NSF International Encourages the World to Live Safer(tm)

Brand Campaign is First in NSF History

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - (September 26, 2003) - NSF International (NSF) - The Public Health and Safety Company(tm), today announced the launch of its first brand awareness campaign in the 60-year history of the company.

"We've culled the vastness of NSF into messages consumers can transfer to their daily lives," explained William Fisher, chief marketing officer at NSF. "We are excited about our plan to raise awareness of the role NSF plays in public health and safety around the world."

In early October, NSF will be encouraging consumers and business owners to "Live safer" beginning with a series of print advertisements in national publications from the Wall Street Journal to Sports Illustrated, created by Minneapolis-based advertising agency Olson + Company (O+CO, Brand Champions). In addition to the print campaign, a Web site redesign and other initiatives are underway to promote the NSF brand. Overall, the campaign will help consumers understand the influence and extensive impact NSF has on individual communities and the world at large.

"It's exciting to be able to give consumer recognition to a company that's been the worldwide leader in its industry for so long," explained John Olson, president/creative director of Olson + Company. "From the family farm to the largest corporate enterprise, the NSF Mark is there to ensure that none of us have to question the safety of our water, food, air or even our favorite products. We have the luxury of taking those things for granted because of NSF."

NSF International, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, is the leading global provider of public health and safety risk management solutions in the areas of food, water, indoor air, and the environment. It provides product certification and safety audits for the food and water industries. Other services include management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd., and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA, and serves companies in 81 countries. For more information on NSF, visit www.nsf.org.

Olson + Company (O+CO, Brand Champions), a 50-person agency, is one of the fastest growing companies in Minnesota. O+CO's client list includes Allianz Life Insurance of North America, the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons, Cub Foods (Minnesota-based regional grocery chain), Old Dutch, Perrigo and Phillips Distilling. The agency's work for Cub Foods and the Detroit Pistons has garnered two EFFIE Awards for advertising effectiveness. For more information on O+CO, call (612) 215-9800 or visit www.oco.com.

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