GNC Holdings, Inc. Closes Secondary Offering

                 GNC Holdings, Inc. Closes Secondary Offering

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 14, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GNC Holdings,Inc. (NYSE: "GNC")
(the "Company"), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness
products, today announced the closing of an underwritten offering of
11,732,479 shares of its ClassA common stock sold by Ares Corporate
Opportunities Fund II,L.P. ("Ares") and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board
(together with Ares, the "Sponsors"). The Sponsors no longer hold any shares
of the Company's ClassA common stock. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC was the sole
underwriter for the offering.

The Company neither issued nor sold any shares in the offering.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of
an offer to buy nor will there be any sale of the shares referred to in this
press release in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation
or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the
securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. A registration statement
relating to these securities (File No. 333-183188) was filed and became
immediately effective upon filing. This offering may be made only by means of
a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus.

Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be
obtained from:

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, NY 11717
Telephone: 1-866-803-9204

About GNC
GNC Holdings,Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a leading global
specialty retailer of health and wellness products, including vitamins,
minerals, and herbal supplement products, sports nutrition products and diet
products, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "GNC."

As of September30, 2012, GNC has more than 7,900 locations, of which more
than 6,000 retail locations are in the United States (including 935franchise
and 2,168 Rite Aid franchise store-within-a-store locations) and franchise
operations in 55 countries (including distribution centers where retail sales
are made). The Company—which is dedicated to helping consumers Live Well—has a
diversified, multi-channel business model and derives revenue from product
sales through company-owned retail stores, domestic and international
franchise activities, third-party contract manufacturing, e-commerce and
corporate partnerships. The Company's broad and deep product mix, which is
focused on high-margin, premium, value-added nutritional products, is sold
under GNC proprietary brands, including Mega Men®, Ultra Mega®, GNC Total
Lean™, Pro Performance®, Pro Performance® AMP and Beyond Raw®, and under
nationally recognized third-party brands.

This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the
Company's financial condition, results of operations and business that is not
historical information. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the
use of terminology such as "subject to," "believes," "anticipates," "plans,"
"expects," "intends," "estimates," "projects," "may," "will," "should," "can,"
the negatives thereof, variations thereon and similar expressions, or by
discussions of strategy and outlook. While the Company believes there is a
reasonable basis for its expectations and beliefs, they are inherently
uncertain, and the Company may not realize its expectations and its beliefs
may not prove correct. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update
or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise. Actual results could differ
materially from those described or implied by such forward-looking statements.
For a listing of factors that may materially affect such forward-looking
statements, please refer to our most recent reports on Form10-K and Form10-Q
filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


Michael M. Nuzzo, Executive Vice President and CFO


Dennis Magulick, Senior Director—Treasury& Investor Relations

SOURCE GNC Holdings, Inc.

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