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Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. Appoints Harry M. Rubin to Board of Directors; Leading Technology Executive Adds International Business Building Expertise to Board.

HOUSTON -- Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (OTC:SYMX) ("SES") today announced that it has appointed Harry M. Rubin, 53, to its Board of Directors. Mr. Rubin brings a lifetime of experience in the domain of establishing businesses in areas of advanced technology on a global basis to the Board of SES. In his roles with various technology based companies, Mr. Rubin was instrumental in commercializing products and services in areas of advanced technology as well as in taking companies to the public markets. This expertise will be particularly useful as SES commercializes GTI's proprietary U-Gas(R) coal gasification technology.

"We are extremely excited to have Mr. Rubin join our Board," stated Lorenzo Lamadrid, Chairman of the Board. "Mr. Rubin will add significant expertise as we continue to build the functional experience and capabilities of the Board and management team of SES."

Mr. Rubin is currently serving as Chairman of Henmead Enterprises, Inc., filling a top advising role to various companies with respect to strategies, acquisitions and divestitures. He currently serves as a Director of Image-Metrics Plc, and has held board positions at a number of private and public companies such as the A&E Network, RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video and the Genisco Technology Corporation. He was a founding partner of the Boston Beer Company (maker of Samuel Adams Beer). In the 12 years prior to 2006, Mr. Rubin held various senior management roles in the computer software industry, including Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Atari, and President of International Operations and Chief Financial Officer for GT Interactive Software. Mr. Rubin entered the computer software business in 1993 when he became Executive VP for GT Interactive Software as a start-up company, and played a leadership role in GT's progression as the company went public in 1995 and became one of the largest industry players. Prior to 1993, he held various senior financial and general management positions at RCA, GE and NBC. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Business School. He currently resides in New York City.

About Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc.

Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. is an energy and technology company that deploys proprietary technology to efficiently and cleanly gasify low value fuels to replace high cost energy and chemical products sold to major global markets. With its proprietary U-Gas(R) technology (licensed from the Gas Technology Institute), SES can cleanly turn waste coal products into high value synthesis gas for use in power and chemical applications. SES technology performs this gasification without the harmful emissions normally associated with coal fired energy production. SES currently has offices in Houston, Texas, Shanghai and Beijing, China. More information can be found at http://www.synthesisenergy.com or by calling (713) 579-0600.

Forward Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. When used in this press release and in any documents incorporated by reference herein, the words "expects," "will" and similar expressions identify certain of such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance, or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed, or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of SES and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that are subject to change based on factors which are, in many instances, beyond SES's control. These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with: the impact of economic, competitive, and other factors affecting the SES and its operations; and other risk factors. SES cautions that the foregoing factors are not exclusive. SES assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release.
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