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Martek Announces Final Judgment and Order of Dismissal in Class Action

COLUMBIA, Md., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Martek Biosciences Corporation announced today that the United States District Court for the District of Maryland has entered a Final Judgment and Order of Dismissal approving the settlement of the consolidated class action brought on behalf of certain purchasers of Martek common stock. That class action was brought under the federal securities laws and arose out of allegations, among other things, of violations of Section 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

As previously noted in the Company's press release of December 10, 2007, the settlement of the class action calls for a cash payment of $6 million into a settlement fund, all of which has been paid by the Company's insurer. Under the terms of the Final Judgment and Order of Dismissal, that settlement fund will be distributed to class members and all claims against the Company and its past and present officers and directors named as defendants have now been dismissed.

Martek Biosciences Corporation (Nasdaq: MATK) is a leader in the innovation and development of DHA omega-3 products that promote health and wellness through every stage of life. The company produces life'sDHA, a sustainable and vegetarian source of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), for use in foods, beverages, infant formula, and supplements. The company also produces life'sARA(TM) (arachidonic acid), an omega-6 fatty acid, from a sustainable, vegetarian source, for use in infant formula. For more information on Martek Biosciences Corporation, visit

Sections of this release contain forward-looking statements. These statements are based upon numerous assumptions which Martek cannot control and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ. These statements should be understood in light of the risk factors set forth in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, the company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 and other filed reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-K/A, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K.


Cassie France-Kelly

Public Relations, Martek

(443) 542-2116

Kyle Stults

Investor Relations, Martek

(410) 740-0081

SOURCE Martek Biosciences Corporation
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