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FTC Investigating Vitamin Shoppe Acquisition

January 2, 2013

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is conducting an investigation into the planned acquisition by the Vitamin Shoppe of the assets of Super Supplements, Inc.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is conducting an investigation into the planned acquisition by the Vitamin Shoppe of the assets of Super Supplements, Inc., which was announced on Dec. 17, 2012.

The FTC staff conducting the investigation has stated in a letter to the parties that the inquiry will extend beyond Dec. 31, 2012, and has not yet provided any indication as to the likely outcome or ultimate timing of its inquiry. In light of the investigation, VSI and Super Supplements, Inc. have agreed to extend the outside date for consummation of the transaction from Dec. 31, 2012 to March 1, 2013, and are cooperating with the FTC in its investigation. There can be no assurance as to whether and when the transaction will be consummated in light of these developments.

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