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What is Medifast?

Medifast (NYSE: MED) is the health and wellness company known for its habit-based and Coach-guided lifestyle solution OPTAVIA®, which provides people with a simple, yet comprehensive approach to help them achieve lasting optimal health and wellbeing. OPTAVIA offers clinically proven plans, scientifically developed products and a framework for habit creation reinforced by independent Coaches and Community support. As a physician-founded company with a 40+ year history, Medifast is a leader in the U.S. weight management industry. The company continues to innovate and build upon its scientific and clinical heritage to deliver on its mission of offering the world Lifelong Transformation, One Healthy Habit at a Time®. Medifast was recognized in 2023 by Financial Times as one of The Americas' Fastest Growing Companies and in 2022 as one of America's Best Mid-Sized Companies by Forbes. For more information, visit and 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, 2023, the Company employed 637 employees. At that point, our workforce demographics were as follows:

                 American Indian/Alaskan Native 1
  Asian 79
  Black or African American 255
  Hispanic or Latino 55
  Not specified 10
  Two or more races 16
  White 221
  Female 309
  Male 327
  Other 1
  18 to 25 27
  26 to 35 192
  36 to 45 178
  46 to 55 122
  56 to 65 98
  66+ 20


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 Steve Zenker 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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