Herbalife, Ltd., was incorporated on April 4, 2001. The Company is a global nutrition company that sells weight management, healthy meals and snacks, sports and fitness, energy and targeted nutritional products as well as personal care products. The Company distributes and sells its products through a network of independent distributors, using the direct selling channel. As of December 31, 2012, it sold its products in 88 countries to and through a network of approximately 3.2 million independent distributors. The Company offers science-based products in four categories: weight management, targeted nutrition, energy, sports & fitness and Outer Nutrition. The weight management product portfolio includes meal replacement shakes, weight-loss enhancers, appetite suppressors and a variety of healthy snacks. Its collection of targeted nutrition products includes dietary supplements which contain vitamins, minerals and natural ingredients that support total well-being and long-term good health. The energy, sports & fitness category includes energy and isotonic drinks to support a healthy active lifestyle. The Outer Nutrition products include skin cleansers, moisturizers and lotions with antioxidants, as well as anti-aging products. The Company is focused on building and maintaining its distributor network by offering financially rewarding and flexible career opportunities through sales of quality, innovative and efficacious products to health conscious consumers. The Company's operating segments are based on geographical operations in six regions: North America, Mexico, South & Central America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Asia Pacific and China. It uses the umbrella trademarks Herbalife and the Tri-Leaf design worldwide, and protect several other trademarks and trade names related to its products and operations, such as Niteworks, Nourifusion, and Liftoff. In both its United States and foreign markets, the Company is affected by laws, governmental regulations, administrative determinations, court decisions and similar constraints.