Alkaline Water announces representation agreement with San Antonio-based ArchPoint Sales for south central US states

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona , December 5, 2013 (press release) – The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (OTCBB: WTER) (the "Company"), developers of an innovative state of the art proprietary electrolysis beverage process, packaged and sold in 3 liter and 1 gallon sizes under the trade name Alkaline88, is pleased to announce it entered into a representation agreement with San Antonio based ArchPoint Sales (http://archpointsales.com).

ArchPoint Sales is a member of BeaconUnited®, a venture of eight leading U.S. food brokers, combining the reach and resourcefulness of a national firm with the personal touch and market know-how of regional experts. ArchPoint Sales is an experienced brand building partner with coverage centered on Texas and spanning the New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana markets. With 28 retail associates servicing 1,270 stores from its full-service offices in San Antonio the company fields account managers in every core market. The company works closely with its manufacturer partners to build brands and to collaboratively develop programs that ensure that these brands move from trial to repeat purchases to becoming the trusted choice of the consumer.

Steven Nickolas, President & CEO of The Alkaline Water Company, Inc., states, "We are very proud to announce today's agreement. ArchPoint is a highly reputable firm with an excellent record of service and commitment to both consumers and manufacturers alike. Through this agreement we have dramatically increased our penetration into this key market and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship."

Additional details of the Company's business, finances, appointments and agreements can be found as part of the Company's continuous public disclosure as a reporting issuer with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") available at www.sec.gov. For more information, visit our website at www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

The Alkaline Water Company, Inc. (OTCBB: WTER)

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. has developed an innovative, state of the art, proprietary electrolysis process that produces healthy alkaline water for a balanced lifestyle. The company is focused on the business of distributing and marketing the retail sale of its cost-effectively bulk-packaged Alkaline88 water beverage products. Visit us at: www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

About Alkaline Water Products

Alkaline88's premier alkaline water is a pH balanced bottled alkaline drinking water enhanced with trace minerals and electrolytes. The product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in conveniently packaged three liter and one gallon sizes. The Alkaline Water Company Inc. is currently in the midst of a national mass markets expansion program and is already available for consumer sales at a growing number of major retail locations across many parts of the United States. Learn more about the science behind alkaline water by visiting www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. initially launched its bulk alkaline water products under the trade name Alkaline84. The trade name was later changed to Alkaline88 to better align with the pH level where chemists have identified benefits. Though the trade name is not prominent on the product label, it references the pH level of 8.8.

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