Cyanotech Names Bob Capelli as Director of Sales

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii--Jan. 16, 2002--Responding to increasing demand for its products on a worldwide basis, Cyanotech Corporation (Nasdaq: CYAN) has named Bob Capelli as Director of Sales.

Mr. Capelli, an 11-year veteran in the natural foods and supplement industry, was Senior Sales Manager for Forcite--The Source, a division of Tree of Life, Inc., with responsibility for more than $25 million in annual product sales. He joined Forcite in 1991 as a sales representative and was named a sales manager and field sales manager before becoming a senior sales manager.

"Cyanotech is experiencing steadily increasing demand for its products, particularly BioAstin(R) and NatuRose(R)," said Kelly Moorhead, Cyanotech's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "We look forward to Bob helping to direct and manage our expanding sales efforts."

Recently, Cyanotech announced an expansion of its astaxanthin production capacity by approximately 60% as a result of current and projected future demand for NatuRose and BioAstin natural astaxanthin products.

Mr. Capelli has a B.A. from Rutgers University, is fluent in Spanish and Portugese and has had prior work experience in Latin America as well as the United States.

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