Republic National to distribute Tiny’s Tequila in Kentucky

NEW YORK, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — STI Signature Spirits Group, LLC (hereinafter the “Company”), a division of Accel Brands, Inc., (a reporting, publicly traded company under the ticker symbol: OTC Pink/ACLP), announced that it has established a distribution relationship with Republic National Distributing Company, LLC (RNDC) to distribute its brand of premium infused tequila, Tiny’s Tequila in the state of Kentucky. RNDC is the second largest beverage alcohol distributor of premium wine and spirits in the U.S. distributing some of the world’s most well known wine and spirit brands through wholly owned operations in Alabama, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. RNDC also operates in Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina through venture partnerships. In total, RNDC employs more than 7,000 hard working individuals nationwide.

Tiny’s Tequila (www.tinystequila.com), is a premium infused sipping tequila that was developed through a joint venture between the Company, Local Choice, Inc and Grammy award winning singer/songwriter and reality TV star Tameka “Tiny” Harris, the wife of superstar, rapper/actor, TI.  The brand currently offers two premium infusions, Orange Blossom (Honey-Orange) and Limelight (Lime). The product, which is Kosher certified, is made from 100% blue agave and infused with natural flavors using a patented purification and refinement process that increases the quality of raw distillates by way of ultrasonic energy, oxidation and filtration which among other benefits, greatly improves the flavor.

“Since launching Tiny’s Tequila in October, 2014, the company has received requests from customers and retailers from areas of Kentucky, specifically Northern Kentucky and the Louisville market, so we are excited about the potential of the brand in the state, especially with a strong partner such as RNDC managing the sales and distribution of the brand across Kentucky.  We feel that the RNDC-Kentucky team has the resources and experience to give the brand the attention that is required to properly introduce a celebrity backed brand into identified key markets where the product can have initial success at retail,” stated Robert Montgomery, CEO of STI Signature Spirits. In fact the company is working with RNDC on initial purchase orders to ensure that the product will be available for the brands’ official launch in the market during the Urban Expo Music Festival (www.midwestmusicfest.org) which is taking place in Louisville, KY at the Yum’s Center June 12-14th, 2015. Tiny’s Tequila is the official tequila of the festival and will be hosting several events throughout the weekend. For more information please follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @tinystequila or @accelbrands.

About STI Signature Spirits Group, Inc (www.stisignature.com) :

STI Signature Spirits Group, LLC, is a brand development, management, sales and marketing company founded in 2013 with a primary focuses on the wine and spirit sector. The company currently owns and operates two brands, Tiny’s Tequila (www.tinystequila.com) and Copa Imperial Tequila (www.copaimperialtequila.com).  The company plans to continue building its’ platform through strategic partnerships, brand creation and acquisitions in the spirit and wine sector.   

About Accel Brands, Inc.:

The mission of Accel Brands, Inc., is to create a dynamic, vertically integrated, beverage holding company, through acquisitions, brand development, joint ventures, and exclusive sales and marketing agreements. The Company’s planned strategy focuses on small revenue generating companies that have young, niche brands with superior products and high potential for growth in key domestic and international markets. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. In some cases forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “potential,” “continue,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” and similar expressions. These statements are based upon current beliefs, expectations and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and include statements regarding the contribution of our distribution contracts and our future growth. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth or implied by any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements include, among others, an inability to maintain the distribution agreements or for such agreements to generate the anticipated sales and other factors described in our report on Form 10-K for the year ended 10K for the Year ended June 30, 2014 and any other filings with the SEC. The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release on account of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

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SOURCE Accel Brands, Inc.; STI Signature Spirits

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