Mannatech® Announces Official Opening in Ukraine

  Mannatech® Announces Official Opening in Ukraine

                Ukraine becomes company’s 24^th global market

Business Wire

COPPELL, Texas -- July 8, 2013

Mannatech, Incorporated  (NASDAQ: MTEX), the leading innovator and provider of
nutritional supplements based on Real Food Technology^® solutions, announced
today the official opening of its Ukraine operation. The opening brings
Mannatech’s total global presence to 24 countries.

The Ukraine launch signifies an important step by Mannatech to extend its
ongoing global expansion into Eastern Europe. Mannatech will be opening an
office and training center in Kiev under the direction of General Manager
Olena Sergeeva, who was hired in January 2013 to help coordinate the expansion
into Ukraine. Ms. Sergeeva’s extensive knowledge and experience with direct
selling will be invaluable in developing Mannatech’s business in Ukraine. The
company held an official opening event over the weekend on Saturday, July 6^th
at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Kiev.

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.

“The direct selling model has had proven success in the Ukrainian marketplace,
particularly in recent years,” said Ms. Sergeeva. “Mannatech’s message of hope
and its solutions for better health, along with its unique model for rewarding
those who help champion the cause to help address global malnutrition, is an
especially attractive and meaningful offer to the Ukrainian culture.”

Roy Truett, President of International and Chief Operating Officer, added,
“Ukraine is a very important market for Mannatech. We are highly encouraged by
the eager excitement we’ve already experienced during our pre-launch
activities, and we’re now able to build on that strong foundation. We’re also
hopeful about the possibilities that our future successes in Ukraine could
spark in all of Eastern Europe down the road.”

“Our presence in Ukraine is the product of many months of planning and hard
work by our global teams,” said Dr. Robert Sinnott, CEO and Chief Science
Officer of Mannatech. “The Ukraine launch represents a significant milestone
in our global expansion plans. In preparing for this launch we have built a
strong alliance with a network of social entrepreneurs in Ukraine who believe
in our business, our products and our social cause to fight global
malnutrition through our Mission 5 Million (M5M) program.”

As an initial step to opening the market, Mannatech began shipping limited
quantities of their products to Ukraine for consumer consumption in November
2012 and has already experienced a very promising response in the Ukrainian
marketplace. Mannatech will launch with nine of their core products: Advanced
Ambrotose^® (75g), Advanced Ambrotose^® (150g), Advanced Ambrotose^®
(capsules), Ambrotose AO^®, PLUS™, PhytoMatrix^®, Omega-3 with Vitamin D,
MannaBears™ and NutriVerus™ powder.

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 and
Hong Kong. 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:

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