Solazyme (SZYM) Chief Executive Officer to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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| Source: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

ADVISORY, May 27, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Solazyme, a renewable oil company and a leader in industrial biotechnology, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to celebrate their initial public offering on The NASDAQ Stock Market on May 27, 2011.

In honor of the occasion, Solazyme (SZYM) Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Wolfson will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, May 27, 2011 - 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:

Genet Garamendi
Solazyme, Inc.
press@solazyme.com

John O'Brien
The OutCast Agency
415-392-8282
solazyme@theoutcastagency.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Alexandra Honeysett
646-441-5211
Alexandra.Honeysett@nasdaqomx.com

Investor Relations:

The Blueshirt Group
Chris Danne
415-217-7722
chris@blueshirtgroup.com

The Blueshirt Group
David Niederman
415-217-7722
davidn@blueshirtgroup.com

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on AMC3/C20, 87 degrees West, downlink frequency 4140 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Honeysett at (646) 441-5211.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band/transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Solazyme (SZYM):

Solazyme, Inc. is a renewable oil and bioproducts company that transforms a range of low-cost plant-based sugars into high-value oils. Headquartered in South San Francisco, Solazyme's renewable products can replace or enhance oils derived from the world's three existing sources – petroleum, plants and animal fats. Initially, Solazyme is focused on commercializing its products into three target markets: (1) fuels and chemicals, (2) nutrition and (3) skin and personal care.

Solazyme®, the Solazyme logo and other trademarks or service names are the trademarks of Solazyme, Inc.

About NASDAQ OMX:

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries.  NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/nasdaqomx) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).

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