Arrowhead Water Products Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : AWP.A

Arrowhead Water Products Ltd.

September 15, 2005 23:01 ET

Arrowhead Water Announces Joint Marketing/Sales Venture With Amaro Water Inc. of Quebec

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 15, 2005) - Arrowhead Water Products Ltd. ("Arrowhead" or the "Company")(TSX VENTURE:AWP.A) is pleased to announce the signing of a joint marketing and sales venture with Amaro Inc. of Quebec. Peter Jurisic, CEO announced today that "Arrowhead Water Products Inc." had entered into an agreement with Amaro Inc. of Quebec to explore and pursue market opportunities in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario." Jurisic stated that Arrowhead would seek to acquire new selling and distribution opportunities in the two provinces representing the Amaro brand in Quebec and the Arrowhead brand in Ontario.

Arrowhead is very pleased to be associated with a company such as Amaro as it is an extremely well run business with a history steeped in superior quality, efficient distribution and very strong management.

In 2002, Amaro celebrated its 30-year anniversary. This family-owned business from Quebec opened its doors in 1972 and, over the years, grew to become one of the largest bottlers of natural spring water in Quebec. Amaro remains one of the few water companies not owned by a multi-national company.

Amaro grew from a small and local business into a major player in the Quebec market of bottled spring water. Amaro operates a bottling plant that uses state-of-the-art technology, including robotic automation.

Today, Amaro employs more than 140 employees and independent distributors who cover most of the large urban areas. In addition to its bottling plant in St-Cuthbert, Amaro serves its customers from its distribution centers located in Montreal, Laval, and St-Hubert.

About Arrowhead

Arrowhead is Canada's largest Canadian owned, publicly traded water company which is engaged in the production, sale and distribution of large format bottled drinking water through three distinct channels. Those channels include the Canadian retail market and homes and offices in Alberta. Arrowhead produces, bottles and sells reverse osmosis, distilled and natural spring water as well as providing water coolers.

ADVISORY: Certain information regarding Arrowhead Water Products Ltd. including management's assessment of future plans and operations, may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve risks associated with production, marketing and transportation such as loss of market, volatility of prices, currency fluctuations, environment risks, competition from other producers and ability to assess sufficient capital from internal and external source. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements.

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Contact Information

  • Arrowhead Water Products Ltd.
    Peter Jurisic
    Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 243-8033
    (403) 234-1485 (FAX)
    Email: pjurisic@arrowheadwater.ca
    or
    Arrowhead Water Products Ltd.
    5730 Burbank Road S.E.
    Calgary, Alberta T2H 1Z4
    or
    Arrowhead Water Products Ltd.
    Dan DeMaere
    President and Chief Financial Officer
    (780) 486-2467
    (403) 234-1485 (FAX)
    Email: ddemaere@telus.net
    or
    Arrowhead Water Products Ltd.
    5730 Burbank Road S.E.
    Calgary Alberta T2H 1Z4