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The Center for Medical Weight Loss Taps Weight Watchers Veteran to Serve as CEO

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 General News J E 4
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TARRYTOWN, New York, November 2

- Kevin Eberly Takes Reigns at Rapidly Growing Innovator

- Bringing Doctors to Forefront in Battle Against Obesity

The Center for Medical Weight Loss (http://www.cmwl.com) a three year oldbusiness that is rapidly transforming the weight loss industry by empoweringphysicians to help patients fight obesity, today announced it had hiredWeight Watchers veteran Kevin Eberly to serve as its Chief Executive Officer.

The rapidly expanding company currently has 265 weight loss centersacross 42 states and is already the largest network of medical weight lossproviders in the United States. The centers offer customized weight losstreatments that are administered exclusively by doctors and based onproprietary programs developed by Dr. Michael Kaplan, a recognized leader inthe emerging field of bariatric medicine.

Mr. Eberly most recently served as Executive Vice President and Head ofNorth American operations for Weight Watchers International, which includedP&L responsibilities for the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and representedrevenues of $850 million and operating income of $315 million.

Prior to his EVP role, Eberly held senior field operating and businessdevelopment positions with Weight Watchers North America and prior to thatwas CMO for WeightWatchers.com where he helped take the company from start-upto the revenue leader in online weight loss. Weight Watchers Internationalacquired WeightWatchers.com in 2005.

"We're very excited to bring Kevin onboard," said Dr. Michael Kaplan, whofounded the company in 2006 and will continue to serve as medical director ofthe centers. "Kevin has the cross-functional knowledge, management skills andsector expertise required to handle the explosive growth we are experiencing.Under his leadership we expect to clearly establish our medically supervisedprograms as the most effective way for overweight and obese consumers toaccomplish and maintain meaningful weight loss."

"This is an extraordinary opportunity to make a difference in the livesof millions of people around the world," adds Mr. Eberly. "The Center forMedical Weight Loss has the ability to dramatically help individuals withtheir health, lower health care costs and provide effective results for awide range of weight related health problems. Physicians are on the leadingedge of treating conditions caused by overweight, and are in the mostinformed position to customize effective and sensible programs for theirpatients."

About the Center for Medical Weight Loss

The Center for Medical Weight Loss markets and provides the firstnational network of medically supervised weight loss centers. The company's265 centers, located in 42 states, offer customized weight loss treatmentsadministered exclusively by doctors and based on proprietary programsdeveloped by Dr. Michael Kaplan, board certified in internal medicine andbariatric medicine. For more information, visit http://www.cmwl.com or emailrichard@md.bethin.com.

SOURCE The Center for Medical Weight Loss
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