TearLab Granted Extension By Nasdaq

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TearLab Corporation (NASDAQ:TEAR) (TSX:TLB) (the "Company") today announced that on November 15, 2016, the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the "Panel") granted the Company's request for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market, subject to the Company's evidencing compliance with the $1.00 bid price requirement by no later than March 15, 2017, which date constitutes the full extent of the Panel's discretion in this matter. The Company would satisfy such condition by evidencing a closing bid price of at least $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days on or before March 15, 2017.

About TearLab Corporation

TearLab Corporation (www.tearlab.com) develops and markets lab-on-a-chip technologies that enable eye care practitioners to improve standard of care by objectively and quantitatively testing for disease markers in tears at the point-of-care. The TearLab Osmolarity Test, for diagnosing Dry Eye Disease, is the first assay developed for the award-winning TearLab Osmolarity System.  TearLab Corporation's common shares trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol 'TEAR' and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol 'TLB'.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning our future financial and operational performance including anticipated savings from the strategic restructuring, opportunities associated with new program offerings, accessing future capital, plans with respect to our marketing strategy, and potential results of our new co-promotion agreement with PRN. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current, preliminary expectations and are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Many factors, risks and uncertainties may cause our actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements, including the factors, risks, and uncertainties detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian securities regulatory authorities, including but not limited to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, filed with the SEC on March 9, 2016, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, filed with the SEC on November 9, 2016. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements except as required by law.
Investor Contact:The Ruth GroupDavid BurkeTel: 646-536-7009dburke@theruthgroup.com

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