SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 6, 2006
GENERAL NUTRITION CENTERS, INC.
(Exact names of registrants as specified in their charters)
|(States of incorporation)
||(Commission File Nos.)
300 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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||Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Principal Officers.
(d) The board of directors of each of GNC Corporation (GNC) and General Nutrition
Centers, Inc. (Centers) has appointed John Ranelli as a director effective July 6, 2006
to fill a vacancy on each of the boards of directors. It has not been determined at this time
whether Mr. Ranelli will serve on any committee of the boards of directors.
Mr. Ranelli was Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of FGX International, a
global optical and jewelry company, from 1999 to 2005. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Ranelli was
Executive Vice President of Stride Rite Corporation, a publicly traded footwear company. Prior to
joining Stride Rite, Mr. Ranelli served as a director and as Chief Operating Officer of Deckers
Outdoor Corporation, a publicly traded footwear and apparel manufacturer. Mr. Ranelli has also
held executive positions with TLC Beatrice and The Timberland Company. Mr. Ranelli has been a
director of Amscan Holdings, Inc. since 2005.
GNCs stockholders agreement, dated December 5, 2003, gives Apollo Investment Fund V, L.P.,
an affiliate of Apollo Management V, L.P., the right to nominate all of the members of GNCs board
of directors and, until the occurrence of certain events, the right to vote all shares of GNCs
common stock and preferred stock subject to the stockholders agreement on all matters.