Corporate Governance

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. is committed to developing effective, transparent and accountable corporate governance practices. These Corporate Governance Guidelines were approved by the Company’s Board of Directors, on the recommendation of the Nomination and Governance Committee, as a set of guiding principles by which the affairs of the Company will be governed. They reflect the fact that the Company is a “controlled company” as defined by the rules of the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) and are designed so that the Board can operate effectively within this context. The Guidelines are subject to regular review by the Nomination and Governance Committee who may recommend to the Board that they be modified or updated, when appropriate.