Primo Water Announces Resolution of Contingent Liabilities

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Primo Water Corporation (Nasdaq:PRMW) today announced the resolution of outstanding contingencies associated with its previous acquisition of the Omnifrio single-serve beverage business (including deferred payments) and arbitrations involving two former regional operators in its Exchange business.

“We are pleased to have resolved these contingencies as we remain focused on the tremendous growth opportunities available to us through our recent acquisition of Glacier Water and the extension of our DS Services contract,” commented Billy D. Prim, Primo Water’s Chief Executive Officer.

The Company reached a resolution on its Omnifrio deferred payment liability, which will result in operating income of $1.2 million, a cash payment of $0.7 million and the sale of certain assets related to the Flavorstation discontinued operations. Primo also reached resolution with two former regional operators in the Exchange business, which will result in a charge of $3.8 million. The net impact to first quarter results for both of these matters is a non-recurring charge of $2.6 million.

About Primo Water Corporation

Primo Water Corporation (Nasdaq:PRMW) is North America’s leading single source provider of multi-gallon purified bottled water, self-service refill water and water dispensers sold through major retailers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information and to learn more about Primo Water, please visit our website at

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained herein are not based on historical fact and are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the applicable securities laws and regulations. These statements include our focus on the tremendous growth opportunities available to us through our recent acquisition of Glacier Water and the extension of our DS Services contract and can otherwise be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "feel," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "project," “seek,” "should," "would,” “will,” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Owing to the uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, actual results could differ materially from those stated herein. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, adverse changes in the Company's relationships with its independent bottlers, distributors and suppliers, the loss of major retail customers of the Company or the reduction in volume or change in timing of purchases by major retail customers, lower than anticipated consumer and retailer acceptance of and demand for the Company's products and services, the entry of a competitor with greater resources into the marketplace, competition and other business conditions in the water and water dispenser industries in general, the Company’s experiencing product liability, product recall or higher than anticipated rates of sales returns associated with product quality or safety issues, the loss of key Company personnel, dependence on key management information systems, changes in the regulatory framework governing the Company's business, the Company's inability to efficiently expand operations and capacity to meet growth, the Company's inability to develop, introduce and produce new product offerings within the anticipated timeframe or at all, the Company’s inability to comply with its covenants in its credit facility, significant liabilities or costs associated with litigation or other legal proceedings, general economic conditions, the possible adverse effects that decreased discretionary consumer spending may have on the Company’s business, difficulties with the successful integration and realization of the anticipated benefits and synergies from the Glacier Water acquisition, including incorporation of internal controls and critical information technology systems such as management information systems and related tools, failure to manage our expanded operations following the Glacier Water acquisition, the incurrence of costs related to the Glacier Water acquisition, changes to the Company’s board of directors and management in connection with the Glacier Water acquisition, the impact of the loss or non-retention of certain key personnel after the Glacier Water acquisition , the termination or renegotiation of agreements with customers, suppliers and other business partners in connection with the Glacier Water acquisition, the possibility that the Company’s financial results following the Glacier Water acquisition may differ materially from the unaudited pro forma financial statements that have been or will be made available, the restrictions imposed upon our business as a result the restrictive covenants contained in our credit agreements, the possibility that we may fail to generate sufficient cash flow to service our debt obligations, and the negative effects that global capital and credit market issues may have on our liquidity, the costs of our borrowing and our operations of our suppliers, bottlers, distributors and customers as well as other risks described more fully in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 16, 2017 and its subsequent filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements reflect management's analysis as of the date of this press release. The Company does not undertake to revise these statements to reflect subsequent developments, other than in its regular, quarterly earnings releases or as otherwise required by applicable securities laws.

Contact: Primo Water Corporation Mark Castaneda, Chief Financial Officer (336) 331-4000 ICR Inc. Katie Turner Hunter Wells (646) 277-1228

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