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May 18, 2016

ZO SKIN HEALTH, INC RECEIVES PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EXPORTS

May 18, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today presented ZO Skin Health, Inc. with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The “E” Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

“Exporting continues to be a critical element of our success, and we are honored to receive the “E” Award,” said Chris Kraneiss, Vice President of International Affairs, ZO Skin Health, Inc. “In 2011, we were in only 33 countries – since then, our network has increased and we are now present in 106 countries, resulting in tremendous growth in our sales and an exponential expansion of our team.”

“ZO Skin Health has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The "E" Awards Committee was very impressed with ZO Skin Health's nearly 400% growth in export sales between 2012-2015. The company's presence in 106 countries was also particularly notable. ZO Skin Health's achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs,” said Secretary Pritzker in her congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection as an award recipient.

ZO Skin Health, Inc., located in Irvine, California, combines the latest cutting-edge science with Dr. Zein Obagi’s extensive clinical experience to offers comprehensive skincare products and programs for both physicians and their patients. Designed in accordance with Dr. Obagi’s programs and protocols, each product is specifically formulated to treat skin conditions in a highly targeted way, or as part of a step-by-step regimen. In addition to its product line, ZO® Skin Health also offers physicians educational skin-health seminars and clinical training programs. Committed to bridging the gap between therapeutic treatments and daily care, ZO® Skin Health continues to innovate the most effective skincare possible, for all skin types.

President Kennedy revived the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters. The “E” Award Program was established by Executive Order 10978 on December 5, 1961. Four years of successive export growth and an applicant’s demonstration of an innovative international marketing plan that led to the increase in exports is a significant factor in making the award.

U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Award for Exports through the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service office network, located within the Department’s International Trade Administration, which has offices in 108 U.S. cities and more than 70 countries to help U.S. exporters.

A total of 123 U.S. companies were presented with the President’s “E” Award this year.

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About ZO Skin Health, Inc.
ZO Skin Health, Inc. develops and delivers innovative skincare solutions that optimize skin health around the globe. Utilizing cutting-edge science and Dr. Zein Obagi's extensive clinical experience creating treatments and regimens for healthy skin, ZO Skin Health, Inc. provides comprehensive skincare programs for physicians and their patients. Committed to advancing effective treatments for healthy skin, ZO Skin Health, Inc. supports physicians' practices through skin health seminars and clinical training, and patients through a variety of educational programs. As a result, ZO Skin Health, Inc. is focused on providing products and protocols that bridge the gap between therapeutic treatments and daily care that allow patients to experience continuously healthy skin regardless of their age or unique skin condition. For more information, visit www.zoskinhealth.com.

About Zein Obagi, MD
Researcher, innovator, scientist, published author, lecturer and board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Zein Obagi has achieved international renown as a leading authority on skin rejuvenation. He is the ZO Skin Health, Inc. founder and medical director and is responsible for the development of new skincare treatments, protocols and products to achieve healthy skin.

Over twenty years ago, Dr. Zein Obagi pioneered the concept of skin health and conceived of, and brought to market, a line of medical skincare products – the original Obagi Nu-Derm® System – that transformed aging skin. Dr. Obagi founded WorldWide Products, which produced and marketed the original Obagi Nu-Derm® System. At that time, Dr. Obagi merely intended to challenge the norms of traditional skin care. Instead he shattered the status quo. Today his ideas about skin health are no longer surprising; they have become mainstream. Subsequently, WorldWide was purchased by Obagi Medical Products, Inc., a company with which Dr. Obagi no longer has any affiliation, but which retained his family name (Obagi®) as their trademark.

ZO Skin Health, Inc. and Dr. Obagi have no business relationship with Obagi Medical Products, and Obagi Medical Products does not sell or endorse using any ZO® product. "ZO" is a registered trademark of ZO Skin Health, Inc. "Obagi" and “Obagi Nu-Derm” are registered trademarks of Obagi Medical Products, Inc.

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