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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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#945   $3.5 BILLION BUBBLE SCAM / BOOK VALUE MINUS Bernstein 11/07/17 10:27:01 AM
#944   Great SHORT opp today ... Bernstein 11/07/17 10:26:49 AM
#943   The Shorts are on Skinny Diet,Who messed ~MulaGreen~ 08/08/17 10:42:35 AM
#942   WTW buy 34.74 stocktrademan 07/09/17 04:13:40 PM
#941   Boom! iwant2barafter 05/02/17 05:08:16 PM
#940   Woooow. HSN CEO new WTW CEO! New target adjusted iwant2barafter 04/26/17 04:26:05 PM
#939   Looks like $20+ breakout will be here later iwant2barafter 04/25/17 01:47:05 PM
#938 iwant2barafter 04/19/17 11:17:37 AM
#937   $117 million gone: Oprah loses more than weight BlueAlien 04/16/17 07:05:19 PM
#936   It's ok. We all make mistakes. Been there iwant2barafter 04/11/17 11:33:24 AM
#935   Bounce strength fading, I am gonna cash out Biggiee 03/30/17 11:23:25 AM
#934   Run to $20-28 still in sight. Patience iwant2barafter 03/23/17 11:44:24 AM
#933   Looking good for a bounce Biggiee 03/22/17 02:08:35 PM
#932   Watching for volume, could bounce here on the Biggiee 03/22/17 12:18:20 PM
#931   $12-ish bounce? Watching for a signal. Biggiee 03/17/17 12:09:18 PM
#930   Come to papa Biggiee 03/10/17 12:23:52 PM
#929   I'll reload on a pullback, looks good Biggiee 03/01/17 02:29:22 PM
#928   $20-$25 run. Plus CEO and More Oprah iwant2barafter 03/01/17 10:35:21 AM
#927   You were saying? ?? iwant2barafter 03/01/17 10:34:29 AM
#926   Wow, this is the squeeze. Biggiee 03/01/17 10:23:19 AM
#925   Out $17, very nice. Gl Biggiee 03/01/17 09:40:11 AM
#924   Here we go Biggiee 02/28/17 11:59:05 AM
#923   That's crazy talk. No way they even go 3steve3 02/20/17 07:53:21 PM
#922   Yup. Expect a run to $20-$25. iwant2barafter 02/14/17 03:44:16 PM
#921   Thought I could get in at a value Biggiee 02/11/17 06:45:16 PM
#920   Could happen. Not sure why the vhgier 02/10/17 11:34:25 AM
#919   Look for run to $20-25. Earnings in iwant2barafter 02/10/17 11:33:17 AM
#918   Im hearing the meetings are standing room only vhgier 01/08/17 09:41:13 AM
#917   Saying it will go $17 and then steadily jones99 01/03/17 04:34:54 AM
#916   Truly even 20 as quick GoodWill 12/25/16 05:42:37 PM
#915   I see 15.00 coming quick! thedez 12/24/16 10:32:12 AM
#914   Technicals lol good for a run! thedez 12/24/16 10:31:03 AM
#913   Not looking good Biggiee 12/22/16 05:22:09 PM
#912   Nice bump up. Will it hold is the question. Biggiee 12/22/16 10:37:42 AM
#911   agreed! vhgier 12/21/16 09:56:48 AM
#910   That $10 support has been strong. I'm watching Biggiee 12/21/16 08:28:05 AM
#909   lots of buying at the end of the vhgier 12/18/16 09:19:02 PM
#908   I'm looking for entry, that is. I'm not Biggiee 12/02/16 10:31:08 AM
#907   Looking for capitulation maybe? I want to see Biggiee 12/02/16 08:16:50 AM
#906   good buy here. this quarter and next vhgier 12/01/16 08:39:34 PM
#905   On my radar. Biggiee 11/09/16 03:11:55 PM
#904   Jumped after Close...Profits! CJAKE1 11/03/16 04:34:12 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