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Green Earth Technologies Adds Three Independent Members to Its Board of Directors

Press Release Source: Green Earth Technologies, Inc.

Thursday April 3, 9:15 am ET


STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Earth Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets:GETG - News), a manufacturer and marketer of environmentally friendly consumer products, today appointed Janet Jankua, Brad Smith and Simon Higgs as independent directors on its board. These appointments bring the total number of directors to five, the majority of which are independent according to the definition used by Nasdaq. Janet Jankua will serve on the compensation committee and Brad Smith and Simon Higgs will serve on the audit/compliance committee.

Green Earth Technologies is committed to building a world class organization that will seek to deliver on the promise of its technology and the commitment to increasing shareholder value for the long term, stated Jeff Marshall, President and CEO of Green Earth Technologies. We are extremely pleased that Janet, Brad and Simon have agreed to serve on our board. Each of them brings to GET expert skills in strategic planning, with individual talents in areas of financial oversight, transportation and logistics and capital formation that will be key to supporting the companys growth.

Biographies of the New Board Members

Janet Jankua, 45, is a Township Trustee in Richfield, Ohio. Previously, she was Chief Human Resource Officer for units of Rockwell Automation and National City Corporation. Previously she chaired the Cleveland Museum of Art Young Friends Board of Directors and was co-founder and trustee for Cleveland Bridge Builders, which supports inter-generational leadership training and succession planning in regional business and civic sectors. Mrs. Jankua received her M.S. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Hartford, Connecticut and subsequently served as a U.S. Marine Corps officer with Top Secret security clearance.

Bradford D. Smith, 49, began his career as a money manager on Wall Street. He founded Atlantic Capital Management, which grew to encompass investment banking and venture capital financing until he sold it in 2006. Mr. Smiths diverse philanthropic board experience includes serving on the Boards of the New York Zoological Society, The Denver Zoo, The Edward John Noble Foundation, The Georgia Conservancy, The Charles Lindbergh Foundation, the Sundance Institute, The Sundance Preserve, Eaglebrook School, and St. Catherines Island Foundation (co-chair). He also accepted a nomination to the Business Council for the United Nations. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Columbia University, and attended the New York Institute of Finance.

Simon Higgs, 41, began his career with the U.K.s Royal Mail, holding several management positions in depot management, transportation logistics, international distribution and contract negotiation over an eight year period. In 1996, Mr. Higgs joined Marken Ltd., a privately held, U.K.-based courier company serving in a number of senior management posts leading up to the number two post of Global Director. During his 10-year tenure with Marken, the company became the market leader in specialist, pharmaceutical transportation before being acquired by Excel plc, the second largest logistics company in the world. Mr. Higgs operational experience spans more than 30 different countries. He now uses this expertise to advise companies seeking to expand internationally.


Green Earth Technologies produces G - Branded superior performing totally green products made with American grown base oils that utilizes the power of nanotechnology to deliver environmentally friendly products with no compromisemeaning, consumers can now do their part without having to give up performance or value - Save the Earth - Sacrifice Nothing. The G-Brand family of products, which include G-OIL, G-WASH, G-GLASS, G-SCENT, G-WHEEL and G-TIRE, are offered in a wide range of automotive categories including performance & appearance chemicals. Please visit or for the latest news and in-depth information about G.E.T. and its brands.


Certain statements in this release regarding future events and developments, future performance, management's expectations, beliefs, plans, or projections are "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Such statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and are based on the Companys current expectations, and speak only as of the date of such statements. Actual Company results may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties.



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Source: Green Earth Technologies, Inc.

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