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GNC Holdings Announces Executive Appointments

GNC Holdings has added two retail executives to their leadership team. Jeffrey R. Hennion will serve as EVP, Chief Marketing and eCommerce Officer, and Daisy Vanderlinde joins as Chief Human Resource Officer. In addition, Carl Seletz, GNC's SVP of International Business Development, will assume the additional responsibility of leading the company's domestic and international franchise operations. Hennion comes to GNC most recently from Branding Brand - a mobile commerce provider - where as President and CFO he led them through a transformational growth period. Seletz has over 30 years of retail experience, holding positions of increasing responsibility in domestic and international operations for L Brands (Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works and La Senza), Abercrombie & Fitch, The Limited, Old Navy and The GAP. Most recently he served as SVP of International Store Operations for L Brands where he was responsible for more than 650 stores worldwide. Since joining GNC in 2013, Seletz has led the company's development efforts in Europe and China.

GNC Holdings Inc. Announces Executive Appointments

GNC Holdings Inc. announced the addition of two experienced retail executives to their leadership team. Jeffrey R. Hennion will serve as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and eCommerce Officer, and Daisy Vanderlinde joins as Chief Human Resource Officer. In addition, Carl Seletz, GNC's Senior Vice President of International Business Development, will assume the additional responsibility of leading the company's domestic and international franchise operations. Mr. Hennion comes to GNC most recently from Branding Brand, where as President and Chief Financial Officer he led them through a transformational growth period. Ms. Vanderlinde is a human resources professional with more than 30 years of experience guiding organizations in areas such as strategic planning, change management, talent acquisition, and leadership development. Ms. Vanderlinde comes to GNC most recently from Office Depot, where she was Executive Vice President of Human Resources. Mr. Seletz has over 30 years of retail experience, holding positions of increasing responsibility in domestic and international operations for L Brands (Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works and La Senza), Abercrombie & Fitch, The Limited, Old Navy and The GAP.

Shareholders Reportedly Urge Vitamin Shoppe To Explore Sale

The shareholders of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE:VSI) have urged it to explore a sale to GNC Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNC) or private equity buyer, Reuters reported citing people familiar with the matter. At least one activist fund has held talks with Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.'s Board which is considering whether to go public with the suggestion. Shares of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. jumped as much as 7.6% on news of the investor push, and ended 4.8% higher at $45.44. Shares of GNC Holdings Inc. also rose 4.9% to $41.02, valuing GNC Holdings Inc. at $3.7 billion. A spokeswoman for Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. could not be reached for comment.

GNC Holdings and General Nutrition Centers Announces Resignation of Thomas J. Dowd as Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer and General Manager

Effective September 10, 2014, Thomas J. Dowd resigned from his role as Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer and General Manager of GNC Holdings Inc. and General Nutrition Centers Inc. (GNCI"). In connection with Mr. Dowd's resignation, Mr. Dowd, the Company and GNCI entered into a separation agreement and mutual general release and waiver, dated as of September 10, 2014.

GNC Holdings Inc. Announces Management Changes

GNC Holdings Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed senior retail industry executive Michael G. Archbold, 53, as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board, effective immediately. The Board also announced that Joseph Fortunato, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, is leaving the company and has stepped down from the GNC Board. Lead Independent Director, Michael Hines, has been elected Non-Executive Chairman of the GNC Board. Mr. Archbold has over 25 years of retail industry experience. He most recently served as CEO and CFO of The Talbots Inc., where he successfully implemented a comprehensive strategy to enhance the customer experience resulting in significant improvement in the company's financial results.

 

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