GNC Names Michael M. Nuzzo as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 16 // PRNewswire // -- General Nutrition Centers, Inc., the largest global specialty retailer of nutritional supplements, today announced that it has named Michael M. Nuzzo, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In that role, he will report directly to Joe Fortunato, CEO of GNC.

Mr. Nuzzo joins GNC after spending the past nine years with Abercrombie & Fitch, where his last position was the Senior Vice President, Finance. His career at Abercrombie spanned significant financial leadership roles for both the A&F store organization as well as their various corporate business units. Mr. Nuzzo has his MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree in economics from Kenyon College.

Mr. Fortunato said, "I am extremely pleased that Mike will be joining us at GNC. His experience in both stores and corporate finance areas with Abercrombie & Fitch will allow him to create strong partnerships within the GNC organization which will help us move more quickly toward the successful achievement of our key strategic initiatives."

About GNC

GNC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is the largest global specialty retailer of nutritional products, including vitamin, mineral, herbal and other specialty supplements and sports nutrition, diet and energy products. GNC has more than 4,900 retail locations throughout the United States (including 978 franchise and 1,358 Rite Aid store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in 49 international markets. The company - which is dedicated to helping consumers Live Well - also offers products and product information online at http://www.gnc.com.

SOURCE General Nutrition Centers, Inc.

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