Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
Feb 11, 2016
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Keurig® KOLD™ System Named Edison Awards Finalist

Keurig® KOLD™ to be Recognized at Edison Awards Gala on April 21 in New York

WATERBURY, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Keurig® KOLD™ Drinkmaker, by Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., (Keurig) (NASDAQ: GMCR), has been named a 2016 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison's persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

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Keurig® KOLD™ Drinkmaker from Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

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"It's exciting to see companies like Keurig, continuing Thomas Edison's legacy of challenging conventional thinking," said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards' executive director. "Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers." Award winners will be announced April 21, 2016 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Ballroom of the Capitale in New York City.

"We are honored to be named a finalist in such a prestigious award program acknowledging the best of innovation," said Tara Murphy, Senior Vice President of Keurig® KOLD™ Systems. "KOLD delivers game changing, on-demand variety of sparkling or non-carbonated beverages, including cocktail mixers, all fresh-made with Keurig simplicity."

Keurig® KOLD™ is the first beverage system that allows consumers to freshly make a wide range of cold sparkling and still beverages at home at the push of a button. The Keurig® KOLD™ system encourages choice and discovery, including exclusive beverage brands from a broad range of beverage categories like zero-calorie flavored seltzers, iced teas, flavored waters, craft sodas, sports hydration drinks, and even cocktail mixers. It also makes beloved favorite beverage brands from The Coca-Cola Company and Dr Pepper Snapple Group. The disruptive countertop-size innovation in KOLD is like nothing consumers have ever experienced - from the rapid chilling that turns room temperature water to a perfectly chilled, 39 degree drink at the push of a button; to the dispensing technology that produces consistently great tasting beverages; to the pod technology which enables fully carbonated beverages without the need for a CO2 canister.

Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists' success in meeting the award's stringent criteria of quality. The voting panel includes members of:

Chief Marketing Officer Council (CMO)
Design Management Institute (DMI)
American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Georgia State Marketing Roundtable (GSU)
Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)
Assoc. of Technology Mgmt & Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
BPI Network
Past Edison Award winners
Marketing professionals
Scientists
Designers
Engineers
Academics

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.

About Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) (NASDAQ: GMCR) is a personal beverage system company revolutionizing the way consumers enjoy their favorite beverages through the power of innovation, technology, and strategic brand partnerships. With an expanding family of more than 80 beloved brands and 575 beverages, our Keurig® hot and Keurig® KOLD™ beverage systems deliver quality, convenience, and exceptional beverage choice at the simple push of a button. As a company founded on social responsibility, we are committed to using the power of business to brew a better world through our work to build resilient supply chains, sustainable products, thriving communities, and a water-secure world. By reimagining how beverages can be created, personalized, and enjoyed, we inspire consumer passion, turning everyday routines into extraordinary experiences.

For more information visit: www.KeurigGreenMountain.com. For more information about the new Keurig KOLD™ system: http://www.keurig.com/kold.

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Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
Lynda McKinney,781-418-3327
Director, Public Relations
lynda.mckinney@keurig.com

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