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Medifast Independent Director Lt. Gen. Dennis McCarthy Confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs
Date:7/22/2009

OWINGS MILLS, Md., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), our Directors, Employees and Associates are delighted that one of our Medifast Independent Directors, Lt. Gen. Dennis McCarthy (Ret) has been nominated by President Obama, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, as the new Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs.

Gen. McCarthy has served his country in the United States Marine Corps for over 36 years and most recently was the Executive Director of the Reserve Officers Association of the United States.

"Medifast's Board of Directors applauds this appointment of a great American and a dedicated public servant," said Bradley T. MacDonald, Executive Chairman of the Board, Medifast, Inc. "Gen. McCarthy has served on the Board of Medifast since 2006 and has made remarkable contributions to the growth and profitability of Medifast. His insights into the marketplace of today's consumers were invaluable and his detailed understanding of Commercial Law and Ethics has served the shareholders of Medifast well."

Due to his appointment, Gen McCarthy must resign from the Board of Medifast effective the day of his confirmation by the U.S. Senate. The Board of Directors is delighted that he is serving our Nation in such an important position protecting our nation with our citizen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines and we want to commend Gen. McCarthy for his service to the Company.

Medifast Board Members and Executives have a history of service to the United States of America: Maj. Gen. Leo V. Williams III, USMCR (Ret.) is the Executive Vice President of Medifast and the Chairman of the Board of Take Shape for Life, Col. Bradley T. MacDonald, USMCR (Ret.) is the Executive Chairman of th
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