Kentwood Springs® Bottled Water Company Acquires Abita

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Companies merge to provide water delivery service to expanded area.

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With the acquisition of Abita, we are able to both expand the reach of our bottled water delivery service and also ensure that we will be able to work within this vibrant community for years to come.

DS Waters is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Abita Springs Water and its integration into the Louisiana-based bottled water company Kentwood Springs. While the brand names of these former competitors will remain separate, both bottled water brands will be produced by Kentwood Springs. Kentwood Springs will assume management of the bottled water delivery service for both companies.

This integration increases the water delivery service area of Kentwood Springs which now covers the entire Gulf Coast while adding additional sales branches and Associates to the company. As a result of combining these two companies and the addition of new water delivery service routes to the company's roster, Kentwood Springs has begun a major campaign to improve its sales branch offices. These significant increases in turn further deepen the bottled water company's investment in the local economy, which is still recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina.

"Kentwood Springs is committed to helping the community and to retaining our local roots," said Glen Sanders, vice president and general manager for Kentwood Springs. "With the acquisition of Abita, we are able to both expand the reach of our bottled water delivery service and also ensure that we will be able to work within this vibrant community for years to come."

Kentwood Springs offers its coffee and water delivery service to local homes and businesses and also bottles water for sale in local grocery stores and outlets. The company recently announced partnerships with both the New Orleans Saints and Louisiana State University. For more information, please visit http://www.water.com.

About Kentwood Springs:
In 1963, the founders of Kentwood Springs Water Company went on a quest for pure water. They found it in a deep artesian spring in the woods of Kentwood, Louisiana. Since then, we have been bottling Kentwood and providing water delivery to homes, offices and retail outlets across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

About DS Waters:
Created in 2003, DS Waters is the producer and distributor of home, office, and retail bottled water products across the United States under the brand names Alhambra®, Belmont Springs®, Crystal Springs®, Hinckley Springs®, Kentwood Springs®, Nursery® Water, Sierra Springs® and Sparkletts®, and Roast2Coast®, a coffee delivery service. The company, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is the U.S. leader in home and office water delivery, focusing on five gallon, one gallon and single serve bottled water products. Water is bottled at 27 manufacturing facilities and then delivered to millions of homes and offices, as well as retail establishments across the country. DS Waters employs approximately 4,800 Associates in 40 states. Visit http://www.water.com or http://www.NurseryWater.com for more information.

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