Dr Pepper Snapple Group Completes Acquisition Of Bai Brands LLC
Jan 31, 2017

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) has closed its previously announced acquisition of Bai Brands LLC.

The acquisition for $1.7 billion in cash includes a tax benefit of approximately $400 million on a net present value basis.

"The Bai team has fostered a passionate, winning culture while hitting the bull's-eye in meeting consumers' needs for better-for-you beverages," said Larry Young, DPS president and CEO. "Now that they're part of the DPS family, we're going to let them continue to fly and build on the entrepreneurial spirit that's driven their success while providing them access to the full complement of Dr Pepper Snapple's resources and capabilities."

Bai, with headquarters remaining in Hamilton, N.J., now operates as part of DPS's Packaged Beverages segment and continues to be led by brand founder Ben Weiss.

About Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is a leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and flavor. We have seven of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 12 of our 14 leading brands are No. 1 or No. 2 in their flavor categories. In addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio includes 7UP, A&W, Bai, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, Mott's, Mr & Mrs T mixers, Peñafiel, Rose's, Schweppes, Squirt and Sunkist soda. To learn more about our iconic brands and Plano, Texas-based company, please visit www.DrPepperSnapple.com. For our latest news and updates, follow us at www.Facebook.com/DrPepperSnapple or www.Twitter.com/DrPepperSnapple.

About Bai

Bai, a brand of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, brings great taste and better ingredients together, with a lineup that spans across several high-growth beverage categories including enhanced water, carbonated flavored water, coconut water and premium ready-to-drink teas. Its Bai and Bai Bubbles lines offer fresh fruit flavor and antioxidants with no artificial sweeteners and only 5 calories and 1 gram of sugar per serving. Bai also offers Antiwater, an antioxidant-infused, super-purified bottled water.  For more information, visit www.drinkbai.com

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