GNC Corporation Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

PITTSBURGH, May 28, 2004 -- GNC Corporation (formerly known as General Nutrition Centers Holding Company) today announced that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained when available from Lehman Brothers Inc. at c/o ADP Financial Services, Integrated Distribution Services, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717. Lehman Brothers and Goldman, Sachs & Co. will act as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering.

GNC, based in Pittsburgh, PA, is the largest global specialty retailer of nutritional supplements, which includes vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements, sports nutrition products, diet and energy products and specialty supplements.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

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