DC Brands Announces Exclusive Manufacturing Agreement With Village Tea Company

DENVER, July 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DC Brands International, Inc., (OTC:HRDN), a company specializing in the manufacturing of its functional beverages and health products, today announces that it has signed an exclusive manufacturing supply services agreement with Village Tea Company Distribution, Inc. to develop a line of ready-to-drink teas with added supplements.

Village Tea intends to use DC Brands' innovative patented supplement delivery cap, to enhance the tea for those interested in sports nutrition. Village Tea also intends to utilize DC Brands' existing and anticipated distribution channels to sell this unique new product.

Janon Costely, CEO of Village Tea Company Distribution Inc., stated, "We view this as another great opportunity to continue expanding the unique flavors of the Village Tea brand into a more convenient format for our existing channel and for customers looking for ready-to-drink healthy beverage products. We look forward to DC Brands leveraging their capabilities in an attempt to reach our corporate goals."

Bob Armstrong, the CFO and acting CEO of DC Brands International, stated, "This is a very exciting next step in building our relationship with Village Tea. This will allow us to utilize the expertise that we have developed in the past several years producing our line of HARD Nutrition Functional Beverages."

About DC Brands International, Inc.

DC Brands International, a publicly traded company under the ticker symbol (HRDN), presently specializes in the manufacturing of its functional beverages and health products. Established in 1998, DC Brands began producing a number of lines of energy drinks in 2005. DC Brands then purchased the assets of H.A.R.D. Nutrition and began its quest to produce a new health line of products. DC Brands has recently announced the release of its new H.A.R.D. Nutrition Functional Water Systems, which it expects will revolutionize the functional beverage category.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. In some cases forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "should," "potential," "continue," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," and similar expressions. These statements are based upon current beliefs, expectations and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and include statements regarding the expected relationship between Village Tea and the Company and the expansion of Village Tea and the ability of Village Tea to implement its business plan. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth or implied by any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the ability of the two companies to successfully work together, the market acceptance of the product, the ability of Village Tea to raise the necessary funding to implement its strategy and other factors described in our report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and any other filings with the SEC. The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release on account of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law. Copies of these filings are available at www.sec.gov.

CONTACT: DC Brands International, Inc. Bob Armstrong barmstrong@dc-brands.comSource:DC Brands International, Inc.