Myriant to Participate in Industry and Scientific
Conferences in August

Boston, MA (August 6, 2012) –Myriant Corporation announced its planned participation at upcoming industry and scientific conferences throughout the month of August.

Susan Hager, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Government Affairs, will participate in the Southeast Biofuels and Renewable Energy Conference in Jackson, Mississippi. Ms. Hager will deliver a presentation entitled, "High Value Products from Biomass" on Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. CDT. The Southeast Biofuels and Renewable Energy Conference will be held from August 8th – August 9th, 2012 at the Marriot Hotel in Jackson, Mississippi.

On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, leadership from Myriant's Research and Development team will participate in the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Washington, D.C. Notably, Dr. Janice Pero, Vice President of Research, will Chair a panel titled, "Metabolic Engineering – Bulk Commodity Bio-chemicals from Renewable Resources" from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT. Dr. R. Rogers Yocum, Myriant's Senior Director of Molecular Biology, will participate on this panel with a presentation titled, "Dissection of the Genome of an Escherichia Coli Strain Genetically Engineered and Metabolically Evolved to Overproduce Bio-succinic Acid."

The SIMB Annual Meeting & Exhibition will be held from August 12th – August 16th, 2012 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.

About Myriant Corporation

Myriant utilizes its proprietary technology platform to develop innovative, performance-based, renewable chemicals utilizing low-cost sugars. In December 2010, Myriant broke ground on its flagship 30 million pound commercial bio-succinic acid facility in Lake Providence, Louisiana and anticipates beginning commercial production in early 2013. The company's D(-) lactic acid started production at commercial scale in June 2008 for use in polylactic acid. Myriant has agreements with ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH for engineering, Davy Process Technology for the integration of Myriant's biosuccinic acid process with the Davy butanediol process for the production of bio-based butanediol, and PTT Chemical for the commercialization of Myriant's technology in Southeast Asia. Myriant is headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. Details are available at www.myriant.com.

Contact:

Sue Hager SVP, Corporate Communications and Government Affairs
Myriant Corporation
shager@myriant.com
617-657-5222