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Amyris to Host Launch of its New Zero Calorie Natural Sweetener in New York on December 3, 2018

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), a leader in the development and production of sustainable ingredients for the Health & Wellness, Clean Beauty and Flavors & Fragrances markets, announced today that it plans to hold an invitation only, special tasting event to mark the official commercial launch of its new, sugarcane-derived, natural, zero calorie sweetener on December 3, 2018 in New York.

To celebrate the new sweetener, made sustainably and naturally sourced, the event will be held at the Alexandria Center for Life Science, a building which is LEED® Gold certified. Guests will be among the first to experience what the company believes is the best tasting, zero calorie natural sweetener commercially available in the world today.

“Amyris started out developing and making sustainable the leading antimalarial treatment. We’ve gone on to create the fastest growing, clean skincare brand, Biossance, and now we’re bringing to the world the best tasting, zero calorie natural sweetener,” said Amyris President & CEO John Melo. “We all love sweet things. We want the world to enjoy the sweetness they love in a healthy way. We’re pleased to bring a product to market that lets people enjoy all the goodness of the sweet taste without the calories and without the bitter aftertaste we’ve all come to know from other natural and artificial sweeteners. Just like we’re redefining clean skincare with our Biossance brand, we’re excited to raise the standard for healthy sweeteners. We are passionate and committed to do right by consumers and to provide them with the highest quality products and to make these products accessible for all.”

Recently, Amyris announced that its zero calorie sweetener, derived from sugarcane, received designation as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by an independent expert panel making it ready for commercial sale. Amyris has been working with several market leaders, including some who will be represented at the launch. Reaction to the taste profile of Amyris’s new sweetener has been overwhelmingly positive, which, in addition to its sustainability, differentiates it from others. As a result of the strong demand and response to our product this event will be limited to invited guests only.

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 and produce specialty ingredients and consumer products. The company is delivering its No Compromise™ products and services across a number of markets, including specialty and performance chemicals, flavors and fragrances, cosmetics ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals. More information about the company is available at

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, and any statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed to be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding future events, such as the expected holding of an event for the official commercial launch of Amyris’s new sweetener product, including the location and timing thereof, the anticipated commercialization of Amyris’s new sweetener product, including expected product demand, and the anticipated qualities of Amyris’s new sweetener product. 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 Amyris's liquidity and ability to fund operating and capital expenses, potential delays or failures in development, production and commercialization of products, risks related to Amyris's reliance on third parties, and other risks detailed from time to time in filings Amyris makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. 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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Peter DeNardo
Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Amyris, Inc. 
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