Leading Brands, Inc. Announces Full Launch of Its Pure(TM) Premium Functional Juice Line Across Canada and on the United States West Coast

Leading Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq:LBIX), North America's only fully integrated healthy branded beverage company, announces the full launch, in Canada and along the West Coast of the United States, of its

Pure(TM) line of antioxidant-rich 100% juices, each combining a great tasting blend of superfruits and premium varietal wine grapes.

PureBlue(R), PureBlack(R) and PureRed(R) pack a whopping 750, 740 and

660 mgs of polyphenols, respectively — perhaps the most significant indicator of anti-oxidant activity — in each 300ml (10oz) bottle.

PureWhite(R) combines the restorative benefits of coconut water with sauvignon wine grapes and Lulo, an amazing South American superfruit, to offer both an exceptional taste and coconut water experience that appeals to mainstream beverage drinkers.

Designed by the Company's in-house research and development team and produced in the Company's own high speed bottling plant, the Pures(TM) are being distributed through mainstream grocery, health and natural food stores in Canada. During the past year the Company re-established its distribution network along the West Coast of the United States, supported by a large national health and natural foods distributor.

Consequently, the Pures(TM) are now on the shelves of most major health and natural foods stores in Washington, Oregon and California, with broader retail expansion in the works.

For more information about the Pures(TM) and other delicious, healthful Leading Brands beverages, please visit our website at www.LeadingBrandsInc.com or reach out to us at the numbers above.

Better Ingredients | Better Brands(TM)

About Leading Brands, Inc.

Leading Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq:LBIX) is North America's only fully integrated healthy beverage company. Leading Brands creates, designs, bottles, distributes and markets its own proprietary premium beverage brands such as TrueBlue(R) Blueberry Juice, LiteBlue(R) Blueberry Juice, PureBlue(R), PureRed(R), PureBlack(R) and PureWhite(R) SuperJuices, BabyBlue(R) childrens' superfruit blends and Caesar's(R) Cocktails via its unique Integrated Distribution System (IDS)(TM) which involves the Company finding the best and most cost-effective route to market. The Company strives to use the best natural ingredients hence its mantra: Better Ingredients — Better Brands.