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-Honored for Awareness and Research Support for Epidermolysis Bullosa-

Nu Skin, the personal care subsidiary of Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS), was presented with the American Academy of Dermatology's prestigious Gold Triangle Award at a special ceremony on April 26 in New York City. Nu Skin and Stanford University School of Medicine were honoured for their combined efforts in generating awareness and supporting research of epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a debilitating and often fatal skin disease that primarily affects children.

"Nu Skin is a major proponent of dermatological health as well as education and practical, healthy skin care," said Al Lane, M.D., chair of the Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology. "Because of Nu Skin's support, we have been able to rapidly move forward on our plans to develop gene therapy for EB."

The Gold Triangle Awards recognise media, industry, public service, health community, organisational and individual accomplishments in furthering understanding of dermatology issues and encouraging healthy behaviours in the care of skin, hair and nails. Nu Skin and Stanford were winners in the "Industry Communications Campaign" category and were chosen from among more than 100 award entries. Other winners included Procter and Gamble, CBS, CNN, New York Daily News, McCall's and Fitness magazine.

Nu Skin offers significant monetary support for EB research through donations from product sales and executive stock pledges. Twenty-five cents from the sale of each Nu Skin Epoch® Glacial Marine Mud™ product is donated to the EB Medical Research Foundation-nearly $390,000 to date. In addition, Nu Skin Enterprises Chairman Blake Roney and his wife Nancy have pledged several million dollars in Nu Skin Enterprises stock donations to Stanford University School of Medicine to study genetic therapies for skin disorders. Because the contribution is based on fluctuating stock value, it is difficult to determine the exact total, although it is expected to be in excess of $5 million.

"We are very proud of the contributions we have made to the fight against EB, both as a corporation and as individuals," said Sandie Tillotson, senior vice president for Nu Skin Enterprises. "We have the tremendous opportunity to make personal connections with entire families affected by EB. It is an honour to be part of the search for a cure and an end to their suffering."

Nu Skin also continuously educates its over 475,000 independent distributors about EB through Epoch® product donations and Nu Skin's Force for Good Foundation. Audio/visual vignettes, executive speeches, press materials, magazine features and other communication tools have combined to inform distributors about the magnitude of EB and rally support for finding a cure.

Nu Skin is a subsidiary of Nu Skin Enterprises. Nu Skin Enterprises and its private affiliates operate in over 30 markets including Asia, Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Founded in 1984 in Provo, Utah, Nu Skin markets more than 100 premium quality personal care products created specifically for person-to-person distribution. To order products, contact a local
Nu Skin distributor.

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