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Form 8-K for AMYRIS, INC.


15-Nov-2013

Change in Directors or Principal Officers


Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers, Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On November 8, 2013, Steven R. Mills, Chief Financial Officer, informed Amyris, Inc. (the "Company") of his decision, for personal reasons, to retire from the Company on or before December 15, 2013 and resign his position as Chief Financial Officer as of his retirement date. Mr. Mills and the Company have agreed that Mr. Mills will provide consulting services to the Company following his retirement, including strategic, accounting and transition assistance. Paulo Diniz, currently the Chief Executive Officer of Amyris Brasil Ltda., has agreed to serve as interim Chief Financial Officer effective upon Mr. Mills' retirement. The Company has begun an executive search to evaluate potential internal and external candidates to permanently fill the position.

Mr. Diniz, age 56, joined the Company as the Chief Executive Officer of Amyris Brasil Ltda. in March 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Diniz served as Chief Financial Officer of Bunge Brasil S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bunge Ltd., an agribusiness and food company, from April 2009 to November 2010. From 2003 to April 2009, Mr. Diniz was the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of Cosan S.A., a renewable energy company. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from IMD in Switzerland, a B. of Sc. degree in Production Engineering from USP in Brazil, and did post graduate work in human resources at INSEAD in France. Mr. Diniz is a participant in the Company executive compensation arrangements described under "Executive Compensation" in the Company's 2013 proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 16, 2013, including the severance, indemnification and other agreements described under "Potential Severance Payments upon Termination and upon Termination Following a Change in Control," "Agreements with Executives," and "Limitation of Liability and Indemnification."


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