Monster Beverage Board Authorizes New $250 Million Share Repurchase Program

Monster Beverage Board Authorizes New $250 Million Share Repurchase Program

CORONA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Monster Beverage Corporation
(Nasdaq:MNST) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a new
share repurchase program for the repurchase of up to $250 million of the
Company's outstanding common stock. There was no availability remaining under
the previously authorized $500 million share repurchase program. The Company
expects the share repurchases to be made from time to time in the open market
or through privately negotiated transactions, or otherwise, subject to
applicable laws, regulations and approvals. The timing of the share
repurchases will depend on a variety of factors, including market conditions,
and share repurchases may be suspended or discontinued at any time.

Monster Beverage Corporation

Based in Corona, California, Monster Beverage Corporation is a marketer and
distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages. The Company markets
and distributes Monster Energy® brand energy drinks, Monster Energy Extra
Strength Nitrous Technology® brand energy drinks, Java Monster® brand
non-carbonated coffee + energy drinks, X-Presso Monster® brand non-carbonated
espresso energy drinks, M3® Monster Energy® Super Concentrate energy drinks,
Monster Rehab® non-carbonated rehydration energy drinks, Übermonster® energy
drinks, Worx Energy® shots, and Peace Tea® iced teas, as well as Hansen's®
natural sodas, apple juice and juice blends, multi-vitamin juices, Junior
Juice® beverages, Blue Sky® beverages, Hubert's® Lemonades, Vidration® vitamin
enhanced waters, and PRE® Probiotic drinks.For more information, visit
www.monsterbevcorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this announcement may constitute "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933,
as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended. Management cautions that these statements are based on management's
current knowledge and expectations and are subject to certain risks and
uncertainties, many of which are outside of the control of the Company, that
could cause actual results and events to differ materially from the statements
made herein. For a more detailed discussion of the risks that could affect our
operating results, see our filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K and our subsequently
filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The Company's actual results could
differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements,
including with respect to the repurchase program. The Company assumes no
obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of
new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Rodney C. Sacks
         Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
         (951) 739-6200
        
         Hilton H. Schlosberg
         Vice Chairman
         (951) 739-6200
        
         Roger S. Pondel / Judy Lin Sfetcu
         PondelWilkinson Inc.
         (310) 279-5980