Natural Health Trends Corp. Hires Joe Wood as President of Lexxus Korea

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 9, 2003--Natural Health Trends Corp. (OTCBB:NHLC) announced today that it has hired Joe Wood as President of its Lexxus Korea subsidiary.

Before coming to Lexxus, Joe managed the Asia Pacific Customer Support operations for eBay Inc., where he was responsible for the building and managing the online customer support operations in South Korea, Taiwan and China.

Prior to working at eBay, Joe was employed with NuSkin Inc., where he helped establish NuSkin Korea, LTD. As Vice-President of Distributor Services for NuSkin Korea, he helped grow the company from a startup to $130 million (USD) in sales in its first year.

Joe was also a visiting professor at Brigham Young University, where he taught courses on Classical Korean Literature, Literature in Translation and several other subjects.

In addition to his professional successes, Joe has been a lecturer at Seoul National University Executive MBA program and was an interpreter for the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea. Joe was also a well-known columnist for the Sports Seoul newspaper in Korea. Joe was the first American to graduate from the Korean Language and Literature Department at Seoul National University.

Mark Woodburn, President of Natural Health Trends Corp. commented: "With Joe's knowledge and experience, Lexxus Korea is positioned for success in Korea and will be providing all of our distributors a great opportunity for financial freedom and improved quality of life. We are very excited about him joining our team and have great confidence in his ability to lead our Lexxus Korea business."

Joe Wood commented: "Lexxus Korea has enormous potential, and I hope to help them realize great success. I look forward to working with all of the new distributors in South Korea."

About Natural Health Trends Corp.

Natural Health Trends Corporation is an international direct-selling company operating in more than 29 markets throughout Asia, North America and Eastern Europe. The Company markets premium quality personal care products under the Lexxus brand and markets its nutritional supplement products under the Kaire brand. Additional information can be found on our website at, and we encourage interested parties to register for updated corporate information via e-mail on the Company's homepage.

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