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Mannatech Announces Official Launch of M5M℠ Foundation

Company expands efforts to fight malnutrition by establishing dedicated foundation

COPPELL, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 5, 2014-- Mannatech®, Incorporated (NASDAQ:MTEX), the pioneer of nutritional glycobiology, leading innovator of naturally-sourced supplements based on Real Food Technology® solutions, and creator of the M5M (Mission 5 MillionSM) social entrepreneurial movement, is proud to announce its plans to launch the M5M Foundation to facilitate and expand its efforts to combat the epidemic of childhood malnutrition on a global scale.

According to the World Health Organization, approximately five million children die each year from issues related to malnutrition. The Mission 5 Million movement, or M5M, represents Mannatech’s commitment to linking five million consumers of their products with five million children in need of better nutrition. Leveraging the same technology used in creating their premium supplements based on Real Food Technology solutions, Mannatech created PhytoBlend™ powder, a potent product designed to bolster the nutritional value of the food provided to children by relief organizations worldwide.*

Since 2010, Mannatech has donated more than $2.9 million dollars toward the purchase of PhytoBlend powder to help nourish children in 15 countries. This has been made possible through an ongoing relationship with MannaRelief, a non-profit organization that distributes PhytoBlend powder to orphanages and relief organizations all over the world.

“Mannatech’s vision is to change the lives of millions of children worldwide who lack proper nutrition,” said Dr. Robert Sinnott, Mannatech CEO and Chief Science Officer. “What we’ve been able to accomplish by working alongside MannaRelief has laid an incredible foundation for seeing this vision realized. The establishment of a dedicated organization whose sole purpose is to expand and enhance these efforts is a natural progression for Mannatech and the M5M cause. This is a pivotal time for our company and the establishment of the M5M Foundation is a significant landmark for Mannatech. I truly believe this is the beginning of a new era of hope and health that’s going to change the world.”

Starting in January 2015, the M5M Foundation will assume responsibility for all aspects of maintaining and fulfilling the existing partnerships established by MannaRelief to ensure that there is no disruption of support to the orphanages and relief organizations currently receiving PhytoBlend powder. Mannatech’s Director of Human Resources, Sarah Bowen, has accepted the position of executive director of the M5M Foundation and will oversee daily operations as well as coordinate the expansion of the organization’s efforts. Bowen has been a valuable employee of Mannatech for over nine years and is playing a critical role in helping to establish the M5M Foundation and facilitate the seamless transition from MannaRelief.

“I’m incredibly excited to see Mannatech make such a significant move toward expanding the impact of the M5M cause,” said Bowen. “I truly believe that this step represents the beginning of a new season for Mannatech, as well as for me personally. It’s been an honor to serve in my role at Mannatech and this new position is the perfect opportunity to build on that time while serving a cause that I truly feel passionate about.”

Individuals interested in Mannatech’s products or exploring its business opportunity are encouraged to learn more at

MannaRelief is an independent, nonprofit organization. It is not owned or operated by Mannatech, Incorporated.

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

About Mannatech

Mannatech, Incorporated, develops high-quality health, weight and fitness, and skin care products that are based on the solid foundation of nutritional science and development standards. Mannatech is dedicated to its platform of Social Entrepreneurship based on the foundation of promoting, aiding and optimizing nutrition where it is needed most around the world. Mannatech’s proprietary products are available through independent sales Associates around the globe including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Estonia, Finland, the Republic of Ireland, Czech Republic, the Republic of Korea, Mexico and Hong Kong. For more information, visit

Please note: This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by use of phrases or terminology such as “intend” or other similar words or the negative of such terminology. Similarly, descriptions of Mannatech’s objectives, strategies, plans, goals or targets contained herein are also considered forward-looking statements. Mannatech believes this release should be read in conjunction with all of its filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and cautions its readers that these forward-looking statements are subject to certain events, risks, uncertainties and other factors. Some of these factors include, among others, Mannatech’s inability to attract and retain Associates and Members, increases in competition, litigation, regulatory changes and its planned growth into new international markets. Although Mannatech believes that the expectations, statements and assumptions reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cautions readers to always consider all of the risk factors and any other cautionary statements carefully in evaluating each forward-looking statement in this release, as well as those set forth in its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and other filings filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including its current reports on Form 8-K. All of the forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this release.

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