Clearly Canadian and Canada Dry Bottling Company of New York
Enter into Distribution Arrangements
VANCOUVER, B.C., MAY 3, 2004 – CLEARLY CANADIAN BEVERAGE CORPORATION (TSX: CLV;
OTCBB: CCBC) is very pleased to announce that its US operating subsidiary, CC Beverage, has
entered into distribution arrangements with Canada Dry Bottling Company of New York (“Canada Dry
Bottling”), a subsidiary of Honickman Affiliates, one of the nation’s largest private bottlers. As a
result of these arrangements, Clearly Canadian sparkling flavoured water will be distributed by Canada
Dry Bottling throughout the five boroughs of New York City, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan,
Queens and Staten Island. As well, Clearly Canadian beverages will now be more boldly branded and
will be Kosher certified as it relaunches in these markets.
“Our Company continues to make strategic distribution changes in North America to facilitate the
renaissance of the Clearly Canadian brand. We’re accomplishing this by aligning ourselves with
distributors like Canada Dry Bottling who have the expertise and resources to greatly improve the
availability of brand Clearly Canadian. We believe that Canada Dry Bottling has the right distribution
system to expand Clearly Canadian beverage sales up and down the street in the highly concentrated
and very important selling region in the five boroughs of New York,” said Douglas Mason, President
and CEO of Clearly Canadian Beverage Corporation.
“The timing is right for brand Clearly Canadian. We’re excited and pleased to add this premium brand
to our portfolio of beverages. We’re looking forward to the opportunity of working closely with
Clearly Canadian on the re-introduction of their core brand to over 15 million consumers in the New
York-New Jersey metropolitan area,” said Jim McDowell, Vice President Marketing, Canada Dry
Bottling Company of New York.
About Canada Dry Bottling
Canada Dry Bottling distributes soft drinks and alternative beverages in the five boroughs incl