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Glazer's Inc. and Accolade Wines North America Annoucne New Seven State Corporate Agreement


Date: 11/28/12

Glazer’s, one of the country’s largest beverage distributors, and Accolade Wines North America, a leading importer and marketer of award-winning wines from around the world, announce the signing of new long-term distribution agreements for seven Glazer markets. The new agreements cover Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Ohio, Iowa and Oklahoma. The agreements are expected to energize both companies’ commitment and investment behind Accolade’s growing portfolio of premium wine brands, including Geyser Peak, Hardy’s, Banrock Station, Atlas Peak and XYZin.

“We are thrilled to be signing these agreements with our strategic partner Glazer’s," said Accolade managing director Tim Matz. "We look forward to growing our footprint and our brands with a team that has been a long-term outstanding performer for our portfolio. Today’s announcement is an endorsement of the Glazer team and our entire business relationship.”

Glazer’s President and CEO Sheldon “Shelly” Stein added, “We are very excited about this new agreement with Accolade, who we have identified as a growth company with whom we want to partner. We look forward to accelerating the growth of the Accolade portfolio for years to come.”

About Glazer’s, Inc.

Glazer’s, one of the country’s largest privately held companies, currently operates in 14 states and the Caribbean, and is one of the nation’s largest distributors of wine, spirits and malt beverage products. The company has operations in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. The third-generation family business was founded in Dallas in 1933. For more information, visit www.glazers.com.

About Accolade Wines North America

Drawing on a proud heritage with one of the first wineries established in Australia, Accolade Wines has matured into a global wine company with some of the world’s best-known brands which are sold in over 80 countries, including Australia, the UK, Mainland Europe, the U.S., Canada, Japan and China. For more information, visit www.AccoladeWinesNA.com.

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