Dr Pepper Snapple Group Innovation Honored at Inaugural Product of the Year USA Awards

Canada Dry Green Tea Ginger Ale Wins Beverage of the Year, Mott's for Tots Triumphs in Kids Nutrition Category.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group took home top honors from the inaugural Product of the Year USA awards, one of North America's largest consumer-voted programs recognizing product innovation. More than 100,000 U.S. consumers voted and Canada Dry Green Tea Ginger Ale won Beverage of the Year and Mott's for Tots won in the Kids Nutrition category.

"We're proud of all of our brands, but these products truly stand out as examples of our commitment to innovation, flavor and quality. We're honored to be chosen from among the thousands of new products launched each year," said Jim Trebilcock, EVP-Marketing, Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Canada Dry Green Tea Ginger Ale
Beverage of the Year winner Canada Dry Green Tea Ginger Ale delivers bubbles with benefits in every bottle. It combines the crisp, clean flavor of ginger ale with the refreshing green tea taste. A new twist on ginger ale, each 8 oz. serving packs in 200 mg of antioxidant power from green tea and vitamin C. Following its initial success, Diet Canada Dry Green Tea Ginger Ale will be launching in early 2009.

Mott's for Tots
Kids Nutrition winner Mott's for Tots is made with real juice and purified water, pediatrician-approved Mott's for Tots was created to deliver the best of all worlds -- great taste, 100% of the daily Vitamin C kids need and 40 percent less sugar than regular juice, without any artificial sweeteners.

About Dr Pepper Snapple Group
DPS is an integrated refreshment beverage business marketing more than 50 beverage brands to consumers throughout North America. In addition to its flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, the company's portfolio includes 7UP, Mott's, A&W, Sunkist Soda, Hawaiian Punch, Canada Dry, Schweppes, Squirt, RC Cola, Diet Rite, Penafiel, Rose's, Yoo-hoo, Clamato, Mr & Mrs T and other well-known consumer favorites. Based in Plano, Texas, Dr Pepper Snapple Group employs approximately 20,000 people and operates 24 bottling and manufacturing facilities and more than 200 distribution centers across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, please visit www.drpeppersnapple.com.

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