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Marley Coffee Reports 187% Increase in Quarterly Revenue for Quarter Ended July 31, 2013 Compared to Quarter Ended July 31, 2012 and Significant Increases in Gross Profit and Gross Profit Margins

DENVER, Sept. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marley Coffee (OTCQB:JAMN), (www.marleycoffee.com), the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, reports financial results for the three and six months ended July 31, 2013 and 2012, including increases in revenue, gross profit and gross profit margins, as well as improvements in net loss for the fiscal second quarter and six months ended July 31, 2013, compared to the fiscal second quarter and six months ended July 31, 2012.

Highlights of the second fiscal quarter and six months include:

  • Revenue for the 2014 second fiscal quarter (i.e., the three months ended July 31, 2013) increased 187 percent to $1.6 million vs. $559 thousand compared with fiscal 2Q 2013. For the six-month period ended July 31, 2013, revenue increased 179 percent to $2.4 million compared with $869 thousand in the year-ago six-month period.
  • Gross profit increased to $472 thousand in the 2014 second fiscal quarter compared with $67 thousand in the year-ago second fiscal quarter. For the six months ended July 31, 2013, gross profit was $971 thousand compared with $142 thousand in the year-ago six-month period.
  • Gross profit margins increased to 29.4 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2014 from 11.9 percent in the year-ago second fiscal quarter.
  • Operating expenses decreased during the second fiscal quarter 2014 to $867 thousand from $1.0 million in the year-ago second fiscal quarter, and to $1.7 million for the six months ended July 31, 2013 from $2.0 million in the year-ago six-month period.
  • Net loss decreased to $715 thousand, or $0.01 per share for the second fiscal quarter of 2014, compared with a $986 thousand net loss, or $0.01 per share, in the year-ago second fiscal quarter. For the six-month period ended July 31, 2013, net loss was $1.1 million, or $0.01 per share compared with $1.9 million or $0.02 per share in the year-ago six-month period.
  • Increased retailer penetration to 7,500 locations as of July 31, 2013, compared with 500 locations at the end of the second quarter last year.
  • Generated distribution with several leading supermarket chains and retail outlets including Kroger, Safeway, Shaw's, Star Market, Winn-Dixie/ BI-LO, Market Basket and Best Buy/Future Shop of Canada.
  • Freed up more than $3.7 million in two tranches through Ironridge Global IV, Ltd. for the settlement of trade payables and to help finance Marley Coffee's rollout to national and regional chains.
  • Acquired Black Rock Beverage Services, expanding the company's business into the office coffee and food service markets.
  • Moved corporate headquarters to Denver.

"We are extremely pleased with the traction that Marley Coffee has made in the marketplace and the improved brand awareness that has increased our footprint with some of the largest and most successful retail grocery chains and consumer electronics chains in North America," said Rohan Marley, founder and Chairman, who continued, "Our goal is to continue to increase our distribution network in both domestic and international markets, introduce innovative new products and increase the number of SKUs carried by our customers throughout this fiscal year and into fiscal 2015.

"As revenues increase, we also expect to continue to benefit from economies of scale and margin expansion as we seek to capitalize on the significant trend and growing consumer awareness toward organic, sustainable premium and super-premium specialty coffees, and specifically, greater awareness and demand for our brand."

About Jammin Java Corp., d/b/a Marley Coffee

Marley Coffee (corporate name Jammin Java Corp.) is a US-based company that provides premium, artisan roasted coffee to the grocery, retail, online, service, hospitality, office coffee service and big box store industry. Under its exclusive licensing agreement with 56 Hope Road, the company continues to develop its coffee lines under the Marley Coffee brand. The company is a fully reporting company quoted on the OTCQB under the symbol "JAMN". Learn more at www.MarleyCoffee.com or visit the corporate website at www.JamminJavaCorp.com.

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Forward-Looking Statement

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JAMMIN JAVA CORP.
BALANCE SHEETS
July 31,
2013
January 31,
2013
(Unaudited)
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash $ 410,061 $ --
Restricted cash -- 65,382
Accounts receivable 1,629,165 415,721
Notes receivable - related party 2,724 --
Inventory 2,982,303 --
Prepaid expenses 364,501 173,264
Other current assets -- 24,387
Total Current Assets 5,388,754 678,754
Property and equipment, net 69,808 19,705
License agreement 681,334 705,667
Deferred financing costs -- 43,490
Other assets 15,716 --
Total Assets $ 6,155,612 $ 1,447,616
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 876,197 $ 762,663
Accounts payable - related party -- 2,258
Accrued expenses 53,253 92,586
Accrued expenses - related party 84,503 30,073
Bank Overdraft -- 8,931
Notes payable - Related party -- 9,454
Secured promissory note -- net of discount of $-0- and $29,925, respectively -- 320,075
Notes payable 6,207 --
Derivative liability -- 120,006
Total Current Liabilities 1,020,160 1,346,046
Total Liabilities 1,020,160 1,346,046
Stockholders' Equity:
Common stock, $.001 par value, 5,112,861,525 shares authorized; 95,722,901 and 79,373,546 shares issued and outstanding, as of July 31, 2013 and January 31, 2013, respectively 97,959 79,377
Shares due from Ironridge (674,450) --
Additional paid-in-capital 13,904,488 7,081,011
Accumulated deficit (8,192,545) (7,058,818)
Total Stockholders' Equity 5,135,452 101,570
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 6,155,612 $ 1,447,616
JAMMIN JAVA CORP.
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
Three Months Ended
July 31,
Six Months Ended
July 31,
2013 2012 2013 2012
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Revenue $1,605,438 $ 559,485 $2,422,487 $ 869,099
Cost of sales:
Cost of sales products 1,133,359 492,728 1,451,520 727,261
Total cost of sales 1,133,359 492,728 1,451,520 727,261
Gross Profit $ 472,079 $ 66,757 $ 970,967 $ 141,838
Operating Expenses:
Compensation and benefits 411,996 635,066 687,153 1,210,729
Selling and marketing 37,719 124,994 123,932 302,772
General and administrative 416,946 277,712 868,748 493,772
Total operating expenses 866,661 1,037,772 1,679,833 2,007,273
Other income (expense):
Other expense (Including loss on settlement of liabilities of $436,207) (319,321) -- (316,186) --
Interest income -- 103 -- 413
Interest (expense) (1,176) (15,320) (108,674) (15,389)
Total other income (expense) (320,497) (15,217) (424,860) (14,976)
Net Loss $ (715,079) $ (986,232) $ (1,133,726) $ (1,880,411)
Net loss per share:
Basic and diluted loss per share $ (0.01) $ (0.01) $ (0.01) $ (0.02)
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted 90,108,517 76,744,150 85,413,315 76,744,150

CONTACT: Dian Griesel Int'l. 212-825-3210Source:Jammin Java Corp.