SOURCE: eDiets.com

eDiets.com

February 15, 2011 07:00 ET

eDiets.com® Completes Above Market Private Placement

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - eDiets.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: DIET), a leading provider of convenient at-home diet, fitness and healthy lifestyle solutions, today announced that the Company has completed its previously announced private placement.

Outside investors led by BBS Capital Fund, L.P., along with certain members of the Company's Board of Directors, provided $1,572,000 of capital though the purchase of 3,811,818 newly issued shares of common stock at a price of $0.4125 per share. In addition, the Company issued warrants entitling the purchasers to acquire a total of 1,905,909 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.3535 per share. The purchase price and the exercise price were each above the closing price of the Company's common stock on February 4, 2011, the business day immediately preceding the signing of binding agreements in the private placement.

The transaction closed on February 11, 2011.

"We are pleased to complete this funding for the company," said Kevin McGrath, President and Chief Executive Officer of eDiets.com. "The proceeds will be used to support the growth of our meal delivery program, improving our ability to acquire new customers and achieve our guidance of positive EBITDA by the end of the first quarter of 2011."

The shares of common stock sold in the private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration requirements of such Act and applicable state securities laws. However, eDiets has agreed to register for resale the shares of common stock issued in the private placement pursuant to a registration rights agreement with the purchasers of the shares.

About eDiets

eDiets.com, Inc. is a leading provider of personalized nutrition, fitness and weight-loss programs. eDiets currently features its award-winning, fresh-prepared diet meal delivery service as one of the more than 20 popular diet plans sold directly to members on its flagship site, www.eDiets.com. The company also provides a broad range of customized wellness and weight management solutions for Fortune 500 clients. eDiets.com's unique infrastructure offers businesses, as well as individuals, an end-to-end solution strategically tailored to meet its customers' specific goals of achieving a healthy lifestyle. For more information, please call 310-954-1105 or visit www.eDiets.com.

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