Reed's, Inc. Announces New Distribution Partnership in Ohio and Kentucky

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LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2014) - Reed's, Inc. (NYSE MKT: REED), maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, announced today that it has partnered with Stagnaro Distributing, Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio, to begin immediate distribution of Reed's Ginger Brews and Virgil's Root Beers throughout the greater Cincinnati marketplace and northern Kentucky region. Stagnaro Distributing represents some of the largest alcoholic brands in the U.S., including MillerCoors, Heineken, and some of the best national and regional craft beers today.

Chris Reed, Founder and CEO of Reed's Inc., stated, "This new association with Stagnaro gives us access to thousands of retailers in their territory and increases Reed's presence into all channels in the central part of the country. Our strategic plan to build-out DSD distribution across the U.S. continues, and we look forward to increasing our presence of Reed's and Virgil's in this all important marketplace. The growth and momentum of our flagship brands continues to build."

About Stagnaro
Stagnaro Distributing, Inc. of Erlanger, Kentucky and Stagnaro Distributing, LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio are two full service beverage distributors servicing 19 counties in Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio. Both companies operate under the same trade name of Stagnaro Distributing.

Together, the two companies sell more than 7 million cases to more than 3,000 retailers within their respective market territories. The companies proudly represent a variety of import, craft and domestic brands from many supplier partners around the world.

There are currently over 170 talented employees working at Stagnaro Distributing in various sales, marketing, delivery, warehouse, and administrative departments.

About Reed's, Inc.
Reed's, Inc. makes the top-selling natural sodas in the natural foods industry sold in over 13,000 natural food markets and supermarkets nationwide. Its six award-winning non-alcoholic Ginger Brews are unique in the beverage industry, being brewed, not manufactured and using fresh ginger, spices and fruits in a brewing process that predates commercial soft drinks. The Company owns the top-selling root beer line in natural foods, the Virgil's Root Beer product line, and the top-selling cola line in natural foods, the China Cola product line. In 2012, the Company launched Reed's Culture Club Kombucha line of organic live beverages. Other product lines include: Reed's Ginger Candies and Reed's Ginger Ice Creams. In 2009, Reed's started producing private label natural beverages for select national chains. Reed's products are sold through specialty gourmet and natural food stores, mainstream supermarket chains, retail stores and restaurants nationwide, and in Canada, as well as through private label relationships with major supermarket chains.

For more information about Reed's, please visit the Company's website at: or call 800-99-REEDS.

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Some portions of this press release, particularly those describing Reed's goals and strategies, contain "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements can generally be identified as such because the context of the statement will include words, such as "expects," "should," "believes," "anticipates" or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements. While Reed's is working to achieve those goals and strategies, actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include difficulty in marketing its products and services, maintaining and protecting brand recognition, the need for significant capital, dependence on third party distributors, dependence on third party brewers, increasing costs of fuel and freight, protection of intellectual property, competition and other factors, any of which could have an adverse effect on the business plans of Reed's, its reputation in the industry or its expected financial return from operations and results of operations. In light of significant risks and uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such statements should not be regarded as a representation by Reed's that they will achieve such forward-looking statements. For further details and a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, please see our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as they may be amended from time to time. Reed's undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.