Performance Plants Inc. Announces the Appointment of Malcolm Devine Ph.D. as Vice-President

September 12, 2006 - KINGSTON, ON & SASKATOON, SK – Performance Plants Inc., one of Canada’s leading agricultural biotechnology companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Malcolm Devine, PhD, as Vice-President, Crop Development and Commercialization.

Dr. Devine brings an impressive background in research and commercialization to this position. Prior to joining Performance Plants Inc. he was a Research Director at the National Research Council’s Plant Biotechnology Institute in Saskatoon. Malcolm has worked in Canada and Europe with major agriculture companies including Aventis and Bayer Crop Science. He has significant experience as a professor and department head in the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Devine completed his Ph.D. in weed science at the University of Guelph.

“Having Malcolm join our team is part of the commitment we are making to advance our technologies into worldwide markets and provide customers with the tools to address the challenges of environmental stress on crop performance. His impressive array of expertise in research, technology management and business development combined with his international contacts will be of enormous value in moving our company forward,” says Dr. David Dennis, President and CEO of Performance Plants Inc.

Dr. Devine will be based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in The Company’s crop development centre. Performance Plants is expanding operations having recently completed Canada’s largest private equity investment in Ag-biotechnology. The Company was honoured last year with a “Promising Early Stage Company” award by BIOTECanada, the national association representing the Canadian biotechnology community.

About Performance Plants Inc.

Performance Plants Inc. is a leader in the plant biotechnology industry. Its proprietary technologies focus on high-value plant traits for agricultural and bioproduct applications, enhancing crop performance to improve yields under conditions of environmental stress such as drought and extreme heat. The Company has established global product development agreements with strategic partners in the corn, soybean, turf and ornamentals markets. Performance Plants’ crop development centre is in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Its head office and gene and trait discovery centre are located in Kingston, Ontario.