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Press Release: July 9, 2010

ExxonMobil-Synthetic Genomics Inc. Media Advisory

ExxonMobil Media Relations 972-444-1107
Synthetic Genomics 858-361-0466

LA JOLLA, CA- July 9, 2010
Exxon Mobil Corporation and Synthetic Genomics Inc., will announce the next step in their research to develop next generation biofuels from photosynthetic algae at a press conference at SGI headquarters in La Jolla, California on July 14, 2010.

Dr. Emil Jacobs, vice president of research and development at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, and Dr. J. Craig Venter, founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc., will make the announcement.

Media who are unable to attend in person are invited to participate through an interactive audio teleconference.

Details are as follows:

Date/Time: July 14, 2010, 10:30 AM Pacific time/1:30 PM Eastern time
Location: SGI headquarters: 11149 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA
Press Conference Media Call-In Number*: 888-455-2296 or 719-325-2433
Participant Passcode: 8901433
*Phone lines will be open 10 - 15 minutes prior to the start of the call.
Photographs and b-roll will be available on July 14.

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