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Company Name: Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Ticker Symbol: WTW
WWW Address: www.weightwatchers.com
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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To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/oprah-winfrey-and-weight-watchers-join-forces-in-groundbreaking-partnership-300161712.html

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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#991   She had already made millions what’s her indenture sharkmph 04/16/19 04:00:24 PM
#990   when she buys shares, seriously if she does koolmc 03/29/19 01:22:26 PM
#989   When is Oprah and management going to turn bige777 03/28/19 06:38:39 AM
#988   I can’t weight to keep watching this! DuoVladimir 03/05/19 11:47:02 AM
#987   Keto diet is feeding people large amounts of longview1 03/02/19 07:29:49 PM
#986   Weight Watchers is being killed by Keto according wilma6311 03/02/19 09:04:24 AM
#985   Or a PCG type reversal $32-63 VERITAS77 02/28/19 09:03:53 AM
#984   WTW honestly I am looking as $12-15.00 range smitter 02/28/19 08:42:35 AM
#983   Good Luck! smitter 02/27/19 05:55:47 PM
#982   I bought 500 shares this morning hoping for longview1 02/27/19 05:45:14 PM
#981   After today’s Route maybe on a buyout or smitter 02/27/19 04:39:48 PM
#980   Anybody think there is any positive long-term potential bige777 02/27/19 04:33:28 PM
#979   Shorts are all over this. KOmani 02/26/19 05:30:03 PM
#978   Down $8.00 AH talk about a “trim” lololololo WTW smitter 02/26/19 05:21:40 PM
#977   Push this pos!!! PStockPickz 02/08/19 04:41:53 PM
#976   The fat ladies are ready to run this pig PStockPickz 02/08/19 04:41:37 PM
#975   I can’t weight to keep watching this! DuoVladimir 01/31/19 07:24:07 PM
#974   Hefty gains today! DuoVladimir 01/29/19 07:22:55 PM
#973   I guess the "analyst" was wrong... ! <sigh> catchmeifyoucan 01/23/19 11:30:31 AM
#972   Weight Watchers a 'Buy' Before Diet Season, Says Analyst catchmeifyoucan 12/13/18 01:32:25 PM
#971   They will be back... keep watching.. ! See below catchmeifyoucan 12/11/18 02:31:18 PM
#970   I sold my shares and haven't been following it. viewmont 11/27/18 04:51:15 PM
#969   Anyone know what’s going on with WW? Dragon year 11/27/18 09:27:10 AM
#968   Looks like people gave up posting on WTW. viewmont 11/05/18 03:47:19 PM
#967   http://schrts.co/LFxbKz Don't like what I'm seeing. viewmont 11/04/18 10:25:04 PM
#966   Is this going down to $30's? http://schrts.co/vhWUGR viewmont 11/04/18 10:16:40 PM
#965   It’s Another Dramatic Day for Weight Watchers’ Stock viewmont 11/04/18 04:07:48 PM
#964   Weight Watchers was also quick to point out viewmont 11/04/18 04:03:24 PM
#963   Why Weight Watchers International, Inc. Stock Sank Today viewmont 11/04/18 04:01:46 PM
#962   Why Weight Watchers International, Inc. Stock Sank Today viewmont 11/04/18 04:00:53 PM
#961   Dang, missed this, thought it would trade lower.. Fibanotch 10/12/18 11:29:49 AM
#960   What does that mean? Dragon year 09/04/18 08:45:12 PM
#959   Today....Beneficial Ownership CJAKE1 09/04/18 07:33:26 PM
#958   Some Shares Sold Today...That's The NEWS CJAKE1 09/04/18 07:32:14 PM
#957   Looks like your just advertising .. oh well! Dragon year 08/08/18 04:18:06 PM
#956   So what are your thoughts moving forward ? Dragon year 08/07/18 04:12:10 PM
#955   WTW leading indicators predicted the decline in the joanne4trade 08/07/18 12:35:15 PM
#954   Best stock out there! Go WTW Dragon year 05/23/18 07:36:30 AM
#953   Hello fellow WTW investors...what a way to start FredoBar 05/14/18 11:26:17 AM
#952   bring it on .. WTW!! Woo hoo Dragon year 04/17/18 02:38:49 PM
#951   Woohoo WTW.. bring it on!! Dragon year 04/17/18 02:37:51 PM
#950   Let’s go WTW!!!! Dragon year 04/10/18 02:17:22 PM
#949   Anyone out there??? What's going on today? FredoBar 03/16/18 01:11:34 PM
#948   ,,,,,,,Pretty amazing what Oprah has done in 2yrs $$$MADE 03/04/18 06:15:11 AM
#947   WTW buy 69.17 stocktrademan 02/10/18 01:38:58 PM
#946   WOW, trading at 74.00 and change. Looking station1111 02/07/18 02:26:47 PM
#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 now.lol,Who messed ~MulaGreen~ 08/08/17 10:42:35 AM
#942   WTW buy 34.74 stocktrademan 07/09/17 04:13:40 PM