Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. Announces Closing of RMB400 Million Strategic Investment by China Agriculture Industry Development Fund

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FUZHOU, China, Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. (Nasdaq: PME), ("Pingtan," or the "Company") a global fishing company based in the People's Republic of China (PRC), today announced the closing of the previously announced RMB400 million (approximately US$64.0 million at current exchange rates) strategic investment by China Agriculture Industry Development Fund Co., Ltd. in the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Fujian Provincial Pingtan County Ocean Fishing Group Co., Ltd.

Mr. Xinrong Zhuo, Chairman and CEO of the Company, commented, "We are pleased to announce the closing of this investment, and look forward to utilizing these additional resources to expand and strengthen our operations and meet the growing demand of deep ocean seafood products in China."

About Pingtan Marine

Pingtan is a global fishing company, engaging in ocean fishing through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fujian Provincial Pingtan County Ocean Fishing Group Co., Ltd., or Pingtan Fishing.  Pingtan Fishing primarily engages in ocean fishing with many of its self-owned vessels operating within the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone and the Arafura Sea of Indonesia. Pingtan Fishing is a growing fishing company and provider of high quality seafood in the PRC.

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