Amyris
AMYRIS, INC. (Form: 3, Received: 03/21/2012 17:53:06)
FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Al Thani Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa

2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
3/15/2012 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

AMYRIS, INC. [AMRS]

(Last)        (First)        (Middle)

C/O AMYRIS, INC., 5885 HOLLIS ST., SUITE 100

4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__ X __ Director                            _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)          _____ Other (specify below)

(Street)

EMERYVILLE, CA 94608       

(City)              (State)              (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person


Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock   2595155   I   By Biolding Investment SA   (1)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  HRH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, a member of the Issuer's Board of Directors, is a director of Biolding Investment SA ("Biolding") and indirectly holds a majority of Biolding's outstanding shares, and as such, may be deemed to share voting and investment power over the securities held by Biolding. HRH Sheikh Al Thani disclaims beneficial ownership of the Common Stock, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.

Remarks:
Exhibit List Exhibit 24 - Power of Attorney

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Al Thani Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa
C/O AMYRIS, INC.
5885 HOLLIS ST., SUITE 100
EMERYVILLE, CA 94608
X



Signatures
/s/ Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani by Nicholas Khadder, Attorney-in-Fact 3/21/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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Exhibit 24

POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Jeryl Hilleman, Tamara Tompkins, Nicholas Khadder, Nanette Dove, each with power to act without the other, his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:

(1) execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned's capacity as a representative of Amyris, Inc. (the "Company"), any and all Form ID filings, Forms 3, 4 and 5 reports required to be filed by the undersigned in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Act of 1934 and the rules and regulations thereunder with respect to transactions in Company securities;

(2) do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned which may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such Form ID filings, Forms 3, 4 and 5 and timely file such forms with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and any stock exchange or similar authority; and

(3) take any other action which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned in connection with the foregoing powers.

The undersigned hereby grants to such attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that any such attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein granted. The undersigned acknowledges that each such attorney-in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, is not assuming, nor is the Company assuming, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Securities Act of 1934.

This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4 or 5 with respect to the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in Company securities, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to any of the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be executed as of this 13th day of February, 2012.

By:     /s/ Sheikh Abdallah bin Khalifa Al Thani
           (signature)

Name:  Sheikh Abdallah bin Khalifa Al Thani