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July 22, 2014
09:18 EDTHLFHerbalife: Economist says U.S. ops 'inconsistent' with pyramid scheme model
Herbalife released the findings from research and analysis conducted by Walter H. A. Vandaele, Ph.D. of Navigant Economics, LLC regarding Herbalife’s U.S. business operations. Dr. Vandaele, engaged by the company to conduct this economic analysis, assessed whether Herbalife’s operations appropriately are classified as a beneficial, legitimate Multi-Level Marketing (“MLM”) firm. Dr. Vandaele is an economic expert with significant experience in, among other areas, the regulation and operations of firms in the consumer goods industry. Among his many professional accomplishments, he has previously served as Economic Advisor to the Director, Bureau of Competition and as Assistant Director for Regulatory Evaluation, Bureau of Consumer Protection at the U.S. FTC. Among his numerous determinations, Dr. Vandaele concluded that, “Herbalife’s U.S. business operations are consistent with the socially beneficial MLM model and inconsistent with the socially harmful pyramid scheme model.” Dr. Vandaele’s findings are based on review and analyses of a variety of information and data sources, which was performed beginning in the summer of 2013. In addition to survey results, Dr. Vandaele also obtained from Herbalife an extract of profile and financial data for all individuals enrolled as U.S. Herbalife Members at any time during calendar year 2012. These data include for each Member, information such as start and termination dates, level achieved in the marketing plan, number of recruited downline Members, volume of product purchases, and performance payment incentives received from Herbalife for product purchases by their downline. The data did not include any Member’s name, address, or other similar identifying information.
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October 20, 2014
11:00 EDTHLFHerbalife volatility increases
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08:48 EDTHLFHerbalife initiated with a Buy at Pivotal Research
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05:54 EDTHLFStocks with implied volatility movement; HLD SD
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Herbalife (HLF) 109, SandRidge Energy (SD) 97 according to iVolatility.
October 13, 2014
09:01 EDTHLFHerbalife moving distributor websites to central control, NY Post reports
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October 10, 2014
12:11 EDTHLFOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:55 EDTHLFHerbalife volatility increases
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October 9, 2014
14:32 EDTHLFIcahn says never discussed Netflix with Tim Cook
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October 7, 2014
14:39 EDTHLFFTC probe of Herbalife seen lasting 'well into' next year, NY Post reporter says
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14:19 EDTHLFHerbalife expects discipline, but not shutdown, following FTC probe, FBN says
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13:59 EDTHLFHerbalife expects some discipline, not shutdown, from FTC, Gasparino says
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06:13 EDTHLFHerbalife names ex-FTC commissioner to lead compliance group
Herbalife yesterday announced the appointment of Pamela Jones Harbour to the newly created role of SVP, global member compliance and privacy, reporting to Mark Friedman, EVP and general counsel. Harbour will develop and enhance policies and infrastructure that ensure effective education, training and mentoring programs for the nearly 4 million independent Herbalife members worldwide, underpinned by robust and consistent monitoring and enforcement procedures. In addition to her compliance responsibilities, Harbour will also coordinate the company’s global privacy and cyber security efforts. Harbour served as a Commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission from 2003-2010 and a prosecutor at the New York State Attorney General’s office for 12 years.

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