National Beverage Corp. Continues Shareholder Accruement
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- January 25, 2013
National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:FIZZ) announced today that it closed a private
placement with a Management Group that includes a trust previously established
by its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nick A. Caporella. National
Beverage sold 400,000 shares of Special Series D Preferred Stock to the
Management Group for an aggregate purchase price of $20 million.
This sale is part of the program of shareholder enhancement that began with an
announcement in November referencing a special dividend. A cash payment of
$2.55 per share was paid on December 27, 2012.
“The pledge to continuously enhance shareholder value is reflected by the
Board’s action today,” stated Nick A. Caporella. “Our balance sheet strength
entitles our shareholders to a class of credit and provides the Company
opportunistic advantages in many ways, certainly one of which is shareholder
comfort and security.”
“Having a Management Group purchase this Special Preferred further enhances
the alliance of management and shareholders. Who better knows the Company and
the industry than those who have been part of National Beverage for many, many
years? Most importantly, the cost and timeliness of this private placement
aided the Company in its desire to have the January 26, 2013 balance sheet
reflect the completion of this transaction. The Special Committee and the
Board were assisted and advised by Houlihan Lokey Financial Advisors,”
National Beverage’s iconic brands are the genuine essence . . . of America.
Our company is highly innovative as a pace-setter in the changing soft-drink
industry, featuring refreshment products that are geared toward the
lifestyle/health-conscious consumer. Shasta® – Faygo® – Everfresh® and
LaCroix® are aligned with Rip It® energy products to make National Beverage .
. . America’s Flavor•Favorite – soft-drink company.
“Patriotism” – If Only We Could Bottle It!
Fun, Flavor and Vitality . . . the National Beverage Way
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking
statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors
which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to
be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include
fluctuations in costs, changes in consumer preferences and other items and
risk factors described in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission
filings and the Company disclaims an obligation to update any such factors or
to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any forward-looking
statements contained herein to reflect future events or developments. The
securities referenced in this private placement have not been registered under
the Securities Act of 1933.
National Beverage Corp.
Grace Keene, 877-NBC-FIZZ
Office of the Chairman
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