SodaStream Acquires French Distributor

SodaStream International Ltd. (Nasdaq: SODA), the world's leading manufacturer of home beverage carbonation systems, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of OPM France SAS, its exclusive distributor in France. The purchase price was €17.5 million, subject to customary post-closing price adjustments.

"We are excited to have completed the acquisition of our French distributor," commented Daniel Birnbaum, Chief Executive Officer of SodaStream. "We have long viewed France as a strategically important market with tremendous growth potential.  I am confident that under the direction of our European leadership team, we can reignite demand for our home carbonation system and significantly increase household penetration from current levels."  

About SodaStream
SodaStream is the #1 sparkling water brand in volume in the world and the leading manufacturer and distributor of Sparkling Water Makers. We enable consumers to easily transform ordinary tap water into sparkling water and flavored sparkling water in seconds. By making ordinary water fun and exciting to drink, SodaStream helps consumers drink more water. Sparkling Water Makers offer a highly differentiated and innovative solution to consumers of bottled and canned carbonated soft drinks. Our products promote health and wellness, are environmentally friendly, cost effective, customizable and fun to use. Our products are available at more than 80,000 individual retail stores across 45 countries. 

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