Natural Alternatives International, Inc. Appoints New Member to Board of Directors

SAN MARCOS, Calif., Nov 4, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (NAII), a leading formulator and manufacturer of customized nutritional supplements, announced today the appointment of Alan G. Dunn to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Dunn is the Founder and President of GDI Consulting & Training Company ("GDI") and a highly respected specialist in improving cost control and productivity for manufacturers. Included among GDI's clients are Johnson & Johnson, Amgen, Baxter and many other Fortune 500 companies, as well as the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy and other U.S. government agencies. For years Mr. Dunn has been associated with the California Institute of Technology having taught a renowned set of courses in Industrial Process Improvement at the Industrial Relations Center. Prior to founding GDI, Mr. Dunn was Vice President at Gemini Management Consulting and a Partner at Coopers & Lybrand.

Mr. Dunn is well known as an activist for enhancing stockholder value through intense focus on implementing productivity improvements throughout the manufacturing process and developing optimal business performance metrics. He presently serves on the Board of Directors for Idaho Asphalt Supply Company and was formerly a director for TMI Integrated Systems, Air Logistics Corporation, R.W. Lyall Company and Tomorrow's Morning, Inc.

Mark Zimmerman, NAI's Vice President -- Operations stated, "I worked for Alan Dunn for four years before joining NAI and engaged him to consult in connection with our recent facility expansion and other process improvements. His methodologies for identifying process improvements and manufacturing cost reductions are among the finest in the industry. NAI is fortunate to have Alan join our Board of Directors. We look forward to his contribution to improving our manufacturing capabilities."

Chairman and CEO Mark LeDoux added, "We are pleased to have someone of Alan's knowledge and experience join our Board of Directors. Mr. Dunn's more than 25 years of manufacturing industry experience is a significant addition to our Board and should support our efforts to expand and streamline our manufacturing capabilities."

NAI, headquartered in San Marcos, California, is a leading formulator and manufacturer of nutritional supplements that provides strategic partnering services to its customers. Our comprehensive partnership approach offers a wide range of innovative nutritional products and services to the client including: scientific research, clinical studies, proprietary ingredients, customer-specific nutritional product formulation, product testing and evaluation, marketing management and support, packaging and delivery system design, regulatory review and international product registration assistance. For more information about NAI, please see our website at

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are not historical facts and information. These statements represent our intentions, expectations and beliefs concerning future events, including, among other things, our expectations and beliefs with respect to the impact of appointing a new board member. We wish to caution readers that these statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and outcomes for future periods to differ materially from any forward-looking statement or views expressed herein. The forward-looking statements contained herein are further qualified by other risks including those set forth from time to time in the documents filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

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