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GENERAL NUTRITION COMPANIES, INC. ANNOUNCES AMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

 PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- General Nutrition Companies, Inc. (GNC) (NASDAQ: GNCI) announced today that the amendment to its certificate of incorporation increasing the number of authorized shares of common stock to 95,000,000 and the number of authorized shares of Class-B common stock to 5,000,000 was approved at Thursday's special meeting of stockholders.
 Accordingly, the 2-for-1 stock split, which was subject to stockholder approval of the increase in authorized shares, will be effective on Oct. 5, 1993, as previously announced.
 GNC, which completed its initial public offering in January 1993 and an additional stock offering in July 1993, is the largest specialty retailer of vitamin, sports nutrition and other nutritional supplement products in the country, and currently operates 1,394 retail locations of which 976 are company stores and 418 are franchise locations.
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 /CONTACT: Edwin J. Kozlowski, senior vice president & chief financial officer, of GNC, 412-288-4661/
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