Mannatech’s Independent Associates Step Up to Nourish One Thousand Children in Need Through the Founder’s Challenge

  Mannatech’s Independent Associates Step Up to Nourish One Thousand Children
  in Need Through the Founder’s Challenge

Combined Associate and corporate contribution will provide a complete year of
                      supplementation for these children

Business Wire

COPPELL, Texas -- January 23, 2013

Mannatech, Incorporated  (NASDAQ: MTEX), the leading innovator and provider of
nutritional supplements based on Real Food Technology^® solutions, announced
today the results of its Founder’s Challenge initiative in December 2012.

Through the Founder’s Challenge, Mannatech celebrated its heritage of giving.
The initiative served to help fulfill the dream of Sam Caster, Mannatech’s
Founder, of impacting the global issues of malnutrition and changing the lives
of millions of children in desperate need of hope and health. Associates’ one
simple act of giving changed the lives of a thousand children for an entire
year. Participation was easy and the impact was far-reaching. Overall, 1,000
kits were purchased and 1,000 children were nourished.

The program behind the Founder’s Challenge and company mission, Give for
Real^SM, began in 2009. Give for Real is Mannatech’s Donation Through
Consumption program that helps nourish children in need around the world. As
of November 2012, 9,377,168 servings have been distributed worldwide and
31,538 children helped. Give for Real supports Mannatech’s initiative of
Social Entrepreneurship, a forward-thinking business paradigm of solving the
world’s biggest problems like global malnutrition.

The Founder’s Challenge brought to life Mannatech’s new mission and vision
statements.

Our mission is to fight global malnutrition by nourishing the world with Real
Food Technology supplementation while empowering and rewarding the lives of
those who champion our cause.

Our vision is to impact the global epidemic of childhood malnutrition by
linking five million consumers of Real Food Technology supplementation with
five million children in need.

Associates purchased a Founder’s Challenge Kit of PhytoBlend™ powder for $100
that provided nourishment for a child in need for six months. Mannatech
matched that purchase with another six months of PhytoBlend powder. It was
then donated directly to MannaRelief who then distributed it where the needs
are strongest. Founded in 1999 by Sam and Linda Caster, MannaRelief is a
nonprofit organization providing proper nutritional support to undernourished
children around the world. †

“The Founder’s Challenge is a shining example of how we came together not only
as a company, but as champions of our cause—people who are deeply dedicated to
world change by fighting global malnutrition. The outpouring of support from
Associates signifies the depth of our purpose and dedication to our most
precious resource—our children. ” — Dr. Rob Sinnott, Mannatech CEO

Through Mannatech’s Give for Real^SM program, Associates consume the
nutritional products they need, and Mannatech helps a child in need. Our goal
is to link millions of consumers to millions of at-risk children around the
globe. The concept of “Donation through Consumption” means that as our
consumer business grows, so does our giving. It’s not just a company vision,
it’s a partnership with like-minded individuals—social
entrepreneurs—interested in making a change for themselves and for others.

Individuals interested in Mannatech’s products or exploring its business
opportunity are encouraged to learn more at Mannatech.com.

†MannaRelief is an independent, nonprofit organization. It is not owned or
operated by Mannatech, incorporated.

About Mannatech

Mannatech, Incorporated, develops high-quality health, weight and fitness, and
skin care products that are based on the solid foundation of nutritional
science and development standards. Mannatech is dedicated to its platform of
Social Entrepreneurship based on fighting global malnutrition by nourishing
the world with Real Food Technology supplementation while empowering and
rewarding the lives of those who champion our cause. Mannatech’s proprietary
products are available through independent sales Associates around the globe
including the United States, Canada, South Africa, Namibia, Australia, New
Zealand, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, the
United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Estonia, Finland, the Republic of
Ireland, Czech Republic, the Republic of Korea and Mexico. For more
information, visit Mannatech.com.

Contact:

Mannatech, Incorporated
Brett Duncan, 972-471-7367
bduncan@mannatech.com
 
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