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Pattern of Short Positions Drives PEN to Seek Investigation

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - December 02, 2015) - PEN Inc. (PENC) ("PEN" or "the Company"), a global leader in developing, commercializing and marketing enhanced performance products enabled by nanotechnology, today announced that it has asked regulators to investigate the significant, recurring short positions taken by market makers in PEN stock. The Company has passed on to FINRA and OTC Markets the information that it has, including names of those who seem to be involved. "Management is working full-time to create value for our stockholders," said Dr. Scott Rickert, Chairman and CEO of PEN. "For months now it has appeared that any uptick in our stock price is met with an increase in the short position in our stock. This, I believe, artificially lowers our stock price that allows those with short positions to benefit at the expense of our long-term investors. We have, accordingly, reached out to see what can be done to stop this behavior and will evaluate other options that may be open to us."

About PEN Inc.
PEN Inc. (PENC) is a global leader in developing, commercializing, and marketing enhanced performance products enabled by nanotechnology that solve everyday problems for customers in the optical, transportation, military, sports, and safety industries. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Nanofilm Ltd., the Company develops, manufactures and sells products based on nanotechnology including its Ultra Clarity® brand eyeglass cleaner and Defog It™ brand defogging products. The Company's Applied Nanotech, Inc. subsidiary in Austin, Texas functions as the Design Center conducting research and development services for government and private customers and new product development for PEN focusing on innovative and advanced product solutions in the areas of safety, health, and sustainability. The Company also sells its environmentally friendly HALO™ brand surface protector, fortifier, and cleaner through its wholly-owned subsidiary, PEN Technology, LLC. For more information about PEN, visit www.penc.us.

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