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Tully's Coffee Sees Brighter Future



                     Tully's Coffee Sees Brighter Future

Patrick Dempsey's group wins bid for TC Global, Inc.

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Jan. 4, 2013

SEATTLE, Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TC Global, Inc. (dba Tully's) today
announced that it is a step closer to exiting from bankruptcy with the sale of
its assets to Global Baristas, the investment group that includes Grey's
Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey. Global Baristas was selected as the winning
bidder late last night, with a bid of almost $10 million.

Tully's filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on
October 10 of 2012, closing nineteen unprofitable locations while relocating
almost all of those employees affected by closures to other stores.  Since the
filing and store closures, same store sales have increased and profitability
has improved. 

"We are very encouraged and excited that Patrick Dempsey's commitment to
Tully's, to the company, the stores and perhaps most importantly, in keeping
the members of Tully's family in place as they are today," stated Scott
Pearson, CEO and President of TC Global, Inc. "This is a big win for Seattle."

The hearing where it is expected that the sale will be finalized takes place
on January 11 in Seattle.

Tully's Coffee currently operates 47 company-owned stores in Washington and
California and continues its partnerships with franchisees and grocery chains
throughout the Western United States and Asia.

The sale of TC Global Inc. does not impact the wholesale and online Tully's
Coffee® business and brand, which were purchased by Green Mountain Coffee
Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) in 2009.

For more information regarding the Chapter 11 filing, please visit
www.omnimgt.com/TullysCoffee, or call (866) 989-3039.

ABOUT TC GLOBAL, INC.:
TC Global, Inc., dba Tully's, is a leading specialty coffee retailer. Through
company owned, licensed and franchised specialty locations in Washington,
Oregon, California, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, throughout Asia with
Tully's Coffee International, and with its global alliance partner Tully's
Coffee Japan, Tully's premium coffees are available at more than 500 branded
retail locations globally, including 119 locations in the United States. TC
Global's corporate headquarters is located at 3100 Airport Way S, in Seattle,
WA.  For more information: (800) MY-TULLY (698-8559) or TullysCoffeeShops.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Diane Geurts, TC Global, Inc. (206) 769-8148, diane.geurts@tgcoffee.com

SOURCE TC Global, Inc.

Website: http://www.tullyscoffeeshops.com
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