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May 03, 2015 3:59 PM ET

Personal Products

Company Overview of NBTY, Inc.

Company Overview

NBTY, Inc. manufactures, markets, distributes, and retails vitamins, nutritional supplements, and related products in the United States and internationally. The company markets approximately 25,000 individual stock keeping units, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, and supplements (VMHS) products; and food products, such as fruits and nuts under Nature's Bounty, Osteo Bi-Flex, Pure Protein, Body Fortress, Sundown, MET-Rx, Rexall, Balance Bar, Ester-C, Solgar, SISU, Good 'N Natural, American Health, Home Health, Physiologics, Puritan's Pride, Worldwide Sport Nutrition, Natural Wealth, Holland & Barrett, GNC (UK), De Tuinen, Essenza, and Vitamin World brands. Its Wholesale segment sells brand...

2100 Smithtown Avenue

Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

United States

Founded in 1971

13,500 Employees



Key Executives for NBTY, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Member of Executive Committee
Age: 48
Founder and Consultant
Age: 85
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 40
President of NBTY Americas and Chief Executive Officer of US Nutrition
Age: 49
Chief Executive Officer of NBTY Europe Ltd
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

NBTY, Inc. Key Developments

NbtNBTY, Inc. Announces Executive Appointments

NBTY, Inc. announced that it has appointed four senior executives to its management team who will spearhead strategic growth initiatives for the company's branded businesses. Andre Branch has joined NBTY as Chief Marketing Officer, where he will lead consumer and customer marketing efforts, as well as focus on strategies to further build NBTY's trusted and high-quality brands, including Nature's Bounty, Sundown Naturals, Ester-C, Solgar and Osteo Bi-Flex. This will include developing the strategy, building brand and product roadmaps and developing a robust innovation pipeline that leverages consumer data, shopper insights and various media platforms. Andre brings more than 20 years of brand-building experience to the role from companies including Kraft Foods, Diageo and, most recently, L'Oreal. Derek Bowen has been named Senior Vice President, General Manager for Vitamins, Minerals, Herbals and Supplements (VMHS). Derek, who joins NBTY from Coty Beauty U.S., will be responsible for developing and executing strategic growth plans for all of NBTY's US Nutrition VMHS brands, including Nature's Bounty®, Sundown Naturals®, Osteo Bi-Flex® and Ester-C®, with full profit and loss accountability. As Senior VP of Marketing for Coty, Derek was responsible for managing volume and profit for the US Cosmetic and Fragrance portfolios. Derek has 20 years of experience in building and marketing well-known brands at strong consumer products companies such as Unilever, Sara Lee, Dial and P&G. Bradley Charron was named Senior Vice President, General Manager for Sports & Active Nutrition. Brad will be responsible for developing and executing strategic growth plans for all the company's Sports & Active Nutrition brands, such as MET-Rx®, Pure Protein®, Body Fortress® and Balance Bar®, with full profit and loss accountability. Brad brings 15 years' experience with him to NBTY, most recently with Chobani, where he served as their Senior Vice President of Marketing. Prior to that, Brad held senior leadership positions with Under Armour, PepsiCo and Liz Claiborne. Additionally, the company has promoted Jill Staib into a newly created position, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Private Label. In this role she will focus on identifying and capturing value from both operational and market based opportunities and executing plans for NBTY's private label business, among other things.

NBTY, Inc. Announces the Creation of Scientific Advisory Council

NBTY, Inc. announced the formation of a Scientific Advisory Council. The Council, which is comprised of some of the medical and nutrition experts in the field, will provide guidance to the company as it looks to become the most recognized global leader in wellness products. The Council represents expertise in a variety of disciplines, including Nutrition Epidemiology, Alternative Medicine and Herbs, Food Science, Sports Nutrition and more. Chaired by Dr. David L. Katz, founding director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center, the group will provide tactical insight into nutrition and health trends, assist NBTY in advancing its global scientific efforts, and provide guidance and feedback on new product development and innovation, among other things. Members of the NBTY Scientific Advisory Council are: David L. Katz, is the Chair of the NBTY Scientific Advisory Council. He is founding director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center, President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Editor in Chief of the Journal Childhood Obesity, Chief Science Officer for NuVal LLC and director of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital. Tom (J. Thomas) Brenna, is a Professor of Human Nutrition, Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Food Science and Technology at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Martin H. Floch is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and was Director of Ambulatory GI Services in the Digestive Disease Section at Yale from 2005-2011. Gilbert Leveille, is the President of Leveille Associates. Diane L. McKay, is the Director of the Graduate Certificate Program, an Assistant Professor in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and a Scientist in the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University in Boston. David Nieman, is a Professor in the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University and the Director of the Human Performance Lab at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC. Aviva Romm, is a Board Certified Family Physician, midwife, herbalist, and the creator of Herbal Medicine for Women, a distance-learning course with over 900 students around the world. Susan Hazels Mitmesser, is the Director of Nutrition Research at NBTY and serves as the NBTY representative on the Council. She provides strategic scientific leadership for innovation and new product development and ensures the scientific integrity of all brands and products.

NBTY, Inc. Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter of 2015

NBTY, Inc. announced consolidated earnings results for the first quarter of 2015. For the quarter, consolidated EBITDA was down 4%, principally due to increased advertising investments. Sales were $826 million, flat with the prior year. Increases in European retail segment were offset by declines in the private label business. Consolidated EBITDA was $143 million, representing a 17% EBITDA margin and a 4% decline against first quarter of 2014. Operating income increased 5.4% to $46 million as a result of higher sales volume, partially offset by increased advertising and SG&A costs. Net sales increased 5% to $63 million driven by international growth.

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