Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:NATR), a leading manufacturer and marketer of encapsulated herbs and vitamins, today announced that the 2010 Annual Meeting of shareholders will be held on Friday, July 30, 2010, at the Company’s principal executive offices located at 75 East 1700 South, Provo, Utah. Shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 21, 2010, will be entitled to vote at the meeting. The exact time and other details of the meeting will be announced in the definitive proxy statement, which the Company expects to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission in April 2010, and which will be sent to shareholders prior to the 2010 Annual Meeting.
The Company further announced that the deadline for the receipt of shareholder proposals for the 2010 Annual Meeting for inclusion in the Company’s proxy statement is April 20, 2010. In order to be brought before the 2010 Annual Meeting, any such proposals must be received by the Corporate Secretary at the Company’s principal executive offices no later than that date. Such proposals must comply in all respects with the requirements contained in the Company’s bylaws and in Rule 14a-8 under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, to be considered a proper proposal or nomination.
About Nature’s Sunshine Products
Nature’s Sunshine Products manufactures and markets through direct sales encapsulated and tableted herbal products, high quality natural vitamins, and other complementary products. In addition to the United States, the Company has operations in Japan, Mexico, Central America, South Korea, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, the United Kingdom, Columbia, Brazil, Thailand, Israel, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Belarus, China, Poland, Germany, Austria, Norway, Sweden, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. The Company also has exclusive distribution agreements with selected companies in Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, and Norway. Additional information can be obtained at the Company’s website, www.natr.com.Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements In addition to historical information, this release contains forward-looking statements. Nature’s Sunshine may, from time to time, make written or oral forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements encompass Nature‘s Sunshine‘s beliefs, expectations, hopes, or intentions regarding future events. Words such as “expects,” “intends,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “should,” “likely,” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements included in this release are made as of the date hereof and are based on information available to the Company as of such date. Nature’s Sunshine assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement. Actual results will vary, and may vary materially, from those anticipated, estimated, projected or expected for a number of reasons, including, among others: further reviews of the Company’s financial statements by the Company and its Audit Committee; modification of the Company’s accounting practices; foreign business risks; industry cyclicality; fluctuations in customer demand and order pattern; changes in pricing and general economic conditions; as well as other risks detailed in the Company’s previous filings with the SEC.