Ron Nolan Named CEO of HydroCharge

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov 4, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ron Nolan, former National Sales Manager of Atkins Nutritionals, has been named CEO of HydroCharge, newly acquired subsidiary of Compound Natural Foods, Inc. (CFDJ) ( HydroCharge produces naturally formulated lower sugar, lower carbohydrate, and lower calorie sports drinks (

Mr. Nolan served as the National Sales Manager for Atkins Nutritionals since 1997. During his tenure with Atkins, Mr. Nolan played a significant role in the development of the company's full line of low-carbohydrate products, growing Atkins Nutritionals into the leading marketer of low-carbohydrate foods, snacks and one of the major firms in the nutrition marketplace.

"Ron Nolan brings us an unprecedented depth of knowledge, experience, contacts and accomplishments within all sectors of the nutrition marketplace," said Joey Canyon, HyrdroCharge's Founder and Chairmen. "We are delighted that he has joined our company and are looking forward to all the many contributions he will make to our success."

Previously, Mr. Nolan was National sales manager for Laci Le Beau, the manufacturer and distributor of Super Dieter's Tea. He was also the President of National Health and Nutrition, owned by General Nutrition Inc. where he managed and operated a 110-store chain. Previously he was the National Sales Manager for Health From The Sun as well as President of Holistic Services Corporation, a 150 Health Food retail store chain located inside of Sears and Montgomery Wards.

About Compound Natural Foods, Inc:

Compound Natural Foods, Inc. (CFDJ), formerly known as Zurich American Financial Corporation (OTC:ZRAF), manufacturers and markets natural foods and beverages for the growing number of consumers seeking healthy lifestyles. Its strategy is to grow through acquisitions. HydroCharge(TM) is a brand of naturally formulated sports drink, low in carbohydrates, low in calories and low in sugar, that increases energy, adds an influx of amino acids, replenishes electrolytes, gives a nutritional boost for muscle endurance, and through its scientific and exclusive formula, allows the body to absorb up to 80% of all nutrients.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements include without limitation, statements regarding the timing of an award, if any. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those anticipated. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date of this release, and the company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events, or circumstances after the date of this release except as required by law.

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