USANA Health Sciences Holds 10th Anniversary Convention

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2002--USANA Health Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: USNA) is holding its 10th Anniversary International Convention in Salt Lake City from Aug. 28-31.

Approximately 4,000 independent associates from around the globe are present for the three-day event.

Featured speakers for the event include Olympic gold medal speedskater Derek Parra; Mark Victor Hansen, author of the international acclaimed Chicken Soup for the Soul book series; and New York Times best-selling author Robert Allen.

Two new products and a major new product ingredient are being introduced during Thursday's general session:

-- Perfecting Essence Illuminating Facial Therapie: A skin treatment elixir that features clinically proven Dermal Surface Renewal(TM) (DSR) technology

-- Visionex(TM): A nutritional supplement designed to help maintain healthy eyes and vision which contains carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, plus bilberry extract, vitamin C and zinc

-- Olivol(TM): USANA's patented olive fruit extract will now be included in the Essentials, USANA's flagship multivitamin supplement.

The company will also announce that it will initiate sales in the Taiwan market in mid-October 2002.

Dave Wentz, USANA president, commented, "We believe the enthusiasm at this 10th Anniversary event will increase the current sales momentum and help us continue with broadening our national and international presence."

Wentz continued, "We are also very excited about introducing our first product reformulation with the patented ingredient Olivol(TM). We believe this will maintain USANA's lead as the premier supplier of antioxidant supplements."

USANA develops and manufactures high-quality nutritionals, personal care, and weight management products that are sold directly to preferred customers and associates throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan and the United Kingdom. More information on USANA can be found at

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act.

Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including reliance upon the company's independent associate network, government regulation of products, manufacturing and marketing, and risks associated with international expansion.

Forward-looking statements in this release include the company's belief in the statements that (1) events and developments at the convention will increase the current sales momentum and help the company continue with broadening our national and international presence; and (2) its new product formulation with a patented ingredient will maintain USANA's lead as the premier supplier of antioxidant supplements.

The contents of this release should be considered in conjunction with the warnings and cautionary statements contained in USANA's most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 10-Q and 10-K, as amended.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any disease.

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