CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Reliv International, Inc. (NASDAQ:RELV) , an international manufacturer and network marketer of nutritional supplements and other food technology products, today announced that its network marketing sales in January, 2003 achieved record levels. The Company reported consolidated network marketing sales for January of $6.7 million, the highest one month total for Reliv in its 15 year history, and an increase of 21% over January, 2002 consolidated net sales of $5.53 million.
In addition to sales increases, Reliv also had a 67% increase in Master Affiliates for the month of January, 2003. These are the distributors that have reached the highest discount level in Reliv's compensation plan.
Robert L. Montgomery, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, reported that: "The sales momentum we achieved last year has accelerated as we enter 2003. Combined with, and driving, this surge in our sales is the expansion in our distributor ranks. In January, 2003, we added over 2,600 new distributors worldwide."
"Our entire management team, both here and throughout our international markets, as well the many thousands in our distributor ranks, have a clear and focused vision. Our growth is being driven by that vision and the strong leadership of our top distributors. Together, we are improving the lives of thousands, by providing good nutrition made simple and financial opportunity for so many," said Montgomery.
Reliv International, Inc., based in suburban St. Louis, manufactures and distributes several lines of food products, including nutritional and fiber supplements, diet management products, functional foods and sports drink mixes. Its proprietary product lines include an extensive line of soy-based products. Reliv International's common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the symbol RELV.
NOTE: Any statement released by Reliv International, Inc. that is forward-looking is made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Editors and investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties that may affect the Company's business prospect and performance. This includes economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other factors discussed in the Company's filings with the SEC on forms 10-K and 10-Q.