NBTY, Inc. Announces Extension of Registered Exchange Offer for 9% Senior Notes Due 2018

Jul 22, 2011, 07:00 ET from NBTY, Inc.

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NBTY, Inc. ("NBTY") announced today that it has extended the expiration date of its previously announced registered exchange offer for its outstanding 9% Senior Notes due 2018 (the "Private Notes").  NBTY originally issued the Private Notes, in an aggregate principal amount of $650.0 million, on October 1, 2010, in a private placement exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act").  Holders of the Private Notes may exchange them for an equal principal amount of a new issue of 9% Senior Notes due 2018 (the "Exchange Notes"), which NBTY registered under the Securities Act pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-4, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  

The terms of the exchange offer are contained in the exchange offer prospectus and related letter of transmittal.  

The exchange offer, which was scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 21, 2011, will now expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 26, 2011, unless the Company further extends or  terminates the exchange offer.  Tenders of the Private Notes must be properly made before the exchange offer expires.  Private Notes tendered in the exchange offer may be withdrawn at any time before the expiration date by following the procedures set forth in the exchange offer prospectus.  

Except for the extension of the expiration date, all terms of the exchange offer remain as set forth in the prospectus, dated June 16, 2011, and the related letter of transmittal.  Documents describing the terms of the exchange offer, including the prospectus and transmittal materials for making tenders, can be obtained from the exchange agent, The Bank of New York Mellon, Corporate Trust Operations—Reorganization Unit, 480 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07310, Attention: Mr. William Buckley, telephone (212) 815-5788, or the information agent, Georgeson, Inc., 199 Water Street, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10038, telephone for banks and brokers (212) 440-9800, toll free telephone for all others (866) 741-9588.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell any securities or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.  The exchange offer is being made only by means of a written prospectus.

This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to NBTY.  These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the proposed extension of the expiration date of the exchange offer.  Although NBTY believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable, NBTY cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these statements, which are inherently uncertain.  NBTY cannot guarantee future results, trends, events, levels of activity, performance or achievements, and does not undertake, and specifically declines, any obligation to update, republish or revise forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrences of unanticipated events, except as required by law.  Consequently, readers should regard all forward-looking statements solely as NBTY's current plans, estimates and beliefs.  

NBTY, Inc. (www.NBTY.com) is the leading vertically integrated manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of high-quality vitamins, nutritional supplements and related products in the United States, with operations worldwide.

Michael Collins
NBTY, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer
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