Pioneer Products Names New CEO

Weston Geigle Joins Ecoark Subsidiary to Expand Capabilities and Grow the Company through Strategic Partnerships and Acquisitions

Rogers, AR – July 11, 2017Pioneer Products, a subsidiary of Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (“Ecoark”) (OTCQX: EARK), today announced that Weston Geigle has joined the company as its new CEO. In this role, he will focus on growing efficiencies in Pioneer’s current business, as well as developing new business opportunities through both retail product acquisitions and strategic partnerships.

Weston has an established record of leadership and success in cultivating strong customer relationships, new business development and sustainable sales growth with major national retailers including Walmart, Sam’s Club, Target, Meijer, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops, among many others. He is skilled at identifying trigger points within a business and analyzing data and trends to find business opportunities to deliver viable solutions that add value to strategic partners and retailers.

“This leadership change is another positive step for the future of Ecoark as we continue to hold our portfolio management teams accountable for delivering financial results. Weston’s experience working with a broad spectrum of brands – from private label to some of the strongest brands in their respective industries – uniquely qualifies him for the position of CEO at Pioneer Products,” said Jay Puchir, CEO of Ecoark. “He is entrepreneurial minded, customer focused, product driven and brand conscious. We are excited to have him join our team and are looking forward to him growing Pioneer’s business.”

Weston’s career has taken him around the world, giving him valuable insights into global sourcing, manufacturing, the direct import supply chain and product development. He began his career at Mahco Outdoors as an operations manager involved in the product development, sourcing and manufacturing of private label apparel and worked his way up to national account manager, where he was responsible for leading numerous national accounts, new business development and a team of sales representatives covering a broad scope of retailers. Most recently, Weston served as the national account manager for the Dallas Cowboys, where he was responsible for Walmart, Sam’s Club, Target and Meijer, among many other national retailers.

“I’m looking forward to executing on Pioneer Products’ vision of equipping and empowering entrepreneurs, companies and strategic partners to achieve their goals,” added Weston.

About Pioneer Products

As the initial acquisition in the Ecoark portfolio, Pioneer Products laid the foundation for Ecoark’s commitment to integrated technology and innovative product formulations. Pioneer Products began by creating new consumer products using plastic reclaimed from retailers’ waste streams. The company’s reclaimed 45-gallon garbage can has enjoyed years of consistent shelf placement in 3,600 Walmart stores in the continental U.S.

Building on a platform of proven retail success, Pioneer Products now leverages its solidified reputation and strategic network by acting as an account manager for other products and private labels that fit into its brand portfolio. For more information, visit http://pioneerproductsusa.com/.

About Ecoark Holdings Inc.

Founded in 2011, Ecoark Holdings, Inc. is a diversified holding company focused on delivering long-term shareholder value. The company currently has five subsidiaries: Zest Labs, 440labs, Pioneer Products, Sable Polymer Solutions and Magnolia Solar. For more information, please visit www.ecoarkusa.com, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Forward Looking Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements concerning Pioneer Products’ ability to expand its capabilities and to grow through strategic partnerships and acquisitions; Pioneer Products’ ability to grow efficiencies in its current business and develop new business opportunities through retail product acquisitions and strategic partnerships; and statements concerning business and possible or assumed future results of operations of Ecoark Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements for many reasons including: access to growth capital on favorable terms; adverse economic changes affecting markets we serve; competition in our markets and industry segments; our timing and the profitability of entering new markets; greater than expected costs, customer acceptance of our products or difficulties related to our integration of the businesses we may acquire; and other risks and uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in our public announcements and SEC filings. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, they relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made, and our future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements may not meet these expectations. We do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this document to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations, except as required by law.

 

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Ecoark Holdings, Inc. Highlights Milestones from Successful 2016

Through its subsidiaries, Company continues growth and expansion of market share by providing sustainable technology solutions to reduce waste and improve business efficiencies

Rogers, AR (January 18, 2017) Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (“Ecoark”)(OTCQX: EARK), a provider of a growing suite of proprietary technologies and services that drive sustainability and facilitate sustainable growth for a wide range of clients, today commented on several milestones from 2016 that led to growth and a stronger positioning for the Company.

In April, Ecoark successfully completed a $17 million equity offering, infusing the Company with capital to continue the development of its proprietary technologies and solutions. The capital raise exceeded initial targets, as investors showed tremendous support for the Company and its vision moving forward.

Ecoark also announced several key partnerships and acquisitions that enabled the Company to broaden its service offerings and expand upon its potential customer base. The acquisition of Sable Polymer Solutions in May, when rolled up under Ecoark subsidiary Pioneer Products, created a vertically integrated supplier of recyclable products, allowing the Company to target an even bigger piece of the annual $11.5 billion in recyclable products thrown into landfills each year. A partnership with Retail Monster LLC expanded distribution of those recycled products to retail outlets across the United States.

“I am very proud of the dynamic team of individuals and companies that make up Ecoark Holdings. We have emerged as the only end-to-end solution provider reducing waste across industries including retail, agriculture, food services, commercial real estate and architecture, engineering, and construction markets,” said Randy May, Chairman and CEO, Ecoark Holdings, Inc. “This past year we have made impressive strides including mergers and acquisitions which have brought us to be a publicly traded company with incredible growth potential, all made possible by the hard work and dedication of our incredible team.”

Through its subsidiaries, Ecoark has continued to grow its business across multiple verticals and industries, including food waste, construction and imaging, recycled products, and solar. Individual subsidiary highlights include:

Zest Labs. Intelleflex was rebrand as Zest Labs in late 2016 to better reflect the passion and enthusiasm for solving the problem of post-harvest food waste. Zest Fresh, the company’s fresh food quality management solution, significantly improves delivered quality consistency, which is the primary contributor to post-harvest food waste. The USDA has quantified U.S. food waste at $161 billion annually, significantly impacting farmers and retailers. Zest Labs also recently announced the ZIPR code, its newest metric to simplify fresh food management.

Eco3d. As the largest stand-alone 2d and 3d documentation service provider in the nation, Eco3d recently announced milestone growth in 2016, including the completion of more than 440 projects while doubling its employee count. Business grew 92% year-over-year from 2015, as the Company continues its work with leading brands like Marriot, Gensler, Regal Entertainment Group, and more.

Pioneer Products/Sable Polymer Solutions. Through the acquisition of Sable Polymer Solutions, Pioneer Products is now a vertically integrated supplier of recyclable products. The Sable acquisition expands the capabilities of Pioneer and allows the Company to own the entire lifecycle of the product, from reclamation to development to sale, providing it an advantage within the $11.5B market of recoverable plastic materials.

Magnolia Solar. A developer of nanotechnology-based solar technologies, Magnolia Solar signed a teaming arrangement with InSolare for commercial solar installations. The agreement calls for a purchase order of Magnolia’s thin-film solar PV technology to test it on an existing installation of solar panels on a commercial property. This partnership will allow Magnolia to enhance its commercialization efforts and drive market penetration for the technology.

“Our focus is on the integration of people, processes, and data that strives to overcome operational hurdles to enable businesses and organizations to capitalize upon unrealized revenue potential,” continued May. “Whether food and material waste, wasted dollars, or wasted energy – the end game is the same – we aim to boost sustainability and reduce inefficiencies that create significant revenue streams for our clients.”

About Ecoark Holdings, Inc.

Based in Rogers AR and founded in 2011, Ecoark Holdings, Inc. is a growth-oriented company based in the retail and logistics hub of Northwest Arkansas. Ecoark’s portfolio of technology solutions increase operational visibility and improve organizational transparency for a wide range of corporate clients.

Ecoark’s technologies fight waste in Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chains across the evolving global economy. Ecoark’s portfolio of companies and technologies work to integrate people, processes, and data in order to overcome ingrained operational hurdles and create new revenue streams.

Ecoark’s vision is to expose the cycles of waste that reduce efficiency and cost effectiveness across the business landscape. Ecoark’s strategically acquired subsidiaries have anticipated and responded to key economic factors impacting every business today.

Ecoark addresses these vital economic factors through four active subsidiaries, Zest Labs, Eco3d, Pioneer Products, and Magnolia Solar.

For more information, please visit www.ecoarkusa.com.

Forward Looking Statement:

This release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements concerning our business and possible or assumed future results of operations. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements for many reasons including: our ability to continue as a going concern; adverse economic changes affecting markets we serve; competition in our markets and industry segments; our timing and the profitability of entering new markets; greater than expected costs, customer acceptance of our products or difficulties related to our integration of the businesses we may acquire; and other risks and uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in our public announcements and SEC filings. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, they relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made, and our future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements may not meet these expectations. We do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this document to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations, except as required by law.

Ecoark Holdings, Inc. Provides Sustainable Products to Largest Big Box Retailers

ROGERS, AR– October 20, 2016 – Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (“Ecoark”) (EARK), a provider of a growing suite of proprietary technologies and services that drive sustainability and facilitate sustainable growth for a wide range of clients, today commented on its continued penetration of the recycled products industry.

As highlighted in a recent feature article from Talk Business & Politics, Ecoark has continued to grow its share of the $8B plastics polymer business by creating a fully integrated end-to-end solution for the entire lifecycle of a product, from reclamation to development to sale. This vertically integrated approach, achieved through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pioneer Products LLC and the recently acquired Sable Polymer Solutions, allows Ecoark to control more of the manufacturing process, enabling the Company to sell its product to big box retailers with greater profit potential.

The acquisition of Sable allows Pioneer to be aggressive with costs because it controls more of the supply chain. Sable also offers a non-commoditized resin product, sourced from a natural pellet material from a manufacturer in Puerto Rico that is sterile grade, allowing the Company to expand out of retail into verticals such as the automotive and healthcare industries and generate higher revenues with a greater expansion of profit margins.

“What we have created is a powerful, vertically integrated solution for recycling technologies available to the market today. Our proprietary process allows us to control manufacturing and costs, which results in higher profits and revenues,” said Roshan Weerasinghe, COO, Pioneer Products. “As we continue to sell our products back in to big box retailers across the country, we are also expanding our research and development in order to expand on the range of products we can produce from these reclaimed materials. Our acquisition of Sable Polymer has made it possible for us to move outside of the retail application, and to continue expanding our presence in this growing market.”

Each year, $11.5B worth of recyclable products are thrown into landfills, 70% of which is recoverable plastic materials that are worth more than $8B. A study from 2015 reported that 66% of consumers were willing to pay more for sustainable brands and products, creating an enormous market opportunity for companies than can provide those types of products to retailers.

About Ecoark Holdings, Inc.

Based in Rogers, AR and founded in 2011, Ecoark Holdings, Inc. is a growth-oriented company based in the retail and logistics hub of Northwest Arkansas. Ecoark’s portfolio of technology solutions increase operational visibility and improve organizational transparency for a wide range of corporate clients.

Ecoark’s technologies fight waste in Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chains across the evolving global economy. Ecoark’s portfolio of companies and technologies work to integrate people, processes, and data in order to overcome ingrained operational hurdles and create new revenue streams.

Ecoark’s vision is to expose the cycles of waste that reduce efficiency and cost effectiveness across the business landscape. Ecoark’s strategically acquired subsidiaries have anticipated and responded to key economic factors impacting every business today.

Ecoark addresses these vital economic factors through four active subsidiaries, Intelleflex, Eco3d, Pioneer Products, and Magnolia Solar.

For more information, please visit www.ecoarkusa.com.

Forward Looking Statement:

This release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements concerning our business and possible or assumed future results of operations. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements for many reasons including: our ability to continue as a going concern; adverse economic changes affecting markets we serve; competition in our markets and industry segments; our timing and the profitability of entering new markets; greater than expected costs, customer acceptance of our products or difficulties related to our integration of the businesses we may acquire; and other risks and uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in our public announcements and SEC filings. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, they relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made, and our future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements may not meet these expectations. We do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this document to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations, except as required by law.

The Supply Side: Trash can supplier to Walmart U.S. works to vertically integrate business model (Talk Business & Politics)

Rogers-based Pioneer Products recently took bold steps to create a closed-loop business model which included more control of its plastics resin business from start to finish.

Pioneer, which sells a 45-gallon wheeled plastic trash can in more than 3,800 stores, purchased resin maker Sable Polymer in Flowery Branch, Ga., earlier this summer for an undisclosed sum.

For at least five years Pioneer has been supplying this sustainable trash can to Walmart, contracting out several pieces through the supply chain. But with its recent acquisition of Sable Polymer, Pioneer can control more of the business as well as expand with new products and applications. The sustainable focus of Pioneer is also in line with Walmart’s efforts to sell more earth-friendly products and require sustainable manufacturing processes.

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