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): August 24, 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 August 24, 2006, GNC Corporation (the Company), the parent company of General
Nutrition Centers, Inc., issued a Notice of Withdrawal of Redemption Notice (the Notice of
Withdrawal) to the holders of its 12% Series A Exchangeable Preferred Stock, par value $0.01
per share (the Series A Preferred Stock). The Notice of Withdrawal withdraws the
conditional Notice of Redemption dated July 7, 2006 (the Notice of Redemption), which
announced the Companys intention to redeem all outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock (the
Redemption) subject to the closing of the proposed initial public offering of shares of
common stock of the Company (the Proposed IPO).
The Notice of Withdrawal states that the Company has determined to postpone the Proposed IPO
due to current market conditions. Due to the postponement of the Proposed IPO, the Redemption
cannot occur within the required 60 days of the Redemption Notice. Accordingly, the Notice of
Withdrawal withdraws the Notice of Redemption.
The description of the Notice of Withdrawal contained herein does not purport to be complete
and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Notice of Withdrawal, a copy of which is
attached hereto as Exhibit 4.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The description of the
Notice of Redemption in this report does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its
entirety by reference to the Notice of Redemption, which was previously filed as Exhibit 4.1 to the
Companys Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on July 13, 2006 and is incorporated into
this report by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
||Notice of Withdrawal of Redemption Notice, dated August 24, 2006.