ViSalus Appoints Senior Executive to Manage UK Operations

Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:19am EDT

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Ros Simmons joins Company as Managing Director of Vi (UK)












LOS ANGELES,  March 24, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment
to fight the global obesity epidemic, ViSalus, the company known for the Body by
Vi™  90-Day Challenge, today announced the appointment of Ros Simmons as
Managing Director of Vi (UK).  Ms. Simmons will have responsibility for all
aspects of the UK market, including field sales support, training, events and
operations.  She will report directly to  Paul Noack, President of ViSalus.

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"Ros's appointment as Managing Director of Vi (UK) is an important step in our
global expansion," said Noack. "We are committed to bringing on the best talent
in the industry and Ros' experience and leadership will be instrumental in
building ViSalus's UK opportunity and further developing the company's global
vision."

Prior to ViSalus, Ms. Simmons was Vice President of Global Brands at The
Licensing Company, where she was responsible for creating strategies and
implementing worldwide brand extension and licensing programs for Coca-Cola,
Hearst Corp and Reckitt Benckiser.  Ms. Simmons was also previously one of the
four founders and Chief Executive Officer of Virgin VIE at Home Ltd, a cosmetics
company selling products in retail outlets and through the party plan method of
direct sales.  Ros studied history at Open University and attended the  London 
College of Fashion where she received her HND in Beauty Therapy Management. 

Ms. Simmons stated, "I am delighted to be joining a leading weight loss platform
in  North America  as the UK has been waiting for something impactful, modern
and relevant to come here. Not only will we help drive down obesity in the UK,
where over 60% of the population are overweight or obese, but we can help people
achieve their financial and personal dreams and goals through our direct selling
model."

For more information about ViSalus visit  vi.com  and follow the Vi-Community on
 Facebook  and  Twitter.  

About ViSalus

Founded in 2005 with headquarters in Los Angeles, CA and Troy, MI. ViSalus is
the company behind the Body by Vi Challenge, a 90-day weight-loss and fitness
transformation platform. ViSalus champions personal victories and
entrepreneurship through a social marketing model, premium products, and support
community. ViSalus is majority-owned by Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH)

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements
concerning our proposed expansion of ViSalus's operations into the UK. 
Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate
to statements of historical or current facts, and include statements concerning
our plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance and
underlying assumptions. Forward-looking statements often include words such as
"anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "projects," "intends," "plans,"
"believes" and words of similar substance in connection with discussions of
future operating or financial performance. Our forward-looking statements are
based on management's current expectations and assumptions regarding ViSalus's
business and performance, the economy and other future conditions and future
events, circumstances and results. As with any projection or forecast,
forward-looking statements are inherently susceptible to uncertainty and changes
in circumstances.  ViSalus's actual results could differ materially from those
expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that
could cause ViSalus's actual results to differ materially from the
forward-looking statements include those set forth in Blyth, Inc.'s most
recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K as well as other factors described in
such Annual Report on Form 10-K, this press release and other filings made by
Blyth, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements. The statements in this press release are made as of
the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by us or
Blyth, Inc. on our or their website or otherwise. Neither we nor Blyth, Inc.
assumes any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to
reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the day on which
they are made, except as provided by law.

Media Contact:  Juliet Morgan, 323-801-2473,  jmorgan@visalus.com

 

SOURCE  ViSalus

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