Nature's Sunshine Products Announces Annual Meeting Date

Nature's Sunshine Products Announces Annual Meeting Date

LEHI, Utah, Feb. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NATR), a leading natural health and wellness company, today announced
that the 2013 Annual Meeting of shareholders will be held on Wednesday, May 8,
2013, at the Company's principal executive offices located at 2500 West
Executive Parkway, Suite 100, Lehi, Utah. Shareholders of record as of the
close of business on March 19, 2013, will be entitled to vote at the
meeting.The exact time and other details of the meeting will be announced in
the definitive proxy statement, which will be sent to shareholders prior to
the 2013 Annual Meeting.

The Company further announced that the deadline for the receipt of shareholder
proposals for inclusion in the Company's proxy statement, and for nominations
for directors, for the 2013 Annual Meeting is March 8, 2013.In order to be
brought before the 2013 Annual Meeting, any such proposals must be received by
the Corporate Secretary at the Company's principal executive offices no later
than that date.Such proposals must comply in all respects with the
requirements contained in the Company's bylaws and in Rule 14a-8 under the
Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, to be considered a proper
proposal or nomination.

About Nature's Sunshine Products

Nature's Sunshine Products (Nasdaq:NATR), a leading natural health and
wellness company, markets and distributes nutritional and personal care
products through a global direct sales force of over 600,000 independent
distributors in more than 40 countries.Nature's Sunshine manufactures its
products through its own state-of-the-art facilities to ensure its products
continue to set the standard for the highest quality, safety and efficacy on
the market today. The Company has two reportable business segments that
operate under the Nature's Sunshine Products brand and are divided based on
their geographic operations in the United States (NSP United States) and in
countries outside the United States (NSP International), as well as a third
reportable business segment operates globally under the Synergy WorldWide
brand. The Company also supports health and wellness for children around the
world through its partnership with the Little Heroes Foundation.Additional
information about the Company can be obtained at its website, www.natr.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

In addition to historical information, this release contains forward-looking
statements. Nature's Sunshine may, from time to time, make written or oral
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements encompass Nature's Sunshine's
beliefs, expectations, hopes, or intentions regarding future events.Words
such as "expects," "intends," "believes," "anticipates," "should," "likely,"
and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.All
forward-looking statements included in this release are made as of the date
hereof and are based on information available to the Company as of such date.
Nature's Sunshine assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking
statement.Actual results will vary, and may vary materially, from those
anticipated, estimated, projected or expected for a number of reasons,
including, among others: furtherreviewsof the Company's financial statements
by the Company and its Audit Committee; modification of the Company's
accounting practices; foreign business risks; industry cyclicality;
fluctuations in customer demand and order pattern; changes in pricing and
general economic conditions; as well as other risks detailed in the Company's
previous filings with the SEC.

CONTACT: Stephen M. Bunker
         Chief Financial Officer
         Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc.
         2500 West Executive Parkway, Suite 100
         Lehi, Utah 84043
         (801) 341-7303