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What is Medifast?

Medifast (NYSE: MED) is the company behind one of the fastest-growing health and wellness communities, OPTAVIA®, which offers scientifically developed products, clinically proven plans and the support of independent OPTAVIA Coaches and a Community to help Customers achieve Lifelong Transformation, One Healthy Habit at a Time®. As the publicly traded market leader by revenue in the U.S. $7 billion weight management industry, the company has impacted more than 2 million lives through its Community of OPTAVIA Coaches, who teach Customers how to develop holistic healthy habits through the proprietary Habits of Health® Transformational System. Medifast was recognized in 2022 as one of America’s Best Mid-Sized Companies by Forbes, in 2020 and 2021 as one of FORTUNE's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies and was named to Forbes' 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America list in 2017.  For more information, visit or and follow @Medifast on Twitter.

When Was Medifast incorporated?

Medifast was incorporated in Delaware in 1989.

Where is Medifast headquartered?

100 International Drive

18th Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

How many employees does Medifast have?

As of December 31, 2022, the Company employed 874 employees. At that point, our workforce demographics were as follows:

                 American Indian/Alaskan Native 4
  Asian 84
  Black or African American 387
  Hispanic or Latino 71
  Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1
  Not specified 24
  Two or more races 30
  White 273
  Female 431
  Male 442
  Other 1
  18 to 25 60
  26 to 35 288
  36 to 45 223
  46 to 55 169
  56 to 65 112
  66+ 22


What is Medifast's fiscal year?

Medifast's fiscal year ends on December 31.

What is Medifast's current stock price?

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How can I purchase Medifast stock?

Please contact a registered stockbroker.

Does Medifast provide a direct stock purchase plan?

Medifast does not provide a direct stock purchase plan.

Does Medifast issue dividends on its common stock?

Medifast announced on December 16, 2015 that its Board of Directors authorized a dividend program under which it intends to pay a regular quarterly cash dividend to its stockholders.  The Company expects to maintain a program of paying dividends on a quarterly basis.  However, the declaration of dividends in the future is subject to the discretion of the Medifast Board of Directors, who will evaluate the Company's dividend program from time to time based on factors that it deems relevant.  To view our dividend history click here.

What exchange is Medifast traded on and what is the symbol?

Medifast's common stockis traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "MED."

How can I get a copy of Medifast's current annual report?

Please click here to read an electronic copy of the current annual report.
Please click here to request a hard copy.

Who may I contact at Medifast for an investor packet?

Please click here to request an investor packet, or contact Jim Maloney at or 1-800-763-9953

How do I get a copy of Medifast's SEC filings, including 10-K's and 10-Q's?

Please click here.

Who are Medifast's independent auditors?


Who is Medifast's stock transfer agent?

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (AST)

Whom do I contact regarding restricted stock certificates?

For restricted stock matters, please contact Jim Maloney at 1-800-763-9953.

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