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Pharmagen Partners with Bagel Boy Equity Group II, LLC and prepares to Launch its Industry Consolidation Strategy

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmagen, Inc. (OTCBB: PHRX) (the "Company" or "Pharmagen") announces that is has executed an agreement with Bagel Boy Equity Group II, LLC, whereby its Managing Partner, Richard A. Wolpow will become Chairman of the Board of Directors and interim Chief Operating Officer ("COO").  Wolpow will work closely with Pharmagen's CEO, Mackie Barch, and the rest of its executive team using the Company as the platform for deploying a roll-up consolidation plan in the hard-to-find secondary wholesale and sterile compounding market.  Pharmagen's goal will be to build a fully integrated state-of-the-art distribution and supply chain that will drive revenue and EBITDA growth for shareholders.

"We have been looking at this space for the past year and believe Pharmagen has the right platform for the overall success of the plan," says Richard A. Wolpow, managing partner of Bagel Boy Equity Group II LLC, a private family office he controls.  As a component to the deal Bagel Boy Equity Group will lead a Bridge Financing that will help kick-off the plan that has been in development for the past months including a detailed capital restructure plan.    

The market is made of a lot of quality smaller secondary wholesale companies and compounding laboratories that are all running into similar problems; regulations are getting tighter, supply chain is shrinking along with revenues and profits.  Without change, many of these companies may not survive and/or have an exit strategy in the future.   "Pharmagen has made significant investments across the board; from its focus to become a  cGMP complaint laboratory, industry changing IT platform, and drug productions models, the Company is poised to become a best-in-class provider" continued Wolpow.

"This is all very exciting stuff; working together we created an acquisition class of preferred stock that represents a non-dilutable interest in the Company.  It provides offerings of cash and stock, executive management positions, performance bonuses and seats on the Board of Directors.  There are a lot of talented competitors out there that we are confident understand what is going on in this market and that change is needed to adapt to the times.  We have already identified a handful of acquisition targets that would like to join us on this journey," Wolpow continued.

"We are really fortunate to have Richard on the team. It validates all the work we've been doing behind the scenes for the last two years to build a strong foundation for the future.  We have a lot of work ahead of us, but are very exciting about what 2014 will bring," said Mackie A. Barch, CEO of Pharmagen. 

About Pharmagen

Pharmagen, Inc. ("Pharmagen"), and wholly owned subsidiaries and operating divisions Pharmagen Laboratories, Inc., Pharmagen Distribution, LLC and Pharmagen Nutraceuticals, Inc. offers innovative solutions to the nations sterile pharmaceutical crisis.  With a multi-solution approach, Pharmagen is helping to meet the demand of the health provider market through independent wholesale, compounding, and IT solutions.  Nationally focused, Pharmagen is a distributor of specialty drugs, compounding and admix pharmacy and producer of over-the-counter ("OTC") branded multivitamins.  Pharmagen currently functions as a just-in-time source of supply for hospitals for those products that are hard-to-find.

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About Bagel Boy Equity Group II, LLC

Bagel Boy Equity Group II, LLC, was founded it Managing Partner, Richard A. Wolpow.  Mr Wolpow has been advising and operating small to mid-size private and public companies for over 20 years.  He is or has been founder and chief operator of a number of company's primarily in the Healthcare industry.  Currently, Mr. Wolpow is on the Board of Directors or three companies, is an operating partner of a healthcare specific private equity firm and is the Trustee for a private charitable trust.    

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Information in this document constitute forward-looking statements or statements which may be deemed or construed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  The words "forecast", "anticipate", "estimate", "project", "intend", "expect", "should", "believe", and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements involve, and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause Pharmagen actual results, performance (financial or operating) or achievements to differ from the future results, performance (financial or operating) or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  The risks, uncertainties and other factors are more fully discussed in Pharmagen's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  All forward-looking statements attributable to Pharmagen herein are expressly qualified in their entirety by the above-mentioned cautionary statement.  Pharmagen disclaims any obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this estimate, except as may be required by law.

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