PepsiCo Achieves Safe Water Access Goal

                   PepsiCo Achieves Safe Water Access Goal

Company Doubles Original Target, Will Aim to Provide Total of Six Million
People with Access to Safe Water by 2015

Success Driven by PepsiCo Foundation's Collaboration with Columbia
University's Earth Institute and Other Leading NGOs

PR Newswire

PURCHASE, N.Y., March 28, 2013

PURCHASE, N.Y., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) today
announced that the company has achieved its previously stated goal of
partnering to provide access to safe water to three million people in
developing countries by the end of 2015. Given the company's strong progress
to date, PepsiCo also announced a new commitment to provide access to safe
water to an additional three million people over the next three years through
continued partnerships with water organizations, doubling the company's
original goal.

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PepsiCo has achieved this milestone as a result of its Performance with
Purpose strategy, which is the company's goal to deliver sustained financial
performance by providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to
healthy eats; finding innovative ways to minimize PepsiCo's impact on the
environment and lower the company's costs through energy and water
conservation, as well as reduced packaging; providing a safe and inclusive
workplace for employees globally; and respecting, supporting and investing in
the local communities in which PepsiCo operates.

Through the PepsiCo Foundation, PepsiCo has identified projects and partners
to provide access to safe water to millions of people through initiatives that
include water conservation, distribution, purification and hygiene for
underserved communities in China, India, Mali, Brazil, Colombia, and other
Latin American countries.

Today's announcement was made in conjunction with the Columbia University
Earth Institute at their State of the Planet Conference, which is being
sponsored by the PepsiCo Foundation. The Earth Institute and the PepsiCo
Foundation have had a successful working relationship on water-related
projects since the Foundation's $6 million grant in 2008 helped found the
Columbia Water Center. 

"By respecting and acting on the interdependence of corporations and the
societies in which we operate, we have made great progress in recent years to
position PepsiCo to deliver sustainable long-term performance," said PepsiCo
Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi. "We continue to find innovative ways to reduce
costs and minimize our impact on the environment, and our comprehensive
approach to water stewardship is enabling PepsiCo to play a positive role in
addressing water scarcity while also increasing the efficiency of our business
operations."

"Thanks to the support of the PepsiCo Foundation, the Columbia Water Center is
helping to solve some of the world's greatest water challenges," said Jeffrey
Sachs, director of the Earth Institute. "Water is central to economic
development and human well-being, with water issues becoming even more
important in the context of climate change, urbanization and population
growth. From Gujarat, India to Ceara, Brazil the Columbia Water Center is
using the latest science and technology to create new policies to conserve
groundwater for agriculture; cope with extreme floods; promote water and
energy savings; develop hydroclimatic data; create financial instruments to
mitigate risk; and manage urban and rural water systems. Today's announcement
with the PepsiCo Foundation is a clarion call to the public and private
sectors that we need to share the responsibility of sustainably using the
resources of our planet, especially those like water that are increasingly
under stress. We're proud to be working with PepsiCo on addressing the
challenges of water and sustainable development more generally."

PepsiCo has been widely recognized for the company's water stewardship
initiatives. Last year, PepsiCo received the prestigious Stockholm Industry
Award, which honors the business sector's contribution to sustainable water
management, improved performance in production, and innovative approaches in
water process technologies.

The steps PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation have taken to improve public
access to clean water and to conserve water across the company's business
operations include: 

  oForming partnerships with organizations around the world to spur community
    development and address environmental issues. In addition to the Columbia
    Water Center, PepsiCo also works closely on water-related programs with
    the China Women's Development Foundation, the Inter-American Development
    Bank, the Safe Water Network, and Water.org.
  oInstalling village water and irrigation systems, establishing water health
    centers, constructing rainwater harvesting cisterns, improving sanitation
    programs and recharging aquifers.
  oImproving global water use efficiency in PepsiCo's operations by more than
    20 percent per unit of production, from a 2006 baseline, achieving its
    water goal a full four years ahead of schedule.
  oConserving nearly 16 billion liters of water in the company's operations
    in 2011, from a 2006 baseline, through the application of water-saving
    equipment and technologies, creative recycling and re-use, and by
    deploying a water management system throughout its manufacturing
    facilities.
  oReducing the company's water and energy-related costs by more than $45
    million in 2011, compared to 2006.
  oInnovating a variety of agricultural practices and technologies around the
    world that are designed to reduce water use in farming through new
    irrigation techniques, and tools that help farmers deliver fertilizer and
    water to their crops at the most efficient time.

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 from
treats to healthy eats; 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.

About the PepsiCo Foundation
Established in 1962, the PepsiCo Foundation is the philanthropic anchor of
PepsiCo, responsible for providing charitable contributions to eligible
non-profit organizations. The Foundation is committed to developing
sustainable partnerships and programs in underserved regions that provide
opportunities for improved health, environment and education. For more
information, please visit:
http://www.pepsico.com/Purpose/PepsiCo-Foundation.aspx.

About the Earth Institute, Columbia University
The Earth Institute's mission is to mobilize the sciences, education and
public policy to achieve a sustainable Earth. Through interdisciplinary
research among more than 500 scientists in diverse fields, the Institute is
adding to the knowledge necessary for addressing the challenges of the 21st
century and beyond. With over two dozen associated degree curricula and a
vibrant fellowship program, the Earth Institute is educating new leaders to
become professionals and scholars in the growing field of sustainable
development. We work alongside governments, businesses, nonprofit
organizations and individuals to devise innovative strategies to protect the
future of our planet. For more information, please visit:
http://www.earth.columbia.edu/sections/view/9.

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Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that
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forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not
limited to: changes in demand for PepsiCo's products, as a result of changes
in consumer preferences and tastes or otherwise; changes in the legal and
regulatory environment; PepsiCo's ability to compete effectively; PepsiCo's
ability to grow its business in emerging and developing markets or unstable
political conditions, civil unrest or other developments and risks in the
countries where PepsiCo operates; unfavorable economic conditions in the
countries in which PepsiCo operates; increased costs, disruption of supply or
shortages of raw materials and other supplies; failure to realize anticipated
benefits from PepsiCo's productivity plan or global operating model;
disruption of PepsiCo's supply chain; damage to PepsiCo's reputation; failure
to successfully complete or integrate acquisitions and joint ventures into
PepsiCo's existing operations; PepsiCo's ability to hire or retain key
employees or a highly skilled and diverse workforce; trade consolidation or
the loss of any key customer; any downgrade of PepsiCo's credit ratings;
PepsiCo's ability to build and sustain proper information technology
infrastructure, successfully implement its ongoing business transformation
initiative or outsource certain functions effectively; fluctuations in foreign
exchange rates; climate change, or legal, regulatory or market measures to
address climate change; failure to successfully renew collective bargaining
agreements or strikes or work stoppages; any infringement of or challenge to
PepsiCo's intellectual property rights; and potential liabilities and costs
from litigation or legal proceedings.

For additional information on these and other factors that could cause
PepsiCo's actual results to materially differ from those set forth herein,
please see PepsiCo's filings with the SEC, including its most recent annual
report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. Investors
are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. PepsiCo undertakes
no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of
new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE PepsiCo, Inc.

Website: http://www.pepsico.com
Contact: Valeria Rivas, PepsiCo, +1-914-253-2638, Valeria.Rivas@pepsico.com
 
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