Naturally Advanced Technologies Appoints Advanced Materials Industry Veteran to Its Board of Directors

     - Confirms all proposals were approved at the Annual General Meeting
                              of Shareholders -

    PORTLAND, Aug. 6 /CNW/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT,
OTCBB: NADVF, TSXV: NAT), a company committed to unlocking the potential of
renewable and environmentally sustainable biomass resources from hemp and
other bast fibers, appointed Jeremy K. Jones to its board of directors
effective August 5th. With the addition, NAT's board has eight members. Also,
management confirmed that all proposals presented at the Annual General
Meeting of Shareholders held on August 6th were approved.
    "I have been a participant of NAT's Advisory Board since March 2009,"
stated Jones. "NAT has tremendous opportunity and with its recent agreements
with Hanesbrands, Inc. G. J. Littlewoods & Son and Patrick Yarns, the company
is well positioned for commercialization of Crailar(R) Organic Fibers. I am
very excited to join the NAT general board. With 30 years experience in
advanced materials, I intend to help management drive our growth strategies in
this arena."
    "We are delighted Jeremy agreed to expand his role and welcome him to our
board of directors," stated Ken Barker, CEO of NAT. "His extensive experience
building businesses in the advanced materials industries will be a tremendous
asset as we pursue dissolving pulp opportunities in various markets. Our
CRAILAR pulping process utilizes environmentally sustainable technology and
tests reveal it possesses superior characteristics to the currently available
dissolving pulps, making it ideal for applications such as consumer paper
products, advanced composites and performance apparel yarns."
    Jones, 54, was Vice President of Koch Genesis, the venture arm of Koch
Industries, the largest private company in the United States from 2007 through
2009. At Koch he was responsible for deal sourcing, diligence and structuring
in areas such as renewable fuels, biopolymers, medical textiles and advanced
fibers for Koch's operating businesses INVISTA, Georgia-Pacific and Flint
Hills Resources. Prior to Koch, Jones was in leadership and corporate officer
roles in Fortune 500 companies such as Polaroid, Motorola and Cabot
Microelectronics, where he built several businesses in optical and electronic
materials, as well as in start-ups such as Crosslink, a St. Louis company
commercializing conductive polymer materials. Jones has a Master of Science in
Materials Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from
Babson College.

    About Naturally Advanced Technologies, Inc.

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. is committed to unlocking the
potential of renewable and environmentally sustainable biomass resources from
hemp and other bast fibers. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiary,
Crailar Fiber Technologies Inc., is developing proprietary technologies for
production of bast fibers, cellulose pulp, and their resulting by-products, in
collaboration with Canada's National Research Council and the Alberta Research
Council. Crailar(R) technology offers cost-effective and environmentally
sustainable processing and production of natural, bast fibers such as hemp and
flax, resulting in increased performance characteristics for use in textile,
industrial, energy, medical and composite material applications. The company
was founded in 1998 as a provider of environmentally friendly, socially
responsible clothing and adheres to a "triple bottom line" philosophy,
respecting the human rights of employees, the environmental impact of the
company's operations and fiscal responsibility to its shareholders. See
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responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

    Forward Looking Statement Disclaimer

    This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking statements". All statements in this news release, other than
statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of risks
and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from
those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information and
including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to: any market
interruptions that may delay the trading of the Company's shares,
technological and operational challenges, needs for additional capital,
changes in consumer preferences, market acceptance and technological changes,
dependence on manufacturing and material supplies providers, international
operations, competition, regulatory restrictions and the loss of key
employees. In addition, the Company's business and operations are subject to
the risks set forth in the Company's most recent Form 10-KSB, Form 10-QSB and
other SEC filings which are available through EDGAR at These are
among the primary risks we foresee at the present time. The Company assumes no
obligation to update the forward-looking statements.

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For further information: Investor Contact: Kirsten Chapman, Cathy
Mattison, Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, (415) 433-3777,; Media Contact: Adam Handelsman, Lippert/Heilshorn &
Associates, (212) 838-3777,

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