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Amway Global and YMCA of the USA Join Forces To Encourage Healthy Lifestyles
Date:8/6/2008

This collaboration aligns with Amway Global's efforts to help raise public awareness about the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle. The company currently operates as Quixtar North America/Amway Global but is transitioning to the Amway Global name by 2009.

Since their founding nearly 160 years ago, America's YMCAs have offered programs that enable individuals to strengthen their spiritual, mental and physical well-being. Today, YMCAs are collectively the nation's largest providers of health and well-being programs, working to promote healthy living for millions of Americans.

About Quixtar North America/Amway Global

Based in Ada, Mich., Quixtar North America/Amway Global is part of the Alticor group of companies, founded by the DeVos and Van Andel families. Alticor is led by Steve Van Andel, Chairman, and Doug DeVos, President. Global sales for the Alticor group of companies, which include Amway, Access Business Group, Alticor Corporate Enterprises (ACE), and Quixtar, exceeded $7.1 billion in fiscal 2007.

Quixtar North America/Amway Global has been ranked the #1 online Health & Beauty retailer based on sales for the past five years, and is currently ranked 22nd among all e-commerce sites, according to Internet Retailer magazine. These rankings are based on the 2006 sales, especially of exclusive brands:

-- NUTRILITE(R), the world's leading brand of vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements, based on 2007 sales.

-- ARTISTRY(R) skin care and cosmetics, one of the world's top five largest-selling prestige brands of facial skin care and colour cosmetics (based on a study by Euromonitor Consultancy of 2005 global retail sales).

About YMCA of the USA

YMCA of the USA is the national resource office for the nation's 2,686 YMCAs, which serve 21 million people each year, including nearly 10 million children under the age of 18. YMCAs respond to critical social needs by drawing on their collective strength as one
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