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 and .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:

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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