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Synthesis Energy Systems president and CEO Robert Rigdon appointed to the board

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Houston, Tx., USA - August 18, 2009, Houston, Tx., USA - Synthesis Energy Systems announced the appointment of Robert Rigdon, president and chief executive officer, to its Board of Directors.

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The Company promoted Mr. Rigdon to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, in March 2009. Prior to the promotion, Mr. Rigdon held the Company's Chief Operations Officer position since November 2008. Mr. Rigdon joined SES in May 2008 as Senior Vice President of Operations and was responsible for overseeing the implementation and operation of the Company's coal gasification projects worldwide. Prior to joining SES, Mr. Rigdon worked for GE Energy in a variety of capacities, including Director-IGCC Commercialization, and Director-Gasification Industrials and Chemicals Business. For the 20 years previous to this, Mr. Rigdon worked for Texaco, and later ChevronTexaco, in the Worldwide Power & Gasification group, where he ultimately became Vice President-Gasification Technology for the group. Mr. Rigdon is a mechanical engineer with a B.S. from Lamar Univers

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