SOURCE: New Leaf Brands

March 17, 2010 09:01 ET

New Leaf Brands Launches in Los Angeles

California Gets "The Official Beverage of Taste"

ORANGEBURG, NY--(Marketwire - March 17, 2010) -  New Leaf Brands, Inc. (OTCBB: NLEF) ("Company"), a provider of great tasting, all natural, healthy beverages, is pleased to announce that New Leaf is now being sold in Los Angeles, California through an agreement with Classic Distributing and Beverage Group, Inc, a distributor for major beer suppliers such as MillerCoors™ and HUSA.

Eric Skae, New Leaf President and CEO, stated, "Selling New Leaf in California has been one of our primary goals since our inception. Today we are pleased to announce our partnership with Classic Distributing and Beverage, one of the most well known and respected distributors in California, who service more than 2,600 customers in the Los Angeles area. California marks the 35th state where New Leaf is now available and Classic Distributing and Beverage joins our growing list of prominent distributors. Today's announcement is a major milestone in New Leaf's strategy in becoming a national brand."

CJ Sanchez, Vice President of Sales of Classic Distributing & Beverage Group, stated, "At Classic Distributing and Beverage Group we are always looking for new and exciting products that are game changers in the beverage industry and we believe that New Leaf Brands brings game changing products to California. In our 24 year history of being a leading beverage distributor in LA we have rarely been as excited as we are today to begin working with New Leaf's great tasting beverages. We are proud to be New Leaf's first distributor in the state of California and look forward to begin working with their team."

Classic Distributing and Beverage Group was formed in 1978 as a brewery-owned operation and was purchased in 1986. The business has flourished through the vision and tenacity of its current owner. Over the years, Classic has become an efficient, profitable and recognizable force within the industry. For more information please visit

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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