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Nutritional Giant GNC Extends Agreement with Fitness E-Commerce Outsource Solution Provider Pierpoint-Martin.

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SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2004

Leading e-commerce software solution and outsource solution provider Pierpoint-Martin (www.pierpoint-martin.com), today announced that it was again selected by General Nutrition Corp. (GNC) to continue e-commerce services.

"I believe GNC's continuation of the agreement speaks for itself, and as I stated in a release nearly 3 years ago -- 'As the largest specialty retailer of nutritional supplements, GNC clearly has the resources to build their e-commerce operations in-house,'" said Pierpoint-Martin CEO Ed Gaut. "With our existing infrastructure, technology and experience to maximize their online business, we're delighted with their decision of again selecting Pierpoint-Martin to build and maintain the GNCGear.com site."

Pierpoint-Martin was recently named one of its cities "most innovative tech companies" by CityLine Business Magazine and has plans of further expansion by year's end.

ABOUT PIERPOINT-MARTIN

Pierpoint-Martin (www.Pierpoint-Martin.com) is a business technology provider, software solution provider, and an e-commerce outsource solution provider. Founded in 1993, Pierpoint-Martin provides technology and services for e-commerce, accounting, inventory management, fulfillment, transaction processing, and customer relationship management for a variety of public and private organizations including: global communications technology provider ARRIS International Inc., placement firm TekDrive Inc., global nutritional supplement retailer General Nutrition Corp. (GNC) GNCGear.com, Online Fitness Superstore -- FitBuy.com, the California State Lottery and the International Sports Sciences Association.

About General Nutrition Corp.

GNC, based in Pittsburgh, is the largest global specialty retailer of nutritional supplements, which includes vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements, sports nutrition products, diet and energy products and specialty supplements. GNC operates more than 5,000 retail locations throughout the United States, including over 1,300 domestic franchise locations, and locations in 35 foreign markets including Canada and Mexico.
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