Honoring America's Amateur Physique Athletes

GNC Offers National Physique Committee (NPC) Members an Exclusive Members-Only Sales Event from December 10-12

Company also notes the success of its 27-year partnership with the premier amateur physique organization in the world

PITTSBURGH - Nov. 27, 2017 // PRNewswire // - GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), a leading global specialty health, wellness and performance retailer, is providing members of the National Physique Committee (NPC) with access to exclusive "NPC Membership Appreciation Days" at GNC stores nationwide from December 10-12. Information on the members-only special sale will be announced on December 8 and provided only through the NPC Members Email Database.

"For GNC, this is an acknowledgement of our successful 27-year partnership with NPC as well as the critical work this organization has done for decades in fostering competition among the top amateur athletes in bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini and physique," said Tim Mantel, GNC Executive Vice President, Merchandising. "But, even more important, this exclusive sales event is our way of honoring these amazing athletes for their dedication to a demanding sport, whether they are amateurs or professionals."

"We are honored to partner with GNC Live Well – the proven innovator in the performance supplements category and the products our members rely on for their training and health regimens – and we appreciate GNC's continued support of the National Physique Committee since 1990," NPC President Jim Manion said. "Offering the NPC Member Appreciation events to our athletes at GNC stores nationwide is a wonderful kick-off to the exciting programs that are planned for 2018."

The National Physique Committee is the premier amateur physique organization in the world. Since 1982, the top athletes in bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini and physique have started their careers in the NPC. Many of those athletes graduated to successful careers in the IFBB Professional League, a list that includes dozens of Olympia and Arnold Classic winners. NPC athletes are regularly featured in mainstream media and on the covers of domestic and international fitness publications.

About GNC

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

GNC connects customers to their best selves by offering a premium assortment of heath, wellness and performance products, including protein, performance supplements, weight management supplements, vitamins, herbs and greens, wellness supplements, health and beauty, food and drink and other general merchandise. This assortment features proprietary GNC 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 September 30, 2017, GNC had approximately 9,000 locations, of which approximately 6,800 retail locations are in the United States (including approximately 2,400 Rite Aid franchise store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in approximately 50 countries.

Media Contact:

Laura Brophy
212-537-5177, Ext 2
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SOURCE GNC Holdings, Inc.

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