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PURE Bioscience reports 2015 fiscal 3rd qtr and 9 month financial results

Friday, June 12, 2015

PURE Bioscience Reports 2015 Fiscal Third Quarter and Nine-Month Financial Results Marketwired Prepares to Resubmit Food Contact Notification With FDA for SDC Antimicrobial Use in Raw Poultry Processing June 11, 2015: 04:02 PM ET PURE Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: PURE), creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, today reported financial results for the fiscal three and nine-month periods ended April 30, 2015. Update - Fiscal Q3 2015 to Present

Continued advancement of multi-prong path to build food-safety-solutions revenue with (a) PURE® Hard Surface disinfectant and (b) product development of SDC as a direct food contact processing aid: Food Processors/Manufacturers Active evaluation/testing/pilot supply in 35+ companies (up from 20+ last quarter). Ongoing discussions with established distributors to expand reach. Restaurants Continuing to build market reach into quick service restaurants (QSRs) and casual dining restaurant chains. * SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Doctor's Associates, Inc. Direct Food Contact Processing Aid Poultry (FDA) --

As previously announced, following constructive discussions with the FDA regarding PURE's new test data, later this month PURE intends to resubmit its Food Contact Notification (FCN) for the use of SDC as a raw poultry processing aid. Poultry (USDA) -- Upon the FDA's granting of the FCN, PURE intends to immediately submit the FCN to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the USDA for a new technology review. Produce (FDA) --

Based on discussions with the FDA, PURE intends to also resubmit its produce FCN. PURE is currently conducting additional produce testing for silver residue levels for the application of SDC as a processing aid for produce. Meats (FDA/USDA) --

PURE continues its product development efforts for the application of SDC as processing aid/intervention for beef and pork. Pending positive test results, PURE expects to file the FCN for beef and pork thereafter.

Cruise Lines PURE and Intercon Chemical Company (the exclusively licensed manufacturer of SDC-based products) continue to collaborate on Intercon's direct sales initiative for the commercial adoption of PURE Hard Surface disinfectant in the cruise line industry. This market segment is an important technology validation of PURE's SDC antimicrobial to prevent and combat Norovirus and other pathogens.

Summary of Results of Operations Revenues for the fiscal Q3 2015 were $109,000 compared with prior year fiscal Q3 revenues of $261,000. The revenue mix attributable to food safety solutions increased over prior fiscal quarters to approximately 50% of total revenues in fiscal Q3 2015, a sequential increase from less than 10% of total revenues from fiscal Q2 2015. Total operating costs and expenses, excluding cost of goods sold, share-based compensation, other share-based expenses, and restructuring costs, for the fiscal Q3 of 2015 and 2014, were $1.4 million and $1.6 million, respectively. The fiscal Q3 2015 net loss was ($2.1) million compared with ($2.1) million for fiscal Q3 2014. Our adjusted net loss, adjusted for significant items, for fiscal Q3 2015 and fiscal Q3 2014 was ($1.3) million and ($1.3) million, respectively. Revenues for the nine months ended April 30, 2015 were $499,000, an increase of 20% as compared with revenues of $417,000 for the nine months ended April 30, 2014. Total operating costs and expenses, excluding cost of goods sold, share-based compensation, other share-based expenses, and restructuring costs, were $4.3 million and $4.3 million, respectively. The net loss for the nine months ended April 30, 2015 was $(5.8) million, or $(0.15) per share, compared with a net loss of $(8.4) million, or $(0.34) per share, in the nine months ended April 30, 2014. The adjusted net loss for the nine months ended April 30, 2015 was $(4.0) million compared with prior year adjusted net loss of $(3.8) million. Cash and cash equivalents, reported as of April 30, 2015, was $2.5 million, a decrease of $1.4 million over reported second quarter of $3.9 million.

Calendar 2015 Strategy and Goals Commercialization of PURE Hard Surface is active in three market segments -- food service (testing and sales), food manufacturing/processing (testing and sales), and cruise lines (testing). Goals for this calendar year are to continue to: Hank R. Lambert, Chief Executive Officer, said that, "We continue to build upon the fact that our SDC-based products consistently prove to be the best solution for reducing the risks of food contamination and food borne illness outbreaks. While slower than we had hoped, food safety revenues are gaining momentum, and we are building awareness for PURE as a brand protection solution in the food industry. "We are making meaningful strides toward achievement of our goals -- gaining commercial traction in food safety, aggressively pursuing FDA/USDA authorizations for direct food contact, and continuing to license SDC distribution and/or technology for non-core applications," continued Lambert. "As a result of our new test data and our ongoing and most recent discussions with the FDA, we are preparing to resubmit our Food Contact Notification with the FDA for SDC antimicrobial use in raw poultry processing. The results of recent testing indicate a significant reduction of silver residues on poultry treated with SDC to nearly non-detectable levels. We would not resubmit the application unless we believe these data adequately address the FDA's prior issues and meets or exceeds the FDA guidelines. We look forward to the completion of the regulatory review and approval process in order to bring SDC to market as an effective intervention component of an integrated food safety system for poultry processing; Lambert concluded.

2015 Fiscal Q3 Financial Results Conference Call The Company will host an investor conference call on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 1:30pm PDT (4:30pm EDT). The Participant Dial-In Number for the conference call is 1-631-982-4565. Participants should dial in to the call at least five minutes before 1:30pm PDT (4:30pm EDT) on June 11, 2015. The call can also be accessed "live" online at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=114860. A replay of the webcast will be available on the Company's website (http://www.purebio.com/investors/events-presentations/). Also, a replay of the conference call will be available by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (international participants dial 1-858-384-5517) starting June 11, 2015, at 7:30pm EDT through June 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm EDT. Please use PIN Number 906110.

About PURE Bioscience, Inc. PURE Bioscience, Inc. is focused on developing and commercializing our proprietary antimicrobial products primarily in the food safety arena -- providing solutions to the health and environmental challenges of pathogen and hygienic control. Our technology platform is based on patented stabilized ionic silver, and our initial products contain silver dihydrogen citrate, or SDC. SDC is a broad-spectrum, non-toxic antimicrobial agent, which offers 24-hour residual protection and formulates well with other compounds. As a platform technology, SDC is distinguished from existing products in the marketplace because of its superior efficacy, reduced toxicity and the inability of bacteria to form a resistance to it. PURE is headquartered in El Cajon, California (San Diego metropolitan area). Additional information on PURE is available at http://www.purebio.com/ Forward-looking Statements Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the Company's cash position and liquidity requirements; the Company's failure to implement or otherwise achieve the benefits of its proposed business initiatives and plans; acceptance of the Company's current and future products and services in the marketplace, including acceptance of the Company's PURE Hard Surface disinfectant by SUBWAY® franchisees; and the ability to convert successful evaluations into customer orders; the ability of the Company to develop effective new products and receive required regulatory approvals for such products, including the required data and regulatory approvals required to use its SDC-based technology as a direct food contact processing aid in raw poultry processing; competitive factors; dependence upon third-party vendors, including to manufacture its products; and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Forms 10-Q and 10-K. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.