Novus International Awards Research Fellowship in China

St. Louis, Missouri, April 1, 2008—Novus International Inc., a global leader in animal health and nutrition, awarded the 2008 Novus Research Fellowship (NRF) last month. The award was created to support the development of internationally competitive research programs with promising young scientists in China specializing in the field of animal nutrition and health.

The NRF award is a monetary, two year grant, which is made to the applicant through their University department. To qualify for the award, applicants must submit research proposals which are evaluated by a panel of renowned scientists. This year’s panel included:

Dr. Gary Allee, University of Missouri-Columbia

Dr. Park Waldroup, Center for Poultry Excellence, University of Arkansas

Dr. Kirk Klasing, University of California, Davis

Dr. Julia Dibner, Private Consultant to Novus International, Inc.

Dr. Christopher Knight, Vice President Biology and Animal Research, Novus International, Inc.

Proposals were scored with respect to: clarity of research objectives, demonstrated area knowledge, achieving objectives thorough appropriate methods, evidence of innovation, contribution to science and value to animal agriculture.

The recipient of the 2008 NRF award was Dr. Ma Deying from the Institute of Animal Nutrition, Northeast Agriculture University in Harbin, China. Dr. Deying’s winning proposal is related to alternatives to in-feed antibiotics in commercial poultry operations

About Novus International, Inc.

Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in more than 80 countries around the world. An industry leader in animal nutrition and health, Novus’s products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, ADVENT® coccidiosis control, MINTREX® organic trace minerals, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, MERA™MET aquaculture feed additive, AGRADO® feed ingredient and many other specialty ingredients. The ARENUS™ brand (www.arenusperformance.com > ), part of Novus International, Inc., focuses on developing performance products for the equine and companion animal markets. Novus is privately owned by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. For more information visit www.novusint.com > .

® ALIMET is a trademark of Novus International, Inc., and is registered in the United States and other countries.

® MHA is a trademark of Novus International, Inc., and is registered in the United States and other countries.

® ACTIVATE is a trademark of Novus International, Inc., and is registered in the United States and other countries.

® ACIDOMIX is a trademark of Novus Deutschland GmbH and is registered in Germany and other countries.

® ADVENT is a trademark of Viridus Animal Health, LLC, and is registered in the United States and other countries.

® MINTREX is a trademark of Novus International, Inc., and is registered in the United States and other countries.

® SANTOQUIN is a trademark of Novus International, Inc., and is registered in the United States and other countries

™MERA is a trademark of Novus International, Inc.

® AGRADO is a trademark if Novus International, Inc., and is registered in the United States and other countries.

™ARENUS is a trademark of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC.

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