SOURCE: Planet Nutrition Holdings, Inc.

December 12, 2007 06:30 ET

World Champion Jiu Jitsu Artist Wellington "Megaton" Leal Dias Joins Planet Nutrition Team

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - December 12, 2007) - Planet Nutrition Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PNHL) gladly announces Wellington "Megaton" Leal Dias joins the Planet Nutrition team. "Megaton" has trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for most of his life, training under the world renowned Gracie family. At the age of 25, a young but motivated Wellington Dias came to America with more than just the goal of winning another Jiu Jitsu tournament, but to live and open up his own Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School. His training, skills and determination have enabled him to come to America and open up his own school, the Megaton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy.

"Megaton" slowly became close friends with the Gracie Family, which was originally based on a student teacher relationship. Now he trains with Roylers Gracie in Los Angeles for fights and has helped his relationship grow with the Gracie's. The training he received under the Gracie's has helped him to become a legend in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

"A man that has trained under the Gracie's for so many years and has built a phenomenal reputation in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community will be a first rate addition to the Planet Nutrition Team," stated CEO and President Dan Starczewski. "We are really happy to have a Legend in the ever growing sport of Jiu Jitsu."

His accomplishments include substantial amounts of honors in Jiu Jitsu tournaments. At the European Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship, he was a gold Medalist from 2004-2006 and a silver medalist in 2007. While at the International Jiu Jitsu Championships in Rio de Janeiro, he took gold medals in 2007, 2006, 2003 and 2002. He took a gold medal in the Open Division 2007. He became a silver medalist in 2006 and a bronze medalist in 2004, while competing in the Open Division. At the National Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships, he took gold medal in 2005 and silver medal in 2006. In the Open Division, he took bronze in 2005 and 2006.

While competing at the World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, he took a silver medal in 1996 and bronze medals in 2002, 2001, and 1999. While at the Pan American Jiu Jitsu Championships, he was a gold medalist in 2001, 2000 and 1998. He took a silver medal in 2002 and bronze medals in 2007, 2006 and 2003. As he competed in the Korea Black Belt Challenge, he took a gold medal. He took gold medals in 1999 and 1997 at the Rickson Gracie International Championships. He has competed in the World Submission Wrestling Championships in Abu Dhabi. He was awarded best technical ability by Rickson Gracie.

"Dias is a world champion and a world-class competitor. He will become a great advocate of Planet Nutrition to the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community," stated CEO and President Dan Starczewski.

About Planet Nutrition, Inc.

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