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Bacardi USA Announces New Headquarters in South Florida.

Continues Evolution with State-of-Art Facility

Building on Its 44 Year History in South Florida

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 -- Bacardi U.S.A., Inc., the import, sales, and marketing arm of one of the world's leading wine and spirits producers, today announced it signed a long-term lease for a new headquarters at a state-of-the-art office building currently being constructed in Coral Gables, Florida Often called "The Gables," Coral Gables is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, southwest of Miami, in the United States. The city is best known as the home of the University of Miami, and as an example of City Beautiful urban planning. .

"All of us at Bacardi U.S.A. are thrilled. One of my priorities when I became president and chief executive officer of this growing company was to unite all 300 Bacardi U.S.A. employees into one facility to further strengthen our communications, cross-functionality and teamwork," said John P. Esposito, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Bacardi U.S.A. "We look forward to becoming a more cohesive entity as currently our employees are spread throughout seven different buildings across South Florida."

Bacardi U.S.A. has called South Florida home for more than forty years. In those years, the Years, The

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 company has grown significantly by the acquisitions of strong premium spirit brands by its parent company, Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world which produces and markets a variety of internationally-recognized spirits.

"Bacardi U.S.A. will continue to grow with new brands to import and market - making it critical we have one state-of-the-art facility as soon as possible where we all can work together, allowing us to better serve our great brands, loyal consumers and shareholders," added Mr. Esposito.

The fifteen-story, Mediterranean-styled building, which will be adorned with the Bacardi name, is located at 2701 Le Jeune Road in Coral Gables Coral Gables, city (1990 pop. 40,091), Miami-Dade co., SE Fla., SW of Miami; inc. 1925. Founded at the height of the Florida land boom, Coral Gables is a noted planned city, with tree-lined boulevards and Mediterranean-style buildings.  (corners of Le Jeune Road and Almeria Avenue). Bacardi is slated to utilize approximately 230,000 sq. ft of the 251,000 sq. ft. Class A office space building. The building is expected to be ready for occupancy by the end of 2008.

Bacardi is currently considering a variety of options for its properties at its Biscayne Boulevard Biscayne Boulevard is the name given to the stretch of U.S. Route 1 in Miami-Dade County, Florida just north of the Miami River, starting at Southeast 4th Street in the Central Business District continuing through Park West and Uptown in Downtown Miami.  complex, including the iconic blue and white tiled building.

About Bacardi

Bacardi U.S.A. is the import, sales and marketing arm of one of the world's leading wine and spirits producers. Bacardi U.S.A. boasts a brand portfolio of some of the most recognized and top-selling spirits in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  including: BACARDI rum, the favorite rum in the U.S. and in the world; GREY GOOSE vodka, the world and U.S. leader in ultra premium vodka; MARTINI & ROSSI vermouth vermouth (vərmth`), blend of white wines fortified with additional alcohol and flavored with aromatic herbs, spices, and roots. It contains up to 19% alcohol.  and asti, the world's favorite vermouth and asti; DEWAR'S Scotch whisky, the favorite selling blended Scotch whisky in the United States; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin, the best-selling super premium gin in the U.S.; and CAZADORES blue agave tequila, the top-selling 100% blue agave tequila in the world; and other fine brands.
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