Alkaline Water Co. Meets Growing Demand by Adding Co-Packer UNIX Packaging in Southern California

August 8, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Aug 8, 2014) - The Alkaline Water Company Inc. ( OTCQB : WTER ) (the "Company"), developers of an innovative state of the art proprietary electrolysis beverage process, packaged and sold in 700 milliliter, 3 liter and 1 gallon sizes under the trade name Alkaline88, is pleased to announce entry into a co-packing agreement with UNIX Packaging, Inc. of Montebello, California ("UNIX").

The agreement will add over 40 truckloads per month to the company's current capacity while decreasing costs and delivery times to the important Southern California market. The increased capacity is anticipated to go into full production during the third quarter. Currently, a single truck load (depending on product mix) can generate up to $11,000 in additional revenue for the company.

UNIX specializes in beverage contract packaging from a 75,000 square foot state-of-the-art location which is home to one of the most advanced beverage manufacturing facilities in the US. The company offers everything from complete turn-key production lines including Blowing Mold Solutions, to CSD and Hot Filling, to end of the line and multipack solutions. The impressive production line speeds range from an average of 250-450 bottles per minute. In-house chemists ensure formula integrity and manage custom ingredients allowing clients to maintain rigorous standards. Clients range from major grocery chains, marketing firms, hotels and casinos, restaurants, and national beverage brands.

Alkaline Water Co. President & CEO Steven Nickolas states, "With our billboard marketing campaign fully underway across Southern California we are already experiencing heightened demand in the marketplace. By adding a state-of-the art co-packer like UNIX, we can ensure our current and future customers that added demands will be met efficiently. Adding co-packers across the country is just part of our efforts to be the most cost efficient bottled water company in the country. We continue to execute our strategic business plan and the increased capacity plus reduced costs provided by this agreement is another important step along the way. We couldn't be happier to be working with the team of professionals at UNIX during this exciting time for Alkaline88." 

Additional details of the Company's business, finances, appointments and agreements can be found as part of the Company's continuous public disclosure as a reporting issuer with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") available at www.sec.gov. For more information, visit our website at www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. ( OTCQB : WTER )
The Alkaline Water Company Inc. has developed an innovative, state of the art, proprietary electrolysis process that produces healthy alkaline water for a balanced lifestyle. The company is focused on the business of distributing and marketing the retail sale of its cost-effectively packaged Alkaline88 water beverage products. Visit us at:www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

About Alkaline Water Products
Alkaline88's premier alkaline water is an 8.8 pH balanced bottled alkaline drinking water enhanced with trace minerals and electrolytes. The product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in conveniently packaged three liter and one gallon sizes (plus 700ml in select markets). The Alkaline Water Company Inc. is currently in the midst of a national mass markets expansion program and is already available for consumer sales at a growing number of major retail locations across many parts of the United States. Learn more about the science behind alkaline water by visiting www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

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