New Leaf Brands Secures Statewide Distribution in Ohio

OLD TAPPAN, NJ (Marketwire – April 19, 2011) – New Leaf Brands, Inc. (OTCBB: NLEF) (“Company”), a provider of great tasting, all natural, healthy beverages, is pleased to announce that they have secured statewide distribution of their all-natural, organically-sweetened products in Ohio and Northern Kentucky through a strategic partnership with Buckeye Distributing. Buckeye Distributing is a full service new age, wine and beer licensed distributor that has served Ohio and Northern Kentucky for more than a decade

“New Leaf is a great addition to our premium portfolio for the State Ohio. We are very excited about their new entry in the growing lemonade category. Eric and his team have been wonderful to work with and see this as a great partnership for years to come” stated Bryon Evans, Vice President Buckeye Distributing located in Ohio.

Timothy M. Brown, New Leaf’s Chief Relationship Officer, stated, “The partnership we just formed with Buckeye Distributing will allow New Leaf its greatest opportunity for success yet!! Having statewide coverage with a distributor who is a preferred vendor for all chains gives New Leaf a big opportunity. I am looking forward to the journey of growing New Leaf in Ohio and Northern Kentucky with the tremendous assistance from Buckeye!!

About New Leaf Brands, Inc.:
Founded by Eric Skae in 2004 in Orangeburg, New York, New Leaf was created with the vision of providing great tasting, healthy beverages for consumers. New Leaf Tea was the company’s first product born out of that vision and now is available to consumers in 14 unique flavors — including 4 lemonades — at over 8,000 outlets including restaurants, delis, health food stores, pizzerias and other retail establishments. New Leaf beverages are sweetened with 100% organic cane sugar. For more information, please visit

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-Ks and 10-Qs on file with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.