Monson Companies, Inc. Partners with Solazyme, Inc. for Breakthrough Product Advancements in the Lubricants and Metal Working

  Monson Companies, Inc. Partners with Solazyme, Inc. for Breakthrough Product
  Advancements in the Lubricants and Metal Working Fluids Business

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STAMFORD, Conn. -- January 14, 2014

KODA Distribution Group and Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM), a renewable oil and
bioproducts company, announced today they have entered into a distribution
partnership in the lubricants and metal working fluids industry. Solazyme’s
Renewable™ Tailored™ High Oleic Algal Oil will be represented in the US and
Canada by Monson Companies, Inc., a KODA Distribution Group Company and leader
in the industry. The partnership will provide customers with access to the
latest and most innovative oil available supported by Monson’s technical
knowledge and dedicated laboratories for formulation and application

Monson Companies is a leader in the lubricant & metal working fluids market,
and according to Steve Barney, President of Monson Companies, “We have been
looking for the right replacement product for quite some time.Our customers
depend on us and require products that meet the changing industry and
government demands."

  *Solazyme’s Renewable Tailored High Oleic Algal Oil delivers the key high
    performance benefits of both natural oils and synthetic oils, including
    enhanced lubricity, excellent viscosity, high flash point, low toxicity,
    improved stability and predictable performance.

“Our goal is to accelerate the development and commercialization of products
formulated with Solazyme’s Tailored High Oleic Algal Oil,” stated Frank
Bergonzi, CEO and President of KODA Distribution Group (KDG). He went on to
emphasize, "KDG is specialty focused and technically driven. We feel that
Solazyme’s unique product complements our portfolio and breadth of
specialties. It delivers exactly what we need - a bio based, algae-produced
oil that we believe outperforms the traditional petroleum based products in
lubricants and metal working fluids. This is a win/win for the industry, our
customers and the environment.”

“Solazyme strives to collaborate with premier leaders across the value chain
and Koda is an industry leader and valuable extension of our organization in
the metal working fluids and lubricants business,” said Rob Evans Vice
President, Sales, Solazyme. “Koda’s technical sales force is uniquely
positioned to develop and deploy superior products based on our Tailored High
Oleic Algal Oil and we’re excited to be partnered with a company with a great


Headquartered in Stamford, CT, KODA Distribution Group is a leader in
specialty chemical distribution, serving customers in CASE as well as
Specialty Agricultural (ADAPCO and Red River Specialties), plastics,
construction, CARE, lubrication, metalworking, ink and urethanes markets. It
is comprised of seven regional companies servicing those markets in the United
States: Ribelin Sales, Inc. in the Southwest and Southeast; GMZ in the Ohio
Valley/Midwest; P.T. Hutchins in the West; E.W. Kaufmann in the
Northeast/Mid-Atlantic as well as: Monson Companies, ADAPCO and Red River
Specialties. All seven companies share similar approaches to their respective
markets: deep technical expertise and market knowledge; a service platform
that includes marketing and product management; a network of technical labs to
support customers; a focus on customer intimacy and an absolute devotion to
customer service.

For more information, please contact Terry Mullin, Marketing Coordinator, at or at 203.883.1477.

About Solazyme

Solazyme, Inc.(SZYM) is a Renewable™ oil and bioproducts company that
transforms a range of low-cost plant-based sugars into high-value Tailored™
oils and innovative microalgal food ingredients. Headquartered inSouth San
Francisco, Solazyme's Renewable™ Tailored™oils can replace or enhance oils
derived from the world's three existing sources — petroleum, plants and animal

Solazyme^®, Tailored™ and Renewable™ are trademarks of Solazyme, Inc.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements about Solazyme,
including statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning: its
development and commercialization plans; the anticipated demand for its
products; the attributes and performance of its products and uses therefor.
When used in this press release, the words “will”, "expects", "intends" and
other similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical
facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements.

Any such statement may be influenced by a variety of factors, many of which
are beyond the control of Solazyme, that could cause actual outcomes and
results to be materially different from those projected, described, expressed
or implied in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties.
Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others: implementation risk
in deploying new technologies; Solazyme's limited history in commercializing
products; the success of Solazyme products in targeted applications and
markets; market acceptance of its products; its ability to obtain requisite
regulatory approvals; and its ability to enter into and maintain strategic
collaborations. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events
anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if
any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or
financial condition of Solazyme.

In addition, please refer to the documents that Solazyme files with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Reports on Form
10-Q, for a discussion of these and other risks. You are cautioned not to
place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the
date of this press release. Solazyme is not under any duty to update any of
the information in this press release.


KODA Distribution Group
Terry Mullin, 203-883-1477
Marketing Coordinator
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