EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), the industrial bioscience company, today announced the appointment of Margaret H. ("Margo") Georgiadis, President, Americas at Google, Inc., as a member of Amyris's Board of Directors.

Prior to her current role, Georgiadis held senior level positions at Groupon, Discover Financial Services, and McKinsey and Company. Georgiadis has extensive experience and capabilities in technology, marketing, consumer sales, and business strategy and development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

"We are pleased with the addition of Margo to our Board," said John Melo, President & CEO of Amyris. "Her track record and experience in developing and executing growth strategies for some of the world's leading companies is a welcome addition to complement our world-class board."

"I'm excited by the opportunity to support Amyris to help accelerate its mission of enabling the world's leading brands to deliver sustainable products that perform better at same or lower cost versus non-renewable sources," said Margo Georgiadis. "Amyris is enabling companies to do well by doing good."

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 www.amyris.com.

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 (Amyris enabling other companies to deliver sustainable products at same or lower cost versus non-renewable sources) 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 risks related to manufacturing capacity at Amyris's Brotas facility, delays or failures in development, production and commercialization of products, liquidity and ability to fund capital expenditures, Amyris's reliance on third parties to achieve its goals, and other risks detailed in the "Risk Factors" section of Amyris's quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed on November 9, 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.

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Contact:Peter DeNardoDirector, Investor Relations and Corporate CommunicationsAmyris, Inc.+1 (510) 740-7481investor@amyris.compr@amyris.com

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