Mannatech®, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX ), the founder of the Mission 5 Million SM social entrepreneurial movement, and leading innovator of nutritional glycobiology and naturally-sourced supplements based on Real Food Technology ® solutions, recently completed the official launch of its Mission 5 Million movement, and is announcing its expanded global events calendar for the remainder of 2013 to further support the expansion of the movement. The Mission 5 Million, or M5M SM, movement represents the company’s commitment to linking five million consumers of Real Food Technology supplementation with five million children in need to help fight global malnutrition.
The official launch took place at the company’s Branson2013 event in Branson, Missouri, over August 30-31, 2013. At the event, the company held a moving ceremony where Mannatech executives and founders planted the M5M flag, symbolizing the company’s commitment to its mission and staking its claim as the world’s first social entrepreneurship company to offer a revenue-sharing rewards program. A featured guest speaker at the event was best-selling author and recently retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson. Attendance exceeded expectations, hosting just over one thousand Mannatech Associates from both the United States and Canada.
Mannatech will continue its aggressive events strategy, both in North America and throughout its other global markets, for the remainder of the year. The recently opened Hong Kong market will host its first Mannatech Vision Program (MVP) later this week, while an extensive tour of North America will also kick off this week and last through October. Major international conventions will be held in Europe, Australia and Japan over October and November. In addition, Mannatech Korea will again be sponsoring the Seoul Marathon in late October. North America is also holding the M5M Leadership Experience event in November, in Frisco, Texas, featuring many guest speakers and Mannatech leaders.
“Our Mission 5 Million (M5M) movement requires sustained momentum to reach its full potential. We’re seeing that momentum build with our independent associates and it will be reinforced during our global corporate events in 2013 and beyond,” explained Dr. Robert Sinnott, Mannatech CEO and Chief Science Officer. “Our Branson2013 leadership event was a very productive and moving event for our North American field force and all others in attendance. Now, our job is to spread this message as rapidly as we can, and to involve as many people as we can, from all over the world. We are looking forward to a busy and highly productive year-end for Mannatech.”To learn more about Mannatech and its Mission 5 Million movement, visit Mannatech.com. About Mannatech Mannatech, Incorporated, develops high-quality health, weight and fitness, and skin care products that are based on the solid foundation of nutritional science and development standards. Mannatech is dedicated to its platform of Social Entrepreneurship based on the foundation of promoting, aiding and optimizing nutrition where it is needed most around the world. Mannatech’s proprietary products are available through independent sales Associates around the globe including the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Estonia, Finland, the Republic of Ireland, Czech Republic, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Hong Kong and Ukraine. For more information, visit Mannatech.com. Please note: This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by use of phrases or terminology such as “believe,” “intend” or other similar words or the negative of such terminology. Similarly, descriptions of Mannatech’s objectives, strategies, plans, goals or targets contained herein are also considered forward-looking statements. Mannatech believes this release should be read in conjunction with all of its filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and cautions its readers that these forward-looking statements are subject to certain events, risks, uncertainties and other factors. Some of these factors include, among others, Mannatech’s inability to attract and retain Associates and Members, increases in competition, litigation, regulatory changes and its planned growth into new international markets. Although Mannatech believes that the expectations, statements and assumptions reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cautions readers to always consider all of the risk factors and any other cautionary statements carefully in evaluating each forward-looking statement in this release, as well as those set forth in its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and other filings filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including its current reports on Form 8-K. All of the forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this release.