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TROPICANA PRODUCTS, INC. AND AMERICAN NATIONAL CAN COMPANY ANNOUNCE JOINT VENTURE

 BRADENTON, Fla., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Tropicana Products, Inc. and American National Can Company have entered into a long-term joint venture arrangement to increase the production of glass at Tropicana's glass manufacturing facility in Bradenton.
 All glass will be manufactured at Tropicana's wholly-owned facility by Tropicana employees.
 It is expected that with the addition of ANC's advanced technology and management expertise, output will be increased significantly, which will serve Tropicana's growing needs for glass containers. Additional glass output is expected to be available for outside customers.
 "This arrangement is the latest example of Tropicana's commitment to improve efficiency and increase our bottom line," said Jim Shadler, executive vice president, operations for Tropicana. "We expect that the positive contribution of the relationship will be reflected on our operating results as early as this year."
 Jean-Pierre Ergas, chairman and CEO of ANC, said, "Combining the expertise of the industry leader in glass lightweighting technology with the leading juice producer presents significant opportunities. We are pleased to broaden our geographic presence while expanding production for the growing juice segment."
 Tropicana is the leading brand of orange juice in the United States and markets juices and juice beverages in Canada, Japan, France and the United Kingdom. Tropicana is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Seagram Company Ltd (NYSE: VO).
 American National Can Company is a world-leading $4.5 billion packaging manufacturer, producing a wide spectrum of metal, glass and plastic packaging products, primarily for the beverage, food and personal care markets. It operates more than 100 facilities in 13 countries.
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 /CONTACT: Chris Tofalli for Tropicana, 212-572-1118, or Carol A. Constantine for American National Can, 312-399-3786/
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