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DR PEPPER/SEVEN-UP CORPORATION NAMES ST. LOUIS PRODUCTION FACILITY: WACO MANUFACTURING COMPANY

 DALLAS, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Corporation today said the company has changed the name of its St. Louis production and technical center to Waco Manufacturing Company.
 The name change was made this month to enhance opportunities for contract manufacturing, which already accounts for a high percentage of the facility's manufacturing capacity, officials said.
 The change does not affect employment or operation of the facility, which continues as a unit of Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Corporation, the nation's third largest soft drink producer. The name reflects the heritage of Dr Pepper, the nation's No. 5-best selling soft drink, which traces its first production to Waco, Texas.
 Since the operation was acquired in 1986 along with The Seven-Up Company, production capacity at the facility has been dramatically increased. The operation produces all concentrates and syrups for the company's own brands including Dr Pepper, 7UP, Welch's Carbonated Soft Drinks, and IBC Root Beer and Cream Soda. Additionally, the company produces concentrates and syrups for more than 150 other soft drink flavors under contract, including those under the brands of Schweppes, Canada Dry, Cott, No-Cal, Crush, Hires, Sunkist, Sun-drop Citrus Springs, Seagram, Glacier Mountain and Heartland.
 As many as 180 employees staff the manufacturing operation, including field quality assurance personnel. The plant operates under the direction of Charles P. Grier, senior vice president-operations, a 34-year veteran of the company.
 Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Corporation is the operating subsidiary of Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Companies, Inc. (NYSE: DPS). Dr Pepper, formulated in 1885, is the oldest nationally distributed soft drink brand. 7UP has been a market leader in the lemon-lime category of the soft drink industry for more than 65 years.
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 /CONTACT: Jim Ball or Tom Bayer, both of Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Corporation, 214-360-7812, or 214-360-7817/
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