Solazyme Announces Changes to its Board of Directors

  Solazyme Announces Changes to its Board of Directors

Elects New Director James R. Craigie, Chairman and CEO of Church & Dwight Co.,
      Announces Departures of Directors Harrison Dillon and William Lese

Business Wire

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- September 5, 2013

Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM), a renewable oil and bioproducts company,
announced today the election of James R. Craigie to the company's Board of
Directors. Since 2007, Mr. Craigie has held the position of Chairman and CEO
of Church & Dwight Co., Inc., and has been CEO since 2004. Church & Dwight Co.
is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer and specialty
products, including well-known brands such as Arm & Hammer, OxiClean and
Orajel.

James R. Craigie (Photo: Business Wire)

James R. Craigie (Photo: Business Wire)

Mr. Craigie joins other board members, Ian Clark, CEO of Genentech; Ann Mather
former CFO of Pixar and current board member of Google, MGM Holdings Inc., and
Netflix; Peter Kovacs, former President and CEO of NutraSweet Kelco; Michael
Arbige, EVP Technology of DuPont Genencor Science; and Chairman Jerry Fiddler,
former CEO and founder of Wind River Systems; and Jonathan Wolfson, Solazyme
CEO.

In addition, Solazyme announced today that Harrison Dillon, President of
Solazyme, and William Lese, Managing Director of Braemar Energy Ventures, have
stepped down from the Board of Directors.

“Solazyme is rapidly advancing into our next phase of commercialization. I am
excited that we are now adding Jim, with his wealth of experience and
expertise, to the Board. We are extremely grateful to our President and
co-founder, Harrison Dillon, for his creativity, tireless work and dedication,
which have been key factors in the growth of Solazyme from an idea to where we
are today. We look forward to his continued work with us as a strategic
advisor. We are also grateful to Bill Lese who has been with us for more than
five years as a major venture investor and Board member. He has provided
valuable wisdom, guidance and support over the years,” said Jerry Fiddler,
Chairman, Solazyme.

“We welcome a new era in this next phase for our company with the election of
Jim Craigie who adds additional strategic expertise to our Board,” said
Jonathan Wolfson, CEO, Solazyme. “In particular, Jim’s deep consumer products
and brand building experience adds an important perspective to our Board, as
Solazyme’s tailored oils are commercialized broadly into numerous consumer
markets.”

Mr. Craigie brings decades of consumer product experience, particularly in the
food, household and personal care markets. Most recently, he has helped Church
& Dwight achieve record sales and earnings growth. Prior to his work at Church
& Dwight, Mr. Craigie served as the CEO at Spalding Sports Worldwide, and
previously, Mr. Craigie spent 15 years with Kraft Foods/General Foods in
various positions including as President of Kraft’s Beverage and Desserts
Division.

Mr. Craigie currently serves on the boards of Church and Dwight; Meredith
Corporation, a media and marketing company; and the Gettysburg Foundation, a
non-profit foundation involved with restoring the Gettysburg battlefields.

AboutSolazyme, Inc.

Solazyme, Inc.(SZYM) is a renewable oil and bioproducts company that
transforms a range of low-cost plant-based sugars into high-value oils and
food ingredients. Headquartered inSouth San Francisco,Solazyme'srenewable
products can replace or enhance oils derived from the world's three existing
sources — petroleum, plants and animal fats. Initially,Solazymeis focused on
commercializing its products into three target markets: (1) chemicals and
fuels, (2) nutrition and (3) skin and personal care.

Solazyme®, theSolazymelogo and other trademarks or service names are
trademarks ofSolazyme, Inc.

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