MERGER OF GNC AND NUMICO CREATES GLOBAL NUTRITIONALS GIANT

PITTSBURGH -- General Nutrition Companies announced here last week an agreement to be acquired by Royal Numico, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of specialized nutritional foods and products. The deal, valued at over $2 billion, will create the world's largest nutritionals company, according to a joint statement released by the companies' top executives.creates the largest company in the world exclusively

PITTSBURGH -- General Nutrition Companies announced here last week an agreement to be acquired by Royal Numico, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of specialized nutritional foods and products. The deal, valued at over $2 billion, will create the world's largest nutritionals company, according to a joint statement released by the companies' top executives.

creates the largest company in the world exclusively devoted to human nutrition," J.C.T. van der Wielen, president and chief executi

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