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Medifast Weight Control Centers to Open in California
Date:6/3/2008

OWINGS MILLS, Md., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) today announced that Medifast Franchise Systems has sold the rights to open four Medifast Weight Control Centers in Southern California and three Medifast Weight Control Centers in Central California to two different local business operators.

The entire build-out process will take no more than two years to complete. The Southern California franchisee also has the right to open four additional Medifast Weight Control Centers in San Diego County over the next two years, bringing the total to eight locations. The Central California franchisee plans to open Centers in Modesto, Stockton, and Pleasanton over the next 18 months.

"The sale of nine new Medifast Weight Control Center franchises in California is a significant step toward growing a successful franchise network of Medifast Weight Control Centers," said Michael S. McDevitt, Chief Executive Officer, Medifast, Inc.

In December 2007, Medifast Franchise Systems received approval to sell franchises and has sold a total of 13 locations.

Medifast Weight Control Centers offers guaranteed results on a supervised program. Each client receives a customized solution to their weight-loss needs, and can expect to lose an average of two to five pounds per week. Behavior modification tools to help individuals change their overall lifestyles are also part of the program.

The Company currently operates 14 corporate-owned Medifast Weight Control Centers in Texas and Florida, and will open six more Centers in Houston and two more Centers in Dallas by August 2008. The Company plans to open an additional 20 corporate-owned Centers over the next two years in selected markets.

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