pts20071217022 Medizin/Wellness, Bauen/Wohnen

Herbalife is official nutrition sponsor of Katarina Witt

Cologne/Darmstadt (pts022/17.12.2007/13:00) With immediate effect, Herbalife International Deutschland GmbH located in Darmstadt is official nutrition sponsor of the twice Olympic champion in figure skating and TV entertainer Katarina Witt.

Claudia Harteneck-Kohl, Herbalife Senior Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland: "Katarina Witt knows our products and recently "outed" herself as a Herbalife user in an interview. Ms. Witt has been dealing with the topic nutrition supplements for athletes for a longer time and is therefore an aboslutely authentic advertising partner, who will talk about her experiences with our products in the future as well."

Katarina Witt: "I mix the formula shakes of Herbalife with yoghurt. I have all flavours in my kitchen and choose my favourite flavour spontaneously. Furthermore, I like the Herbalife energy drink Liftoff®, since it has a great taste, makes every glass of water something special and gives power during the training."

"Supplementing the nutrition with important nutrients, i.e. so-called nutrition supplements, is as important as exercising. For active athletes healthy nutrition and a sufficient supply of micro-nutrients (vitamins, minerals, trace elements) are essential. Therefore, in our days, Herbalife is an important nutrition partner for active athletes. Every day, more than 1 million "Herbalife shakes" are consumed all over the world," says Claudia Harteneck-Kohl.

Herbalife's sponsoring activities include providing the participants of Katarina Witt's farewell tour with Herbalife products and a co-sponsoring of this tour's production.

In February / March 2008, Katarina Witt herself will be seen on the ice for the last time. The most successful figure skater ever will exclusively show how athletic records and the aesthetics of figure skating may be combined to an unforgettable event - for her fans all over the world. She will be accompanied by her colleagues, the international top stars of figure skating.

About Herbalife

Herbalife is a global nutrition and direct selling company offering a range of science-based weight management products, nutritional supplements, and personal care products to support a healthy lifestyle. The company sells its products through a network of more than 1.5 million independent distributors who conduct business in 65 countries worldwide. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation ( and her Casa Herbalife programme for a good nutrition to children. For further information please click: and (NYSE: HLF).

Further information about Herbalife International Deutschland GmbH you will find under: and in the consumer forum

Press contact:
Stefan Weirich
Medienhaus Bonn
Agentur für Öffentlichkeitsarbeit GmbH
Neven-DuMont-Straße 14
50667 Köln
Tel.: +49 221 2509303

Herbalife International Deutschland:
Claudia Harteneck-Kohl
Senior Director
Deutschland - Österreich - Schweiz
Gräfenhäuser Straße 85
64293 Darmstadt
Tel.: +49 6151 8605-111
Fax: +49 6151 8605-150

Aussender: Herbalife International Deutschland
Ansprechpartner: Claudia Harteneck-Kohl
Tel.: +49 6151 8605-111