Aker BioMarine Antarctic receives Nutrition Business Journal Award

Aker BioMarine Antarctic announces its receipt of Nutrition Business Journal's Growth Award recognizing Aker, a mid-sized company, for its growth in 2010.

Aker BioMarine Antarctic announces its receipt of Nutrition Business Journal's Growth Award recognizing Aker, a mid-sized company, for its growth in 2010, estimated at 300% with sales exceeding $20 million through the first three quarters alone. Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ) is the leading business publication in the natural products industry and each year it recognizes individual company achievements in key business areas.

According to Bruce Wood, President and Chief Executive Officer of Schiff Nutrition International, "Aker has demonstrated its' commitment to quality as our valued supplier of Superba pure krill oil, the only pure krill oil certified by the Marine Stewardship Council for sustainable harvesting practices. Our market leading Schiff MegaRed 100% Pure Krill Oil brand continues to outpace the fish oil mass market category, and we appreciate the strong partnership we have forged with Aker, including its' commitment to ongoing clinical research to substantiate the unique benefits of pure krill oil."

Todd Norton, vice president of business development for Aker, states, "Aker's value chain has been developed in such a way that it is expandable and resilient. Our commitment to this product ensures a sustainable supply which we are backing up with human clinical research and product development to help further grow the category."

Superba Krill provides the essential fatty acids EPA & DHA in the phospholipid form, providing the most bio-efficient and tolerable delivery of these vital omega-3's. This efficient phospholipid source provides significant advantages, allowing consumers to use a smaller, easier to swallow capsule, and the phospholipid-bound EPA & DHA are free of fishy aftertaste and oily burps.

Aker BioMarine is committed to best practices in harvesting and production of krill products, from Eco-Harvesting(TM) to the commitment to promote research in Antarctic species aboard our vessel. The Marine Stewardship Council certification and 100% utilization of catch demonstrates Aker's commitment to conservation. And its investment in research to substantiate health claims and discover new human health benefits also demonstrates the commitment to support the industry and to deliver upon the promise of krill for consumers.

About Superba(TM) Krill Oil

SuperbaTM Krill Oil is a pure, natural source of the health-promoting EPA & DHA omega-3 essential fatty acids and the naturally occurring antioxidant astaxanthin. The uniqueness of Superba Krill Oil is that the omega-3 fatty acids are provided in phospholipid form. In vitro, in vivo and human clinical research has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of Superba Krill Oil.

About Aker BioMarine

Aker BioMarine is an integrated biotechnology company dedicated to the sustainable harvesting of krill and development of krill-derived biotech products. The company supplies biomarine ingredients through an optimized value chain from raw materials to customers. Aker BioMarine's SuperbaTM Krill products are provided with 100-percent traceability from the Antarctic Ocean to the end user. Only Aker's krill fishery has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification.

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