Pernod Ricard USA Responds to Hurricane Sandy; Provides Monetary and In-Kind Contributions

  Pernod Ricard USA Responds to Hurricane Sandy; Provides Monetary and In-Kind
  Contributions

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- October 31, 2012

Pernod Ricard USA, the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., today
announced a $100,000 contribution to the American Red Cross to fund donations
of bottled water and other needed supplies for those affected by Hurricane
Sandy.

"We are focusing our immediate efforts to provide the best and most direct
support to those affected by this devastating natural disaster,” said Bryan
Fry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pernod Ricard USA.

The company also is organizing an employee fundraising drive to raise money
and in-kind donations. “Our thoughts are with the huge number of people whose
lives have been impacted by this terrible storm,” Fry said.“As the damage is
assessed in the weeks ahead, we will work closely with our distributors and
on- and off-premise customers to help ensure a swift recovery in affected
communities.”

“We greatly appreciate Pernod Ricard’s leadership and generosity toward our
disaster relief effort, and look forward to a continued partnership with the
company,” said Josh Lockwood, Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross
Greater New York Region.

Pernod Ricard USA is the largest operating unit of Paris, France-based Pernod
Ricard, the global co-leader in wines and spirits. Pernod Ricard has a long
tradition of corporate social responsibility, and has been playing a
pioneering role in social policy, environmental protection, entrepreneurial
responsibility and social sponsorship long before sustainable development
became a global imperative.

About Pernod Ricard USA®

Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the
largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA, which employs more
than 18,000 people worldwide and is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange
(Ticker: RI).

The company’s leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as
Absolut® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch
Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin,
Plymouth™ Gin, Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin®, Martell® Cognac, Hiram Walker®
Liqueurs, Pernod®, Ricard® and Avión™ Tequila (through a joint venture with
Tequila Avión); such superior wines as Jacob's Creek® and Brancott Estate®;
and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne,
G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines.

Pernod Ricard USA is based in Purchase, New York, and has roughly 850
employees across the country. Pernod Ricard USA urges all adults to consume
its products responsibly and has an active campaign to promote responsible
drinking. For more information on this, please visit:
www.acceptresponsibility.org.

Contact:

Pernod Ricard USA
Jack Shea, 914-848-4787
jack.shea@pernod-ricard.com
 
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