MusclePharm® Signs Patrick Willis

DENVER, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — MusclePharm Corporation, a Nevada corporation ("MusclePharm" or the "Company") (OTCBB: MSLP), an expanding U.S. nutritional supplement company, is pleased to announce that it has signed San Francisco 49er superstar linebacker Patrick Willis.

The NFL standout has been a perennial All-Pro selection and is also a five-time Pro Bowl selection.

A two-time All-American at Mississippi, the first-round draft pick of the 49ers in 2007 has quickly become one of the top defensive players in the NFL.

In fact, an ESPN.com expert vote, Willis was named the NFL's best linebacker and the fourth-best defensive player.

In addition to his tremendous on-field success, Willis' rigorous fitness regimen and noted work ethic also makes him an ideal match with MusclePharm® and its healthy lifestyle vision.

Willis' social media following includes nearly 105,000 fans on Twitter as well, which fits in perfectly with MusclePharm®'s impressive and strong social media presence.

"I love the fact that I can partner with a company that is developing cutting edge products that help me train harder and perform to the best of my abilities," NFL Superstar Patrick Willis said. "MusclePharm® takes the guess work out of using supplements because I know they take the time to test all their products above and beyond what is required for athletes. MusclePharm® is The Athletes Company® and I am excited to join the team."

MusclePharm®, which is the official nutritional supplement provider of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has also inked deals with NFL superstars Michael Vick and Chad Ochocinco in 2011.

MusclePharm® continues to grow at an impressive rate as well, setting a monthly company sales record ($2,700,000) in November.

ABOUT MUSCLEPHARM CORPORATION

MusclePharm® is a healthy life-style company that develops and manufactures a full line of Informed Choice approved nutritional supplements that are free of banned substances. Utilizing years of research at the MusclePharm® Sports Science Center, the products are created through a six-stage research protocol involving the expertise of top nutritional scientists and field tested using a pool of over one hundred elite professional athletes from various professional sports leagues including the National Football League, Mixed Martial Arts and Major League Baseball. The company's products address many categories of active lifestyles, including muscle building, weight loss and maintaining general fitness through a daily nutritional supplement regimen. MusclePharm® products are sold to consumers in more than 120 countries and available in over 10,000 U.S. retail outlets, including Dick's Sporting Goods, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World and Wal-Mart. MusclePharm® products also are sold through more than 100 online stores globally, including bodybuilding.com, Amazon.com and Vitacost.com. For more information, please visit www.musclepharm.com.

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