EveryWare Global Announces Leaders of New Business Units

LANCASTER, Ohio, July 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EveryWare Global, one of the world’s leading marketers of tabletop and food preparation products, announced leadership positions for its three newly created business units. The Company has appointed Corrie Byron as president of the Foodservice and International Business Unit, and promoted Jamie Keller to executive vice president of the Retail Business Unit, and Brett Fulford to executive vice president of the Specialty Business Unit. In these roles, they will be responsible for overseeing design, planning, marketing and sales for their business units.

Patrick Lockwood-Taylor, chief executive officer, said the three executives are charged with leading their teams to maximize profitability and increase market share. “Corrie is a seasoned executive with proven success in growing brands, businesses and teams,” he said. “Jamie and Brett are EveryWare Global veterans with deep knowledge of our brands and markets to complement their leadership skills. As we transition our organization to three separate business units, Corrie, Jamie and Brett will focus on building upon our strong product portfolio and delivering innovative and desirable new products for our customers. Although EveryWare Global is an industry leader, we have opportunities to grow in every market and are confident that this new structure puts us in a better position to capitalize on them.”

Foodservice and International Business Units supply tabletop and barware products through distributors and equipment supply dealers to leading hotels, gaming, cruise lines, chain restaurants and airlines. The company’s brands are some of the foodservice industry’s most iconic and esteemed, including Oneida ®, Anchor Hocking ®, Sant’ Andrea, Buffalo, Delco, and Stölzle.

The Retail Business Unit provides a broad array of tabletop, food preparation and pantry products at a variety of price points, primarily under the Oneida and Anchor Hocking brands. Products are sold through mass-market retail centers, specialty stores, department stores, supermarkets and warehouse clubs.

EveryWare Global’s Specialty Business Unit offers glassware products to candle manufacturers and floral wholesalers, direct sellers, industrial lighting manufacturers and domestic and international distillers and distributors of premium alcohol and wine brands. Products include a variety of accessories for candles, floral vases and customized spirit bottles.

Corrie Byron, president, Foodservice and International Business Unit

Before joining EveryWare Global, Byron spent nearly 20 years with Kerry Group, the global ingredients, flavors and consumer food company, most recently as its vice president and general manager, where she focused on designing organizational and strategic models to optimize business results across the company’s portfolio of brands. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison and holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.

Jamie Keller, executive vice president, Retail Business Unit

Jamie Keller previously served EveryWare Global as vice president of finance – operations. Keller joined the company in 2008 as a cost manager and held increasingly responsible positions as he was promoted through the finance organization. Prior to joining Anchor Hocking, he spent 11 years at Honda, where he played a key role in new product development, supported North American manufacturing expansion and served as an international liaison to global finance teams. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University.

Brett Fulford, executive vice president, Specialty Business Unit

Brett Fulford joined the Anchor Hocking organization in 1999 as a member of the sales team and has continued to rise through its ranks, primarily in specialty sales roles, over the past seventeen years. Most recently, Fulford served as senior vice president of Sales, Retail and Specialty. Prior to joining Anchor Hocking, Brett spent over 5 years at Norton Abrasives serving on the Engineered Sales Solutions team. Fulford is a graduate of Bowling Green State University.

About EveryWare Global

EveryWare Global is a leading global marketer of tabletop and food preparation products for the consumer, business to business and foodservice markets, with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Asia. The company markets and distributes internationally its total portfolio of products, including bakeware, beverageware, serveware, storageware, flatware, dinnerware, crystal, buffetware and hollowware; premium spirit bottles; cookware; gadgets; candle and floral glass containers; and other kitchen products, all under a broad collection of widely recognized brands. Additional information can be found at www.everywareglobal.com and www.oneida.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. For this purpose, any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact regarding industry outlook and the Company's results of operations or financial position and liquidity may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, the words "estimate," "plan," "project," "forecast," "intend," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "seek," "target," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements represent management's current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Investors are warned that actual results may differ from management's expectations. Additionally, various economic and competitive factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in such forward-looking statements. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by such cautionary statements.

For further information, contact: Erika Schoenberger General Counsel EveryWare Global Inc. 740-681-6417 erika.schoenberger@everywareglobal.com

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