Novus Signs Agreement with BioResource International, Inc.

St. Louis, Missouri, May 12, 2008 — Novus International, Inc., a leader in animal health and nutrition, announced a worldwide agreement today with emerging biotechnology company BioResource International, Inc (BRI). The signed agreement states that Novus will be the exclusive worldwide marketer for BRI’s patented enzyme technologies.

“We are pleased to enter into this partnership with Novus International to bring value through improved feed efficiency solutions to the global market,” stated Dr. Giles Shih, Co-founder and President of BioResource International, Inc. “Novus brings strong customer relationships, technical expertise in all areas of animal production, and a wide ranging global reach that complement BRI’s strengths in the area of biotechnology development and innovation.”

BRI’s enzymes provide animal producers with an excellent source of versatile and pellet stable enzymes that allow them to achieve improved animal performance and greater flexibility in dietary formulations. “Novus is excited about bringing this technology into our CIBENZA™ feed additive enzyme portfolio. It represents a strong strategic fit for our overall portfolio and is aligned with our drive to bring advanced feed technologies to the market,” stated Giovanni Gasperoni, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales.

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 CIBENZA™ feed additive, 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.

™CIBENZA is a trademark of Novus International, Inc.

® 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.

About BioResource International, Inc.

BioResource International, Inc. (BRI), a privately-held biotechnology company based in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina, U.S.A., is focused on harnessing the natural power of enzymes to address unique agricultural and industrial concerns. Based on patented technology licensed from North Carolina State University, BRI has been developing innovative, cost-effective solutions for industries worldwide since 1999. BRI’s products include VERSAZYME®, a natural heat-stable feed enzyme for poultry and swine diets, and VALKERASE™, a specially formulated enzyme treatment for feather meal production. More information about BRI can be found at www.briworldwide.com.

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