PepsiCo Dream Machine® Recycling Initiative Presents $500,000 to the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

     PepsiCo Dream Machine® Recycling Initiative Presents $500,000 to the
           Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

PepsiCo hosts check donation ceremony at Syracuse Men's Basketball game to
highlight annual contribution to EBV, helping support career training and job
creation for post-9/11 U.S. veterans with disabilities

PR Newswire

PURCHASE, N.Y., March 7, 2013

PURCHASE, N.Y., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --PepsiCo, Inc., in association
with its Dream Machine® Recycling Initiative, presented a $500,000 donation to
the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), a national
non-profit organization founded at Syracuse University's Whitman School of
Management and operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families,
which offers career training, education and job creation for post-9/11 U.S.
veterans with disabilities. The contribution – which was initially announced
on Veterans Day last year and presented to the EBV during halftime of the
Syracuse Men's Basketball game last night – brings the total donation amount
from PepsiCo to the EBV to $1.5 million over the past three years.

(Photo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/NY72474 )

"PepsiCo is honored to provide continual support to the Entrepreneurship
Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities through the Dream Machine Recycling
Initiative and to help make public recycling a more convenient and rewarding
process," said Tim Carey, Senior Director of Sustainability at PepsiCo.
"Through this program, we have seen amazing results, from the over 5,500 bins
and kiosks located across the country, to theover 600 graduates of the EBV
program. We look forward to helping keep our environment healthy for
generations to come."

Since 2010, the Dream Machine Recycling Initiative has partnered with EBV to
support its unique resources for veterans: the more plastic bottles and
aluminum cans recycled in Dream Machine kiosks and bins across the nation and
via the Dream Machine Recycle Rally® program for K-12 schools, the more
support PepsiCo provides to EBV.

"It is our mission at the EBV to provide free education to post-9/11 veterans
with disabilities and we are proud that over the past three years we have
continually been able to achieve that goal with the support of PepsiCo and the
Dream Machine Recycling Initiative," said Mike Haynie, EBV founder, IVMF
Executive Director and Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship at Syracuse
University's Whitman School. "It's rewarding to know that we are a part of
PepsiCo's ongoing sustainability efforts and that simply by recycling through
a Dream Machine, the public gets to do their part to help support these
veterans with disabilities."

The Dream Machine Recycling Initiative has diverted more than 200 million
beverage containers from landfill to recycling since the program's inception
in 2010. The program has served as a catalyst for other companies to amplify
their own recycling efforts and PepsiCo is proud to be a leader in the
sustainability movement and a contributor to important veteran services.

All Dream Machine Recycling Initiative totals include collections from Dream
Machine kiosk and bins, Recycle Rally participants and PepsiCo industrial
locations.

About the Dream Machine

The Dream Machine Recycling Initiative, introduced on Earth Day 2010, has made
thousands of new recycling kiosks and bins available in popular public venues
such as gas stations, stadiums, and parks with the aim to increase the U.S.
beverage container recycling rate. Dream Machine kiosks are computerized
receptacles that include a personal reward system that allows consumers to
collect and redeem points for each bottle or can recycled. To learn more,
please visit
www.facebook.com/DreamMachine.

About Dream Machine Recycle Rally

Dream Machine Recycle Rally is a nationwide school recycling program designed
to raise awareness among students, grades K-12, about the importance of
recycling and encourage them to make recycling part of their everyday lives.
The Dream Machine Recycle Rally is part of the broader Dream Machine Recycling
Initiative. Visit www.dreammachinerecyclerally.com to learn more.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than
$65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more
than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker,
Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable
foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are
united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a
healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more
successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with
Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for
local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the
environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to
provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and
invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please
visit www.pepsico.com.

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About The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) is a
program created at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University and
operated under the auspices of SU's Institute for Veterans and Military
Families, designed to provide training in entrepreneurship and small business
management to post-9/11 veterans with disabilities resulting from military
service. The mission of the EBV is to open the door to business ownership for
veterans, by developing skills that relate to the many steps associated with
launching and growing a small business. Today, the EBV is offered through a
national consortium of world-class schools across the country, which includes
Syracuse University, Texas A&M University, The Florida State University, UCLA,
Purdue University, the University of Connecticut, Cornell University and
Louisiana State University. The training is provided at no cost to qualified
veterans.

Contact:
Garret Starr
Ruder Finn, Inc.
P: (212) 593-6304
E: starrg@ruderfinn.com



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