SOURCE: New Leaf Brands, Inc.

February 17, 2010 09:01 ET

New Leaf Brands Expands Ohio Distribution With S. Abraham & Sons and United Dairy Farmers

ORANGEBURG, NY--(Marketwire - February 17, 2010) - New Leaf Brands, Inc. (OTCBB: NLEF) ("Company"), a provider of great tasting, all natural, healthy beverages, announced today that it has further expanded market coverage in Ohio through distribution agreements with S. Abraham & Sons and United Dairy Farmers.

S. Abraham & Sons is a regional wholesale food distributor that serves convenience stores and independent grocers in 7 Midwestern states. From its two distribution centers, the company supplies such products as name-brand groceries, health and beauty aids, snacks, store supplies, and tobacco. S. Abraham & Sons also provides a number of business services, including in-store advertising programs and category management. The family-owned company was started in 1927 by Sleyman Abraham.

United Dairy Farmers (UDF) is a Cincinnati based, privately owned manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of ice cream and milk. The Company has nearly 200 company-owned and operated retail stores, located throughout Ohio, northern Kentucky and in southeast Indiana, who all sell hand-dipped cones, sundaes and shakes along with their milk and a wide variety of other food and convenience items. With gasoline service at most locations UDF is also the largest distributor of Mobil branded gasoline in the United States.

Eric Skae, New Leaf President and CEO, stated, "Through our agreements with S. Abraham & Sons and United Dairy Farmers we are pleased to announce our near complete distribution coverage of the state of Ohio. We look forward to delivering the 'Official Beverage of Taste' to all the residents of Ohio as we continue our national and international expansion."

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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