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PepsiCo Announces Receipt of All Necessary Regulatory and Shareholder Approvals to Create Strategic Alliance in China with Tingyi Holding

Thursday, March 29, 2012

PepsiCo Announces Receipt of All Necessary Regulatory and Shareholder Approvals to Create Strategic Alliance in China with Tingyi Holding12:07 EDT Thursday, March 29, 2012PURCHASE, N.Y., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), the world's second-largest food and beverage business, today announced that it and Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp. (Tingyi) (0322.HK), one of the leading food and beverage companies in China, have received all necessary regulatory and shareholder approvals required to complete their transaction to create a strategic beverage alliance in China, which is projected to become the world's largest beverage market by 2015. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111212/NY20842LOGO) The alliance was approved by the shareholders of Tingyi in February and received regulatory approval in China on March 29, 2012.  PepsiCo and Tingyi are working to facilitate a smooth closure to the transaction at the earliest possible date.About PepsiCoPepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses ? Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola ? make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com. PepsiCo Cautionary Statement Statements in this communication that are "forward-looking statements" are based on currently available information, operating plans and projections about future events and trends. Terminology such as "believe," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "project," "anticipate," "will" or similar statements or variations of such terms are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such terms. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted in such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: changes in demand for PepsiCo's products, as a result of changes in consumer preferences and tastes or otherwise; PepsiCo's ability to compete effectively; unfavorable economic conditions in the countries in which PepsiCo operates; damage to PepsiCo's reputation; PepsiCo's ability to grow its business in developing and emerging markets or unstable political conditions, civil unrest or other developments and risks in the countries where PepsiCo operates; trade consolidation or the loss of any key customer; changes in the legal and regulatory environment; PepsiCo's ability to build and sustain proper information technology infrastructure, successfully implement its ongoing business transformation initiative or outsource certain functions effectively; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; increased costs, disruption of supply or shortages of raw materials and other supplies; disruption of PepsiCo's supply chain; climate change, or legal, regulatory or market measures to address climate change; PepsiCo's ability to hire or retain key employees or a highly skilled and diverse workforce; PepsiCo's failure to successfully renew collective bargaining agreements or strikes or work stoppages; failure to successfully complete or integrate acquisitions and joint ventures into PepsiCo's existing operations; failure to successfully implement PepsiCo's global operating model; failure to realize anticipated benefits from PepsiCo's productivity plan; any downgrade of PepsiCo's credit ratings; and any infringement of or challenge to PepsiCo's intellectual property rights. For additional information on these and other factors that could cause PepsiCo's actual results to materially differ from those set forth herein, please see PepsiCo's filings with the SEC, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. PepsiCo undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  SOURCE PepsiCo, Inc.For further information: Investor, Jamie Caulfield, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, +1-914-253-3035, jamie.caulfield@pepsico.com, or Media, Jeff Dahncke, Senior Director, Media Bureau, +1-914-253-3941, jeff.dahncke@pepsico.com