Diet Rite Transforms its Look with New Label Graphics “Pure Zero”

PLANO, Texas, – Diet Rite, the original diet soft drink and the first nationally distributed diet soft drink to be sweetened with SPLENDA(R) Brand Sweetener, has transformed its look and added Pure Zero to its graphics to better communicate the brand’s strong point of difference — the only soft drink brand that offers zero calories, zero carbs, zero caffeine, and zero sodium in a wide variety of flavors. The new packaging will be available in stores nationwide by August 27, 2005.

“Diet Rite’s bold new look features a refreshing contemporary design with vibrant colors that make our seven great flavors stand out,” said Charlotte Dimery, brand manager for Diet Rite. “We added Pure Zero to the graphics to make a compelling statement to consumers about Diet Rite’s unparalleled ‘zero’ benefits. With Zero calories, zero carbs, zero caffeine and zero sodium, it’s a great-tasting soda choice for health conscious consumers,” added Dimery.

About Diet Rite
*  Diet Rite was introduced by the Royal Crown Co. in 1958 as the first
   diet soft drink. With this revolutionary introduction, calorie
   conscious soft drink lovers were finally given a great-tasting choice
   consistent with their pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.

*  Diet Rite has continued to lead innovation in the diet category with
   the introduction of unique and delicious flavor extensions including
   Red Raspberry, Tangerine, White Grape, Kiwi Strawberry, Black Cherry
   and Golden Peach.

*  In 2000 Diet Rite became the first major carbonated soft drink brand
   to use SPLENDA(R) Brand Sweetener.

*  Diet Rite is committed to women's health and wellness and has
   undertaken a number of initiatives to advance important issues and
   celebrate women, including sponsoring Oprah's Live Your Best Life Tour
   in 2005 as well as forming groundbreaking partnerships with both the
   American Diabetes Association and Speaking of Women's Health.

Diet Rite is a brand in the beverage portfolio of Plano, Texas-based Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB), a subsidiary division of Cadbury Schweppes plc (NYSE:CSG)