Cardinal Nutrition Promotes Levin, Bergstrom to Top Positions

VANCOUVER, Wash., April 24, 2003-Cardinal Nutrition Chairman and Chief Executive Officer George Bergstrom recently announced the promotion of Michael D. Levin to president and chief operating officer and R. Grant Bergstrom to vice president of operations, effective March 30, 2003.

In regard to the promotion, George Bergstrom said, "With 30 years of healthcare industry experience and expertise in regulatory affairs, Michael's talents will further advance Cardinal's leadership position in continuous quality improvement to better serve the rapidly changing needs of our customers. His leadership combined with Grant Bergstrom's many years of experience in manufacturing and technical sales support are a potent combination for a new era of operational excellence that will greatly benefit all customers."

"Having introduced MSM to the marketplace in 1989, I am gratified to finally be in the position to step back from daily operations and invest more of my time in charitable pursuits, scientific research and with my family," he added.

Michael D. Levin was formerly vice president of business development for Cardinal Nutrition. Levin has carefully guided Cardinal Nutrition through its most recent growth phase and remains committed to continuing Cardinal's corporate effort to responsibly contribute to public health.

R. Grant Bergstrom has a rich and varied history with Cardinal Nutrition since joining the company in 1995. He has served in many fields including finance, manufacturing, procurement and quality control. Most recently, Bergstrom was the national technical sales specialist for key accounts. When asked about his new role, Bergstrom reported, "My prior sales experience will strengthen our commitment to being a customer-focused operation."

About Cardinal Nutrition
Cardinal Nutrition, headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., is the most experienced manufacturer of MSM and operates the world's only facility solely dedicated to production of licensed MSM. Cardinal's branded ingredient, U.S.-made OptiMSM, is always distilled for purity and supplied to quality manufacturers in global markets. For information on Cardinal Nutrition or OptiMSM, call 1.888.733.5676 or visit or

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