SOURCE: New Leaf Brands

December 14, 2009 08:30 ET

New Leaf Brands Enters Another Anheuser-Busch Distributor in North Carolina

Distribution Through R.A. Jeffreys Distributing Co, Covers 29 Counties

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - December 14, 2009) - New Leaf Brands, Inc. (OTCBB: NLEF) ("Company"), a provider of great tasting, all natural, healthy beverages, announced today that New Leaf Tea is now being distributed by R.A. Jeffreys Distributing Co, a North Carolina-based Anheuser-Busch distributor, as the brand continues to increase its distribution throughout the Carolinas. R.A. Jeffreys Distributing Co is located in Eastern North Carolina and covers 29 counties with 5 branch locations.

Nancy Shackelford, Division Manager of Non-Alcoholic Brands for R.A. Jeffreys, commented, "We have experienced more support from New Leaf than from any other supplier, and I want to thank New Leaf for making our kick-off a great success."

Eric Skae, New Leaf President and CEO, stated, "We are very excited to be working with this first class distributor in North Carolina and we are looking forward to North Carolina consumers experiencing 'The Official Beverage of Taste'™ as we expand our footprint and continue to fuel New Leaf's growth."

About R.A. Jeffreys Distributing Co.:

R.A. Jeffreys Distributing Co. operates through five distribution centers located in New Bern, Wilmington, Greenville, Goldsboro and Lumberton, North Carolina. As an Anheuser-Busch wholesaler, R.A. Jeffreys distributes Budweiser and its family of products.

About New Leaf Brands, Inc.:

Founded by Eric Skae in 2004 in Orangeburg, New York, New Leaf was created with the vision of providing great tasting, healthy beverages for consumers. New Leaf Tea was the company's first product and was born out of that vision and now is available to consumers in 14 unique flavors and in over 8,000 outlets including restaurants, delis, health food stores, pizzerias and other retail establishments. New Leaf Teas are sweetened with 100% organic cane sugar. For more information, please visit

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, made in reliance upon Section 21D of the Exchange Act of 1934, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties or other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results, performance, or expectations implied by these forward-looking statements. The Company's expectations, among other things, are dependent upon general economic conditions, continued demand for its products, the availability of raw materials, retention of its key management and operating personnel, its ability to operate its subsidiary companies effectively, need for and availability of additional capital as well as other uncontrollable or unknown factors which are more fully disclosed in the Company's Form 10-Ks and 10-Qs on file with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

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