Amyris, Inc. Announces Executive Appointments To Accelerate Growth

Consumer Products Veteran Caroline Hadfield Appointed SVP Personal Care

Global Marketing and Business Development Leader Cynthia Bryant Appointed SVP Corporate Development & Collaborations

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), the industrial bioscience company, today announced the appointments of Caroline Hadfield as Senior Vice President Personal Care, effective June 15, 2015, and Cynthia ("Cindy") Bryant as Senior Vice President Corporate Development & Collaborations, effective June 22, 2015.

"As we realize early success with our new brands and expand our collaboration partnerships by 1/3 it's an ideal time to broaden the depth and breadth of our management team to support our planned accelerated 2015 growth in our renewable product sales and collaborations," said John Melo, President & CEO of Amyris. "Caroline brings significant experience to Amyris in the skin care sector, branded product development, merchandising, and a strong track record of profitable business growth, which will support our new direct to consumer products in the skin care segment, where we recently launched our premiere Biossance™ product. Cindy brings proven global business development and partnership expertise to Amyris to support our significant current expansion in collaborations," continued Melo. "We welcome Caroline and Cindy at this exciting time for Amyris."

Hadfield is a proven executive and entrepreneur with a strong track record of building and managing some of the worlds leading cosmetic brands and retail outlets. Her experience includes serving as Global Product Director for Bodyshop International, where she was responsible for a complete range of globally sourced and regionally targeted products and contributed extensively to marketing strategy and packaging design. Before joining Bodyshop, Hadfield was Senior Vice President at Sephora (part of LVMH Group) and was part of the executive team that rolled out the Sephora concept across the U.S., opening 50 stores within just 18 months. Her experience also includes prior roles in merchandizing as SVP – General Merchandise Manager with Duty Free Shoppers (part of LVMH) and as Buying Controller with Burton Group (now Arcadia). She also developed branded products for her own spas as well as Sanctuary Spa Holdings in the U.K., where she served as Non-Executive Director and assisted in the sale of the company. Hadfield holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in textiles and management from Leeds University and has completed a Senior Executive Program at Stanford University.

"I look forward to helping build on the success of Amyris's consumer products following the recent launch of Biossance™ The Revitalizer," said Caroline Hadfield, SVP Personal Care. "I believe there is a large opportunity to harness Amyris's technological expertise to develop innovative new skin care and personal products serving a growing appetite for renewable products on a global basis."

Prior to joining Amyris, Bryant served as Senior Director Marketing and Business Development for Novozymes (Denmark) where she developed and managed the company's global Household Care business. Bryant had P&L responsibility for this global business unit that is now generating a sizeable portion of Novozyme's profitability. Previously, her roles at Novozymes (USA) included Senior Director Global Biomass Business Development, where she was responsible for growing the company's global cellulosic ethanol business and as Global Marketing Manager – Biofuels, where she was responsible for strategy development, execution, and public relations. Prior to Novozymes, Bryant worked as Marketing Manager for Chevron Corporation's retail downstream business. She has also held product management and operational and engineering roles with other companies such as Assyst GmbH (Germany/USA) and Burlington Industries Inc. Bryant holds a Masters in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in textile engineering from North Carolina State University.

"Throughout my career, I have applied industrial bioscience solutions toward replacing less sustainable options for the products we rely on in our everyday lives," said Cindy Bryant, SVP Corporate Development & Collaborations. "I'm excited to join Amyris at this stage in its growth with the belief that its technology platform is one of the best I've seen in terms of its flexibility and relevance to support new product development for the company and its collaboration partners."

About Amyris

Amyris is the integrated renewable products company that is enabling the world's leading brands to achieve sustainable growth. Amyris applies its innovative bioscience solutions to convert plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules, specialty ingredients and consumer products. The company is delivering its No Compromise® products in focused markets, including specialty and performance chemicals, fragrance ingredients, and cosmetic emollients. More information about the company is available at

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, and any statements other than statements of historical facts could be deemed to be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding future events (such as expectations regarding demand for renewable products, successful commercialization of the company's newly-introduced renewable products, the company's plan to expand growth on a global basis, broaden the depth and breadth of its management team, grow the number of its collaboration partners by 1/3, and expand products sales and collaborations) that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on management's current expectations and actual results and future events may differ materially due to risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, risks detailed in the "Risk Factors" section of Amyris's annual report on Form 10-Q filed on May 5, 2015. Amyris disclaims any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Amyris and Biossance are registered trademarks of Amyris, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Peter DeNardo Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Amyris, Inc. +1 (510) 740-7481

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