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Bruce Pasternack Elected to Codexis Board

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Codexis, Inc., a private biotechnology company and leading developer of clean manufacturing processes, today announced Bruce A. Pasternack has been elected to the company's Board of Directors. His election expands the Board to seven members.

"Bruce brings to Codexis more than three decades of experience in the energy industry, both as an energy and environmental policy official at senior federal government levels and as managing partner of the energy, chemicals and pharmaceuticals business at one of the world's leading management and technology consulting firms. In addition, he has a wealth of expertise in advising and guiding high growth companies," said Alan Shaw, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are very pleased to welcome him to our Board."

Mr. Pasternack has had a distinguished career leading development of national energy policy and in advising both large corporations and emerging companies in managing growth. He joined Booz Allen Hamilton in 1976 and served as Senior Vice President and Managing Partner of its San Francisco office until 2005. In addition to his Energy Practice leadership, he was founding Partner of the firm's global Organization and Strategic Leadership Center. From 2005-2007, he served as President and CEO of the Special Olympics. He rejoined Booz Allen in 2007 as Senior Executive Advisor to the Energy, Chemicals, and Pharmaceuticals business. From 1972-1976, he served in senior federal government, environmental and energy policy positions, first on the senior staff of the President's Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President, and later as Associate Administrator, Policy and Program Evaluation, Federal Energy Administration (now the Dept. of Energy) and staff director of the President's Energy Resources Council.

Mr. Pasternack is a member of the Board of Directors of BEA Systems, Quantum Corporation, and Symyx Technologies, and the Board of Trustees of The Cooper Union. He has served as a member of the Advisory Council of Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, a member of the Corporate Advisory Board of USC's Center for Effective Organizations, and member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Special Olympics. Mr. Pasternack holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from The Cooper Union and a master's degree in systems engineering and operations research from the University of Pennsylvania.

Codexis, Inc. is a leading developer of clean biocatalytic process technologies that can substantially reduce the cost of manufacturing across a broad range of industries. Codexis' proprietary directed evolution technologies enable novel solutions for efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly processes for pharmaceutical, energy and industrial chemical applications. In 2006, the company was recognized by the U.S. EPA with a Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. Codexis is a registered trademark of Codexis, Inc. For more information please visit

Contact: Justin Jackson, of Burns McClellan, 212-213-0006, or Lyn Christenson, Codexis,, 650-298-5368.

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