GNC Responds to Claims by Oregon Attorney General

22 Oct, 2015, 15:50 ET from GNC Holdings, Inc.

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, today responded to claims made by the Oregon Attorney General and issued the following statement:

"The claims made by the Oregon Attorney General are without merit and GNC intends to vigorously defend against these allegations.  In response to FDA statements regarding the regulatory status of BMPEA and picamilon, GNC promptly took action to remove from sale all products containing those ingredients."

About GNC Holdings, Inc.

GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC) - headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA - is a leading global specialty health, wellness and performance retailer.

The Company's foundation is built on 80 years of superior product quality and innovation. GNC connects customers to their best by offering a premium assortment of vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, diet, sports nutrition and protein products. This assortment features proprietary GNC - including Mega Men®, Ultra Mega®, Total LeanTM, Pro Performance®, Pro Performance® AMP, Beyond Raw®, GNC PuredgeTM, GNC GenetixHD®, Herbal Plus® - and nationally recognized third party brands.

GNC's diversified, multi-channel business model generates revenue from product sales through company-owned retail stores, domestic and international franchise activities, third party contract manufacturing, e-commerce and corporate partnerships. As of June 30, 2015, GNC had more than 9,000 locations, of which more than 6,700 retail locations are in the United States (including 1,067 franchise and 2,304 Rite Aid franchise store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in more than 50 countries.

Contacts

Sard Verbinnen & Co. Bryan Locke/Bob Rendine/Ellen Davis, 212-687-8080 blocke@sardverb.com rrendine@sardverb.com edavis@sardverb.com

SOURCE GNC Holdings, Inc.