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HANSEN NATURAL CORP. (HANS) ANNOUNCES BOTTLING AND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS IN 13 STATES

 BREA, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Hansen Natural Corp. (NASDAQ: HANS) today announced that the distribution of its Hansen(R) Natural Sodas is being expanded into 13 additional states through bottling and/or distribution agreements signed since it acquired the Hansen business on July 27, 1992.
 "These agreements are a major step toward our goal of having Hansen's(R) Natural Sodas distributed in a majority of the states by the end of 1993," said company Chairman Rodney C. Sacks. "Our intention is also to have Hansen's(R) Natural Sodas distributed in certain export markets by the end of 1993," he added.
 Discussions are underway with a number of bottlers and distributors in other major markets both in the United States and abroad for the production and distribution of Hansen's products, Sacks said. He noted that the company's business historically had been centered in California, with limited distribution elsewhere.
 The agreements were signed with:
 -- Grand-Lydick Beverage Co. of San Antonio, for Southern Texas. Grant-Lydick has commenced production and distribution in its market area;
 -- Temple Bottling Co. of Temple, Texas, for Central Texas. Temple has commenced distribution;
 -- C&C Cola and Regal Beverages of Elizabeth, N.J., for lower New York State and major portions of Connecticut and New Jersey. C&C and Regal expect to commence production and distribution during the spring;
 -- Delta Beverage Group of Memphis, for Arkansas, Western Tennessee, Northern Mississippi and Northern Louisiana. Delta has commenced distribution (with product supplied by the company) and expects to begin its own production later this year;
 -- Allen Beverages Inc. of Gulfport, for six counties in Southern Mississippi. Allen Beverages expects to begin distribution shortly;
 -- Northwest Bottling Co. of Seattle, for the state of Washington. Northwest Bottling has begun distribution (with product supplies by the company) and expects to begin its own production later this year;
 -- Portland Bottling Co.of Portland, for Oregon. Portland Bottling plans to begin production and distribution later this year;
 -- Kemmerer Bottling Group of Chicago for Illinois, Indiana and part of Wisconsin. Kemmerer expects to begin production and distribution during the spring; and
 -- Seven-Up Bottling Co. of San Francisco has begun distribution in Northern California of Hansen's Natural Sodas in bottles only. (Hansen's Natural Sodas in cans have been and will continue to be distributed throughout California by Hansen.)
 Hansen's Natural Corp. markets and distributes Hansen's(R) Natural Sodas and Hansen's(R) Natural Old-Fashioned Apple Juice and Apple Cider. The company is traded over-the-counter and is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol HANS.
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 /CONTACT: Alex Auerbach or Mel Rifkind of Melvyn S. Rifkind Inc., 818-783-8323, for Hansen Natural Corp./
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