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CRAiLAR Technologies Completes Underwritten Offering

VICTORIA, BC, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CRAiLAR Technologies Inc. (TSXV: CL) (OTCQB: CRLRF) (the "Company"), which produces and markets CRAiLAR® Flax fiber, The Friendliest Fiber On The Planet™, today announced that it closed its underwritten public offering of 13,000,000 units (each a "Unit") on August 6, 2014 for gross proceeds of US$6.5 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses.  In addition, the underwriters have exercised in full their option to purchase from the Company an additional 1,950,000 shares of common stock and additional warrants to purchase 1,950,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, bringing the aggregate gross proceeds from the offering to approximately US$7.5 million.

The sale and purchase of the additional shares of common stock, which closed on August 15, 2014, brings the total number of shares of common stock sold in the offering to 14,950,000, and the total number of warrants sold in the offering to 14,950,000.  Each Unit consists of one share of common stock and one warrant entitling the holder to purchase one additional share of common stock at an exercise price of US$0.535 per share until August 6, 2019.

Roth Capital Partners was acting as the sole book-running manager in this offering.  Wunderlich Securities was acting as co-manager in this offering.

The offering was made pursuant to an effective registration statement that has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The final prospectus for the offering is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

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

About CRAiLAR Technologies Inc.

CRAiLAR Technologies Inc. is focused on bringing cost-effective, sustainable bast fiber-based products to market that are environmentally friendly natural fiber alternatives with equivalent or superior performance characteristics to cotton, wood or fossil-fuel based fibers. The Company's business operations consist primarily of the production of its natural and proprietary CRAiLAR® Flax fibers targeted at the natural yarn and textile industries, as well as the deployment of its CRAiLAR® processing technologies in the cellulose pulp and composites industries. 

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Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

SOURCE Crailar Technologies Inc.

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