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Ohio resident wins photo contest for GNC

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Today GNC announced Callista Puchmeyer of Westlake, OH won first place in the ME ON GNC Contest photo contest. Michael Johnson of Los Altos Hills, CA, was the winner of the video contest. GNC awarded$100,000 for the top three winners in the photo and video categories in the ME ON GNC contest. First place winner each received $25,000; second place winners each received $15,000; third place winners each received $5,000. Contestants were required to submit a photo or video portraying their health goals for online voting. Callista reported her and her husband lost over 100 pounds.

“We started exercising in December of 2011 and never looked back," Mrs. Puchmeyer said. "We have run half marathons, a marathon, and multiple races. We have slowly evolved over the last year and a half and now eat clean and make fitness and health a priority. Our main motivators are our three beautiful children. We wanted to be great role models. Through all of this, GNC helped us with all of our supplement needs."
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GNC is headquartered in Pittsburgh and is a retailer of health and wellness products. The results of ME ON GNC reflect personal success stories and were not monitored by GNC.

"At GNC, we believe in the power of the individual in reaching their own goals, whether that's losing weight, training, or maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle," said Tom Dowd, GNC Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer & General Manager. "The winners exemplify what's possible when you commit to wellness."

GNC (NYSE:GNC) is performing better in the market in a year over year comparison. Currently, GNC is averaging a closing price of 57.59 in the last few weeks of the fourth quarter. In 2013, the averaging closing price for first through third quarter was 37.75, 44.35 and 51.12. The average closing price for the year is 47.28. In 2012, the first through fourth quarter averaging closing price was 30.82, 37.32, 38.69 and 36.13. The average closing price for last year was 35.76.

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