Purchase of St. Nick’s Soft Drinks and Juices Can Help St. Jude Children

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– National Beverage (NASDAQ: FIZZ) is once again embracing the opportunity to give deserving children . . . Hope ? this holiday season! Consumers across the nation are asked to further the cause of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the purchase of St. Nick’s soft drinks and juices. St. Nick’s holiday drinks were specifically developed by National Beverage almost two decades ago with the mission of aiding St. Jude in revolutionizing the treatment of cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

St. Nick’s offers delicious Snowflake Orange, Candy Cane Cola, Frosty Red Grape and Holiday Punch flavors in eight-ounce cans. Refreshing holiday tastes are also featured in various ‘St. Nick’ flavors of Shasta, Faygo and Everfresh drinks with endearing artwork inspired by the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“All of National Beverage is grief-stricken by the horrific tragedy in Connecticut – this senseless event has brought home the need for us to embrace and protect the innocent – beautiful children who are living with current national dilemmas they should never have to experience. Our leaders, while mournful, must understand that their courage, their compassion, their human goodness – is what a young mind ponders. Tough pounding fists, edging men who harbor differences into a fight – is not what a nervous youth should witness! Our leadership should calm – not divide . . . lead the way – not cause unrest and give all of America her moral compass of Hope – again,” stated Nick A. Caporella, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

To further aid St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in its lifesaving mission and to stimulate generous donations, National Beverage has again placed a full-page ad in USA Today that features the work of St. Jude’s children. “The support of National Beverage as a St. Jude Thanks and Giving partner is a testament to its commitment to the lifesaving mission of St. Jude,” said Marlo Thomas, national outreach director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

National Beverage’s iconic brands are the genuine essence . . . of America. Our company is highly innovative as a pace-setter in the changing soft-drink industry, featuring refreshment products that are geared toward the lifestyle/health-conscious consumer. St. Nick’s – Shasta – Faygo – Everfresh and LaCroix are aligned with Rip It energy products to make National Beverage . . . America’s Flavor•Favorite – soft-drink company.

In addition to purchasing St. Nick’s drinks, consumers can make donations online at www.stnicks4stjude.com or by calling 1-800-4STJUDE.