EPAX AS Recognized as Top Supplier

EPAX AS, a leading global supplier of marine-derived EPA/DHA omega-3 fatty acids, was recognized as a Top Supplier of 2008 by the global drug delivery and specialty pharmaceutical company Banner Pharmacaps, Inc., High Point, North Carolina for producing top-quality oils and providing Banner with superior on-time deliveries. The "Partners in Success" concept works to further strengthen the partnership between Banner and its top suppliers through shared values. This is the second year in a row that EPAX received the award.

"We are honoured that Banner has again recognized our commitment to providing them with on-time delivery of top-quality, pure omega-3 concentrates," says Thomas Gulbrandsen, sales and marketing director at EPAX AS. "Banner is a valued customer of EPAX and a natural products industry leader. This award, and what it stands for, is important to EPAX and is an example of the priority we place on working closely with our customers. We are very proud to have a positive impact on Banner’s business."

EPAX earned the same recognition from Banner in 2007 for timely delivery and high-quality omega-3 ingredient supplies.

To celebrate this event, Banner will be hosting the 2nd Annual Supplier Recognition Day on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at its World Headquarters in North Carolina where EPAX will be recognized.

About Banner Pharmacaps, Inc.:
Banner Pharmacaps, Inc. is a global drug delivery and specialty pharmaceutical company that is developing a proprietary portfolio of unique products and oral dosage forms that include the enhanced technologies of enteric and controlled release softgels, as well as Softlet® Gelcaps. Headquartered in High Point, North Carolina and with production facilities in the USA, Canada, Mexico and the Netherlands, Banner is committed to the research, development, and manufacture of quality healthcare products to serve the global community. Additional information about Banner is available at http://www.banpharm.com.

About EPAX AS:
EPAX AS offers concentrated marine omega-3 oils in the business-to-business segment under the brand name EPAX®, available in a wide range of top-quality formulas with different EPA/DHA ratios and concentrations focused on specific health conditions, available in TG and EE versions. EPAX AS is headquartered in Aalesund with a global sales office in Lysaker/Oslo, Norway. Its production facility in Aalesund is GMP-approved by the Norwegian Medicines Agency for the manufacturing of API products. EPAX is part of the Austevoll Seafood ASA group - a globally integrated pelagic fishery specialist with operations in Chile, Norway and Peru (www.auss.no). All of EPAX's business efforts reflect the company’s core commitment: Purity - Quality - Innovation. These values represent EPAX's commitment to offering products that are safe, pure and of consistent quality. EPAX® specifications limits for environmental pollutants and oxidation by-products are well below those set by global authorities’ limits. All EPAX formulas are backed by clinical studies.

For further information on EPAX AS, its products or clinical studies visit www.epax.com or contact marketing manager Gunilla Traberg at [email protected].

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