Dr Pepper Snapple Group to Build Facility in Southern California

Texas, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — To support the growth of its
leading flavored soft drink and non-carbonated beverage brands, Dr
Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.(NYSE:DPS)has finalized an agreement to open
a world-class production and distribution center in Victorville, Calif.

$120 million facility is expected to employ 200 people and will become
the company’s Western hub in a regional manufacturing and distribution
footprint serving California and parts of the desert Southwest. The
company will produce a wide range of soft drinks, juices, juice drinks,
ready-to-drink teas, energy drinks and other premium beverages at the
Victorville plant.

The facility will be
constructed at Southern California Logistics Airport, an 8,500-acre
master planned multimodal freight transportation hub developed on the
site of the former George Air Force Base and supported by air, ground
and rail connections. The DPS plant will consist of an
850,000-square-foot building on 57-acres, including 550,000 square feet
of warehouse space, and a 300,000-square-foot manufacturing plant with
up to six manufacturing lines.

“This is an
important step toward strengthening our production, distribution and
overall route to market on the West Coast,” said Larry Young, president
and CEO of Dr Pepper Snapple Group. “The Victorville plant will enable
us to get both our carbonated and non-carbonated brands to our
customers and consumers more efficiently than ever before and will lay
the foundation for future growth in that region.”

a company with the reputation of Dr Pepper Snapple chooses Victorville,
it speaks of our continued success to attract high quality development
and jobs for our residents,” said Victorville Mayor Terry Caldwell.
“Southern California Logistics Airport is the perfect location for a
growing company and we welcome Dr Pepper Snapple to our community.”

is set to begin in October 2008. Upon opening in early 2010, the
facility will have the capacity to annually produce as many as 40
million cases of product and will serve nearly 20 percent of the U.S.

About Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.(NYSE:DPS)is an integrated refreshment
beverage business marketing more than 50 beverage brands to consumers
throughout North America. In addition to its flagship Dr Pepper and
Snapple brands, the company’s portfolio includes 7UP, Mott’s, A&W,
Sunkist Soda, Hawaiian Punch, Canada Dry, Schweppes, Squirt, RC Cola,
Diet Rite, Penafiel, Rose’s, Yoo-hoo, Clamato, Mr & Mrs T Mixers
and other well-known consumer favorites. Based in Plano, Texas, Dr
Pepper Snapple Group employs approximately 20,000 people and operates
24 bottling and manufacturing facilities and more than 200 distribution
centers across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For
more information, please visit http://www.drpeppersnapple.com/