Lisa Clark Joins Essentially Pure Ingredients as Director of Business Development

CHATSWORTH, Calif.--Jan. 20, 2003--Essentially Pure Ingredients, a division of Natrol, Inc. (Nasdaq:NTOL), announced that Lisa Clark has joined the company as Director of Business Development.
Ms. Clark has extensive corporate development experience focusing on sales and marketing strategies and is well respected by her peers and colleagues. Her expertise encompasses the ingredient side of the food industry as well as retail, nutraceutical manufacturing, and product development in the natural foods and nutritional industries. She has worked with companies in the food and dietary supplement industry such as General Foods, McCormick, Uncle Ben's, CPC/Knorr, French's Ingredients, Nutrilite and Leiner Health Products, among others.

Ms. Clark's prior positions include President/CEO of Klaire Laboratories; West Coast Account Manager of National Enzyme Company; and Sales & Special Projects Manager of International Dehydrated Foods; as well as a role with the corporate management team for the biotech device startup VitaGen. Most recently, Ms. Clark founded Jean Enterprises, a sales and marketing service provider.

"We're looking forward to Ms. Clark's implementation of successful new business development programs for both the ingredient and contract manufacturing aspects of our business," says Dennis Griffin, EPI president.

Essentially Pure Ingredients offers premium quality, scientifically supported nutraceutical ingredients, and is the nutraceutical garlic choice of leading manufacturers internationally. EPI's proprietary drying process is unique and ensures that the natural constituents of garlic are not diminished.

This release contains, within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, forward-looking statements that are based on management's beliefs and assumptions, current expectations, estimates and projections. Many of the factors that will determine the Company's financial results are beyond the ability of the Company to control or predict. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and therefore actual results may differ materially. The Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Important factors and risks that may affect future results are described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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