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Alticor Enters Into Joint Venture Agreement With Metagenics
Date:8/11/2009

ADA, Mich. and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Alticor, a global company with an uncompromising commitment to innovative scientific research and development of quality products, and Metagenics, a premier manufacturer and distributor of science-based medical foods and nutraceuticals marketed to health care professionals, today announced that they have entered into a joint venture agreement.

Under the terms of the agreement, Alticor will obtain a substantial ownership interest in Metagenics, and the current Metagenics shareholders will continue to retain a significant interest in the company. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by Metagenics shareholders and antitrust clearance. The closing is expected to take place later this summer. Detailed terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"Today is an extraordinary day for Metagenics and its employees and customers around the world as we join forces with a partner that shares our commitment to science-based nutrition and wellness," said Jeffrey J. Katke, Chairman and CEO of Metagenics. "Alticor is an $8 billion global company with an unwavering dedication to research and the development of best-in-class products. We are confident that this joint venture will give Metagenics new opportunities to expand and grow - allowing us to further enhance the innovative product offerings our trusted health care professionals have come to expect."

Katke added, "Metagenics remains dedicated to its values. We believe this joint venture, by giving us access to financial resources to support our internal growth and our acquisition strategy, will help Metagenics realize its vision of reversing the chronic illness epidemic. Metagenics will continue to operate as a stand-alone company, delivering medical foods and nutraceuticals through health care professionals around the wor
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