C. Scott O'Hara Joins GNC Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors

         C. Scott O'Hara Joins GNC Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, March 4, 2013

PITTSBURGH, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) (the
"Company"), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness
products, today announced the election of C. Scott O'Hara to its board of

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Mr. O'Hara was formerly an Executive Vice President of H.J. Heinz Company,
serving most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Heinz North
America. Previous roles with Heinz included service as Chief Executive
Officer of Heinz Europe and formerly as Executive Vice President -- Asia
Pacific/Rest of World. Prior to joining the H.J. Heinz Company in 2006, Mr.
O'Hara was an executive of the Gillette Company serving in various global
operating and management roles for 14 years. He currently serves on the board
of directors of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL).

"We are excited that Scott has joined the GNC board," said Joseph Fortunato,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "His wealth of knowledge
and experience, particularly his international business expertise, should be a
valuable resource to GNC as we move forward. I welcome Scott to the GNC board
and look forward to him joining our team."

About Us

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 December 31, 2012, GNC has more than 8,100 locations, of which more than
6,100 retail locations are in the United States (including 949 franchise and
2,181 Rite Aid franchise store-within-a-store locations) and franchise
operations in 54 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. GNC'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^TM, Pro
Performance®, Pro Performance® AMP, Beyond Raw®, and under nationally
recognized third party brands.


Michael M. Nuzzo, Executive Vice President and CFO
(412) 288-2029


Dennis Magulick, Senior Director – Treasury & Investor Relations
(412) 288-4632

SOURCE GNC Holdings, Inc.

Website: http://www.gnc.com
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