Solazyme Announces New President and Board Member David C. Cole

  Solazyme Announces New President and Board Member David C. Cole

Business Wire

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- December 12, 2013

Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ:SZYM), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, today
announced the appointment of David C. Cole as Solazyme’s President effective
January 1, 2014. He has also been elected to Solazyme’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Cole most recently held the position of CEO of Maui Land & Pineapple
Company, Inc. and helped form both the Brazil Renewable Energy Company and
Hawaii BioEnergy. He has been a strategic advisor to Solazyme since 2010.

“Solazyme will benefit enormously from David’s deep management experience and
vision as we enter our next phase of commercialization,” said Jonathan
Wolfson, CEO, Solazyme. “He has been a close and trusted advisor to me and to
Solazyme for almost four years, and we are very excited to work with him in
his new role.”

Mr. Cole has extensive experience as an executive commercializing disruptive
technologies across the publishing, software, Internet and food sectors with
positions including CEO of Ashton-Tate, President of Ziff Communications,
Group President of AOL New Enterprises, Managing Member of Sunnyside Farms (an
organic food producer and marketer), and co-founder and Chairman of Acirca (an
organic food company sold to Hain Celestial).

Mr. Cole has also served on boards for a variety of organizations including
Sesame Workshop, PBS, The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund and American
Farmland Trust.

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

About Solazyme, 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 in South San Francisco, Solazyme's renewable
products can replace or enhance oils derived from the world's three existing
sources — petroleum, plants and animal fats. Initially, Solazyme is focused on
commercializing its products into three target markets: (1) chemicals and
fuels, (2) nutrition and (3) skin and personal care.

Solazyme®, the Solazyme logo and other trademarks or service names are
trademarks of Solazyme, Inc.

Contact:

Solazyme, Inc.
Genet Garamendi, 650-780-4777
VP, Corporate Communications
press@solazyme.com
 
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