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Codexis Names Wes Bolsen VP and Chief Marketing Officer

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Codexis, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDXS) today announced Wesley J. Bolsen has been named Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.  In this new position, Mr. Bolsen will have responsibility for the company's corporate marketing and communications.  He will report to Alan Shaw, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Bolsen is a widely recognized marketing executive in the global biofuels industry. He joins Codexis from Coskata, where he most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer. While at Coskata from 2007-2011, he also held the senior management positions of Vice President, Government Affairs and Vice President, Business Development.  Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer for ICM, Inc., and a Senior Consultant for McKinsey & Co.

He was named the Top CMO in the United States in 2011 by the Chief Marketing Officer Institute, and is an executive board member of the Renewable Fuels Association, a former board member of the Advanced Biofuels Association and a founding member of the Advanced Ethanol Council. Mr. Bolsen holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

"We are very pleased to welcome Wes Bolsen to Codexis," Dr. Shaw said.  "His active leadership role as an advocate in the biofuels industry, combined with his proven expertise in marketing, will be important as Codexis moves towards commercialization of renewable fuels and chemicals products."

Codexis is an industrial biotechnology company producing high value sustainable chemicals, clean fuels, cost effective pharmaceutical processes and renewable bioindustrial ingredients to make industry more efficient, productive and profitable.  Partners include global leaders such as Shell, Merck and Pfizer.  For more information, see


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