Ecoark Holdings, Inc. Announces Upgrade to OTCQX

Rogers, AR (December 12, 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 announced it has qualified and is now trading on the OTCQX® Best Market, operated by OTC Markets Group. Ecoark upgraded to OTCQX from the OTCQB® Venture Market.

Ecoark begins trading today on OTCQX under the symbol “EARK.”

“We are excited to take this positive step forward as a Company and to upgrade to the OTCQX Best Market. With the recent successes of our subsidiaries and the upcoming launch of our commercial fresh food solution, Zest Fresh, we believe the OTCQX market is where we can best increase our profile and investor support moving forward,” said Randy May, Chairman and CEO, Ecoark Holdings, Inc.

The OTCQX market is reserved for established, investor-focused U.S. and global companies that meet high financial standards, provide timely news and disclosure to investors, and are sponsored by a professional third-party advisor. Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP serves as Ecoark’s OTCQX advisor, responsible for providing professional guidance on OTCQX requirements and U.S. securities laws.

“We are pleased to welcome Ecoark Holdings to the OTCQX market,” said Jason Paltrowitz, Executive Vice President of Corporate Services at OTC Markets Group. “Upgrading to OTCQX from OTCQB will enable Ecoark Holdings to demonstrate their financial and operating qualifications and to provide a transparent, shareholder-friendly trading experience for their investors.”

U.S. investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on

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.

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