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PEPSI BOTTLING VENTURES’ RALEIGH PRODUCTION FACILITY WINS NORTH AMERICA CALEB BRADHAM PLATINUM AWARD FOR 2011

Raleigh PBV to receive the 2009 Caleb Bradham Platinum Award

Raleigh, NC — AUGUST 22, 2012 — Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV), Raleigh, NC, has won the prestigious PepsiCo North America Caleb Bradham Platinum Award for 2011. This award is given to the production facility that maintains the highest product quality standards in the PepsiCo bottling system. In a truly single achievement, this is the second time the Raleigh facility has been awarded this distinction in the last three years, having won previously in 2009.

PBV Raleigh achieved a quality standard unmatched in the PepsiCo system by receiving perfect quality scores on carbonated soft drinks for the last 5 years and on Aquafina bottled water for over 9 years. This equates to over 3.7 and 8.8 billion containers, respectively.

"The unmatched record of our Raleigh operation has not only ‘cleared the bar’ of what is expected, but is raising the bar to a level that any plant in the world would envy. The outstanding leadership of Tom Wiza, Plant Manager, and Mark Tesch, Quality Control Manager, coupled with our exemplary team of production employees, richly deserve this award" said Matthew Bucherati, PBV Sr. Vice President of Operations.

In the competition to win the Caleb Bradham Platinum Award, there were 6 finalists. In another first, 2 other PBV facilities were among those finalists — PBV Winston-Salem, NC and PBV Nampa, ID. Hats off to the PBV production team!

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