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SNAPPLE BEVERAGE CORP. FILES REGISTRATION STATEMENT WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION RELATED TO PROPOSED OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK

 VALLEY STREAM, N.Y., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Snapple Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: SNPL) announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed public offering of 4 million shares of its common stock (8 million shares after giving effect to the previously announced 2-for-1 stock split to be effected Sept. 24, 1993), all of which will be offered by selling shareholders. The selling shareholders will be selling approximately 8 percent of their current positions. The selling shareholders have also granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to 600,000 shares (1,200,000 post-split shares) of common stock to cover over-allotments.
 PaineWebber Incorporated, CS First Boston and Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated will be the managing underwriters.
 The company markets a broad range of beverages under the "Snapple" name. Snapple stock is quoted on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol SNPL.
 A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration of qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
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 /CONTACT: Adam Feild of Snapple Beverage Corp., 516-872-4800, ext. 1855/
 (SNPL)


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