SOURCE: OG Nation, Inc.

December 14, 2007 16:52 ET

OG Nation Reacts to New York Post Column

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2007) - OG Nation, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: OGNA) today expressed its outrage and disappointment with the article in the December 14 edition of the New York Post titled, "'Bad' Sports." In the article, Company President Jim Brown and Vice-President Larry Johnson were singled out for condoning and encouraging gang violence through the marketing efforts associated with their participation in OG Nation, Inc. One source in the article was even quoting as saying, "They are marketing death to our kids, pure and simple."

Not Jim Brown, Larry Johnson, any other representative of the Company, nor anyone at InvestSource, the investor relations firm that represents OG Nation, was contacted to respond to the content of the article. Through its investor relations representative InvestSource, the Company is planning to respond directly to the New York Post (Click HERE to view the full text of the article).

According to a Company spokesperson of InvestSource, speaking on behalf of OG Nation, "This is the most insidious kind of racism, because it masquerades as piety, when it's really just political grandstanding. Jim Brown has worked tirelessly for decades to give a voice to the disenfranchised, dispossessed and marginalized members of our society. Through his Amer-I-Can Foundation, Jim Brown has crusaded arduously against gang involvement, preaching self-empowerment through education. These people who are accusing him of 'marketing the gang lifestyle' demonstrate their complete ignorance of the cause that he has been championing for so long. What have they been doing to foster greater equality of opportunity in our society?"

"The logic behind these accusations is spurious and the premises are completely unfounded. To suggest that there is a connection between a soft drink can and gang violence is simply willful and deliberate ignorance of the deeper socio-economic divisions that are the root of the problem. OG Nation was formed specifically to contribute to greater equality of opportunity in the commercial arena, and the Company has chosen to market its products to an underserved and marginalized demographic. This article only illustrates some of the perfidious ways that these kinds of disingenuous remarks serve to mask ignorant and bigoted rhetoric, and the Company's commitment to its larger social programme is only reinforced as a consequence."

About OG Nation, Inc.:

OG Nation, Inc. is an innovative new lifestyle company dedicated to building long-term success both through the creation of a unique and recognizable brand name, and through the integration of commercial success with social awareness. Convinced that "success" in business has long been too narrowly defined, OG Nation was founded by a group of visionary beverage industry executives who shared a common goal of leveraging the power of commerce in a way that was consistent with their desire to foster greater inclusion in the business world. Led by their President and Chairman of the Board, the well-known and accomplished Hall-of-Fame tailback, actor, entrepreneur, and social activist Jim Brown, the team of seasoned industry executives have set out to become one of the leaders in the beverage industry through developing, distributing and marketing their signature product lines. For more information, visit the Company website at:

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Contact Information

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    InvestSource, Inc.
    (714) 847-2460