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Express Scripts and PlanetRx.com Announce Internet Pharmacy Agreement

Posted Tuesday, August 31, 1999 - 21:43 by BeautyCare.com
Combined Strengths Significantly Accelerate Express Scripts' Online
Capabilities

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX),
the nation's largest independent pharmacy benefit management firm, today
announced a definitive agreement with PlanetRx.com, Inc. The agreement will
give Express Scripts a 19.9 percent ownership share in PlanetRx.com, which
will serve as the exclusive Internet pharmacy for Express Scripts' 36 million
members.
Under the agreement, Express Scripts will transfer the e-commerce assets
of its wholly owned Internet pharmacy subsidiary, yourPharmacy.com, to
PlanetRx.com, simultaneously with an initial public offering by PlanetRx.com.
PlanetRx.com will pay Express Scripts certain fees in excess of $11
million annually and will provide additional financial support for the further
development of Express Scripts' other Internet capabilities for five years,
with a potential five-year extension. Express Scripts will be PlanetRx.com's
preferred partner for pharmacy benefit management services and will receive
one seat on the PlanetRx.com board of directors.
"Express Scripts and PlanetRx.com together have created America's premier
Internet pharmacy, delivering immediate value to our members, who can use
their funded pharmacy benefit plan to buy prescriptions more conveniently
online," said Barrett Toan, president and chief executive officer of Express
Scripts.
"PlanetRx.com's excellent brand awareness, technology and distribution
infrastructure allow Express Scripts to accelerate our Internet pharmacy
initiative," Toan continued. "This relationship enables us to focus on
delivering excellent pharmacy benefit services and health information to our
clients and their members."
Under the agreement, Express Scripts will promote PlanetRx.com as Express
Scripts' exclusive Internet pharmacy to fill prescriptions and market other
health and wellness products to Express Scripts' plan members for five years,
with a potential five-year extension. Express Scripts, which will retain
ownership of the domain name yourPharmacy.com, will link PlanetRx.com to
yourPharmacy.com and actively promote PlanetRx.com. Express Scripts' privacy
policies will be implemented by PlanetRx.com for Express Scripts' plan
members.
William Razzouk, chairman and chief executive officer of PlanetRx.com,
said, "Express Scripts' leadership as a pharmacy benefit manager, its clinical
expertise and its objective, disciplined approach to prescription formulary
development make Express Scripts the ideal partner for us.
"We're uniting the benefits of PlanetRx.com's strong commerce capabilities
and Express Scripts' strong content expertise to create an Internet community
with outstanding information, service quality and convenience for consumers
seeking reliable information and prescription medications amid the growing
drug industry," he continued.
Express Scripts will co-brand and market PlanetRx.com. The PlanetRx.com
site will contain prescription-related and other healthcare content, which
will support Express Scripts' client benefit designs and formulary decisions.
Express Scripts will use a portion of the annual fees received to promote
the use of on-line services to its members and to develop pharmacy benefit
management-related Internet content to assure that members receive the
products and services requested by plan sponsors.
Express Scripts plans to use the cost method of accounting for the
transaction and anticipates reporting a one-time net gain in the fourth
quarter of 1999 upon the transfer of yourPharmacy.com assets. However, for
tax purposes, the asset transfer transaction will be tax-free.
Express Scripts, Inc., is the nation's leading independent, full-service
pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and specialty managed care company. Through
facilities in seven states and Canada, the company serves thousands of clients
throughout North America, including managed care organizations, insurance
carriers, third-party administrators, employers and union-sponsored benefit
plans. Express Scripts is headquartered in St. Louis, Mo. More information
can be found at http://www.express-scripts.com, which includes expanded
investor information and resources.
PlanetRx.com, Inc. ( www.PlanetRx.com ), a leading Internet healthcare
destination for commerce, content and community, delivers a convenient,
personalized and informed health and beauty shopping experience. With products
ranging from prescriptions to personal care items to the latest medical
information, PlanetRx.com gives consumers the ability to manage their own
healthcare in a convenient and secure environment. Headquartered in South San
Francisco, the company operates its own pharmacy and distribution center in
Memphis, Tenn., to ensure the highest quality customer care.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not
limited to, statements related to the company's plans, objectives,
expectations (financial and otherwise) or intentions. The company's actual
results may differ significantly from those projected or suggested in any
forward-looking statements. Certain factors relating to the announced
transaction that might cause such a difference to occur include, but are not
limited to, inability to consummate the transaction on its announced terms;
risks associated with the completion of the PlanetRx.com, Inc. public
offering; the risks associated with e-commerce operations; and the receptivity
of clients to the companies'co-marketing efforts. Other factors that may
impact these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: (i)
competition, including price competition, competition in the bidding and
proposal process and our ability to consummate contract negotiations with
prospective clients; (ii) the possible termination of contracts with certain
key clients or providers; (iii) the possible termination of contracts with
certain pharmaceutical manufacturers, changes in pricing, discount, rebate or
other practices of pharmaceutical manufacturers; (iv) adverse results in
regulatory matters, the adoption of adverse legislation or regulations, more
aggressive enforcement of existing legislation or regulations, or a change in
the interpretation of existing legislation or regulations; (v) developments in
the healthcare industry, including the impact of increases in healthcare
costs, changes in drug utilization patterns and introductions of new drugs;
(vi) risks associated with the "Year 2000" issue; (vii) other risks described
from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any
revisions to such forward-looking statements to reflect events or
circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of
unanticipated events.

SOURCE Express Scripts, Inc.
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/CONTACT: George Paz, Chief Financial Officer, 314-702-7487 or Diana
Baumohl, VP Investor Relations, 314-702-7333, both of Express Scripts/
/Web site: http://www.PlanetRx.com /
/Web site: http://www.express-scripts.com /
(ESRX)

CO: Express Scripts, Inc.; PlanetRx.com
ST: Missouri, California
IN: MTC
SU: TNM



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PlanetRx.com Inks PBM Deal With Express Scripts

Posted Tuesday, August 31, 1999 - 21:42 by BeautyCare.com
Will Become Exclusive Online Pharmacy for Express Scripts' 36 Million Members

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- PlanetRx.com, Inc.
today announced an agreement with Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX) to
acquire the e-commerce operations of Express Scripts' yourPharmacy.com
business and to become the exclusive online pharmacy for Express Scripts and
its members.
Express Scripts is the nation's third largest pharmacy benefit management
(PBM) company and the largest independent PBM. Express Scripts has 36 million
members who will be able to use their insurance reimbursement plan to fill
prescriptions online at PlanetRx.com.
Under the terms of the agreement, Express Scripts agrees to promote
PlanetRx.com as Express Scripts' exclusive Internet pharmacy to fill
prescriptions and market other health and wellness products to Express
Scripts' plan members for five years, with a potential five-year extension.
Express Scripts has committed to actively market the convenience of
PlanetRx.com to its members, and to help PlanetRx.com expand marketing
arrangements with pharmaceutical companies.
The agreement becomes effective upon the completion of PlanetRx.com's IPO,
at which point Express Scripts obtains a 19.9% ownership in PlanetRx.com,
post-IPO. PlanetRx.com announced on July 8, 1999 the filing of a registration
with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of
common stock. Under the agreement, PlanetRx.com will pay Express Scripts
certain fees in excess of $11 million annually, and will provide additional
financial support for the further development of Express Scripts' other
Internet capabilities.
"Express Scripts' leadership as a pharmacy benefit manager, its clinical
expertise and its objective, disciplined approach to prescription formulary
development make Express Scripts the ideal partner for us," said William J.
Razzouk, CEO of PlanetRx.com. "Joining forces with Express Scripts will enable
PlanetRx.com to bring our selection and convenience to a large new group of
customers."
"We're excited about our strategic partnership and minority stake in
PlanetRx.com," said Barrett Toan, president and chief executive officer of
Express Scripts. "By combining our online initiatives, we believe Express
Scripts and PlanetRx.com now offer the marketplace the very best pharmacy
operation on the Internet. Our relationship with PlanetRx.com delivers
immediate value to Express Scripts members.
"We'll keep the yourPharmacy.com site available to provide information and
a broad variety of services to our health plan sponsors and their members, and
to provide comprehensive commerce links to the PlanetRx.com site," continued
Mr. Toan.

About Express Scripts
Express Scripts, Inc., is the nation's leading independent full-service
pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and specialty managed care company. Through
facilities in seven states and Canada, the company serves thousands of clients
throughout North America, including managed care organizations, insurance
carriers, third-party administrators, employers and union-sponsored benefit
plans. Express Scripts is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. More
information can be found at http://www.express-scripts.com .

About PlanetRx.com
PlanetRx.com, Inc. (www.planetrx.com), a leading Internet healthcare
destination for commerce, content and community, delivers a convenient,
personalized and informed health and beauty shopping experience. With products
ranging from prescriptions to personal care items to the latest medical
information, PlanetRx.com gives consumers the ability to manage their own
healthcare in a convenient and secure environment. Headquartered in South San
Francisco, the company operates its own pharmacy and distribution center in
Memphis, TN to ensure the highest quality customer care.

CONTACT: press, Daphne Jackson, 650-827-7071, or daphne@nrwpr.com, or
Ruben Osorio, 650-827-7039, or ruben@nrwpr.com, or for broadcast inquiries,
Kardama Easterbrook, 650-827-7045, or kardama@nrwpr.com, all of Niehaus Ryan
Wong, Inc., for PlanetRx.com.

SOURCE PlanetRx.com, Inc.
-0- 08/31/99
/CONTACT: press, Daphne Jackson, 650-827-7071, or daphne@nrwpr.com, or
Ruben Osorio, 650-827-7039, or ruben@nrwpr.com, or for broadcast inquiries,
Kardama Easterbrook, 650-827-7045, or kardama@nrwpr.com, all of Niehaus Ryan
Wong, Inc., for PlanetRx.com/
/Web site: http://www.planetrx.com
http://www.express-scripts.com/
(ESRX)

CO: PlanetRx.com, Inc.; Express Scripts, Inc.
ST: California, Missouri
IN: MLM HEA
SU: TNM



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Phar-Mor Launches Online Bath & Body Store at Shoppharmor.com

Posted Tuesday, August 31, 1999 - 10:53 by BeautyCare.com
Online Bath & Body Store to Offer Large Selection of High-End 'Boutique'
Health and Beauty Care Products at Phar-Mor's Everyday Low Prices

Store to Provide Shoppers with Beauty Tips, Shopper Specials and
Free Shipping and Handling

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Phar-Mor Inc., (Nasdaq: PMOR)
the discount drugstore chain, today announced the opening of its online Bath &
Body Store, which offers a large selection of high-end boutique health and
beauty care products at Phar-Mor's everyday low prices. In addition, the
store will provide online shoppers with monthly beauty tips from a variety of
beauty experts, shopper specials, and free shipping and handling.
The Bath & Body Store is the most recent of several online departments
that Phar-Mor has opened. Other online Phar-Mor operations include
PVSvitamins.com (http://www.pvsvitamins.com), which has one of the most
comprehensive online selections of vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements;
CyberRxExpress (http://www.cyberrxexpress.com), the online Phar-Mor pharmacy
which was launched in New Jersey in April and will be rolled out to additional
markets in the future; and Pharmorlens.com, the online replacement lens
service operated in partnership with EyeMate Inc. These sites along with
other specialty online shops in development are joined under one umbrella site
at http://www.shoppharmor.com to form "Cyber Phar-Mor", the online Phar-Mor
superstore.
The Bath & Body Store's extensive boutique offerings include products in
categories such as Aromatherapy; Bath & Body Sets; Body Cleansers, Scrubs &
Shower Gels; Body Mists, Lotions & Therapy Kits; Foot Care; Fragrances; Hair
Care; Nail Care and Soaps. The Bath & Body Store opening shopper specials
will include offers on products such as San Francisco Glycerin Soap (buy six
get two free), Healing Garden Body Mists (buy two get the third free), and
Calgon Shower Gels, bubble bath and body lotion (buy two get one free).
David Schwartz, president and COO of Phar-Mor said: "The launch of the
Bath & Body Store is yet another step in the growth of Phar-Mor's Internet
presence. In line with our commitment to provide our customers with the
absolute best, this store offers online shoppers one of the largest selections
of health and beauty care products at the most competitive prices on the
Internet. Along with our pharmacy, vitamin, and contact lens stores, and with
quality partners such as drkoop.com, the Bath & Body store will help Phar-Mor
carve out its niche in cyberspace."
To further its online initiatives, Phar-Mor recently entered into
e-commerce relationships with drkoop.com, Inc., a consumer health information
network and EyeMate, Inc., the original online provider for replacement
contact lenses. The drkoop relationship provides online Phar-Mor shoppers
with access to drkoop.com's extensive health-related content, community and
health management tools and EyeMate's eyecare staff handles all fulfillment
and customer service for pharmorlens.com.
Phar-Mor is a retail drugstore chain operating 139 stores under the names
"Phar-Mor," "Pharmhouse" and "The Rx Place" in 24 states with annual revenues
of approximately $1.3 billion. The Company's common stock is traded on the
Nasdaq National Market under the symbol "PMOR". Additional information on
Phar-Mor may be found at http://www.pharmor.com.
This release contains statements relating to future results of Phar-Mor,
Inc. and its market share in the industry (including certain projections and
business trends) that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ
materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and
uncertainties, including but not limited to, market acceptance of
merchandising concepts, changes in political and economic conditions, demand
for and market acceptance of new and existing products, availability of new
products, increased competition as well as other risks and uncertainties
detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Brian Browdie, 212-484-7490, for Phar-Mor

SOURCE Phar-Mor Inc.
-0- 08/31/99
/CONTACT: Brian Browdie, 212-484-7490, for Phar-Mor/
/Web site: http://www.shoppharmor.com/
(PMOR)

CO: Phar-Mor Inc.
ST: Ohio
IN: MLM REA
SU: PDT


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Top Magazine Editors Join Ingredients.com

Posted Monday, August 30, 1999 - 16:17 by BeautyCare.com
NEW YORK, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Two top national women's magazine
editors have been named to editorial positions with Ingredients.com, a new
specialty retail destination launching this fall. Monica Bernstein,
formerly a senior editor with "Woman's Day" will serve as Vice President
and Editor in Chief; and Rebecca Nelson, a 10-year veteran in beauty and
fashion editorial, was named Beauty and Style Director. Together the
editors will spearhead the editorial content for Ingredients.com's
soon-to-debut online magazine.
Produced by Ingredients.com, the magazine's mission is to educate
consumers about personal care issues. In this way, it is the ultimate
shopper's ally. The magazine's editorial provides fresh, practical
advice based on the most current trends, research and expert opinions in
the fields of beauty, fitness, nutrition, health and psychology.
"Monica and Rebecca are seasoned magazine editors. They come to us with
a proven track record for optimizing traditional editorial formats and
re-inventing them as the market evolves," said Katherine Legatos, co-founder
and Co-CEO of Ingredients.com. "Their ability to build Ingredients.com's
magazine into a leader in the beauty and personal care category will be
instrumental to the company's plan for capturing market share and building
brand loyalty."
Ingredients.com is a pioneering new e-commerce business that creates
and packages original products for exclusive sale over the Web. The company's
soon-to-be-launched signature line of bath and body products and home
accessories is based on familiar scents and ingredients that through the ages
have been regarded as healers, detoxifiers and stress reducers.
"In the past, print magazines set the standards for editorial style and
Web sites borrowed from them. Emerging trends indicate the opposite effect
today. Web-based publications are leading the charge for ground-breaking
editorial," said Bernstein. "A format that employs fast delivery, multiple
points of entry and creative visual cues will support the problem/solution
promise that's integral to Ingredients.com's benefits-based goals."

Monica Bernstein, Vice President and Editor in Chief
Bernstein comes to Ingredients.com with more than seven years experience
in the women's service category. Prior to Ingredients.com, Bernstein worked at
a number of the country's top women's service magazines, including "Child,"
"Fitness," "Bridal Guide," and most recently "Woman's Day," where she was a
senior editor for the last three years.
Bernstein is also widely recognized as one of the nation's leading
weddings experts. She has written extensively on the subject for a variety of
publications, including "Martha Stewart Living Weddings," "Woman's Day" and
"Bridal Guide," and has contributed to a number of wedding-planning books and
CD-ROMs. She was also the technical editor for "The Unofficial Guide to
Planning Your Wedding" (MacMillian, 1999). In addition, Bernstein dispenses
wedding advice as one of iVillage.com's "The Wedding Women."
Also, Bernstein has consulted for iVillage.com to expand the company's
brand visibility. She has appeared on numerous national television and radio
programs on a variety of women's lifestyle topics, including wedding planning,
parenting, shopping, diet, fitness, health and relationships.
As Editor in Chief, Bernstein is responsible for developing and
implementing the editorial and design direction of Ingredients.com's online
magazine.

Rebecca Nelson, Beauty and Style Director
Nelson has worked for more than 10 years as a beauty and fashion editor,
having held positions at "Cosmopolitan," "Glamour" and most recently
"Woman's Day." She has also appeared on television and radio as a beauty and
fashion expert and has written a monthly beauty column for "Woman's Day." In
addition, Nelson has extensive experience in shaping the visual direction of
editorial pages through photography and layout design.
As Beauty and Style Director, Nelson will be the resident "trends maven"
for Ingredients.com's online magazine. Among her many contributions, Nelson
will help set the look and feel of the publication.

About Ingredients.com
Founded on the premise that etailing is more than "re-purposing
merchandise," Ingredients.com brings together the best of nature, synthetics
and technology to create original products for sale over the Internet. Its
signature line of bath and body products and home accessories is based on
identifiable scents like lavender, grapefruit and peppermint -- ingredients
that have long been regarded as healers, detoxifiers and stress reducers. The
Ingredients.com line was developed to help people center their lives and will
be available exclusively at www.ingredients.com.

SOURCE Ingredients.com
-0- 08/30/99
/CONTACT: Shelley Bates, 212-973-1356 x120, sbates@coneinc.com or Lara
Grant, 617-227-2111 x308, lgrant@coneinc.com both of Cone Interactive/
/Web site: http://www.ingredients.com/

CO: Ingredients.com
ST: New York
IN: PUB MLM REA
SU: PER



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Marcia Mossack Appointed to Vice President of Creative for Victoria s Secret Beauty Company

Posted Monday, August 30, 1999 - 13:14 by beautycare
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Robin Burns, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Intimate Beauty Corporation and Victoria's Secret Beauty
Company, today announced the appointment of Marcia Mossack to the position of
Vice President of Creative for Victoria's Secret Beauty Company. Victoria's
Secret Beauty is a division of Intimate Beauty Corporation, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Intimate Brands, Inc. (NYSE: IBI).
Reporting directly to Ms. Burns, Ms. Mossack will be responsible for
imaging the Victoria's Secret Beauty brand, creative direction and services
and two and three-dimensional design.
In announcing Ms. Mossack's appointment, Ms. Burns said, "Marcia's broad
experience and expertise in branding and creative direction will be extremely
valuable to the Victoria's Secret Beauty business as we develop and market our
brand. We're very pleased to have her on board."
Ms. Mossack joins Victoria's Secret Beauty Company from Talk magazine
where she served as Vice President and Creative Director and as a member of
the original team responsible for imaging and marketing the magazine for its
introduction to the trade and consumer marketplace. Prior to joining Talk,
she was with Vogue magazine for ten years, most recently as Executive Creative
Director, responsible for Vogue's in-house creative department.
Marcia, her husband, Robert, and children, Spencer and Jacey, currently
reside in New York City.
Intimate Brands, Inc. is the leading specialty retailer of intimate
apparel, beauty and personal care products through the Victoria's Secret and
Bath & Body Works brands. As of July 31, 1999, Victoria's Secret products are
available through 859 lingerie and beauty stores, the Victoria's Secret
Catalogue and online at www.VictoriasSecret.com . Bath & Body Works products
are available in 1,126 stores.

SOURCE Intimate Brands, Inc.
-0- 08/30/99
/CONTACT: Debbie J. Mitchell of Intimate Brands, Inc., 614-415-7546/
/Web site: http://www.VictoriasSecret.com
http://www.intimatebrands.com/
(IBI)

CO: Intimate Brands, Inc.; Victoria's Secret Beauty Company; Intimate Beauty
Corporation
ST: Ohio
IN: REA
SU: PER



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