SOURCE: Youngevity International

Youngevity International

May 28, 2015 08:00 ET

Youngevity (YGYI) Announces Acquisition of Mialisia

Expansion of Jewelry and Apparel Category Comes Into View

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - May 28, 2015) - Growing direct-selling conglomerate, Youngevity Essential Life Sciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Youngevity International, Inc. (OTCQX: YGYI) (www.YGYI.com), announced today that it consummated the acquisition of the business of Mialisia, a direct-sales jewelry company that specializes in interchangeable jewelry.

As a result of the business combination, Youngevity distributors and customers will have access to the unique line of Mialisia's patent-pending "VersaStyle™" jewelry that gives women infinite possibilities with their jewelry and allows them to create different looks and styles to provide convenient options and incredible value.

In turn, Mialisia distributors and customers will gain access to more than 1,000 high-quality products offered by Youngevity, including nutritional supplements, sports and energy drinks, health and wellness-related services, weight management, lifestyle products (pets, spa and bath, garden), gourmet coffee, packaged foods, skincare, cosmetics, scrap books, memory books, apparel and accessories.

"We proudly welcome Mialisia to our Youngevity family as we provide our growing network of women distributors and customers with an innovative line of versatile customizable jewelry," said Steve Wallach, CEO of Youngevity.

"We are very excited about the acquisition of Mialisia, a unique Company that is empowering women and changing the way women wear jewelry," said David Briskie, CFO of Youngevity, who leads the acquisition team. "We believe the Mialisia jewelry line integrates very well with Youngevity's MK Collaborative business as well as our makeup and skin care products.

Celebrity Fashion Designer, Marisa Kenson, who helped create the MK Collab for Youngevity said, "I am thrilled to see Youngevity leveraging its investment in the MK Collab by bringing in other exciting companies and opportunities into the apparel and jewelry product category. The synergies that will come from product integration and cross merchandising opportunities should provide for an exciting growth platform."

Annelise Brown, CEO of Mialisia said, "I am thrilled to be bringing Mialisia to the Youngevity family. As an entrepreneur I have been amazed at the growth and opportunities that I've had throughout my journey with Mialisia. The American dream is alive and well with the combination of Mialisia and Youngevity. In the past 5 years I've gone from a business in my basement to a multimillion dollar jewelry company to joining forces with one of the fastest growing and innovative direct selling companies in our industry. 

"Mialisia will continue with our mission to remind women of their infinite worth and change the way that women wear jewelry. We have seen our mission and opportunity change lives and have witnessed incredible growth, and now I am so grateful to be able to offer additional exciting enhancements to our Mialisia family.

"Youngevity's vision of bringing the best of everything together is brilliant. I love their commitment to health, their vast product options, and their passion for fashion. I believe it is a perfect fit for Mialisia! Brands like MK Collab have laid a great foundation in Youngevity's fashion corner and I am looking forward to adding our innovative VersaStyle designs to Youngevity, expanding the opportunity for all."

About Youngevity International, Inc.

Youngevity International, Inc., (OTCQX: YGYI) (www.YGYI.com) is a fast-growing, innovative, multi-dimensional company that offers a wide range of consumer products and services, primarily through person-to-person selling relationships that comprise a "network of networks." The Company also is a vertically-integrated producer of the finest coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels. The Company was formed after the merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences (www.youngevity.com) and Javalution Coffee Company in the summer of 2011. The Company was formerly known as AL International, Inc. and changed its name to Youngevity International, Inc. in July 2013. For more information, visit www.YGYI.com or find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Youngevity or follow us on Twitter @youngevity https://twitter.com/youngevity

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This release includes forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. In some cases forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "should," "potential," "continue," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," and similar expressions. These statements include statements about our belief that the Mialisia jewelry line integrates very well with our MK Collaborative business as well as our makeup and skin care products, the synergies that come from product integration and cross merchandising opportunities should providing for an exciting growth platform, the continuation of the Mialisia mission, intended expansion and growth and the expected benefits of the Mialisia acquisition. These statements are based upon current beliefs, expectations and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict, including our ability to successfully integrate Mialisia into our company and our ability to continue our growth. The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release based on new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

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