CCR: C&C Group PLC: Statement re Completion of Acquisition

  CCR: C&C Group PLC: Statement re Completion of Acquisition

UK Regulatory Announcement

DUBLIN

           Completion of Acquisition of Vermont Hard Cider Company

Dublin, London & Vermont, USA | 21 December, 2012: C&C Group plc (“C&C” or the
“Group”), a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded cider and beer,
announces that it has completed the acquisition of the Vermont Hard Cider
Company, LLC (“VTHCC”).

Stephen Glancey, CEO of C&C Group, said:

“We are pleased to complete the acquisition of the Vermont Hard Cider Company.
We welcome VTHCC’s management and employees to the C&C Group and are excited
about the opportunities presented by VTHCC specifically and a rapidly growing
US cider category generally.”

                                   - ENDS-

About C&C Group plc

C&C Group plc is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded cider and
beer. The Group manufactures Bulmers, the leading Irish cider brand, Magners,
the premium international cider brand, the Gaymer Cider Company range of
branded and private label ciders and the Tennent's beer brand. C&C Group also
owns Hornsby’s, a leading craft cider brand in the United States. The Group
also distributes a number of beer brands in the Scottish, Irish and Northern
Irish markets, primarily for Anheuser-Busch InBev.

About the Vermont Hard Cider Company LLC

The Vermont Hard Cider Company is a premium, craft cider company based in
Vermont, USA. In 1991, the VTHCC team began selling hard cider in the United
States from a small craft production facility in Vermont. Since then, its main
brand Woodchuck has grown into the top selling hard cider brand in the US.
That growth reflects the pioneering spirit of the VTHCC team, their product
innovation and their commitment to their consumer base.

C&C Group plc | Contacts

C&C Group:               Alan Daly
                            Head of IR
                            Tel: +353 1 654 6239
                            Email: alan.daly@candcgroup.ie

Investors & Analysts:       Mark Kenny/Jonathan Neilan
                            FTI Consulting
                            Tel: +353 1 663 3686
                            Email: CandCGroup.SC@fticonsulting.com

Media Dublin:               Paddy Hughes
                            Drury
                            Tel: +353 1 260 5000
                            Email: paddy.hughes@drury.ie

Media London:               Robert Ballantyne/Shanshan Willenbrock
                            Cardew Group
                            Tel: +44 20 7930 0777
                            Email: robert.ballantyne@cardewgroup.com

Contact:

C&C Group PLC