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Brand launches line of organic premium juice drinks for kids, plus a new drink featuring juice & coconut water

With more than 70 years of innovation under its belt, leading juice company Tropicana continues to evolve to meet consumer demand. Today, the brand is announcing its newest product offerings: Tropicana Kids and Tropicana Coco Blends.

Tropicana Kids is an all-new line of certified USDA Organic premium fruit juice drinks offering delicious taste for kids with nutrition parents expect. Available in three flavors—Fruit Punch, Mixed Berry and Watermelon—Tropicana Kids is made with 45 % real fruit juice and mixed with filtered water, with no added sweeteners, no artificial flavors and is an excellent source of vitamin C. Plus, the packaging features a clear panel so moms and dads can see the goodness inside, and feel good about serving Tropicana Kids to their children.

Tropicana Coco Blends is a tasty Tropicana juice drink featuring a splash of coconut water providing consumers a delicious way to enjoy the coconut water trend. Available in two fun flavors—Pineapple with Coconut Water and Peach Passion Fruit with Coconut Water—Tropicana Coco Blends offer a refreshing twist to great-tasting Tropicana juice with no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavors and 10 % coconut water.

Both Tropicana Kids and Tropicana Coco Blends are available in early 2018. You can find Tropicana Kids in multi-packs in the juice box aisle at select retailers in the USA and through online retailers. Tropicana Coco Blends can be found in multi- and single-serve sizes with other chilled juices at select retailers nationwide.

Further to the announcement on July 25, 2017 regarding Refresco’s acquisition of Cott’s bottling activities, Refresco (Euronext Amsterdam: RFRG) provides a progress update on the UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) process.

Refresco has been informed by the CMA that the acquisition of Cott’s bottling activities raises potential competition concerns in the United Kingdom for one specific category, juice drinks in PET using a special aseptic production process that allows them to be sold preservative-free and without refrigeration. In the UK, the combined company produces these products in only two factories, Bridgwater (Refresco) and Nelson (Cott). Refresco is currently examining the details of the decision. Refresco is willing to offer suitable remedies and will fully cooperate with the CMA to address the concerns raised.

CEO Refresco, Hans Roelofs: “The initial investigation of the CMA did not find any competition concerns for most of our products. However, they have raised concerns for one specific product category produced by Refresco and Cott.

With the clearance we received earlier in the process from the U.S. and Canadian regulatory authorities and the overwhelming support from our shareholders, we are willing to propose remedies to the CMA to address this specific issue and put us on the right track to also obtain clearance in the UK. We continue to cooperate with the CMA in order to progress the acquisition and work towards a successful completion.”

A further update will be provided at the appropriate moment.