Yerbaé Announces Expanded Distribution with Compass Group North America to 10,000 Locations Across 24 States

Yerbaé Announces Expanded Distribution with Compass Group North America to 10,000 Locations Across 24 States

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Yerbaé is pleased to announce the launch of its latest innovation, Classic Lemonade, to 10,000 Compass Group North America locations nationwide.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Yerbaé Brands Corp. (TSXV: YERB.U) (“Yerbaé” or the “Company”), a plant-based energy beverage company, announced the launch of its latest innovation, Classic Lemonade, to 10,000 Compass Group North America (“Compass”) locations nationwide, the national leader in food service management and support services.

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Compass compliments Yerbaé’s existing distribution network that includes direct-to-consumer, eCommerce, Sprouts, Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco amongst many others in grocery and the recently announced expansion into 131 outlets of the largest club store chain in the United States.

“With the addition of Compass Group North America, we are adding one of the nation’s largest food service distributors to our expanding omni-channel strategy. With distribution to 10,000 locations across 24 states, this is a significant milestone for Yerbaé and we are excited to bring our delicious plant-based beverages to more consumers across the country,” said Todd Gibson, Founder and CEO of Yerbaé Plant-Based Energy. “We believe that consumers deserve better options when it comes to energy drinks, and that is why we are committed to constantly innovating and bringing on-trend flavors by using only plant-based ingredients in our products.”

Yerbaé’s Classic Lemonade flavor is made with a unique blend of Yerba Mate and White Tea which together provide a balanced and sustainable energy boost without the jitters or crash associated with traditional energy drinks. Yerbaé’s energy beverages are made with plant-based ingredients and contain zero calories, zero sugars and zero carbohydrates.

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About Yerbaé Brands Corp.

Founded in 2017 by Todd Gibson and Karrie Gibson, Yerbaé Brands Corp., (TSXV: YERB.U) is disrupting the energy beverage marketplace with great tasting, zero sugar, zero calorie beverages, while using plant-based ingredients that are designed to meet the needs of the wellness forward consumer. Harnessing the power of nature, Yerbaé’s celebrity ingredient (Yerba Mate) is known to produce 196 different vitamins, minerals and nutrients that also produces caffeine.

By combining Yerba Mate, a South American herb with its premium ingredients and flavors, Yerbaé provides consumers with a no compromise energy solution. All Yerbaé energy beverages are zero calorie, zero sugar, non-GMO, and gluten free.

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About Compass Group North America

Compass Group is redefining the food and facility services landscape with innovation and passion through the lens of what’s next. Serving premier healthcare systems, respected educational institutions, world-renowned cultural centers, popular sporting and entertainment venues, and Fortune 500 organizations the world over, Compass Group always finds a way to deliver excellence in nearly any vertical. Ranked No. 1 by industry peers on Fortune’s 2020 list of World’s Most Admired Companies, Compass has also earned a spot on Forbes’ list of the Best Employers for Diversity in 2020 and is among the Top 50 Companies Changing the World according to Fortune. Learn more about the Compass experience at www.compass-usa.com.

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Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to the Company. Statements in this news release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, including: that Yerbae will deliver consistent growth and that Yerbae is a leading player in the plant-based functional energy beverage industry. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. The material assumptions supporting these forward-looking statements include, among others, that the demand for the Company’s products will continue to significantly grow; that the past production capacity of the Company’s co-packing facilities can be maintained or increased; that there will be increased production capacity through implementation of new production facilities, new co-packers and new technology; that there will be an increase in number of products available for sale to retailers and consumers; that there will be an expansion in geographical areas by national retailers carrying the Company’s products; that the Company’s brokers and distributors will continue to sell and prioritize the Company’s products; that there will not be interruptions on production of the Company’s products; that there will not be a recall of products due to unintended contamination or other adverse events relating to the Company’s products; and that the Company will be able to obtain additional capital to meet the Company’s growing demand and satisfy the capital expenditure requirements needed to increase production and support sales activity. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, governmental regulations being implemented regarding the production and sale of energy drinks; the fact that consumers may not embrace and purchase any of the Company’s products; additional competitors selling energy drinks reducing the Company’s sales; the fact that the Company does not own or operate any of its production facilities and that co-packers may not renew current agreements and/or not satisfy increased production quotas; the potential for supply chain interruption due to factors beyond the Company’s control; the fact that there may be increases in costs and/or shortages of raw materials and/or ingredients and/or fuel and/or costs of co-packing; the fact that there may be a recall of products due to unintended contamination; the inherent uncertainties associated with operating as an early stage company; changes in customer demand and the fact that consumers may not embrace energy drink products as expected or at all; the extent to which the Company is successful in gaining new long-term relationships with new retailers and retaining existing relationships with retailers, brokers, and distributors; the Company’s ability to raise the additional funding that it will need to continue to pursue its business, planned capital expansion and sales activity; and competition in the industry in which the Company operates and market conditions.

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These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and Canada. Although the Company believes that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this presentation are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Readers should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in greater detail under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Information Circular dated November 15, 2022 available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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