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NaturalNano, Inc. (OTCBB: NNAN) (FWB: N3N), a developer of advanced nanomaterials and extended release nanotechnologies, today confirmed that the Company's innovative products are made with halloysite nanotubes (HNT™), a naturally occurring, non-toxic and environmentally-friendly nano material.

NaturalNano Confirms Use of Naturally Occurring Nano Materials

ROCHESTER, NY | Posted on July 15th, 2008

Commenting on a recent article in the May edition of the scientific journal, Nature Nanotechnology, that linked carbon nanotubes to certain health risks, Dr. Gary Beall, a director of NaturalNano, Inc. stated: "NaturalNano's proprietary materials utilize naturally occurring nano materials that, historically, have been safe for consumer products as diverse as food packaging, cosmetics, and toothpaste."

HNTs, also known as halloysite natural tubes, marketed by NaturalNano (www.naturalnano.com) are part of the kaolin family of clays and are used today in many applications, including food packaging and cosmetics. HNTs are neither synthetic nor carbon-based. Rather, they are a natural material found in clay deposits in a number of countries around the world. In addition to its nanocomposite product, Pleximer™, NaturalNano has patented methods to fill HNTs with additives for timed-release applications and is developing a variety of applications for uses in the consumer products and industrial products sectors.

"We have always been committed to using naturally occurring nano materials in both our research and development projects and product commercialization endeavors," said Cathy Fleischer, President of NaturalNano. "As the name of our company implies, we are dedicated to utilizing only naturally-occurring nano materials."

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About NaturalNano, Inc.
NaturalNano, Inc. (OTCBB: NNAN) (FWB: N3N) is a materials science company focused on developing and commercializing advanced nanomaterials and extended release nanotechnologies. Based in Rochester, NY, the Company is focused on additive technologies and processes, including its proprietary Pleximer™ polymer additive, that add value to industrial polymers, plastics and composites, as well as consumer and industrial products. NaturalNano holds and licenses more than 25 patents and applications, as well as proprietary know-how for extraction and separation processes, compositions, and derivatives of halloysite and other nanotubes.

About Gary W. Beall, Ph.D.

Dr. Beall is currently a Professor of Chemistry at Texas State University at San Marcos and Director of The Center for Nanophase Research. Dr. Beall has more than 20 years' experience in research, development, processing, and commercialization of products utilizing advanced nanomaterials. After receiving his BS in Chemistry from Tarleton State University in 1972 and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Baylor University in 1975, he worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Radian Corp., Weston, Inc., United Catalysts, Inc., founded Technical Minerals, Inc., and Amcol Intl. Inc. before co-founding and becoming Vice President of Nanocor, Inc. in 1995. He moved to academia in 1999 at Missouri Baptist College before accepting his current post at Texas State University in 2001. In 2000, Dr. Beall contributed to and co-edited the first book on polymer/nanoclay composites, which is now in its third printing. Dr. Beall is on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Clay Science, Nanoexpress, and Nanotech Briefs. He has published more than 90 papers and holds 42 U.S. patents with three pending, of which 27 deal with nanotechnology. He is a member of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Beall was elected to the NaturalNano, Inc. Board of Directors in June 2007.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and future performance of NaturalNano 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-KSB and quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB 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.

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