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 7, 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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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On July 7, 2006, GNC Corporation (the Company), the parent company of General
Nutrition Centers, Inc., issued a Notice of Redemption (the Notice of Redemption) to the
holders of its 12% Series A Exchangeable Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the
Series A Preferred Stock), notifying such holders that, subject to the closing of the
proposed initial public offering of shares of common stock of the Company (the IPO), the
Company will redeem all of the outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock on the fifth business
day following the consummation of the IPO (the Redemption Date) at the redemption price
of $1,085.71 per share, plus a cash amount equal to all accumulated dividends as of the Redemption
Date. The Redemption Notice states that if the closing of the IPO does not occur, the Series A
Preferred Stock will not be redeemed.
The description of the Notice of Redemption contained herein does not purport to be complete
and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Notice of Redemption, a copy of which is
attached hereto as Exhibit 4.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
4.1 Notice of Redemption, dated July 7, 2006.