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Company Name: Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Ticker Symbol: WTW
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CEO: David P. Kirchhoff
No. of Employees: 56,000
Common Issue Type: CS
Business Description: Weight Watchers International, Inc. is a provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations.

BIG NEWS TODAY OCT.19,2015 that the price went KABOOM!!!

Oprah Winfrey And Weight Watchers Join Forces In Groundbreaking Partnership

Date : 10/19/2015 @ 6:45AM
Source : PR Newswire (Canada)
Stock : Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW)
Quote :  13.92  7.13 (105.01%) @ 6:36PM

Oprah Winfrey And Weight Watchers Join Forces In Groundbreaking Partnership


NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2015 /CNW/ -- Oprah Winfrey and Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) have joined together in a groundbreaking partnership to inspire people around the world to lead a healthier and more fulfilling life. Winfrey was compelled by the proven Weight Watchers program combined with new initiatives to broaden the company's mission to prioritize overall health and wellness. As a part of this long-term partnership, Winfrey is making a substantial equity investment in the company and is joining the Board of Directors, bringing her insight to future products and programs.


"Weight Watchers has given me the tools to begin to make the lasting shift that I and so many of us who are struggling with weight have longed for," said Oprah Winfrey. "I believe in the program so much I decided to invest in the company and partner in its evolution."

"We are expanding our purpose from focusing on weight loss alone to more broadly helping people lead a healthier, happier life," said Jim Chambers, President and CEO, Weight Watchers International, Inc. "Through our conversations, it became clear that there is tremendous alignment between Oprah's intention and our mission. We believe that her remarkable ability to connect and inspire people to realize their full potential is uniquely complementary to our powerful community, extraordinary coaches and proven approach."

Winfrey's roles at Weight Watchers will include:

  • Member – Winfrey has joined the program and will candidly share her experiences and perspective along the way.
    Board Member and Adviser – Winfrey will bring insight and strategy to program development and execution that reflects not only her own experiences as a member, but also her unique ability to inspire and connect people to live their best lives.
    Owner – Winfrey will purchase newly issued shares representing 10% of the shares outstanding and will receive options to acquire an additional 5% of the fully diluted shares.

"Weight Watchers and Oprah Winfrey make a powerful combination," said Ray Debbane, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Weight Watchers International, Inc. "Oprah is a force of nature in connecting with people on a very personal level to live inspired lives. This partnership will accelerate our transformation and will meaningfully expand our ability to impact many millions of people worldwide."

About Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Weight Watchers International, Inc. is the world's leading commercial provider of weight managementservices, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. Weight Watchers holds more than 36,000 meetings each week where members receive group support and learn about healthy eating patterns, behavior modification and physical activity. Weight Watchers provides innovative, digital weight management products through its websites, mobile sites and apps. Weight Watchers is the leading provider of online subscription weight management products in the world. In addition, Weight Watchers offers a wide range of products, publications and programs for those interested in weight loss and weight control.

Media Contacts:


Stacie Sherer for Weight Watchers

Nicole Nichols for Oprah Winfrey




For Investor Inquiries:


Corey Kinger for Weight Watchers




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SOURCE Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Copyright 2015 Canada NewsWire

WTW Share Structure Common Stock Outstanding as of November 3, 2015 was 63,621,022.

Artal Luxembourg S.A
Amount beneficially owned: 29,443,300 shares
Percent of class: 46.3%
Statement of Ownership (sc 13d)

Oprah Winfrey
c/o Harpo, Inc.
Purchased 6,362,103 shares
Percent of class: 10.0%
Option Shares 3,513,468 shares
Amount beneficially owned: 9,875,571 shares
Percent of class:  14.72%
Statement of Beneficial Ownership (sc 13d)
As October 19, 2015

Amount beneficially owned: 5,981,900 shares    
Percent of class: 9.4 %
Statement of Ownership SCHEDULE 14C

Steven A. Cohen
Amount beneficially owned: 3,797,162 shares
Percent of class: 6.0%
Statement of Ownership (sc 13g)

Capital Research and Management Company
Amount beneficially owned: 3,532,000 shares
Percent of class: 5.55%
Statement of Ownership SCHEDULE 14C

First Manhattan Co
Amount beneficially owned: 2,949,457 shares    
Percent of class: 4.6 %
Statement of Ownership SCHEDULE 14C

52,065,922 shares  insiders own 81.85% of O/S

11,555,100 shares is Float

common stock outstanding as of November 3, 2015 was 63,621,022.
Quarterly Report (10-q)

Weight Watchers

By Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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  • Category: Health & Fitness
    Updated: Nov 04, 2015
    Version: 3.8.3
    Size: 39.8 MB
    Apple Watch: Yes
    Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Swedish
    Seller: Weight Watchers International, Inc.
    © 2015 Weight Watchers International, Inc.


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About Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Weight Watchers International, Inc. is the world's leading commercial provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. Weight Watchers holds more than 36,000 meetings each week 
here members receive group support and learn about healthy eating patterns, behavior modification and physical activity.

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WTW News: Initial Statement of Beneficial Ownership (3) 09/19/2016 04:48:13 PM
WTW News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 09/13/2016 06:02:59 AM
WTW News: Weight Watchers Announces CEO Search 09/12/2016 04:15:00 PM
WTW News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 08/31/2016 04:57:34 PM
WTW News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 08/22/2016 01:29:40 PM
#903   20-25 new price target. This will be vhgier 09/22/16 08:39:30 AM
#902   nah not likely. New CEO will knock vhgier 09/15/16 10:03:35 PM
#901 [SMART MONEY] 09/14/16 05:46:38 PM
#900   $5's coming?? T695 09/13/16 09:17:30 AM
#899   good bounce tomorrow after it sells off... vhgier 09/12/16 10:17:51 PM
#898   WTW breaks $11.50; might see $12 ClearlyStocks 08/30/16 02:18:30 PM
#897   WTW $11.40 wow moving fast ClearlyStocks 08/30/16 02:17:21 PM
#896   WTW $11.18 ClearlyStocks 08/30/16 02:17:05 PM
#895   WTW $11.04 flying on Oprah weight loss claim ClearlyStocks 08/30/16 02:16:48 PM
#894   Beneficial Ownership 387 shares and 146 Shares CJAKE1 08/29/16 03:21:03 PM
#893   Green...But Off HOD CJAKE1 08/12/16 04:29:16 PM
#892   WTW Down about 7 1/2% right now CJAKE1 08/05/16 12:16:05 PM
#891   the meetings I hear are holding steady. vhgier 08/04/16 10:37:00 PM
#890   Hopefully, WTW signs many new Members. Usually Highest CJAKE1 07/22/16 07:29:43 PM
#889   Well below the $28.05 Oprah Bounce CJAKE1 07/22/16 07:28:07 PM
#888   Well Above the $3.75 52 Week Low CJAKE1 07/22/16 07:27:25 PM
#887   Closed $.30 Off HOD CJAKE1 07/22/16 07:26:36 PM
#886   Good buy here maybe even lower but good vhgier 07/19/16 03:27:26 PM
#885   30 woukd be nice! vhgier 07/01/16 10:08:16 AM
#884   I'm hearing 30. But not gonna get my 3steve3 07/01/16 10:07:14 AM
#883   Nice bounce! Should close near or over vhgier 07/01/16 10:04:37 AM
#882   Your 1000 percent correct. I did some more 3steve3 06/24/16 02:22:51 PM
#881   I agree with your too many diets comment vhgier 06/24/16 02:19:53 PM
#880   way to many new diets out there that 3steve3 06/09/16 03:28:39 PM
#879   barely closed green, $14.58 hod= G&T [SMART MONEY] 05/05/16 09:00:24 PM
#878   Going to $18.00+ RiverNorth 05/04/16 10:26:48 PM
#877   This is a good place to jump back vhgier 05/03/16 10:37:03 AM
#876   missed $13.70 by i think 2 cents for fireopal 03/16/16 12:43:41 AM
#875   this stock Is heavily shorted. short covering porkypigg 03/13/16 09:26:38 PM
#874   People - Oprah Shows Off Her Weight Loss fireopal 03/10/16 08:19:45 PM
#873   All out again and may be kicking myself fireopal 03/04/16 07:26:54 PM
#872   Here it is. Weight Watchers higher after directors smcbride44 03/04/16 01:01:50 AM
#871   WHOA >> 8 form 4's with 2 real fireopal 03/03/16 09:50:41 PM
#870   looks like this is having some impact >> fireopal 03/03/16 04:46:32 PM
#869   Not this week lol fireopal 03/03/16 04:45:41 PM
#868   short squeeze but vhgier 03/03/16 04:41:22 PM
#867   Looks like resistance just under $16 according to charts. smcbride44 03/03/16 04:27:33 PM
#866   Did you say $14 or $13 LOL. smcbride44 03/03/16 04:26:31 PM
#865   I told you we hit 13 today.... vhgier 03/02/16 10:32:16 PM
#864   WTW will be 13 plus before Friday! vhgier 03/01/16 11:28:04 AM
#863   I should've got in porkypigg 02/29/16 06:56:18 PM
#862   nice. Atlanta1 02/29/16 06:54:18 PM
#861   awesome day today. out @ 11.55 with 3400 shares. porkypigg 02/29/16 06:52:43 PM
#860   i'll keep averaging down, and then wait for porkypigg 02/29/16 09:22:06 AM
#858   got stopped out late Friday. Atlanta1 02/29/16 08:58:42 AM
#857   My local ABC Channel talked about that Oprah XMAN 02/29/16 07:02:33 AM
#856   Gap at $7 will DEFINITELY FILL NOW!!!! Stock did XMAN 02/26/16 07:32:15 PM
#855   LMAO, this stock trades like Oprahs fat azz XMAN 02/26/16 07:28:28 PM
#854   the presentation will be a much needed "shot porkypigg 02/26/16 07:13:16 PM
#853   I 'll add more next week, if this porkypigg 02/26/16 07:01:42 PM