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The Greek Gods® Yogurt Announces Spokesman, "Ultramarathon Man" Dean Karnazes

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Greek Gods® Yogurt Announces Spokesman, "Ultramarathon Man" Dean Karnazes12:01 EDT Monday, July 25, 2011Greek-Style Yogurt Brand Partners with One of TIME Magazine's Most Influential People as its SpokesmanMELVILLE, N.Y., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- He's Greek-American, quite possibly the fittest man in the world, and loves eating The Greek Gods® yogurt. "Ultramarathon Man" Dean Karnazes has partnered with The Greek Gods yogurt as its spokesman to promote the brand's wellness benefits and outstanding taste, announced Basel Nassar, General Manager of The Greek Gods Division.  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110725/NY40711LOGO)(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050324/NYTH131)"We're delighted to welcome Dean Karnazes as our spokesperson," Basel Nassar said. "Dean very publicly shares his enthusiasm for The Greek Gods Yogurt with athletes and those who aspire to fitness and health through good nutrition; he's a natural fit."  Dean Karnazes, a longtime consumer of The Greek Gods whole milk yogurt, brings a keen perspective on the benefits of Greek style yogurt. Formally educated in food science and business, Dean Karnazes has served as his own test subject on endurance feats and the results that come from thoughtful nutrition."I'm honored to be part of The Greek Gods family," Dean Karnazes said. "I have been a fan of the taste, texture and nutritional benefits of the yogurt since I first got my hands on the product years ago. More people are discovering the benefits of yogurt every day and this is the brand I look forward to sharing with them."  Watch for Dean Karnazes to appear on behalf of The Greek Gods yogurt at trade shows, running events and media interviews and read his various publications educating consumers on the benefits of Greek style yogurt, as well as other nutrition and fitness tips.The Greek Gods yogurt is a brand of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: HAIN), a leading natural and organic products company in North America and Europe providing consumers with A Healthy Way of Life?.Dean KarnazesAthlete and The NY Times bestselling author, Dean Karnazes was recently ranked by a TIME magazine poll as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in the World." A passionate advocate for healthy, active living, his message has been so well received, not because he runs hundreds of miles, but because he inspires others to be the best they can be. Dean values the importance of overall strength and fitness. Men's Fitness stated "Dean Karnazes might just be the fittest man on the planet, but it is his desire to help others achieve their goals that is his greatest gift." He speaks frequently to schools and youth groups. He has traveled the country, meeting and running with people of all ages to promote the importance of physical exercise and good diet.The Greek Gods YogurtThe Greek Gods yogurt, authentic all-natural Greek-style yogurt, is gluten-free and contains five live and active cultures, including probiotics. Plus, the milk used in The Greek Gods yogurt is from cows that are not treated with growth hormones.  Experience the myth with Greek Gods full-flavored products available in 6-ounce individual packages and 24-ounce family packs including Plain and Non-Fat Plain, Fig, Honey, Pomegranate, Honey Vanilla, Honey Blueberry, Honey Strawberry and Reduced Fat Vanilla, Cinnamon and Orange. For more information, visit www.greekgodsyogurt.com. The Hain Celestial GroupThe Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ: HAIN), headquartered in Melville, NY, is a leading natural and organic products company in North America and Europe. Hain Celestial participates in many natural categories with well-known brands that include Celestial Seasonings®, Earth's Best®, Terra®, Garden of Eatin'®, Sensible Portions®, Health Valley®, Arrowhead Mills®, MaraNatha®, SunSpire®, DeBoles®, Gluten Free Cafe?, Hain Pure Foods®, Hollywood®, Spectrum Naturals®, Spectrum Essentials®, Walnut Acres Organic®, Imagine®, Almond Dream®, Rice Dream®, Soy Dream®, WestSoy®, The Greek Gods®, Ethnic Gourmet®, Yves Veggie Cuisine®, Granose®, Realeat®, Linda McCartney®, Daily Bread?, Lima®, Danival®, GG UniqueFiber?,Grains Noirs®, Natumi®, JASON®, Zia® Natural Skincare, Avalon Organics®, Alba Botanica®, Queen Helene®, Earth's Best TenderCare® and Martha Stewart Clean?.  Hain Celestial has been providing "A Healthy Way of Life?" since 1993.  For more information, visit www.hain-celestial.com. SOURCE The Hain Celestial GroupFor further information: Heidi Witherspoon, +1-206-276-7846