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Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 1.46.07 PMDr. Graham Chapman, one of the world’s greatest experts in oxo-biodegradability, at Ecoverde

New York, NY, Feb. 28, 2014 – Ecoverde Group Inc. (“Ecoverde” or the “Company”) a green technology company, developing, selling and manufacturing efficient and environmentally friendly oxo-biodegradable products, is proud to announce today that Dr. Graham Chapman joined the Company as Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Chapman has a renowned experience in the field of specialty plastics, especially biodegradable and water-soluble plastics. Dr. Chapman’s appointment is effective March 1, 2014.

Prior to joining Ecoverde, Dr. Chapman was Technical Director at EcoPoly Solutions Inc. He was responsible for overseeing that company’s technology, supporting sales initiatives and representing the company to outside institutions such as the ASTM and cen.

His tenure at companies such as Green Club Inc. and Cerestech Inc. (Canada), Novon International and St. Lawrence Group/Ecostar A.G. (UK and Switzerland) has made Graham a more and more recognized scientific expert in biodegradable plastic advanced technology and research.

“There are two fathers of oxo-biodegradability in the world. One is Professor Lemaire, who is the Chairman of Ecoverde’s Advisory Board, and the second is Dr. Graham Chapman, who joined us as Chief Scientific Officer. It is an honor to have such a distinguished figure on our team. Ecoverde now covers more than 80% of the world knowledge in this field,” said Bernard Allaire, President and ceo of Ecoverde Group Inc.

Graham Chapman holds a master’s degree in organic chemistry, mathematics, biochemistry and physics from Cambridge University, UK as well as a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Imperial College, London, UK.

Dr. Chapman commented, “I very much look forward to joining the team at Ecoverde and developing the technology to greater heights to meet the demands of customers and eco- conscious people around the world.”

About Ecoverde Group Inc.

Ecoverde develops, manufactures and sells economically efficient and environmentally friendly oxo-biodegradable plastic film and container products sourced from traditional petrochemical polymers. Plastic products formulated with Ecoverde additives can be timed to fragment and then biodegrade into carbon dioxide, water and biomass (no methane emissions, no heavy metals, no residual petroleum) at the desired intervals required by various consumer, agricultural and industrial applications.

Headquartered in New York City, the Company is present in several European and Asian countries.

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