7-Eleven Now Carrying New Leaf in Metro New York

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COTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug 18, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) —-New Leaf Brands, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Baywood International, Inc. (OTCBB:BAYW) (“Company”), announced that 7-Eleven is now carrying New Leaf Tea in 280 stores in the Metro New York area including approximately 180 stores in Long Island and 100 stores across Brooklyn, Bronx, Suffern and Queens. The product will reach 7-Eleven through Manhattan Beer Distributors, New York’s largest beer distributor that markets beer and non-alcoholic beverages throughout 15 counties in the Metro New York area.



“We are excited at Manhattan Beer to extend our portfolio with 7-Eleven. 7-Eleven is a great chain and we are now selling one of our top non alcoholic brands with the introduction of New Leaf Tea,” stated Bob McGetrick, GM Manhattan Beer Long Island. “We have done very well with New Leaf in the independent markets and we expect solid results from this latest authorization at 7-Eleven.”



For more information on where to find New Leaf in these areas, visit Manhattan Beer Distributor’s store finder at http://www.manhattanbeer.com/productfinder.asp?productTypeID=3#590.



About 7-Eleven:



What started out as an ice house in Dallas, Texas back in 1927 has grown and evolved into the world’s largest operator, franchisor and licensor of convenience stores. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises and licenses more than 6,850 stores in the U.S. and Canada. Of the approximately 5,800 stores the company operates and franchises in the United States, some 4,400 are franchised. Internationally, 7-Eleven licensees and affiliates operate close to 29,600 7-Eleven and other convenience stores in countries including Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Australia, Philippines, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.



About Manhattan Beer Distributors:



Manhattan Beer Distributors directly services over 24,000 accounts in fifteen counties in the Metro New York area. Employing more than 1,400 people, Manhattan Beer Distributors operates out of over 1.2 million square feet of warehousing, which is strategically located throughout its distribution area. With a fleet of over 300 delivery vehicles, they are able to deliver over 30,000,000 cases to counties including Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Bronx, New York, Kings, Richmond, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan & Delaware.



About New Leaf:



Founded by Eric Skae in 2004 in Orangeburg, New York, New Leaf Brands was created with the vision of providing healthy beverages for consumers that are great-tasting and made only with high quality ingredients. New Leaf Tea was the company’s first product that was born out of that vision and now is available to consumers in 14 unique flavors and in over 8,000 outlets including restaurants, delis, pizzerias and other retail establishments. For more information, please visit www.newleafbrands.com.



About Baywood:



Baywood International, Inc. (OTCBB:BAYW) (“Baywood”) develops, markets and sells nutraceutical and nutritionally enhanced products and new age beverages under its own brands. Baywood merges its expertise in nutritional formulation with its leverage in sales and distribution to deliver the most effective and progressive products to market. Currently, Baywood’s products are sold under the LifeTime(r) nutraceutical brand and the New Leaf(r) Tea brand.



This press release may contain forward-looking statements, made in reliance upon Section 21D of the Exchange Act of 1934, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties or other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results, performance, or expectations implied by these forward-looking statements. The Company’s expectations, among other things, are dependent upon general economic conditions, continued demand for its products, the availability of raw materials, retention of its key management and operating personnel, its ability to operate its subsidiary companies effectively, need for and availability of additional capital as well as other uncontrollable or unknown factors which are more fully disclosed in the Company’s Form 10-KSBs and 10-QSBs on file with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.