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ViSalus Completes Founder-Led Management Buyout

TROY, MI – September 2, 2014 – ViSalus, Inc., the weight-loss and fitness company known for the PROJECT 10TM Challenge, a personal health and lifestyle transformation platform, announced today that it has completed the previously-announced transaction with Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH) in which all shares of ViSalus redeemable convertible preferred stock have been exchanged for ViSalus common stock. ViSalus’s Founders’, employees’ and early stockholders’ ownership of ViSalus has increased to 90%. Blyth continues to be an equity holder, retaining 10% of ViSalus common stock.  

 

“We are incredibly excited to write the next chapter of Vi’s story as we enter our second decade, and we look forward to celebrating this milestone at our annual global event, Vitality, next week in Houston,” stated ViSalus Founders Ryan Blair, Blake Mallen and Nick Sarnicola in a joint statement.

 

For more information about ViSalus, now a private, independent company, please visit Vi.com and follow the Vi-Community on Facebook (Facebook.com/Vi) and Twitter (@ViSalus).

 

 

About ViSalus

 

ViSalus, Inc. is a healthy lifestyle company that is dedicated to Challenging the World… 10 lbs. at a Time. Founded in 2005, ViSalus develops high-quality weight-management products and nutritional supplements that it markets and sells direct-to-consumers through an international sales force of independent promoters. ViSalus markets its products in North America under the ViSalus® brand and in Europe under the Vi brand, through the Body by Vi Challenge®. ViSalus is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and Troy. For more information about ViSalus, please visit Vi.com and follow the Vi-Community on Facebook (Facebook.com/Vi) and Twitter (@ViSalus).