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Pingtan Announces Expectation of Return to Profitability in The Fourth Quarter of 2016; and to End Losses For Six Consecutive Previous Quarters

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FUZHOU, China, Dec. 13, 2016 /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 that it expects financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016, to be approximately break-even to a slight profit per diluted share, and to end losses for six consecutive previous quarters. Final fourth quarter results remain subject to the completion of routine year-end closing procedures and audits by the Company's independent accounting firm. The Company expects to release fourth quarter and full year 2016 results in March 2017.

Mr. Xinrong Zhuo, Chairman and CEO of the Company, commented, "We were pleased to quickly deploy 13 vessels to the Indo-Pacific waters, which we anticipate to begin selling fishing products within a very short period of time, and we also deployed 6 vessels to the international waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans for squid and tuna products. We are looking forward to full-load operation of these vessels in the coming months."

About Pingtan

Pingtan is a global fishing company engaging in ocean fishing through its subsidiary, Fujian Provincial Pingtan County Ocean Fishing Group Co., Ltd., or Pingtan Fishing.

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CONTACT:

Roy Yu
Chief Financial Officer
Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd.
Tel: +86 591 87271753
ryu@ptmarine.net

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