Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. Announces Completion of Secondary Offering

Dec 07, 2010, 16:05 ET from Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.

NORTH BERGEN, N.J., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI) today announced the closing of the secondary public offering of 6,303,006 shares of its common stock, which priced after market close on December 1, 2010, at a price to the public of $29.00 per share.  All of the shares of common stock were sold by certain stockholders of Vitamin Shoppe.  In connection with the public offering, the underwriters exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 945,450 shares of common stock from our principal stockholder. As a result, a total of 7,248,456 shares were sold in the offering.

The selling stockholders received all of the proceeds from this offering, and Vitamin Shoppe did not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares in this offering. IPC/Vitamin, LLC is the principal stockholder of Vitamin Shoppe and was a selling stockholder in this offering. In addition, certain members of management of Vitamin Shoppe and certain of its other equity holders were also selling stockholders in the offering.

BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital and J.P.Morgan acted as joint book-running managers for the offering.  Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, Baird and Piper Jaffray acted as the co-managers of the offering.

The public offering is made only by means of a prospectus.  A copy of the prospectus supplement and base prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting:

BofA Merrill Lynch

4 World Financial Center

New York, NY 10080

Attention: Prospectus Department

Email: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com

or

Barclays Capital

c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions

1155 Long Island Avenue

Edgewood, NY 11717

Email: Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com

or

J.P.Morgan Securities Inc.

c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions

1155 Long Island Ave

Edgewood, NY 11717

A registration statement relating to shares of the common stock of Vitamin Shoppe was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 24, 2010.  This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.

Vitamin Shoppe is a specialty retailer and direct marketer of nutritional products based in North Bergen, New Jersey.  The Company sells vitamins, minerals, nutritional supplements, herbs, sports nutrition formulas, homeopathic remedies, green living products and health and beauty aids to customers located primarily in the United States.

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