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Leadership Team Announced for Keurig Dr Pepper


Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) and Keurig Green Mountain,
Inc. ("Keurig") today jointly announced the leadership team for the new
Keurig Dr Pepper ("KDP"), effective upon the expected July 9, 2018
close of the merger transaction.

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"Our new leadership team represents the very best talent across both
great companies," stated Bob Gamgort, future CEO of Keurig Dr Pepper.
"With proven track records of delivering strong results, I am pleased to
have these experienced executives join me in creating a new challenger
in the beverage industry. Our combined selling and distribution
capabilities, along with our portfolio of hot and cold beverages, will
enable us to reach consumers anytime and anywhere they shop for a

Upon the successful close of the merger, the following executives will
comprise the KDP executive leadership team:

Jim Baldwin is appointed Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel.
He joined Dr Pepper Snapple in 1997 as Assistant General Counsel and was
most recently Executive Vice President and General Counsel.

Rodger Collins is appointed President Direct Store Delivery, with
responsibility for all company-owned DSD operations. He joined Dr Pepper
Snapple in 2006 through its acquisition of Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Bottling
Group. He has been with the Bottling Group and its predecessor companies
since 1978 and was most recently President of Packaged Beverages.

Fernando Cortes is appointed Chief Supply Chain Officer. He
joined Dr Pepper Snapple in 2003 and was most recently Executive Vice
President of Supply Chain.

Ozan Dokmecioglu is appointed Chief Financial Officer. He joined
Keurig in May 2016 as Chief Financial Officer.

Lain Hancock is appointed Chief Strategy and Emerging Brands
Officer. He joined Dr Pepper Snapple in 2007 and held executive
leadership positions in supply chain and human resources, including most
recently as CEO of Bai Brands.

Derek Hopkins is appointed Chief Commercial Officer, with
responsibility for customer management across all channels and brands,
eCommerce, partner and private label relationships and all commercial
support functions. He joined Keurig in June 2015 and was most recently
Chief Integration Officer leading the KDP merger and, prior to that, was
President of the Keurig US business.

Rich Jones is appointed Chief Integration and Supply Chain
Transformation Officer. He joined Keurig in 2017 as Chief Supply Chain

Andrew Loucks is appointed President Keurig Appliances. He joined
Keurig in September 2017 as Senior Vice President Beverage Brands and
was most recently the interim President of the Keurig US Commercial

Meg Newman is appointed Chief Human Resources Officer. She joined
Keurig in March 2017 as Chief Human Resources Officer.

Maria Sceppaguercio is appointed Chief Corporate Affairs Officer.
She joined Keurig in March 2018 as Senior Vice President of Investor

Andrew Springate is appointed Chief Marketing Officer. He joined
Dr Pepper Snapple in 2000 and was most recently Senior Vice President
Marketing for Dr Pepper and Sponsorships Marketing.

David Thomas is appointed Chief Research & Development Officer.
He joined Dr Pepper Snapple in 2006 and was most recently Executive Vice
President Research & Development.

Jim Trebilcock is appointed Chief Franchise and International
Officer, with responsibility for franchise bottler relationships and all
International businesses. He joined Dr Pepper Snapple in 1987 and was
most recently EVP & Chief Commercial Officer.

The Company also announced the departures of the following executives in
conjunction with the close of the merger, in some cases after a
transition period in which they will support the new organization start
up: Mark Choe, Chief Product Officer Keurig, Mike Degnan,
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate General Counsel Keurig, Marty Ellen,
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer DPS, Jim
, President of Beverage Concentrates and Latin America
Beverages DPS, Derry Hobson, Executive Vice President –
Transition Team DPS, and Scott Moffitt, Chief Brand and Beverage
Officer Keurig.

"These talented and dedicated executives have made significant
contributions to both companies, and I sincerely thank them for their
leadership, particularly during the merger process," stated Bob Gamgort.

As previously disclosed, Larry Young, Chief Executive Officer
DPS, will retire from the Company and join the KDP Board of Directors.

About Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) is a leading producer of flavored
beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by
more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and
flavor. We have seven of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and nine of
our 10 leading brands are No. 1 or No. 2 in their flavor categories. In
addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio
includes 7UP, A&W, Bai, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, IBC,
Mott's, Mr & Mrs T mixers, Peñafiel, Rose's, Schweppes, Squirt and
Sunkist soda. To learn more about our iconic brands and Plano,
Texas-based company, please visit
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About Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) is a leader in specialty coffee and
innovative single serve brewing systems. Committed to delivering
exceptional coffee for more than 35 years, today our Keurig® brewers and
single-serve hot beverages are in 25 million homes throughout North
America. In under a minute, Keurig® brewers consistently and
conveniently deliver a fresh-brewed, great tasting cup with just the
push of a button. As a testament to that quality, more than 50 leading
global coffee, tea and cocoa brands have partnered with Keurig, joining
beloved owned brands like Green Mountain Coffee Roasters® and The
Original Donut Shop® coffee to offer consumers vast personal choice from
500+ varieties. As a company founded on social responsibility, Keurig is
committed to using the power of business to brew a better world through
our work to build resilient supply chains, sustainable products, and
thriving communities. For more information, visit,
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