SOURCE: New Leaf Brands

February 08, 2010 09:01 ET

New Leaf Brands Opens Distribution in Kansas Through Agreement With House of Schwan

Leading Budweiser/Corona Distributor Continues to Diversify With Premium Non-Alcoholic Beverages

ORANGEBURG, NY--(Marketwire - February 8, 2010) - New Leaf Brands, Inc. (OTCBB: NLEF) ("Company"), a provider of great tasting, all natural, healthy beverages, announced today that it has begun distribution in Kansas through a distribution agreement with House of Schwan based in Wichita, Kansas.

House of Schwan was founded by Barney Schwan in 1960 and today remains a leading family owned and operated distributor in the state of Kansas. House of Schwan services over 800 customers with brands including Budweiser, Corona, and now New Leaf.

"New Leaf is a great fit for us," stated Brian Schwan, Key Account Manager and Non-Alcoholic Brand Manager for House of Schwan. "We have been searching for a great tasting, thirst quenching, all natural tea brand such as New Leaf to provide our customers and today we are excited to meet that demand."

Eric Skae, New Leaf President and CEO, stated, "We are happy to begin distribution in Kansas through our agreement with House of Schwan. The Company has an excellent reputation in the state after nearly 50 years of successful beverage distribution. We are pleased that they have chosen New Leaf as one of their premium non-alcoholic beverages and look forward to working with their team as we accomplish our aggressive distribution goals."

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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