December 16, 2002 – Barcelona, Spain – Dark Dog Energy Drink has officially announced that it will not be involved in a transaction with XStream Beverage Group, Inc. (OTCBB:XSBG). Dark Dog has decided that its best interest is to focus on continuing to build its brand with growth and expansion.

Dark Dog has seen over 120% growth rates alone this year in there energy drink. Guenther Ballweber CEO states that “We are capturing a significant amount of market share globally. The company has raised its expectations of the employees, distributors and anyone affiliated with it. I expect that Dark Dog will be a household name in the very near future.”

Dark Dog has big plans for the next few years. They have turned onto a more aggressive marketing approach that will be branded across all distributors. Look for the bright yellow can everywhere.

Dark Dog was founded in Salzburg, Austria in 1995. It has offices in Austria, Spain, Singapore and Uruguay. Dark Dog first launched their energy drink in 1999 in Norway after three years of testing. The company’s energy drink is based on natural guarana caffeine and vitamins and is produced just outside Salzburg, Austria, with the use of clear natural spring water. For more information, go to http://www.darkdog.com.

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include fluctuations in costs, changes in consumer preferences and other items described in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and the Company undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements.

For more information contact:

Dark Dog
Plaza Industria N.2
ES-08870 Sitges – Barcelona