Iovate Health Sciences International Inc. and GNC Team Up For Hurricane Sandy Relief in New York City

Iovate Health Sciences International Inc. and GNC Team Up For Hurricane Sandy
                           Relief in New York City

FDNY Foundation Receives EPIQ Thank You, Helping to Put a Firehouse Back in
Shape After Destruction

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Iovate Health Sciences International
Inc. ("Iovate"), under its brand name EPIQ™, and GNC® teamed up to provide a
donation to the FDNY Foundation to benefit a firehouse that suffered a total
loss of their fitness equipment as a result of flooding from Hurricane Sandy.


In an effort to show gratitude for the City of New York's brave first
responders of Engine 4 Ladder 15, Iovate and GNC's contribution to the FDNY
Foundation will refurbish the station's gym with all new fitness equipment
such as treadmills, a dumbbell rack, and medicine balls, as well as new top of
the line EPIQ™ supplements.

Brent Coward, Director, Brand Management - Sports Nutrition of Iovate Health
Sciences Inc., presented the equipment to Captain David Drake, a 16-year
veteran of the FDNY.

"The acts of heroism these firefighters show every day is an inspiration to
all of us at Iovate and GNC, and we are proud to honor such brave members of
the community. It is with sincere appreciation to the City of New York's first
responders that we help rebuild their fitness facility after Hurricane Sandy
and provide them with premium quality EPIQ™ supplements," said Coward.

Engineered by Iovate Health Sciences International Inc., EPIQ™ is a new
breakthrough line of powerful, specialized muscle building supplements
designed for men and women seeking the best in athletic performance. With its
clean formulation approach, EPIQ™ products are guaranteed free of harmful
impurities, artificial dyes or colors, and banned substances (WADA).

About Iovate Health Sciences International Inc.
Iovate Health Sciences is a dynamic, leading-edge nutritional supplement
company that delivers some of the highest quality, most innovative and
effective products in the world.

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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.

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