SOURCE: Long Island Iced Tea Corp.

Long Island Iced Tea Corp.

April 25, 2017 08:00 ET

Long Island Iced Tea Corp. Announces New Partnership with Sam's Club for Puerto Rico

Long Island Iced Tea® Available at 11 Sam's Club Locations Beginning April 2017

HICKSVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2017) - Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (NASDAQ: LTEA) (the "Company"), a growth-oriented company focused on the non-alcohol ready-to-drink ("NARTD") segment in the beverage industry, today announced that it has secured placement of its flagship brand Long Island Iced Tea® in 11 Sam's Club locations across Puerto Rico that will commence in April 2017.

The Company has previously announced a broadening of focus into the Latin American and Caribbean markets, which it considers 'home markets', as they do not require the establishment of additional manufacturing capacity outside of the US. This new partnership with Sam's Club is the result of the Company's previously announced distribution agreement with Vaqueria Tres Monjitas, one of the premier beverage distributors in Puerto Rico. Long Island Iced Tea® will be available in Sam's Club in 20-ounce bottle variety packs.

Philip Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "We are thrilled to begin this partnership with Sam's Club and further enhance our distribution in Puerto Rico. We are excited to be working with Sam's Club, who is recognized for providing consumers with quality products at an affordable price. In addition, the variety pack is a great way for consumers to enjoy a range of our natural fruit flavors in one convenient form."

About Sam's Club

Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products, savings and services to millions of members in 655 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Sam's Club, visit www.samsclub.com.

About Long Island Iced Tea Corp.

Headquartered in Long Island, NY, Long Island Iced Tea Corp. operates in the non-alcohol ready-to-drink segment of the beverage industry. The Company's flagship brand 'The Original Long Island Brand Iced Tea®', together with 'The Original Long Island Brand Lemonade™' are marketed as premium beverages made with non-GMO ingredients. The company also imports and markets 'ALO Juice®' a functional Aloe Vera based beverage. The Company's portfolio of premium brands sits within the 'better-for-you' category of the beverage industry, and are offered to consumers at an affordable price, reflecting the Company's mission. Its beverages are sold primarily through a network of regional chains and distributors primarily on the East Coast and the Midwest of the United States, as well as Canada and Latin America. The Company's website is www.longislandicedtea.com.

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