MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- CNS, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNXS), a consumer health care products company and maker of Breathe Right(R) nasal strips, today announced an agreement with American Air Filters International(R) (AAF) to license the Breathe Right name for a new line of premium air filters for home furnace and air conditioning systems being introduced this week at the National Hardware Show in Chicago. Four new Breathe Right Air Filters will be available in hardware stores and home centers, mass retailers and selected drug and grocery stores in January 2002. The target market for the new product line is allergy sufferers, who can filter allergy-aggravating pollen, dust and other contaminants from the air by equipping a home furnace or air conditioning system with a filter. "We are excited about this long-term partnership with AAF, a respected industry leader that has developed an excellent new product line," said Marti Morfitt, president and CEO of CNS. "This represents the first of what we hope will be a number of opportunities to combine our strong brand name with innovative better breathing products in new product categories. It extends awareness of our brand in new retail channels, to new consumers." AAF and CNS have planned several joint promotions in support of the new filters. Each Breathe Right Air Filter will include two free Breathe Right nasal strips, which offer drug-free relief for a variety of conditions, including nasal congestion due to allergies and colds. Breathe Right nasal strip packaging also will include a rebate offer for the new filters. Last year, CNS signed a license agreement with The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) to use the Vicks(R) brand name on a new CNS product -- Breathe Right strips for colds with Vicks mentholated vapors. This year, following the product's strong U.S. debut during the 2000 cough/cold season, CNS has expanded the P&G agreement and is launching the mentholated strips in several international markets. About AAF International AAF International is the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of air filtration products and systems. Selling globally under the American Air Filter(R) and AAF(R) brand names, their products include: commercial, industrial and residential air filters; air pollution control products; and machinery filtration and acoustical systems. More information about AAF and its products is available on the Internet at http://www.americanairfilter.com About CNS CNS, based in Minneapolis, is a growth company that designs, manufactures and markets consumer health care products, including Breathe Right(R) nasal strips and FiberChoice(R) chewable fiber tablets. The company focuses on products that address important consumer needs within the aging-well/self-care market, including better breathing and digestive health. Its common stock is listed on the Nasdaq National Market under the ticker symbol "CNXS." More information about CNS and its products is available on the Internet at http://www.cns.com Some of the information contained in this news release is forward-looking and subject to certain business risks as described in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those referred to in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000. This news release contains forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X46766144
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