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CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA - October 21, 2002 - - Jenny Craig's home office has a new hometown. The weight management firm, previously based in La Jolla, CA, recently moved its center of operations and more than 200 employees to Carlsbad, CA.

Located at 5770 Fleet Street, the new headquarters occupies a two-story, 50,000-square-foot building in the Ocean Terrace Corporate Center. The company sold its previous headquarters building on Torrey Pines Road to National University last summer.

After founding Jenny Craig in Australia nearly two decades ago, Sid and Jenny Craig moved their base of operations to the U.S in 1985. The firm quickly distinguished itself as the preeminent personalized weight management program, emphasizing a balanced, "non-diet" approach that stresses good nutrition and a positive body image. Los Angeles was the first home office city, and shortly after Jenny Craig set its sights southward to San Diego, where it has remained since 1987.

Remarks Patti Larchet, president and chief operating officer, "We're very pleased to be part of San Diego's past, and its future. Our new headquarters very much reflects our commitment to reinvesting in our business, and to creating an ideal work environment for our employees. The design and layout of our new building will be much more user- and work-group friendly, reflects our corporate culture and values, and provides better capital efficiency, which can only improve our day-to-day operations and long-term profitability."

Designed by BréAn Irwin Fox of Facility Solutions, with input and ideas provided by Jenny Craig employees, the new headquarters has a colorful, open, contemporary appeal with integrated work areas to promote teaming and interaction.

Comments Lou Mancuso, vice president, real estate, "When we were considering locations for our new headquarters, and the type of building that would match our long- and short-term needs, this site was ideal. We felt it was important to create an energetic and upbeat environment that people would enjoy walking into every morning. It's no easy task to relocate your operations, but I believe the benefits of these efforts will quickly materialize."