Nestlé Waters Canada donates $3,705 worth of water to help Port Hope cope with treatment plant failure

To Press Releases listOct 24, 2011

Nestlé Waters Canada donates $3,705 worth of water to help Port Hope cope with treatment plant failure

Bottled water will be provided until water availability improves

TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, Ontario – Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that it has donated $3,705 worth of bottled water to the Municipality of Port Hope to help the community deal with a failure at its water treatment plant.

More than 60,480 bottles of water were delivered to municipal officials within hours of their initial request. If more bottled water is required, Nestlé Waters Canada has committed to donate more.

The Company also donated the cost of shipping the water to the municipality from its distribution centre, which was estimated to be an additional $1,000.

Nestlé Waters Canada regularly donates bottled water to municipalities and other organizations in need during local, provincial and national emergencies, largely through its national relationship with the Canadian Red Cross as official bottled water sponsor. Over the last ten years, the Company has donated millions of bottles of water during floods in Manitoba, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan, forest fires in British Columbia and northern Ontario and boil-water advisories and other potable water challenges across Canada.

About the Municipality of Port Hope
Established in 2001, the Municipality of Port Hope is a picturesque community located along the shores of Lake Ontario and the Northumberland Hills. The Municipality currently serves more than 16,000 residents as well as thriving business and tourist sectors. Port Hope is enjoying steady population and commercial growth and with a strong Economic Development strategy now in place, is well-positioned for long-term growth and sustainability.
For further information, please visit our web site at www.porthope.ca

About Nestlé Waters Canada

Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé Waters North America of Greenwich, Connecticut. With headquarters in the Township of Puslinch, bottling facilities in Hope, British Columbia, and Puslinch and distribution facilities in Chilliwack, British Columbia; Puslinch and Laval, Quebec, approximately 450 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada.

For further information, please visit our web site at www.nestle-waters.ca or contact:

John B. Challinor II   APR
Director, Corporate Affairs
Nestle Waters Canada
Telephone: 1 888 565-1445, Ext. 6441
Email: john.challinor@waters.nestle.com

Jamie Jo Alton
National Public Relations
Telephone: (416) 848-1370
Email: jalton@national.ca