DS Services of America announces acquisition of Oklahoma-based Love Bottling's home and office bottled water distribution business; transaction terms not disclosed

ATLANTA , April 25, 2014 (press release) – DS Services of America, Inc. (DS Services), owner of the Sparkletts® bottled water brand, has acquired the home and office bottled water distribution business of Love Bottling, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

This acquisition expands the DS Services delivery and service capabilities in Oklahoma, including the addition of a full service, sales and distribution branch in Tulsa. Earlier this month, DS Services opened a sales and distribution branch in Oklahoma City. Customers can order the Sparkletts brand of spring and purified bottled water in one, three and five gallon containers. "We look forward to serving our new neighbors at their homes and offices," said Jim Lewandowski, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Western Division, DS Services.

One of the country's largest providers of bottled water, brewed beverages and water filtration services, DS Services owns a number of regional and national beverage brands. Many of the DS Services regional bottled water brands have been satisfying customers for over 100 years.

"We welcome customers of Love Bottling to the DS Services family and are excited to help ensure Oklahomans are properly hydrated," said Tom Harrington, President and CEO, DS Services.

About DS Services:

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, DS Services delivers bottled water, brewed beverages, water filtration systems and associated supplies to homes, offices, restaurants, food service organizations, convenience stores and retail locations across the U.S. DS Services' bottled water products are sold under a host of popular brand names including Alhambra®, Athena®, Belmont Springs®, Crystal Springs®, Deep Rock®, Hinckley Springs®, Kentwood Springs®, Mount Olympus®, Nursery®, Sierra Springs®, and Sparkletts®. DS Services offers brewed beverages under the Standard™ and Javarama® brands, as well as other leading national brands. Additionally, DS Services provides water filtration systems, equipment and services under the Relyant® brand. DS Services supports the communities it serves and provides safe drinking water during emergencies and natural disasters. Visit water.com for more information.

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