Neptune to Hold Conference Call

Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:31pm EDT

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LAVAL, Quebec, Oct. 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neptune Technologies and
Bioressources Inc. (Nasdaq:NEPT) (TSX-V:NTB) will be holding a conference call
and webcast on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm ET.

Topics to be discussed on the call include:

  --  Second quarter and year-to-date financial results,
  --  An update on commercial progress,
  --  Plans for production expansion,
  --  The recently announced Neptune-SKFC Chinese Joint Venture for Asian
      expansion.


The webcast can be accessed in listen‐only mode free of charge, by
clicking the link below:

http://bit.ly/mRGMep

To access the conference call by phone within Canada & the U.S. the
toll‐free number is 1‐877-380-5664. Outside Canada and the U.S.,
dial 1‐631-813-4882.

Callers should dial in five to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and
ask to be connected to the "Neptune call."

Management will accept questions by telephone and e‐mail. Questions can be
forwarded in advance or during the presentation to a.godin@neptunebiotech.com.

An archived recording of the webcast will be available on Neptune's website
(www.neptunebiotech.com) two hours after the webcast.

About Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc.

Neptune is an industry-recognized leader in the innovation, production and
formulation of science-based and clinically proven novel phospholipid products
for the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical markets. The Company focuses on growing
consumer health markets including cardiovascular, inflammatory and neurological
diseases driven by consumers taking a more proactive approach to managing health
and preventing disease. The Company sponsors clinical trials aimed to
demonstrate its product health benefits and to obtain regulatory approval for
label health claims. Neptune is continuously expanding its intellectual property
portfolio as well as clinical studies and regulatory approvals. Neptune's
products are marketed and distributed in over 20 countries worldwide.

About Acasti Pharma Inc.

Acasti Pharma (TSX-V:APO) is developing a product portfolio of proprietary novel
long-chain omega-3 phospholipids. Phospholipids are the major component of cell
membranes and are essential for all vital cell processes. They are one of the
principal constituents of High Density Lipoprotein (good cholesterol) and, as
such, play an important role in modulating cholesterol efflux. Acasti Pharma's
proprietary novel phospholipids carry and functionalize the polyunsaturated
omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which have been shown to have substantial
health benefits and which are stabilized by astaxanthin, a potent antioxidant.
Acasti Pharma is focusing initially on treatments for chronic cardiovascular and
cardiometabolic conditions within the over-the-counter, medical food and
prescription drug markets.

About NeuroBioPharm Inc.

NeuroBioPharm is pursuing pharmaceutical neurological applications, and a
clinical study for a medical food product with a multinational partner is
already initiated. The development of a prescription drug candidate is currently
in progress. Advanced clinical development and commercialization is planned to
be carried out with multinational partners.

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accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release."

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current fact constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the
U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities
laws. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
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from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission and the Canadian securities commissions.

CONTACT:  Neptune Contact:
          Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. 
          Andre Godin, CFO
          +1.450.687.2262
          a.godin@neptunebiotech.com
          www.neptunebiotech.com

          CEOcast Contact:
          Dan Schustack 
          +1 212-732-4300
          dschustack@ceocast.com
          www.ceocast.com

          Howard Group Contact:
          Dave Burwell
          (888) 221-0915
          dabe@howardgroupinc.com
          www.howardgroupinc.com
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