SOURCE: DC Brands International, Inc.

DC Brands International, Inc.

April 13, 2010 16:14 ET

DC Brands International Announces a Modified Relationship With Cold Front Distribution, LLC

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) -  Today the company DC Brands International, Inc., a publicly traded company under the ticker symbol (PINKSHEETS: DCBR), announces a modified distribution relationship with Cold Front Distribution, LLC.

Management from both DC Brands Intl, Inc. and Cold Front Distribution, LLC met following the announcement of the agreement reached between Acosta and DC Brands Intl, Inc. and concluded that the previously announced $1.2 million purchase order will not be delivered.

Sales within the King Soopers account has remained consistent for the first quarter, and distribution throughout our retail accounts will not be interrupted by the transition to Acosta. Consequently, Cold Front submitted a purchase order and took delivery of product as recently as yesterday.

Richard Pearce, the Company's CEO and President, said, "It is obvious that our decision to create a relationship with Acosta, to provide national sales and marketing, going forward, has precipitated a modification to our distribution relationship with Cold Front. However, the catalyst for us to pursue a relationship with Acosta was directly related to some performance issues with Cold Front. We truly believed that the H.A.R.D. Nutrition Brand would be available in many more retail locations than we currently are. Further, the troubling occurrences of out-of-stock, inaccurate scanning and pricing, and shelving discrepancies should be alleviated by engaging the assistance of Acosta. The number one priority of a growing Company like ours, is to protect our Brand."

Pearce continued, "It is the economies of scale provided to us through Acosta, that will allow our Company to grow beyond our regional, limited distribution network, to a national network much faster than we had previously thought possible. Why wouldn't a growing company like ours jump at the chance to be represented by a sales agency that represents clients with more than $40 billion in retail sales? I truly believe that any currently displaced revenue will not only be recaptured, but exceeded through our relationship with Acosta."

About DC Brands International:

DC Brands International is a publicly traded company under the ticker symbol (PINKSHEETS: DCBR) specializes in and manufactures health and nutrition products. Established in 1998, DC Brands went public in 2005 producing several lines lines of energy drinks. DC Brands then purchased the assets of H.A.R.D. Nutrition and began its quest to produce a new line of health and nutrition products. DC Brands is now proud to announce the new H.A.R.D. Nutrition Functional Water Systems, which is set to revolutionize the functional beverage category.

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Note: Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties.

The transition from Cold Front Distribution, LLC to Acosta does not guarantee that revenue will substantially increase, or that additional distribution networks will necessarily be established in a time frame expected by management.

Among the factors that could cause actual results or timelines to differ materially are risks associated with research and clinical development, regulatory approvals, supply capabilities and reliance on third-party manufacturers, product commercialization, competition, litigation, and the other risk factors listed from time to time in reports filed by DC Brands International with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to risks described under the caption "Important Factors That May Affect Our Business, Our Results of Operation and Our Stock Price." The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent judgments of the management of DC Brands International as of the date of this release. DC Brands International and its managers and agents undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements.

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