MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 5, 2002– BEVsystems International, Inc. (OTCBB:BEVS) today announced that Tennessee-based H.T. Hackney, one of the largest wholesale distributors in the nation, has agreed to distribute Life O2 SuperOxygenated Water. The company, which services over 30,000 retail customers and stocks over 25,000 products, has distribution centers that cover 19 states.
H.T. Hackney, which was founded in 1891, has placed its first order and will initiate distribution of Life O2 to the 59-unit, South Carolina-based Hot Spots convenience store chain.
“H.T. Hackney is one of the oldest and most respected wholesale distributors in the nation,” said G. Robert Tatum, chairman and chief executive officer of BEVsystems International, Inc. “To fulfill our aggressive distribution plans we will continue to seek out and align BEVsystems with companies, such as H.T. Hackney, that are well established and have the ability to get our products to the appropriate retail outlets.”
BEVsystems’ patented technology infuses its Life O2 Water and global co-branded products with up to 15 times (1,500 percent) more oxygen than ordinary bottled water.
Results of double-blind studies support the benefits of SuperOxygenated water. These benefits include improved performance and endurance while reducing body stress, increased extension strength, decreased pulse rate and improved ability to maintain blood glucose levels. A variety of studies involving cyclists, triathletes and runners confirmed improved performance as a result of drinking Life O2 SuperOxygenated Water.
Life O2 Water and other co-branded products utilizing the Life O2 Water SuperOxygenation process are available in 22 countries. Since introduction, Life O2 Water has sold more than 42 million bottles internationally. Along with BEVsystems’ own state of the art production facility in Clearwater, Florida, the Company’s proprietary equipment, which infuses bottled water with medical grade oxygen, is installed in 11 international bottling plants.
BEVsystems International, Inc. has extensive U.S. distribution, including a master distribution agreement with GNC Nutrition Centers. In addition to the New York City metropolitan area, the Company is currently launching Life O2 SuperOxygenated Water in the Florida market and is commencing the introduction of Life O2 Water into other major U.S. markets. In just six months since the Florida launch, Life O2 Water is being distributed from more than 1,200 retail locations.
Life O2 Water was the official water of the NASDAQ-100 Open International Tennis Tournament, the Coconut Grove Art Festival, as well as the Miami and Fort Lauderdale Corporate Run Events.
About BEVsystems International, Inc.
BEVsystems International, Inc. (OTCBB:BEVS) is a pioneer and global leader in the rapidly expanding oxygen-enhanced water category. Its proprietary Life O2 Water brand, which is infused with up to 1,500 percent more oxygen, is currently sold in 22 countries. Tests conducted with Life O2 SuperOxygenated Water have shown improved athletic performance, increased energy, and greater awareness and concentration. The European Journal of Medical Research, an internationally respected medical journal, recently published a peer-reviewed study that supports the penetration of oxygen via oxygen-enriched water from the stomach into the portal vein.
NOTE TO EDITORS
Digital photos and samples of Life O2 Water are available upon request, as well a copy of the European Journal of Medical Research peer review study.
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BEVsystems International, Inc., Miami
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