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Hain Celestial Receives Expected Notice of Nasdaq Non-Compliance Due to Delayed Filing of Second Quarter Form 10-Q

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:  HAIN), a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe and India providing consumers with A Healthier Way of Life™, announced today that, as expected, the Company received a letter dated February 16, 2017 from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Staff indicating that, based upon the Company's failure to timely file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 (the "Second Quarter Form 10-Q") with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), the Company did not satisfy Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) (the "Rule"), which requires issuers to timely file periodic reports with the SEC.  The Company previously announced that, on November 2, 2016, Nasdaq notified the Company that it had been granted an extension, through February 27, 2017, to file its periodic reports with the SEC and thereby evidence compliance with the Rule.  The Company fully intends to continue to take all steps necessary to regain compliance with the Rule.

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The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
The Hain Celestial Group (HAIN), headquartered in Lake Success, NY, is a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe and India.  Hain Celestial participates in many natural categories with well-known brands that include Celestial Seasonings®, Earth's Best®, Ella's Kitchen®, Terra®, Garden of Eatin'®, Sensible Portions®, Health Valley®, Arrowhead Mills®, MaraNatha®, SunSpire®, DeBoles®, Casbah®, Rudi's Organic Bakery®, Hain Pure Foods®, Spectrum®, Spectrum Essentials®, Imagine®, Almond Dream®, Rice Dream®, Soy Dream®, WestSoy®, The Greek Gods®, BluePrint®, FreeBird®, Plainville Farms®, Empire®, Kosher Valley®, Yves Veggie Cuisine®, Europe's Best®, Cully & Sully®, New Covent Garden Soup Co.®, Johnson's Juice Co.®, Farmhouse Fare®, Hartley's®, Sun-Pat®, Gale's®, Robertson's®, Frank Cooper's®, Linda McCartney®, Lima®, Danival®, Joya®, Natumi®, GG UniqueFiber®, Tilda®, JASON®, Avalon Organics®, Alba Botanica®, Live Clean® and Queen Helene®.  Hain Celestial has been providing A Healthier Way of Life™ since 1993.  For more information, visit www.hain.com.

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