Nature's Sunshine Products Appoints Jamon A. Jarvis General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer


Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc. (OTC:NATR), a leading manufacturer and marketer of encapsulated herbs and vitamins, has appointed Jamon A. Jarvis as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, it was announced today by Douglas Faggioli, President and CEO.

Mr. Jarvis, who started his legal career as a clerk for a U.S. Federal District Court Judge in Reno, Nevada, and who also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in that city, has over the past decade been in private practice and also worked as an in-house attorney with several private and public corporations. He served most recently as General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer of InterNetwork, Inc., a communications software company in San Francisco, CA.

"We are pleased to have an individual of Jamon's experience join our team," said Mr. Faggioli. "He will play a significant role in our continuing commitment to regulatory compliance and transparency in all our activities."

In addition to InterNetwork, Inc., with which Mr. Jarvis had been associated since January 2004, and where he lead all corporate legal and financial operations, he has also held positions as Executive Vice President Finance, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Spontaneous Technology, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT; Chief Litigation Counsel at Iomega Corporation, Roy, UT; and Associate Litigation Counsel at MCI Communications, Inc., Washington, DC. He was also an associate at the law firm of McKenna & Cuneo LLP (now McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP), in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Jarvis received his B.A. in history, cum laude, from Brigham Young University, and his J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School.

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, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Colombia, Brazil, Thailand, Israel, Singapore and Taiwan. The Company also has exclusive distribution agreements with selected companies in Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Norway, and the Russian Federation.

Statements in this press release concerning the Company's business outlook or future economic performance, anticipated profitability, revenues, expenses or other financial items, and product line growth, together with other statements that are not historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined under Federal Securities Laws. "Forward-looking statements" are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and factors include, but are not limited to, 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 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company disclaims any obligations to update any forward-looking statement as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.

Source: Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc.