Source: Press Release 6/6/2012

Nu Skin Founder Recognized for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility

PROVO, Utah, June 6, 2012 -- Nu Skin Enterprises founder, Blake Roney and humanitarian partner, Napoleon Dzombe were recognized with an international Communitas award for "Making a Difference in Malawi" through the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation.

The Communitas Awards is an international effort to recognize the spirit of communitas--people helping people--in exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals that are unselfishly giving of themselves and their resources, and those that are changing how they do business to benefit their communities. Communitas honored Roney and Dzombe's vision and support of the School of Agriculture for Family Independence (SAFI) at Mtalimanja Village in Malawi which annually houses and teaches self-sustaining agricultural techniques to 30 Malawi families. The award was presented to Roney during the company's Team Elite trip in Paris.

"Thanks to the combined efforts of Blake, Napoleon, and the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation, the third class of SAFI students will soon graduate, totaling more than 150 people educated and given hope for a better life," said Truman Hunt, Nu Skin president and chief executive officer. "Students who attend SAFI are taught how to grow food and become self-reliant by supporting their families through agriculture. I have seen the amazing change that SAFI has brought in the lives of the students and their children, providing these families with hope for a brighter future in Malawi."

SAFI is a two-year agricultural education program. During the first year, husbands and wives attend class together and their children are able to attend school. The second year of study is an extension program where instructors visit students and help them implement learned-skills in their own homes. Malawians completing the SAFI program see as much as a 700 percent increase in their harvest of maize, soy and peanuts, which is enough to feed their family for a year, improve their living conditions and send their children to school.

This is the third consecutive year that Nu Skin has received a Communitas Award for outstanding corporate social responsibility programs. In 2011, Nu Skin received two Communitas awards for "The Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation, Mtalimanja Village" and "Building Futures through Education." In 2010, Nu Skin received two Communitas awards for "Excellence in Community Service" and for "Ethical and Environmental Responsibility."

About the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation

For more than 15 years the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation has worked to improve the lives of children around the world by offering hope for a life free from disease, illiteracy and poverty. The Force for Good Foundation and Nu Skin's distributors and employees donated more than $18 million to Force for Good charity partners in 2011. Nu Skin covers all administrative and overhead costs for the 501(c)(3) private foundation, allowing for 100 percent of donations to be used for humanitarian and charitable causes. More information is available at .

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