BOHEMIA, N.Y., Oct. 12 NBTY, Inc. (NYSE: NTY)(www.NBTY.com), a leading global manufacturer and marketer of nutritionalsupplements, today announced the following preliminary unaudited net salesresults for the fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2007by segment (amounts are rounded):
European Retail net sales in local currency increased 1% for the fiscalfourth quarter and remained unchanged for the fiscal year 2007. NorthAmerican Retail same store sales increased 4% for the month of September, 5%for the fiscal fourth quarter and increased 1% for the fiscal year 2007.
NBTY is a leading global vertically integrated manufacturer, marketer anddistributor of a broad line of high-quality, value-priced nutritionalsupplements in the United States and throughout the world. Under a number ofNBTY and third party brands, the Company offers over 22,000 products,including products marketed by the Company's Nature's Bounty(R)(www.NaturesBounty.com), Vitamin World(R) (www.VitaminWorld.com), Puritan'sPride(R) (www.Puritan.com), Holland & Barrett(R) (www.HollandAndBarrett.com),Rexall(R) (www.RexallSundown.com), Sundown(R) (www.RexallSundown.com),MET-Rx(R) (www.MetRX.com), WORLDWIDE Sport Nutrition(R)(www.SportNutrition.com), American Health(R) (www.AmericanHealthUS.com), GNC(UK)(R) (www.GNC.co.uk), DeTuinen(R) (www.DeTuinen.nl), LeNaturiste(TM)(www.LeNaturiste.com), SISU(R) (www.SISU.com), Osteo Bi-Flex(R)(www.osteobiflex.com), PureProtein(R) (www.pureprotein.net), Solgar(R)(www.Solgar.com) and Ester-C(R) (www.Ester-C.com) brands.NET SALES (Preliminary and Unaudited) FOR THE FISCAL FOURTH QUARTER ENDED SEPTEMBER 30 ($ In Millions) 2007 2006 % Change Wholesale/US Nutrition $237 $217 9% North American Retail $57 $56 2% European Retail $155 $142 9% Direct Response/ E-Commerce $47 $52 -10% Total $496 $468 6% NET SALES (Preliminary and Unaudited) FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 30 ($ In Millions) 2007 2006 % Change Wholesale/US Nutrition $977 $885 10% North American Retail $223 $234 -5% European Retail $620 $565 10% Direct Response/ E-Commerce $194 $196 -1% Total $2,015 $1,880 7%
SOURCE NBTY, Inc.