Citigroup and BevNET/Beverage Spectrum Present: “Beverage Companies at the Cutting Edge” Conference Call Series

Citigroup and BevNET/Beverage Spectrum are pleased to announce a FREE series of conference calls entitled “Beverage Companies at the Cutting Edge”. Hosted by Citigroup analyst Bonnie Herzog and Beverage Spectrum publisher Barry Nathanson, the calls will provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity to expand your industry knowledge by listening and participating with the top innovators in the industry.

The first installment of will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2005 at 11AM and will feature Rodney Sacks, CEO of Hansen Natural Corp. Mr. Sacks was the head of an investment group that acquired Hansen for $13.3 million in 1992. Since then, powered by the growth of its energy drink label “Monster Energy,” it has become a stock market darling, with share prices that have increased fivefold.

Ms. Herzog, a star beverage analyst for Citigroup, and Beverage Spectrum’s Nathanson will introduce Mr. Sacks and proceed by interviewing him for approximately 40 minutes. After the interview session, Mr. Sacks will take questions from the audience.

Future installments of “Cutting Edge” will feature interviews with Peter van Stolk, CEO of Jones Soda Co., Seth Goldman, CEO, Honest Tea, Lance Collins, CEO, FUZE Beverages, LLC. and others. It will provide information to investors and beverage mavens alike, and will be covered on and in Beverage Spectrum magazine.