ROGERS, AR--(Marketwired - August 25, 2016) - Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: EARK) ("Ecoark"), 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 announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") has declared effective its Form S-3 Shelf Registration Statement filed to allow the Company to raise up to $80 million.

"Over the past month, the Ecoark team has analyzed the operational needs required to meet the anticipated demand for Zest Fresh™. Based on the outcome of this review, we have determined a need to accelerate our hiring program and to significantly ramp up our hardware to satisfy the anticipated customer demand ahead of the product's launch," said Randy May, Chairman and CEO of Ecoark. "To prepare for the commercial launch of Zest Fresh™, we need to be vigilant and begin our preparation for anticipated customer demand.

"As we are accelerating our growth strategy for Zest Fresh™, and with the effectiveness of our Shelf Registration Statement, we will withdraw our current application with the Nasdaq Capital Market in favor of a potential future uplisting in connection with a significant capital raise. We are currently speaking with investment banks that will increase our profile and institutional investor support."

Reducing food loss remains a significant goal for grocery retailers, restaurants, and food service companies, as they look to improve profitability for their investors and sustainability for their communities. Given the amount of food loss in the U.S. market, there is significant opportunity for growth in supplying an effective solution. ZEST Fresh™ represents a breakthrough quality management solution, with demonstrated effectiveness as the only real-time, unit-level freshness management tool that is both practical and immediately cost-effective.

The offering of these securities may only be made by means of a prospectus. The registration statement and prospectus may be accessed through the SEC's website at A copy of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Ecoark by writing Ecoark Holdings, Inc., 3333 S Pinnacle Hills Pkwy #220, Rogers, AR 72758 or calling (479) 259-2977.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sales of these securities, in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

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.

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