SOURCE: New Leaf Brands, Inc.

January 12, 2010 09:01 ET

New Leaf Brands Now Delivers Directly to Consumer Through Agreements With Beverageuniverse.com and Mitchell'sNY

Beverageuniverse.com Is the Largest Online Beverage Store and Mitchell'sNY Is the Nation's Largest Independent Distributor of Newspapers and Magazines

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - New Leaf Brands, Inc. (OTCBB: NLEF) ("Company"), a provider of great tasting, all natural, healthy beverages, announced today that it has reached delivery agreements with BeverageUniverse.com and Mitchell'sNY.

Beverage Universe.com is the world's largest online beverage store for ready to drink teas, waters, coffee beverages, sodas, seltzers, energy drinks, enhanced beverages, functional beverages, sports drinks, juices and juice drinks. BeverageUniverse.com delivers beverages throughout the entire United States, with same day shipping, and unmatched customer service.

Mitchell'sNY is the largest independent distributor of newspapers and magazines in the United States with direct delivery to consumers' doors in the New York Metro area. Newspapers and magazines delivered include, but are not limited to, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Daily News, Newsday, New York Observer, Village Voice, USA Today, Washington Post, Financial Times, Investors Business Daily, Women's Wear Daily, and Variety Magazine. Mitchell'sNY also delivers Foreign and out of town newspapers the same day as published.

Besides delivering newspapers and magazines directly to consumers' doors during the very early morning hours each weekday and by 7:00 AM each weekend, Mitchell'sNY also delivers beverages, milk, juice, bakery items, and now, New Leaf Brands.

"We are happy to deliver New Leaf directly to consumers," stated Mitchell Newman, President of Beverageuniverse.com and Mitchell'sNY. "It tastes great and our consumers like it."

"We are looking forward to working more closely with Beverageuniverse.com to help us deliver our products to consumers nationally and to work with their team at Mitchell'sNY to deliver New Leaf along with their daily newspapers in Metro NY," stated Eric Skae, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Leaf Brands. "Through these agreements we have expanded our distribution capability by now delivering our great tasting product directly to the customer nationwide in addition to our numerous distribution agreements which offer our products in retail outlets."

Mitchell'sNY services over 150,000 customers nationally.

New Leaf can now be purchased online at www.beverageuniverse.com or www.Mitchellsnybeverage.com.

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 www.newleafbrands.com.

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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