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Dec 9, 2008

Anaheim Regional Meeting to Feature Special Guest Peter Vidmar

Time is running out to register online for our Regional Meeting in Anaheim, California, Saturday, January 31, 2009, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location
Hilton Anaheim
Pacific Ballroom
777 Convention Way
Anaheim, California 92802
714-750-4321

Admission is US$25, and the deadline to register online is January 28, 2009.

Click here to register online today.

You won't want to miss out on hearing from our special guests, including Peter Vidmar, member of the United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

The author of the book Risk, Originality, and Virtuosity: The Keys to a Perfect 10, Peter won two gold medals and one silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. As the USA men's gymnastics team captain, he led his teammates to this country's first ever team gold medal with a stunning upset victory over the defending world champions from the People's Republic of China. He then went on to capture the gold medal on the pommel horse with a perfect score of 10.

Peter has since served on the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the Executive Board of the United States Olympic Committee, and the Executive Committee of USA Gymnastics. More importantly, he is a founding member of MonaVie's Athlete Advisory Board and, as such, has been with MonaVie since its inception in 2005.

We'll see you in Anaheim!

Dec 8, 2008

MonaVie's Newest Blue Diamonds—Robert and Dawn Lemus

Congratulations to Robert and Dawn Lemus from Jacksonville, Florida, on achieving the rank of Blue Diamond Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone...

"In November 2006, Scott and Shana Falany gave me and my wife our first bottle of MonaVie. We drank it, felt it, and enjoyed it; but, we didn't intend to share it. The Falanys tried several times to get us to a tasting party, but we were very busy trying to save our struggling traditional business.

"Finally, Scott asked, 'If I paid you a million dollars to jump out of an airplane without a parachute, would you do it?' I told him I wouldn't. Scott said, 'Robert, the plane is sitting on the ground. Do you always make decisions without knowing all the facts?' That simple question opened my mind. After attending one tasting party, I decided to pursue the opportunity.

"However, I was the only person in the family onboard. Dawn and our children were not so sure of dad's new plan for our financial future. I knew I had to make it work to get the family's approval. At the Ruby Fly-In, Dawn became enamored with every aspect of MonaVie. With the family's blessing, we proceeded together in building our business. Our backs were against the wall because the changing economy hurt our traditional business early on. We set our intention, put emotion behind it, and fueled it with activity.

"In traditional business, people work to close the deal; in MonaVie, we open minds to the concept of prospering as teams. People are looking for a vehicle to help them survive the current economic conditions. We owe it to the world to share this message of health and wealth. Ask yourself these questions: If not me, who? If not now, when? If not MonaVie, what?

"We thank the entire MonaVie corporate team for making this opportunity available to us. MonaVie's corporate team serves its distributor base with excellence at every level. We also thank the team members of all the great support systems available to MonaVie. We are so proud of each and every one of our team of leaders who we are so privileged to be in business with. Most importantly, we give all the glory to God for giving us the health and fortitude to bring hope to those who are willing to open their eyes to the greatest company, product, and opportunity for the world!"

Dec 7, 2008

Mexico Pre-Enrollment Begins December 16, 2008!

MonaVie is pleased to announce it is now accepting pre-enrollments in anticipation of our launch in Mexico.

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity and begin building your organization today. You can get started with pre-enrolling distributors into your organization by visiting MonaVie's Mexico site at www.monavie.com, and selecting "Mexico" from the country drop-down menu.

Dec 7, 2008

Introducing MonaVie University

MonaVie is pleased to introduce MonaVie University, an online learning tool delivering in-depth training to help you become more productive and efficient in running your independent business.

At MonaVie, we are committed to your growth and career development. That's what MonaVie University is all about. Whether you need training on the Virtual Office, commissions, reports, or enrolling a new distributor, we've got you covered. All courses are offered free of charge and can be accessed by logging into your Virtual Office.

With MonaVie University, you can begin one of the following courses today:

  • Virtual Office Training
  • So You Are a New Distributor—Now What? (hosted by Henry Marsh)
  • Compliance Basics

Over time, we'll be adding many courses on how to do things the MonaVie way, certifications (where necessary), product training, how to do business internationally, and much more. Be sure to check us out in your Virtual Office and let us know what you think by sending an email to MVUsuggestion@monavie.com.

MonaVie University is currently available in the United States and Puerto Rico, and will be rolled out to additional countries in 2009.

Nov 6, 2008

MonaVie Holiday Schedule

The holidays are upon us, and MonaVie's corporate offices will be closed on the following days.

December
Wednesday, December 31

January
Thursday, January 1

This includes Executive and Distributor Support, Distributor Relations, and distribution/pickup services. You may still place orders online by logging into your Virtual Office.

Also, as most of MonaVie's domestic shipping is done through UPS, please click here for UPS's holiday delivery schedule.

Nov 5, 2008

MonaVie Research Published in No. 1 Ranked Journal

The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry was recently named the No. 1 ranked journal in total citations in applied chemistry and food science technology, according to a report by Thomson Reuters.

MonaVie is pleased to report that in the year 2008 alone, one study on MonaVie Active and at least three other studies on the acai berry were published in this peer-reviewed, scientific journal.

The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry is the No. 1 journal in total citations (45,286) and articles published (1,530), out of 35 journals in the Agriculture, Multidisciplinary category. The journal publishes research results dealing with the chemistry and biochemistry of agriculture and food with a focus on original research representing complete studies, rather than incremental studies.

To learn more about the studies published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry and to view additional research on the acai berry, visit www.monavie.com/science.

Nov 4, 2008

Video Message from Chief Financial Officer Devin D. Thorpe

Please take a few minutes to watch a special video message from MonaVie's Chief Financial Officer Devin D. Thorpe.

Using his own insights as well as those he's gained from economic advisors around the world, Devin explains why MonaVie is the place to be during these turbulent economic times. He also expounds on the impact of global market turmoil on currency exchange rates and MonaVie's pricing and commission rates.

Learn why Devin calls MonaVie a "safe harbor in this economic storm."

Watch the video.

Nov 4, 2008

February 2009 Ruby Fly-In Qualification Period Underway

The first Ruby Fly-In event of 2009 will take place February 4-7, 2009. Congratulations to those who qualified for the trip prior to the deadline on October 31, 2008.

Be sure to check for Ruby Fly-In updates on the Ruby Fly-In webpage.

An all-expense-paid stay at the renowned Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah, the Ruby Fly-In is an opportunity for Ruby-level distributors and above to receive recognition, training, and personal time with MonaVie's executive team. Ruby Fly-Ins also give you a chance to sample the area's top activities, including world-class skiing, golfing, hiking, fly-fishing, shopping, spa treatments, and much more.

Nov 4, 2008

MonaVie: Safety in a Storm

Amid these troubled economic times, many people are worried about their jobs. MonaVie distributors, however, have no reason to worry about their MonaVie incomes, even as the troubled times bring turmoil to markets around the world. In fact, turbulence brings opportunity for distributors as more and more people are now looking to supplement or replace their incomes.

People may ask you: Why is MonaVie different? Or, why won't MonaVie be impacted adversely by the current economic crisis, which most people now recognize as a recession?

The answer to this question is found in the underlying cause of the global economic crisis: too much debt. Almost all debt in the global economy is packaged up and sold in chunks, in a process known as securitization. These chunks of debt, a variety of derivative securities, have nearly stopped trading completely, bringing lending of all sorts to a stop. All of this is a result of over leveraging in a variety of industries—from residential lending to leveraged financing for corporations.

For companies that require debt financing to operate, friction in the credit markets represents a near fatal risk. Banks are taking every opportunity to reduce their lending exposure by cutting off or reducing advances to marginal customers. For those companies that need to borrow money to cover inventory purchases or payroll, the credit crunch threatens their ability to continue operating.

MonaVie is different because we don't need to borrow money to buy products or to pay distributors. Instead, MonaVie generates cash to fund all of its obligations, while still achieving profitability. MonaVie has no debt, and MonaVie distributors have nothing to worry about.

We hope you continue to find safe harbor with MonaVie during the storm of these troubled economic times.

Sincerely,

Devin D. Thorpe
Chief Financial Officer

Devin D. Thorpe is the Chief Financial Officer of MonaVie LLC. Previously, he led Thorpe Capital Group, a middle market investment banking firm. He also served as the Treasurer for USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: USNA). His prior experience also includes assignments with the State of Utah and the U.S. Senate Banking Committee staff. He earned his MBA at Cornell University's Johnson School of Management.

Nov 4, 2008

Email Scheduler Usage Reminder

MonaVie reminds all distributors that the Email Scheduler function provided in the Virtual Office is to be used only for purposes associated with building your MonaVie businesses.

The Email Scheduler is accessible to communicate details regarding MonaVie events, products, announcements, and other company items. Improper use of this feature includes distributing information outside of these parameters, including the dissemination of political messages.

Please do not use the Email Scheduler to send communications for anything other than MonaVie-related business.

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