ViSalus Appoints Senior Executive to Manage UK Operations

          ViSalus Appoints Senior Executive to Manage UK Operations

Ros Simmons joins Company as Managing Director of Vi (UK)

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2013

LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As part of its ongoing commitment
to fight the global obesity epidemic, ViSalus, the company known for the Body
by Vi^™ 90-Day Challenge, today announced the appointment of Ros Simmons as
Managing Director of Vi (UK). Ms. Simmons will have responsibility for all
aspects of the UK market, including field sales support, training, events and
operations. She will report directly to Paul Noack, President of ViSalus.


"Ros's appointment as Managing Director of Vi (UK) is an important step in our
global expansion," said Noack. "We are committed to bringing on the best
talent in the industry and Ros' experience and leadership will be instrumental
in building ViSalus's UK opportunity and further developing the company's
global vision."

Prior to ViSalus, Ms. Simmons was Vice President of Global Brands at The
Licensing Company, where she was responsible for creating strategies and
implementing worldwide brand extension and licensing programs for Coca-Cola,
Hearst Corp and Reckitt Benckiser. Ms. Simmons was also previously one of the
four founders and Chief Executive Officer of Virgin VIE at Home Ltd, a
cosmetics company selling products in retail outlets and through the party
plan method of direct sales. Ros studied history at Open University and
attended the London College of Fashion where she received her HND in Beauty
Therapy Management.

Ms. Simmons stated, "I am delighted to be joining a leading weight loss
platform in North America as the UK has been waiting for something impactful,
modern and relevant to come here. Not only will we help drive down obesity in
the UK, where over 60% of the population are overweight or obese, but we can
help people achieve their financial and personal dreams and goals through our
direct selling model."

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About ViSalus

Founded in 2005 with headquarters inLos Angeles, CAand Troy, MI.ViSalus is
the company behind the Body by Vi™ Challenge, a 90-day weight-loss and fitness
transformation platform. ViSalus champions personal victories and
entrepreneurship through a social marketing model, premium products, and
support community. ViSalus is majority-owned by Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH)

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements
concerning our proposed expansion of ViSalus's operations into the UK.
Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not
relate to statements of historical or current facts, and include statements
concerning our plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or
performance and underlying assumptions. Forward-looking statements often
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with discussions of future operating or financial performance. Our
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assumptions regarding ViSalus's business and performance, the economy and
other future conditions and future events, circumstances and results. As with
any projection or forecast, forward-looking statements are inherently
susceptible to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. ViSalus's actual
results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the
forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause ViSalus's
actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements
include those set forth in Blyth, Inc.'s most recently filed Annual Report on
Form 10-K as well as other factors described in such Annual Report on Form
10-K, this press release and other filings made by Blyth, Inc. with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.

For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements. The statements in this press release are made as
of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by us
or Blyth, Inc. on our or their website or otherwise. Neither we nor Blyth,
Inc. assumes any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided
to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the day on
which they are made, except as provided by law.

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