Mannatech® Plans Opening Event in Preparation of Ukraine Launch

  Mannatech® Plans Opening Event in Preparation of Ukraine Launch

       Celebration at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Kiev on July 6^th, 2013

Business Wire

COPPELL, Texas -- July 1, 2013

Mannatech, Incorporated  (NASDAQ: MTEX), the leading innovator and provider of
nutritional supplements based on Real Food Technology^® solutions, announced
today the official opening event of its Ukraine launch, to be held at the
Fairmont Grand Hotel Kiev in the Ballroom from 14:00 to 18:00 on Saturday,
July 6^th. The opening will bring Mannatech’s total global presence to 24
countries.

Special guests from Mannatech in attendance will include Sam Caster, Founder
of Mannatech; Roy Truett, President of International and Chief Operating
Officer; Bo Alex, a leading Mannatech Associate in Europe; Olena Sergeeva,
General Manager of Ukraine; and Colin Morgan-Jones, Mannatech’s European
Managing Director.

“This opening event is going to be a celebration of all the hard work we’ve
put into launching in Ukraine, and all the lives we’re committed to improving
moving forward,” said Dr. Robert Sinnott, CEO and Chief Science Officer of
Mannatech. “We have high expectations for our Ukraine business, based both on
the impressive industry-wide growth the market has experienced in the past few
years, and an early excitement we’ve witnessed from residents eager to receive
Mannatech’s products and share our mission of linking five million consumers
with five million children in need.”

According to the Ukrainian Association of Direct Sales (UDSA), 2013 first
quarter retail sales via the direct selling model totaled 1,158 billion USD,
up 2.54% from the previous year (2012) with 1,217,000 reported independent
distributors, up 3.95% from the previous year. According to the World
Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA), as of 2012, more than 1.2
million people participate in direct sales.

Roy Truett, President of International and Chief Operating Officer, added,
“Global expansion in key markets has been a foundational strategy for
Mannatech this year. We successfully opened in Hong Kong in April of this
year, and now our Ukraine opening continues this strategic momentum. Taking
into account some of the unprecedented results we’re seeing simultaneously in
many of our current markets, especially Korea, Canada and South Africa, we’re
very encouraged by these positive global trends.”

“Expansion into Ukraine is a major milestone in our global strategic business
plan,” said Colin Morgan-Jones, Mannatech’s European Managing Director. “The
launch event is intended to bring together the brightest Ukrainian minds in
social entrepreneurship and attract strategic visionaries who have a passion
and belief in Mannatech’s mission in connecting five million consumers with
five million malnourished children whilst being generously compensated for
their efforts. Through our dedicated Field Leadership & local Ukrainian
Corporate Team, we intend to make Ukraine a better place by sharing the Gift
of Mannatech to the population.”

Mannatech will launch with nine of their core products: Advanced Ambrotose^®
(75 g), Advanced Ambrotose (150 g), Advanced Ambrotose capsules, Ambrotose
AO^®, PLUS™, PhytoMatrix^®, Omega-3 with Vitamin D[3], MannaBears™ and
NutriVerus™ powder.

All Associates and their prospects/guests from around the world are welcome
and encouraged to attend this launch event. In order to attend, please
register by sending an email to ukrcustserv@mannatech.com, with a subject line
of “Register on July 6th.” Additionally, please include your name, account
number, and the names of any of your guests in the body of the email.
Registrations will be confirmed by return email. Please note: Space is
limited, so register early for this ‘not to be missed’ event.

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

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 the foundation of promoting, aiding and
optimizing nutrition where it is needed most around the world. 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, Mexico, Hong
Kong and Ukraine. For more information, visit Mannatech.com.

Please note: This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally can
be identified by use of phrases or terminology such as “intend” or other
similar words or the negative of such terminology. Similarly, descriptions of
Mannatech’s objectives, strategies, plans, goals or targets contained herein
are also considered forward-looking statements. Mannatech believes this
release should be read in conjunction with all of its filings with the United
States Securities and Exchange Commission and cautions its readers that these
forward-looking statements are subject to certain events, risks, uncertainties
and other factors. Some of these factors include, among others, Mannatech’s
inability to attract and retain Associates and Members, increases in
competition, litigation, regulatory changes and its planned growth into new
international markets. Although Mannatech believes that the expectations,
statements and assumptions reflected in these forward-looking statements are
reasonable, it cautions readers to always consider all of the risk factors and
any other cautionary statements carefully in evaluating each forward-looking
statement in this release, as well as those set forth in its latest Annual
Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and other filings filed
with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including its
current reports on Form 8-K. All of the forward-looking statements contained
herein speak only as of the date of this release.

Contact:

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