Sparkletts® / Alhambra® To Acquire Yosemite Waters Bottled Water Company

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (PRNewswire) -- DS Waters, owner of the Sparkletts® and Alhambra® bottled water brands, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets of Yosemite Waters' home and office bottled water delivery, coffee and filtration service business. Yosemite Waters® operates in central and Southern California. As these companies combine resources, Sparkletts will assume management of the Yosemite operations in Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino, the Imperial Valley and the surrounding communities. Alhambra will assume management of Yosemite operations in Merced, Fresno and the surrounding communities.

Yosemite Waters has proudly serviced the needs of bottled water, coffee and filtration customers in California since 1926. The Soderstrom family appreciates the loyalty of its customers and the many devoted employees who contributed to the success of the company. "We are pleased that Sparkletts and Alhambra will continue to meet the needs of these customers for many years to come. Although we have transitioned away from the home and office delivery business, we look forward to exploring the sale of our Yosemite Waters .5 liter and 1 liter spring water on a retail basis," said Charles Soderstrom, President of Yosemite Waters.

The combination of these companies will add new water delivery and service routes to the company's roster. Sparkletts and Alhambra will enhance their investment in the local economy and continue to provide unsurpassed customer service. "With the acquisition of Yosemite Waters we will be able to expand the reach of our bottled water delivery, coffee and filtration services and continue to ensure our rich history of superior water delivery service and quality," said Ray McGillis, West Division President. "We welcome these new customers to our Sparkletts and Alhambra family."

Sparkletts and Alhambra offer water delivery, filtration and coffee services to local homes and businesses in many urban locations throughout Northern and Southern California, while also distributing retail bottled water products to local grocery stores and outlets.

McColl Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Yosemite Waters. McColl Partners is a leading, global investment bank with offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles and Atlanta. For more information please contact Brian Davis or Lorin DeMordaunt at 704-333-0591.

For more information, please go to water.com

About Sparkletts:
Sparkletts® was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1925. Since then, this brand has held the distinction of being one of the country's finest providers of refreshing, refreshing water. Its products can be found on store shelves, and bottled water drinkers have made Sparkletts their favorite brand whether they're at home, at work or enjoying leisure activities.

About Alhambra:
Alhambra began in 1902 when the National Water Company, a subsidiary of the National Ice and Cold Storage Company, produced and sold distilled water. In 1945, the National Water Company acquired Alhambra Water Company of San Francisco. Shortly thereafter, the name was changed to Alhambra National Water. The Alhambra brand is primarily available in Northern California.

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 34 manufacturing facilities, 26 of which are company owned, and then delivered to millions of homes and offices, as well as retail establishments across the country. DS Waters employs approximately 4,500 Associates in 40 states. Visit water.com or NurseryWater.com for more information.

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CONTACT: Brian Davis or Lorin DeMordaunt, +1-704-333-0591