Medifast Franchisees to Expand Weight Control Centers

Nationwide Expansion will Include New Locations in Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee and Washington

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Nov. 18, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, today announced formal agreements with its current franchise partners to add 37 Medifast Weight Control Centers in six states nationwide over the next three years.

"Medifast Weight Control Centers offer one-on-one, personalized counseling with a fresh approach to weight-loss, while breaking the cycle of unhealthy eating and setting the stage for lifetime wellness," said Michael MacDonald, Medifast Chairman and CEO. "This expansion with our existing business partners is a critical element in our plan to expand our products and programs to reach customers across the United States."

Medifast Weight Control Centers' trained counselors help members design a personal program based on their lifestyle. Together, the counselor and member determine an achievable weight-loss plan based on an individual profile assessment and body composition analysis. Medifast Weight Control Centers offer the Medifast Program, which has been recommended by over 20,000 doctors since 1980. The Centers offer clinically proven weight-loss designed not only to help members lose weight, but also to teach them how to maintain a healthy weight.

Medifast Weight Control Centers are located in 14 states, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. For more information and to find the nearest Medifast Weight Control Center, log onto http://www.medifastcenters.com or call 1-888-Y-MEDIFAST.

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About Medifast

Medifast (NYSE: MED) is the leading easy-to-use, clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss program. The company sells its products and programs via four unique distribution channels: 1) the Web and national call centers, 2) the Take Shape For Life personal coaching division, 3) Medifast Weight Control Centers, and 4) a national network of physicians. Medifast was founded in 1980 and is located in Owings Mills, Maryland. For more information, log onto www.MedifastNow.com.

SOURCE Medifast, Inc.

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