NBTY, Inc. Announces Registered Exchange Offer for 9% Senior Notes due 2018

Jun 22, 2011, 11:21 ET from NBTY, Inc.

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NBTY, Inc. ("NBTY") has commenced a registered exchange offer for its outstanding 9% Senior Notes due 2018 (the "Private Notes").  The Private Notes were originally issued on October 1, 2010, in a private placement exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act").  The Private Notes were issued in an aggregate principal amount of $650.0 million.  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 have been 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 "SEC").  

When it issued the Private Notes, NBTY agreed to file with the SEC a registration statement relating to the exchange offer under which NBTY would offer the Exchange Notes, containing substantially identical terms to the Private Notes, in exchange for Private Notes that are tendered by the holders of those notes.  

Any Private Notes not tendered for exchange in the exchange offer will remain outstanding and continue to accrue interest, but will not retain any rights under the registration rights agreement, except in limited circumstances.  

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

The exchange offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 21, 2011, unless extended or terminated.  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  Private Notes tendered in the exchange offer may be withdrawn at any time before the expiration date by following the procedures set forth in the exchange offer prospectus.  

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 will be 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 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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