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NaturalNano Adds John Ryan to Its Board of Directors

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 27, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NaturalNano, Inc. (OTCBB:NNAN) (Frankfurt:N3N) (), announced the election of John Ryan to NaturalNano's  Board of Directors.  Ryan has founded several mining businesses over the course of his career and has extensive background in mining and securities. Mr. Ryan fills an existing vacancy on the Board.

NaturalNano's Acting CEO & President James Wemett said, "Mr. Ryan has significant expertise in the commercialization of nanoclays, including mining to manufacturing and commercialization.   He will be a major asset in NaturalNano's growth strategy and will help us enhance NNAN's stockholder value. Wemett continued, " It is particularly timely for Mr. Ryan to join our Board with NaturalNano re-listing on the OTCBB last week.  His relevant experience is incredible."

Mr. Ryan stated, "I believe there is a great market opportunity for NaturalNano's Halloysite nanotubes in the nanocomposites market and for use in personal care products.  I am excited to join the team's effort to secure a large part of those markets for this unique nanoclay material."

Mr. John Ryan

Mr. John Ryan is a mining engineering graduate of the University of Idaho and also holds a law degree from Boston College. He is the co-founder of US Silver, High Plains Uranium and Western Goldfields. He is currently the chairman and CEO of Senetek PLC. Mr. Ryan also holds Series 62 and Series 63 securities licenses and is registered with Sunrise Securities Corp. in New York, NY.

About NaturalNano, Inc.

NaturalNano, Inc. (Pink Sheets:NNAN) (Frankfurt:N3N) is a materials science company focused on developing and commercializing advanced nanocomposites. The Company is focused on additive technologies and processes, including their proprietary Pleximer that adds value to industrial polymers, plastics and composites. NaturalNano holds and licenses 20 patents and applications, as well as proprietary know-how for extraction and separation processes, compositions, and derivatives of Halloysite.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and future performance that involve risks and uncertainties that could materially affect actual results.  This information is qualified in its entirety by cautionary statements and risk factors disclosure contained in certain of NaturalNano's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The most recent annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed by NaturalNano provide information about these factors, which may be revised or supplemented in future reports to the SEC on those forms or on Form 8-K. We caution investors not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or other such factors that affect the subject of these statements, except where expressly required by law.

CONTACT: Jim Wemett NaturalNano, Inc. 585-267-4848