for the "Educated" Investor
There are "ups" and "downs" in practically every business
and stock. Although there are no guarantees about the stock market or
Weight Watchers International, Inc.'s stock, before you invest in any
security, you can help protect yourself by being an educated investor.
If you are interested in Weight Watchers International, Inc.'s stock,
we recommend that, at a minimum, you read our latest annual report and
10-K, 10-Q and 8-K reports to the SEC over the past year. Our recent proxy
statements for shareholder meetings also contain important information.
It is also advisable to learn more about us and our industry through a
variety of public materials.
Our recent annual reports,
10-K and 10-Q reports and other materials are accessible through this
web site. Other materials we have filed with the SEC are available through
its web site at http://www.sec.gov.
You can also visit the SEC at its Washington or various regional offices
for the same information.
Language Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Materials in this
website may contain information that includes or is based upon forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. Forward-looking statements give our expectations or forecasts
of future events. You can identify these statements by the fact that they
do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They use words
such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect,"
"project," "intend," "plan," "believe,"
and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with a discussion
of future operating or financial performance. In particular, these include
statements relating to future actions, prospective products or product
approvals, future performance or results of current and anticipated products,
sales efforts, expenses, the outcome of contingencies such as legal proceedings,
and financial results.
Any or all of our forward-looking
statements here or in other publications may turn out to be wrong. They
can be affected by inaccurate assumptions or by known or unknown risks
and uncertainties. Many such factors will be important in determining
our actual future results. Consequently, no forward-looking statement
can be guaranteed. Our actual results may vary materially, and there are
no guarantees about the performance of Weight Watchers International,
We undertake no obligation
to correct or update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result
of new information, future events or otherwise. You are advised, however,
to consult any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our
reports to the SEC. In particular, you should read the discussion in the
section entitled "Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements"
in our most recent 10-K report to the SEC, as it may be updated in our
subsequent 10-Q and 8-K reports. That discussion covers certain risks,
uncertainties and possibly inaccurate assumptions that could cause our
actual results to differ materially from expected and historical results.
Other factors besides those listed there could also adversely affect the
Company. That discussion is provided as permitted by the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995.