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Nestle Waters North America Named Exclusive Bottled Water Supplier for Dunkin' Donuts® and Baskin-Robbins® Restaurants

Nestle Waters North America Named Exclusive Bottled Water Supplier for Dunkin'
                   Donuts® and Baskin-Robbins® Restaurants

Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins to Serve Regional Spring Water in More Than
9,600 Restaurants in the U.S.

PR Newswire

CANTON, Mass. and STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 20, 2012

CANTON, Mass. and STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --From now on,
when patrons of more than 9,600 Dunkin' Donuts® and Baskin-Robbins®
restaurants across the country reach for a bottle of water, they'll be pulling
a Nestle Waters product from the cooler. Under the five-year contract between
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin'
Donuts (DD) and Baskin-Robbins (BR), the National DCP, the exclusive supply
chain partner for Dunkin' Brands, and Nestle Waters North America, the
country's largest bottled water company, Nestle Waters is now the exclusive
bottled water supplier for Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants
nationally.

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Dunkin' Brands started introducing 20-oz bottles of Nestle Waters North
America's regional spring waters – which include Arrowhead®, Deer Park®, Ice
Mountain®, Ozarka®, Poland Spring® and Zephyrhills® – in more than 9,600
Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants across the United States last
Spring. Nestle Waters North America's regional spring water brands are the No.
1 spring water brands in their respective regions. With the conversion now
complete, customers across the country have access to their favorite Nestle
Waters regional spring water brands to complement their favorite Dunkin'
Donuts and Baskin-Robbins foods.

"We're thrilled to be working with Dunkin' Brands to deliver refreshing
hydration options to Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurant customers
across the country," said David Hardie, national channel manager, foodservice,
Nestle Waters North America. "Water has become the beverage choice for many
Americans, and bottled water gives them that option on-the-go. Now, they can
enjoy their favorite Nestle Waters' regional bottled water brand with their
sandwich or snack."

"By partnering with Nestle Waters North America, we can offer our guests
refreshing, high-quality bottled water that is sourced regionally," said John
Costello, chief global marketing and innovation officer, Dunkin' Brands.
"We're happy to be bringing our guests another great beverage choice from
their favorite Nestle Waters' regional spring water brands."

"We look forward to working with Nestle Waters to bring our members a quality
bottled water offering to quench their customers' thirst for water," said
Kevin Bruce, chief executive officer, National DCP, a member owned purchasing
and distribution cooperative for Dunkin' Donuts.

Nestle Waters North America carefully sources and manages its regional spring
waters, providing customers with quality-assured water in a sealed bottle as a
thirst-quenching choice. Committed to being a leader in environmental
sustainability, all of Nestle Waters North America's regional spring water
bottles are recyclable and have one of the lightest environmental footprints
of any packaged beverage.

Nestle Waters North America's spring waters can be found at Dunkin' Donuts and
Baskin-Robbins restaurants in the following U.S. geographic regions: Poland
Spring in the Northeast; Deer Park in the Mid-Atlantic; Zephyrhills in
Florida, Ice Mountain in the Midwest; Ozarka in the South Central states; and
Arrowhead in the West. For more information on Nestle Waters North America,
please visit www.nestle-watersna.com.

About Nestle Waters North America
With 36 years of experience with healthful hydration in the bottled water
segment, Nestle Waters has in its portfolio six regional spring water brands
in the U.S., three international brands, and Nestle Pure Life, its nationally
distributed purified bottled water. Sales for Nestle Waters North America
topped $4 billion in 2011. The company's dedication to quality, employee
development, seeking to bring shared value to communities, and its commitments
to environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and
packaging, has led Nestle Waters to the number one bottled water position in
the U.S.

About Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.
With more than 17,000 points of distribution in nearly 60 countries worldwide,
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world's leading
franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and
baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of the third quarter
2012, Dunkin' Brands' nearly 100 percent franchised business model included
more than 10,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and nearly 7,000 Baskin-Robbins
restaurants. For the full-year 2011, the company had franchisee-reported sales
of approximately $8.3 billion. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in
Canton, Mass.

About the National DCP, LLC
The National DCP, LLC (NDCP) is a member owned supply chain cooperative owned
by Dunkin' Donuts franchisees. Headquartered in Bellingham, MA, the National
DCP is the exclusive purchasing and distribution entity for Dunkin' Donuts
outlets and select Baskin Robbins locations; servicing over 7,000 restaurants
nationwide. The company's primary focus is procuring contracting and
delivering the food, packaging and equipment needed to operate these
consumer-loved concepts each day.

SOURCE Nestle Waters North America

Website: http://www.nestle-watersna.com
Contact: Jane Lazgin, Nestle Waters North America, +1-203-863-024,
jane.lazgin@waters.nestle.com
 
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