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Alkaline Water Co. Joins With Associated Grocers of Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Serve Southern States as Summer Heats Up

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 06/20/14 -- The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (OTCBB: WTER) (the "Company"), developers of an innovative state of the art proprietary electrolysis beverage process, packaged and sold in 3 liter and 1 gallon sizes under the trade name Alkaline88, announced today it has entered into a distribution agreement with Associated Grocers, Inc. of Louisiana (www.agbr.com).

Since its inception in 1950 with 17 founding member stores, Associated Grocers remains committed to its original goal of helping the independent grocer remain competitive. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, the company has developed an impressive campus of warehouse and administrative buildings that total over 700,000 square feet serving 200+ independent retail supermarkets in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. Associated Grocers, Inc. considers itself the "grocery store for grocery stores" providing a shopping list of products and services that allow independent supermarkets to compete with the national chains while providing their unique hometown flavors and fast, friendly service. With over 750 full-time employees and annual sales over $675 million, Associated Grocers, Inc. is a key player in the regional economy.

"We are delighted with Associated Grocers decision to add Alkaline88 to their product offering at over two hundred stores in this important retail region." comments Steven Nickolas, President & CEO of The Alkaline Water Company, Inc. "It also gives us the opportunity to minimize our freight cost by utilizing our new co-packing relationship in Tyler, Texas. Summer is here, and as in other regions we expect tremendous acceptance of our bulk water products in their stores. Our national positioning program continues ahead of schedule, and it looks like it will be a great selling season for Alkaline88."

Additional details of the Company's business, finances, appointments and agreements can be found as part of the Company's continuous public disclosure as a reporting issuer with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") available at www.sec.gov. For more information, visit our website at www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

The Alkaline Water Company, Inc. (OTCBB: WTER)
The Alkaline Water Company Inc. has developed an innovative, state of the art, proprietary electrolysis process that produces healthy alkaline water for a balanced lifestyle. The company is focused on the business of distributing and marketing the retail sale of its cost-effectively packaged Alkaline88 water beverage products. Visit us at:www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

About Alkaline Water Products
Alkaline88's premier alkaline water is an 8.8 pH balanced bottled alkaline drinking water enhanced with trace minerals and electrolytes. The product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in conveniently packaged three liter and one gallon sizes (plus 700ml in select markets). The Alkaline Water Company Inc. is currently in the midst of a national mass markets expansion program and is already available for consumer sales at a growing number of major retail locations across many parts of the United States. Learn more about the science behind alkaline water by visiting www.thealkalinewaterco.com.

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