Thomas Kemper Announces Intent to Seek Strategic Partner

Portland, OR (July 18, 2011) – The Thomas Kemper Soda Company (“the Company”), a premium, craft soda maker with 23 years of rich history, and its Board of Directors has initiated a search for  strategic alternatives for the company.  The brand is well established in the Pacific Northwest and is seeking partners to work with the Company  to ramp up production and distribution of the Purely Natural and Naturally Diet Kemper lines.  Both the Purely Naturals and Naturally Diet lines have gained local and national traction in the natural grocery channel since the respective launches in late 2010 and early 2011.  These new line extensions align with growing market demand for all-natural and healthier beverages that are an important margin-accretive addition to the Thomas Kemper portfolio.  The Board of Directors is reviewing options that may include a recapitalization of the Company, a sale of shares, a merger or joint venture, or a sale of the Company.  Developments will not be disclosed publicly until the Board of Directors has approved a transaction.

If you’d like more information on this topic, please contact Thomas Kemper President Bill Germano at or 503-686-4237.

About Thomas Kemper Soda Co.

Thomas Kemper Soda Co. is a privately-owned company that produces classic and all-natural varieties of craft-brewed soda.  Thomas Kemper products are available at grocery stores, natural foods markets, finer retailers, and restaurants throughout the Western U.S. with growing availability across the rest of the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit