Three Products Manufactured by Verallia North America Announced as 2012 Clear Choice Award Winners by Glass Packaging Institute

Three Products Manufactured by Verallia North America Announced as 2012 Clear
Choice Award Winners by Glass Packaging Institute

Leading Consumer Products Packaged in Glass Recognized for Innovation, Design
and Shelf-Appeal

MUNCIE, Ind., Nov. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Three products manufactured by
Verallia North America were recently honored by the Glass Packaging Institute
(GPI) as winners of the trade association's 2012 Clear Choice Awards. The
awards program recognizes achievements over the past year in creating
innovative glass packages with shelf impact. Entries were judged on
innovation, package design (including container label and closure), and
consumer appeal.

Glass containers manufactured by Verallia North America won three of the eight
glass packaging award categories, including beer, wine and distilled spirits.
The winning consumer products include Anheuser-Busch InBev's Bud Light
Platinum beer bottles, Jackson Family Wines' WindRacer 2010 Russian River
Valley Pinot Noir wine bottles and Pernod-Ricard's Frïs Vodka spirits bottles.

The panel of judges included a packaging design expert from Michigan State
University, a reporter from a beverage industry trade publication and a
manager of a Trader Joe's store.

"The entries for this year's Clear Choice Awards showcased a trend in the
artistry and value-add that glass packaging provides to the consumer," said
Lynn Bragg, President of the GPI." "Nothing communicates purity, quality and
value to consumers like a well-designed glass package."

This year's winners typify why so many high-end products are packaged in
glass. Numerous food, beverage and fragrance companies recognize that glass is
the optimal packaging choice because it preserves the integrity of their
products, while also being 100% and endlessly recyclable.

The 2012 Clear Choice Awards winners receive benefit from industry-wide
recognition and brand-building promotion. The winning products were also on
display at PACK EXPO, a leading industry trade show in Chicago.

Images of the winning products manufactured by Verallia North America can be
found at

About GPI

On behalf of the North American glass container manufacturers, the Glass
Packaging Institute promotes glass as the optimal packaging choice, advances
environmental and recycling policies, advocates industry standards and
educates packaging professionals. GPI member companies manufacture glass
containers for food, beverage, cosmetic and many other products. GPI associate
members represent a broad range of suppliers to the industry.

About Verallia North America

Verallia North America, one of the leading glass container manufacturers in
the United States, designs, develops and produces glass bottles and jars for
the wine, beer, beverage, spirits and food container markets. Verallia North
America operates 13 plants and a state-of-the-art distribution center. For
more information:

About Verallia

Verallia, the second largest global manufacturer of glass containers for the
food and beverage industry, provides innovative, customized and eco-conscious
solutions for approximately 10,000 customers worldwide. Verallia manufactured
approximately 25 billion glass bottles and jars in 2011. Verallia's business
model is built upon the combination of the strength of its worldwide network
(industrial presence in 14 countries, commercial presence in 47 countries, and
six R&D and innovation centers) and the proximity maintained with customers by
its approximately 15,500 employees. In 2011, Verallia had net sales of 3.6
billion Euros. For more information:

Amy Zucker
Synergy Marketing Group, Inc.
888.284.0555 ext. 223

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