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Herbalife Elected to Dietary Supplement Education Alliance Board of Directors.

LOS ANGELES -- The Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA), a not-for-profit partnership of scientific, educational and industry groups, announced today that Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) has been elected to the DSEA Board of Directors.

John Venardos, vice president, worldwide regulatory and government affairs, will represent the company on the board. Venardos leads a team of seasoned professionals who proactively represent the company with regulators and elected officials in 62 countries where the company's independent distributors conduct business. Venardos' focus is on regulatory issues in regards to the company's products, business opportunity and distribution channel. He is responsible for ensuring product labels, claims and advertising are compliant with each market, based on scientific substantiation and local regulations.

DSEA -- a unique coalition of scientific, educational and industry leaders -- educates consumers, the media and policymakers on the benefits of dietary supplements for optimizing health and prevention of disease, with a focus on their safety, efficacy and regulation. Its membership includes nutritional and dietary supplement suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, and publishers.

Since its inception five years ago, the DSEA has increased public awareness of the benefits of nutritional supplements. The DSEA supports a web site,, which has become a well-known resource for objective information about nutritional supplements.

The other DSEA board members are Elliott Balbert, president and CEO of Natrol Inc. (NTOL); Valerie Bell, president of the Canadian Health Food Association; Jon Benninger, business development director of Virgo Publishing; Fred Linder, president of New Hope Natural Media; Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association; David Morrison, vice president for scientific and regulatory affairs of The Vitamin Shoppe; Marlene Ross, executive director of marketing for Nature's Bounty (NBTY); David Seckman, the executive director and CEO of National Nutritional Foods Association; and Bob Whitelaw, director of sales, marketing and business development at Capsugel.

About Herbalife

Herbalife is a global network marketing company that sells weight-management, nutritional supplements and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in 62 countries through a network of more than one million independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife Investor Relations can be found at

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