InterContinental Beverage Capital’s Johnnie Blankenship Joins Hawaii Volcanic Beverages, LLC as Partner and Chief Operating Officer

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NEW YORK, NY (March 31, 2017) – InterContinental Beverage Capital, Inc. (“IBC”) announced that , Johnnie Blankenship, Partner and Managing Director, has joined its client, Hawaii Volcanic Beverages, LLC (“HVB”). In his new capacity, Johnnie will seamlessly continue to lead strategic business, product commercialization and branding services, which he has been doing since late 2015 as an IBC Partner. HVB, a beverage company located on the Big Island of Hawaii, manufactures and markets a sustainably sourced naturally alkaline artesian water, “Hawaii Volcanic.” IBC is a New York-based merchant banking and advisory firm with representative offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton, and Los Angeles.

This positional move by Johnnie is in keeping with IBC’s emphasis on its hands-on approach and continued assistance with execution of a client’s business plan. HVB recognized the need for, and enormous value of, IBC’s and Johnnie’s involvement. As in previous similar situations with IBC and its clients, Johnnie will continue to be an IBC partner. Johnnie has over 30 years of beverage industry experience which includes senior executive positions with Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola North America, Miller Coors, and Red Bull N.A.

IBC will continue to support and be involved with HVB in various special projects, utilizing IBC’s specific knowledge of HVB’s business operations and professional beverage industry experience of other IBC partners.

About Hawaii Volcanic Beverages, LLC

HVB is a privately owned company and was founded in Hawaii in 2013 by a small group of family and friends who are dedicated to making a positive difference in the world.

Hawaii Volcanic is a conscious brand that promotes “Living Aloha” by being positive, healthy, active, and kind to others and the planet. We are a beverage and lifestyle company that proudly offers ultra-premium delicious health and wellness beverages from Hawaii, one of the most beautiful and pristine places on Earth.

Our products are all natural, sustainably sourced, responsibly packaged, and when consumed will help your body, mind, and soul achieve optimum vitality. You will also feel good knowing that every drink you take of a Hawaii Volcanic beverage contributes to helping others and to helping the planet which is a big part of what living aloha is truly all about. We have made a commitment to do our part to get everyone in the world who needs it access to clean drinking water by supporting the efforts of www.onedrop.org and www.wavesforwater.org .We are also working to protect and preserve the precious islands and culture of Hawaii for future generations to experience as we do today.

For more information about Hawaii Volcanic Beverages visit us at Hawaii Volcanic and like us on Facebook: Hawaii Volcanic on Facebook or email: info@hawaiivolcanic.com

About InterContinental Beverage Capital, Inc.

IBC is a New York-based advisory, merchant bank focused on the beverage and consumer packaged goods industries.

IBC has a worldwide network of strategic industry contacts, lending institutions, consultants, recruiters, and management teams. These sources provide expertise, industry capabilities, access to new customers, and valuable investment and commercial banking capabilities to partnership companies. IBC is actively seeking partnerships in its targeted verticals in companies, which have unique products and dedicated management that exhibit the ability to develop into category leaders. For more information log onto IBC.

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InterContinental Beverage Capital Retained as Branding and Marketing Advisor by Soul Cachaca

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NEW YORK, NY (August 12, 2016) – InterContinental Beverage Capital, Inc. (“IBC”) announced that it has entered into a business advisory agreement with Bibo International, LLC, maker and importer of Soul Premium Cachaca (“SOUL”), “the spirit of Brazil.” Under terms of the agreement, IBC will provide certain strategic business, branding and financial advisory services to Bibo. Bibo, a Spirits company located in Newport, RI, launched SOUL in the United States less than four years ago. IBC is a New York-based merchant banking and advisory firm with representative offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

Cachaca is the most widely consumed spirit in Brazil and the third most distilled spirit in the world. Over one billion liters of Cachaca are consumed annually in Brazil, where it is the national drink. Recently Cachaca has begun to receive global acceptance in Europe and the US, with Germany being the largest importer of the spirit. With global appetite growing for mixable beverages, but with emphasis on retaining local flavor and heritage, SOUL was founded on the belief that American consumers were ready for an authentic, indigenous beverage.

Soul Brazilian Premium Cachaca is made in small batches with estate- grown, all natural sugar cane in pot stills. The product is all natural with no additives or preservatives and is gluten free. SOUL is a smooth, easily consumed and mixable spirit, with the nose like that of a fine tequila, the taste of natural, fresh sugar cane, and the smoothness of luxury vodka. SOUL’s product quality is exceptional, as the “Wine Enthusiast” magazine recently awarded SOUL 92 points, a “Best Buy” status and named SOUL one of the “Top 100 Spirits of 2015”.

Mark Lester, Soul’s founder, said, “Our partnership with IBC will allow us to tap into a broad range of industry and category experience, both in the United States and globally. This expertise will enable us to focus on continuing our rapid expansion and broadening our out-reach to consumers and the trade.”

Andrew Mansinne, IBC’s Managing Director, is leading the project with Mark Lester. Mansinne has over 25 years of beverage industry experience, with an emphasis on wines and craft spirits. He was President of Aveniu Brands and was previously a Senior Vice President with Brown-Forman, before joining IBC.

John Carson, Chairman of IBC, former President of Cadbury Schweppes NA and Triarc Beverages NA Chairman, added, “This is a perfect match of a fast growth, talented young company that has developed an excellent product with a group that brings decades of experience in growing successful brands globally.”

About Soul Cachaca

Soul Premium Cachaca, the “spirit of Brazil”, was founded in 2012 by Mark Lester, a serial entrepreneur. In less than four years, SOUL has become the fastest growing super-premium priced Cachaca in the US, and can be found in many national and local Latin-themed restaurants, as well as upscale bars and hotels. For more information about Soul Cachaca visit www.soulcachaca.com

About InterContinental Beverage Capital, Inc.

IBC is a New York-based advisory, merchant bank focused on the beverage and consumer packaged goods industries. IBC has a worldwide network of strategic industry contacts, lending institutions, consultants, recruiters, and management teams. These sources provide expertise, industry capabilities, access to new customers, and valuable investment and commercial banking capabilities to partnership companies. IBC is actively seeking partnerships in its targeted verticals in companies, which have unique products and dedicated management that exhibit the ability to develop into category leaders. For more information, visit www.inbevcapital.com

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InterContinental Beverage Capital Announces Business Advisory Agreement with Invigorade LLC

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NEW YORK, NY (October 1, 2015) ­—InterContinental Beverage Capital, Inc. (“IBC”) announced today that it has entered into an advisory agreement with Invigorade LLC (“IVG”). Under the terms of this agreement, IBC will provide strategic business and financial guidance in support of IVG’s capital raising activities. IVG, based in Hermosa Beach, CA, developed and markets natural endurance beverages. IBC is a New York-based merchant banking firm with representative offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.

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InterContinental Beverage Capital Continues Expansion with Addition of Senior Financial Executive John D. Rizzi

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NEW YORK, NY (September 1, 2015) ­– InterContinental Beverage Capital, Inc. (“IBC”) announced today that Mr. John D. Rizzi has joined the firm as Director of Capital Markets. He will lead the company’s growth capital initiatives in support of our business development and client advisory services. IBC is a New York-based merchant banking and advisory firm with representative offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton and Los Angeles.

Mr. Rizzi has an extensive financial services background which includes many years in senior level management of international organizations focused on client engagement and term receivables portfolio management. His experience includes equity financing, asset based lending and syndication with an ability to identify, develop and successfully execute transactions for commercial and private banking clients. Mr. Rizzi is a leader and experienced deal maker, helping clients achieve strategic objectives. He is responsible for IBC’s capital markets activities.

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