SOURCE: Cott Corporation

Cott Corporation

June 23, 2015 09:00 ET

Cott Corporation Announces Extension of Exchange Offer for $525 Million of Its 5.375% Senior Notes Due 2022

TORONTO, ON and TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 23, 2015) - Cott Corporation (NYSE: COT) (TSX: BCB) ("Cott") announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cott Beverages Inc. ("Cott Beverages"), has extended the exchange offer (the "Exchange Offer") for $525 million in aggregate principal amount of its 5.375% Senior Notes due 2022 (the "Notes"). The Exchange Offer for the Notes was previously scheduled to expire on June 22, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. New York City time, and will now expire on June 24, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. New York City time, unless further extended by Cott Beverages.

On May 22, 2015, Cott Beverages launched the Exchange Offer pursuant to which it offered to the holders of the outstanding $525 million in aggregate principal amount of its Notes to exchange the Notes for a like principal amount of its exchange Notes due 2022, which have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act").

As of the close of business on June 22, 2015, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, the exchange agent, had received tenders of the Notes in the aggregate principal amount of $525 million.

This announcement is not an offer to sell any securities or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities. The Exchange Offer will be made only by means of a written prospectus.


Cott is one of the world's largest producers of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors, and has one of the broadest home and office bottled water and office coffee services distribution networks in the United States, with the ability to service approximately 90 percent of U.S. households, as well as national, regional and local offices.

Cott produces multiple types of beverages in a variety of packaging formats and sizes, including carbonated soft drinks, 100% shelf stable juice and juice-based products, clear, still and sparkling flavored waters, energy drinks and shots, sports drinks, new age beverages, ready-to-drink teas, beverage concentrates, liquid enhancers, freezables and ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages, as well as hot chocolate, coffee, malt drinks, creamers/whiteners and cereals. Cott's large manufacturing footprint, broad distribution network, substantial research and development capability and high-level of quality and customer service enables Cott to offer its customers a strong value-added proposition of low cost, high quality products and services. In addition, Cott is now a national direct-to-consumer provider of bottled water, office coffee and water filtration services offering a comprehensive portfolio of beverage products, equipment and supplies to approximately 1.5 million customer locations through its network of over 180 warehouse, branch and distribution facilities and daily operation of over 2,200 routes.

With approximately 9,500 employees, Cott operates approximately 60 manufacturing facilities and 180 distribution facilities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Mexico. Cott also develops and manufactures beverage concentrates, which it exports to approximately 50 countries around the world.

Safe Harbor Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities law (collectively, "forward-looking statements") conveying management's expectations as to the future based on plans, estimates and projections at the time Cott makes the statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and Cott cautions you that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any such forward-looking statement. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements related to the completion of the Exchange Offer. The forward-looking statements are based on assumptions regarding management's current plans and estimates. Management believes these assumptions to be reasonable but there is no assurance that they will prove to be accurate.

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    Jarrod Langhans
    Investor Relations
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