("Marrone" or the "Company")(NASDAQ: MBII) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court, Eastern District of California, and docketed under 14-cv-02055, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons or entities who purchased Marrone securities between March 6, 2014 and September 2, 2014, inclusive (the "Class Period"). This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"). 

If you are a shareholder who purchased Marrone securities during the Class Period, you have until November 4, 2014 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class. A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com. To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free, x237. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased.

Marrone makes bio-based pest management and plant health products. Bio-based products are comprised of naturally occurring microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, and plant extracts. The Company targets the major markets that use conventional chemical pesticides, including certain agricultural and water markets, where the bio-based products are used as substitutes for, or in connection with, conventional chemical pesticides. Marrone also targets new markets for which there are no available conventional chemical pesticides, the use of conventional chemical products may not be desirable or permissible because of health and environmental concerns or the development of pest resistance has reduced the efficacy of conventional chemical pesticides.

The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company's business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Marrone's financial statements contained errors related to the improper recognition of revenues; (2) the Company lacked adequate internal controls over financial reporting; and (3) as a result of the foregoing, the Company's financial statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On September 3, 2014, the Company filed a Form 8-K with the SEC, announcing, among other things, that some of its previously issued financial statements should no longer be relied upon as being in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. 

On this news, the Company's shares fell $2.50, or over 44%, to close at $3.15 on September 3, 2014.

The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Florida, and San Diego, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 70 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com.

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