LS9 Hires Gary Juncosa as Executive Vice President of Chemicals

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LS9 Hires Gary Juncosa as Executive Vice President of Chemicals

March 7, 2012

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Mar 7, 2012 -- LS9, Inc., a technology leader in the development of renewable and sustainable products, today announced the hiring of Gary Juncosa as Executive Vice President of Chemicals. Mr. Juncosa's responsibilities will include overall responsibility for the development and commercialization of LS9's chemical business.

"With over 25 years of experience in the chemicals business including managerial, financial, and business development roles, Gary brings a diverse and comprehensive background to accelerate LS9's capabilities in this industry," said Ed Dineen, President and CEO. "His strategic approach and global expertise will be a welcome addition to our management team."

Prior to joining LS9, Mr. Juncosa was Vice President of Operations and a member of the Board of Directors at YingYang Aroma Chemical Group, a multi-million dollar supplier of aroma chemicals and fragrance ingredients. At YingYang, he led the manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, customer service, sales, marketing and business development functions. Previously he was a Global Business Director at Chemtura Corporation, a specialty chemical manufacturer. His prior positions included global leadership roles in Procurement and Business Development at International Flavors and Fragrances; Global Business Director of Home Care at Rhodia, Inc., and Senior Business Analyst at W.R. Grace. Mr. Juncosa holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

About LS9, Inc.

LS9, Inc. is a technology leader in the commercial development of a growing portfolio of sustainable products to meet the needs of fuel and chemical markets worldwide. Its unique technology platform enables low costs, feedstock flexibility and process simplicity across a diversity of fermentation-derived products ranging from vehicle-ready fuels to chemicals for lubricants, detergents and personal care products. In June 2010, LS9 was awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's highest environmental honor for its revolutionary technology. The company was founded in 2005 and is supported by funding from Flagship Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Chevron Technology Ventures and BlackRock. LS9 is headquartered in South San Francisco, California, and further information can be found at www.ls9.com.

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