Bangalore, Karnataka India (PressExposure) January 02, 2012 -- Herbalife India, a global nutrition company, today announced its association with Indian tennis star Somdev Devvarman for its nutrition and energy products. Somdev will endorse some of his personal Herbalife favorites like Formula 1 Nutritional Shake and Afresh Energy Drink Mix. Some of the other Indian athletes that have been associated with Herbalife India include India's badminton champion and world # 4 Saina Nehwal, cricketer Virat Kohli and 5 time Women's World Boxing Champion Mary Kom.
Commenting on the association, Ajay Khanna, country head, Herbalife India said, "We are extremely happy and proud to welcome a budding tennis champion like Somdev into the Herbalife family. Somdev embodies the perfect combination of a healthy mind and body, this coupled with his achievement at such a young age, will be a good example to inspire the youth to live healthy. This association is not only to spread awareness amongst our consumers but also motivate our distributors, who work endlessly towards achieving Herbalife's goal and philosophy of living a healthy and active lifestyle."
Somdev has impressive achievements to his credit within a relatively short span of a professional tennis career. The talented and dynamic athlete turned pro in 2008 and climbed 930 places reaching #71 in April 2011. With his stellar performance Somdev won 2 gold medals at the Asian Games and gold at The Commonwealth Games in 2010. His string of achievements includes being the runner-up at the South African Open in February 2011 and securing direct entry to the 2010 US Open. Somdev is also the first Indian to qualify for the French Open in 13 years.
Somdev Devvarman said, "I am excited to be associated with Herbalife and thankful for their support. I believe in the Herbalife philosophy of leading a healthy and active lifestyle that will translate into great professional and personal success. Herbalife products are a great way of achieving optimum health by combining physical activity and the right diet, paving the way for achieving one's true potential."
Herbalife proudly sponsors world-class athletes and teams and constantly participates in fitness and sporting events around the globe. Herbalife's associated sports sponsorships also include the LA Galaxy, FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi amongst others.
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) is a global network marketing company that sells weight-management, nutrition, and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in 79 countries through a network of approximately 2.5 million independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife's website contains a significant amount of information about Herbalife, including financial and other information for investors at http://ir.Herbalife.com. The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.