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SENIOR PGA PRO DICK RHYAN SIGNS TO REPRESENT SUNDOWN VITAMINS HE STARTED TAKING AFTER HIS HEART ATTACK A YEAR AGO

 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Rexall Sundown, Inc. has signed golf pro Dick Rhyan to represent its Sundown Vitamins, which he has been taking ever since a heart attack temporarily knocked him off the Senior Tour a year ago. He has since come roaring back, tying a course record at the Stonebridge Country Club in Aurora, Ill., where he finished second behind George Archer.
 "I'm feeling great," said the 58-year-old Sarasota, Fla. pro who recently shot the course-record-tying 64 at Stonebridge, where he had his heart attack a year ago after the first round.
 Rhyan spent the rest of that ill-fated tournament at a nearby hospital recovering from angioplasty to open a blocked artery. Four weeks later, his cardiologist found no evidence of permanent heart damage and he rejoined the tour.
 "Here I was a year later playing the last round at the same course, one shot off the lead with nine-under."
 The relationship between Rhyan and Rexall Sundown came about when Edward Nessel, executive director of corporate communications at Rexall Sundown happened to tune into a seniors tournament and heard Rhyan telling how he was taking vitamins after his attack.
 The next day, Nessel telephoned Rhyan and was elated to learn that the vitamins he was taking were Sundown. "Here was a gentleman attributing his good health to our product. It was a natural to make him our spokesperson," Nessel said.
 Besides taking Sundown Vitamins, Rhyan said he is watching his diet, getting plenty of rest and is not on any heart medicine, other than a medication for reducing stress.
 Rexall Sundown, Inc., headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, is a full- line manufacturer and marketer of more than 360 nutritional products, ranging from individual vitamins to custom-formulated multivitamin/multimineral preparations.
 The company develops, markets and sells vitamins, nutritional and consumer health products under the Sundown, Rexall and Thompson trademarks. These products are distributed nationally to a variety of retailers, including mass merchandisers, drug store chains and supermarkets, independent drug stores and health food stores.
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 /CONTACT: Tilson & Madden, 407-750-8089, for Rexall Sundown, Inc./


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