SECAUCUS, N.J., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI) a multi-channel specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of nutritional products, today announced that it has hired David M. Kastin, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective August 17, 2015. Mr. Kastin will be responsible for overseeing all internal and external legal matters of the company and will serve as Corporate Secretary to Vitamin Shoppe’s Board of Directors.
Colin Watts, Chief Executive Officer of the Vitamin Shoppe, commented, “We are delighted to have David join our team and are confident that he will be a great asset to the Company. He brings a broad legal background to the Vitamin Shoppe that includes corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and other valuable experience. His background and experience in the health and wellness arena coupled with his proven ability to successfully lead legal teams and manage outside counsel as well as accomplish business objectives make him a great fit as we continue to strengthen the core business and develop new growth opportunities.”
“I am very excited to be joining Colin and rest of his leadership team at the Vitamin Shoppe. This is an important time for the company and I look forward to executing on our strategy and making significant contributions to grow the business,” said David Kastin.
Mr. Kastin has more than 20 years’ experience representing companies in all facets of their business. Mr. Kastin joins Vitamin Shoppe from Town Sports International Holdings, Inc., a leading owner and operator of health and fitness clubs in the Northeast, United States., where he served as Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior that, Mr. Kastin served as Deputy General Counsel at Toys “R” Us, Inc. and worked at several prominent New York law firms, including Bryan Cave LLP. Mr. Kastin began his career a Staff Attorney in the Northeast Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
About the Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE:VSI)
Vitamin Shoppe is a multi-channel specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of nutritional products based in North Bergen, New Jersey. In its stores and on its websites, the Company carries one of the most comprehensive retail assortments in the industry, including vitamins, minerals, specialty supplements, herbs, sports nutrition, homeopathic remedies, green living products, and beauty aids. In addition to offering 900 national brand products, the Vitamin Shoppe also carries products under The Vitamin Shoppe®, BodyTech®, True Athlete®, MyTrition®, plnt™, ProBioCare™, Next Step™, Betancourt and Nutri-Force Sports® brands. The Vitamin Shoppe conducts business through more than 700 company-operated retail stores under The Vitamin Shoppe, Super Supplements and Vitapath retail banners, and primarily through its website, VitaminShoppe.com. Follow the Vitamin Shoppe on Facebook at facebook.com/THEVITAMINSHOPPE and on Twitter at twitter.com/VitaminShoppe.
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