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Lipid Nutrition and Tempo Canada Inc. Announce Strategic Partnership

Lipid Nutrition and Tempo Canada Inc. Form Strategic Partnership to further expand their businesses in Canada

Channahon, Illinois, 13th June 2006 – Lipid Nutrition and Tempo Canada Inc. announced today a strategic partnership designed to mutually benefit both companies by better serving the natural health products and functional food industries in Canada.

“Canadian customers will benefit from the combination of Lipid Nutrition’s leading technology and Tempo Canada’s services, providing them with one of the best supply chain experiences," said Aat Visser, General Manager of Lipid Nutrition. "Lipid Nutrition holds a leadership position in CLA with Clarinol™ CLA and has hot new ingredients such as PinnoThin™ for appetite suppressing and Marinol™ Omega-3 fatty acids for dietary supplements and functional foods. This partnership with Tempo Canada provides us with a great opportunity to further extend our geographical reach with our innovative products, especially to a large and actively healthy market, such as Canada."

"We are thrilled to be working more closely with Lipid Nutrition and we think this agreement represents a great opportunity to benefit the Canadian market and grow our businesses," said Eno Agro, President and founder of Tempo Canada. "Lipid Nutrition offers innovative and scientifically backed ingredients, which promote health and wellness. Working together, we can create more opportunities for our customers which in turn, makes their products more valuable to consumers."

About Lipid Nutrition

Lipid Nutrition is a leader in innovating and marketing scientifically sound lipid ingredients from natural origin that improves and maintains health and well being. Lipid Nutrition holds globally a strong position in weight management products with Clarinol™ CLA and PinnoThin™. Studies have demonstrated that Clarinol™ CLA positively affects body mass and has a beneficial effect on lean muscle mass. PinnoThin™ is a natural appetite suppressant and stimulates the hunger-suppressing hormone CCK and GLP1. Next to weight management Lipid Nutrition offers a variety of branded products like Safflorin™ isomerized safflower oil for immune health, Marinol™ concentrated fish oils for heart health and brain development, Membranol™ phosphatidyl choline enriched lecithin for liver health and memory improvement and Betapol™ human milk fat substitute for infant nutrition.

About Tempo Canada Inc

Tempo Canada was established in 1985 with an objective to provide quality raw materials and unparalleled service and support to its customers within the natural health, food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and industrial markets throughout Canada. Tempo is 100% Canadian owned and operated, representing various suppliers such as VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc. (primary processor of nutraceuticals and functional food ingredients), Aloecorp (ACTIValoe™ standardized Aloe vera), Polyphenolics (MegaNatural® grape seed), Degussa business unit for Goldschmidt Personal Care and Textile Care, NPRI and their unique O2P® (Oil to Powder) products, Global Calcium (a world leading producer of high quality calcium compounds) and is now pleased to include Lipid Nutrition. Headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, Tempo also operates offices in Montreal and Western Canada.


Patrick Luchsinger
Lipid Nutrition

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