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Pingtan Marine Enterprise Obtains Access to Fishing Licenses from Timor-Leste

Pingtan Marine Enterprise Obtains Access to Fishing Licenses from Timor-Leste

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Company-Controlled Vessels Expected to Operate in Timor-Leste

FUZHOU, China, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. (Nasdaq: PME), (hereafter referred to as "Pingtan" or the "Company"), a global fishing company based in the People's Republic of China (PRC), today announced that thirteen fishing vessels controlled by the Company have obtained fishing licenses from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and are expected to operate in the sea area of Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.

These thirteen fishing vessels are currently under a modification process to change their fishing method in order to meet the fishing requirements of Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. The Company expects to complete the modification of these fishing vessels by the third quarter of 2016 and place them into operation after completion of all related procedures.

Additional information on Timor-Leste's fishing industry can be found at the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (http://www.fao.org/fishery/facp/TLS/en).

Management Commentary

Mr. Xinrong Zhuo, Chairman and CEO of the Company, commented: "This cooperation with Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste is an important step towards our development direction. Our management will dedicate ourselves to further expanding our company's harvesting regions as a measure to reduce our dependency on a single territory and improve revenue as well as promote the economic development of Timor-Leste."

List of 13 Fishing Vessels


Name of Vessel

Type of Fishing
Method

(Used)

Type of Fishing
Method

(Modified)

 Area of Fishing

Date of Building

Gross Tonnage/
Net Tonnage

1

FU YUAN YU 9607

Single Boat Trawler

Drift-net Fishing

Democratic Republic
of Timor-Leste

08/25/2014

225/67

2

FU YUAN YU 9608

Single Boat Trawler

Drift-net Fishing

Democratic Republic
of Timor-Leste

08/25/2014

225/67

3

FU YUAN YU 9609

Single Boat Trawler

Drift-net Fishing

Democratic Republic
of Timor-Leste

09/23/2014

225/67

4

FU YUAN YU 9610

Single Boat Trawler

Drift-net Fishing

Democratic Republic
of Timor-Leste

09/23/2014

225/67

5

FU YUAN YU 9611

Single Boat Trawler

Drift-net Fishing

Democratic Republic
of Timor-Leste

09/23/2014

225/67

6

FU YUAN YU 9613

Single Boat Trawler

Drift-net Fishing

Democratic Republic
of Timor-Leste

09/23/2014

225/67

7

FU YUAN YU 9614

Single Boat Trawler

Drift-net Fishing

Democratic Republic
of Timor-Leste

09/23/2014

225/67

8

FU YUAN YU 9615

Single Boat Trawler

Drift-net Fishing

Democratic Republic
of Timor-Leste

09/23/2014

225/67

9

FU YUAN YU 9616

Single Boat Trawler

Drift-net Fishing

Democratic Republic
of Timor-Leste

10/17/2014

225/67

10

FU YUAN YU 9617

Single Boat Trawler

Drift-net Fishing

Democratic Republic
of Timor-Leste

10/17/2014

225/67

11

FU YUAN YU 9618

Single Boat Trawler

Drift-net Fishing

Democratic Republic
of Timor-Leste

10/17/2014

225/67

12

FU YUAN YU 9620

Single Boat Trawler

Drift-net Fishing

Democratic Republic
of Timor-Leste

10/17/2014

225/67

13

FU YUAN YU 9621

Single Boat Trawler

Drift-net Fishing

Democratic Republic
of Timor-Leste

10/17/2014

225/67

Pingtan includes the valuation reports for these thirteen vessels on its website at the following link: 
http://www.ptmarine.com/fishing-operations/our-vessels

About Pingtan

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. 

Business Risks and Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, Pingtan's expectation of completing the modification 13 fishing vessels by the third quarter of 2016and placing them in  operation thereafter, and Pingtan's efforts and ability to expand into new fishing territories, improve revenue, and promote the economic development of Timor-Leste. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in Pingtan's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including Pingtan's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Definitive Proxy Statement. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. Pingtan undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

CONTACT:

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

INVESTOR RELATIONS:

The Equity Group Inc.
Katherine Yao, Senior Associate
Tel: +86 10 6587 6435
kyao@equityny.com

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