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AMRION REPORTS RECORD THIRD QUARTER RESULTS; SALES INCREASE 48 PERCENT; EARNINGS INCREASE 138 PERCENT

 BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Amrion Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRI) announced today that the company has achieved record sales and earnings for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 1993.
 Net sales for the three month period ended Sept. 30, 1993, increased 48 percent to $4,545,201 compared to $3,063,191 for the corresponding period in 1992. Net income increased 138 percent to 395,090 (8.7 percent of net sales) or 12 cents per share, compared to $166,036 (5.4 percent of net sales) or 5 cents per share in 1992. Both sales and net income levels broke all previous records for any quarter in the company's history.
 For the nine months ended Sept. 30, 1993, the company's sales increased 50 percent to $11,825,837 compared to $7,864,078 for the nine month period ended Sept. 30, 1992. For the like nine month period, net earnings increased 47 percent to $1,022,796, or 32 cents per share, compared to $693,899 or 22 cents per share in 1992.
 According to Mark S. Crossen, president and chairman, "Amrion is experiencing excellent growth and profitability due, in part, to heightened public awareness about the benefits of proper nutritional supplementation or 'optimal nutritional assurance.' Our innovative marketing programs continue to successfully communicate the positive characteristics of our high quality product lines as evidenced by our high repeat order rate. Through careful team planning and proactive program implementation, we add each quarter to our unbroken record of profitability. Needless to say, we are very pleased with this past quarter's results and look forward to fostering this trend in the future."
 AMRION INC.
 FINANCIAL SUMMARY
 Income Statements
 (Unaudited)
 Nine Months Ended Three Months Ended
 Sept. 30, Sept. 30,
 1993 1992 1993 1992
 Net sales $11,825,837 $7,864,078 $4,545,201 $3,063,191
 Net income $1,022,796 $693,899 $395,090 $166,036
 Net income
 per common share $.32 $.22 $.12 $.05
 Weighted average
 shares outstanding 3,156,122 3,127,009(a) 3,156,122 3,127,099(a)
 (a) Adjusted to reflect a 3-for-2 forward split of the company's
 common stock effective on Sept. 15, 1993.
 Amrion markets nutritional supplements and other consumer health products using direct marketing, mass merchandising and wholesale distribution.
 -0- 11/4/93
 /CONTACT: Melissa Whitney, Investor Relations, 303-791-3154/
 (AMRI)


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