Pingtan Marine Enterprise Announces Agreement with to Serve as Sole Supplier of Fishing Products to Online Customers

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FUZHOU, China, July 27, 2017 /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 the Company has entered into a strategic cooperation framework agreement (the "Agreement") with, China's largest retailer.

Mr. Xinrong Zhuo, Chairman and CEO of Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. (PME) signed the Agreement with Mr. Xiaosong Wang, President of JD Fresh Food

Pursuant to the Agreement, JD will become the exclusive online retailer for Pingtan to sell its fishing products, and the Company will serve as JD's sole supplier for ribbonfish, tiger prawn and conger eel products harvested from the Arafura Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indo-Pacific Waters. JD and Pingtan will work together on the continuous innovation of the online seafood retail business model to achieve enhanced marketing and continued growth.

Mr. Xinrong Zhuo, Chairman and CEO of the Company, commented, "We are excited to partner with China's e-commerce giant JD, and become its exclusive sole supplier of categories of fishing products which are also Pingtan's major harvest from our fishing territories. We believe the strategic cooperation with JD will establish a great step forward in our development into the food consumer market. JD's vast online retail channel will enable us to distribute our products in a more expedited and inexpensive manner, which further drives the Company's rapid expansion in online food ordering, enhances the influence of the Company and our products and builds up the brand awareness of Pingtan.  We look forward to working with closely to further explore the online seafood retail business model and provide healthy deep ocean seafood products to consumers across China."

About, Inc. is both the largest e-commerce company in China, and the largest Chinese retailer, by revenue. The company strives to offer consumers the best online shopping experience. Through its user-friendly website, native mobile apps, and WeChat and Mobile QQ entry points, JD offers consumers a superior shopping experience. The company has the largest fulfillment infrastructure of any e-commerce company in China. As of March 31, 2017, operated 7 fulfillment centers and 263 warehouses covering 2,672 counties and districts across China, staffed by its own employees. is a member of the NASDAQ100 and a Fortune Global 500 company.

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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Roy Yu
Chief Financial Officer
Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd.
Tel: +86 591 8727 1753

Johnny Zhang
IR Manager
Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd.
Tel: +86 591 8727 1753

Maggie Li
IR Deputy Manager
Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd.
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