European Entrepreneur Marco Passanante Joins ViSalus

Top Network Marketing Industry Earner* Teams with ViSalus for European Expansion

May 12, 2014, 17:30 ET from ViSalus, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViSalus, Inc., the company behind the #1 90-Day weight-loss and fitness platform in North America, has added industry veteran Marco Passanante to their growing sales force of independent international Vi Promoters. The addition further solidifies ViSalus' commitment to bringing the PROJECT 10 Challenge to global markets.

ViSalus' mission of Challenging the World 10 lbs. at a time, initially attracted Passanante, but he gives credit to ViSalus' leaders and their strategy for European expansion that secured his decision to become a Vi Promoter. "To be in the forefront of this expansion into Europe is a huge opportunity with an established company and strong leadership, which is key," said Passanante. "The difference with ViSalus is how they think. The mission brings healthy living to communities through the PROJECT 10 Challenge. ViSalus offers substantial possibilities, both financial and health-oriented, across the globe."

As a new Vi Promoter, Passanante stated that he plans to increase ViSalus' global health initiatives and outreach through his extensive European network. As an industry leader, Passanante was recognized as a "Rising Star" among his peers at the 2013 Network Marketing Mastermind Event this past November and is confident that his established relationships will expedite ViSalus' growth throughout Europe. Passanante was a Top 10 European income earner with his prior company, and he stated that he aims to be the #1 top European earner with ViSalus.

"We are thrilled to announce Mr. Passanante as a new Vi Promoter and leader in the European market," said Nick Sarnicola, ViSalus Co-Founder and Global Ambassador. "His experience and enthusiasm for the PROJECT 10 Challenge and passion to lead his team will be another driving force behind ViSalus' European success."

"I attribute much of my success to hard work, commitment and integrity," said Passanante. "ViSalus represents everything I believe in. I am committed to doing whatever it takes to make people healthy and help my team become successful role models for the future generation of Vi Promoters."

*Results not typical. Achievements in earnings depend upon many factors, such as hard work, determination, financial resources and social contacts.

About ViSalus
ViSalus, Inc. is a healthy lifestyle company that is dedicated to Challenging the World… 10 lbs. at a Time. Founded in 2005, ViSalus develops high-quality weight-management products and nutritional supplements that it markets and sells direct-to-consumers through an international sales force of independent promoters. ViSalus markets its products in North America under the ViSalus® brand and in Europe under the Vi brand, through the Body by Vi Challenge®. ViSalus is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and Troy, Michigan and is majority-owned by Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH). For more information about ViSalus, please visit and follow the Vi-Community on Facebook and Twitter.

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