Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) today announced that Heather Catelotti has been promoted to vice president of investor relations and will assume leadership of the company’s investor relations function, reporting directly to CFO Marty Ellen.

The move comes as Carolyn Ross has been named senior vice president, strategy and innovation. She will continue to report to Mr. Ellen. Both Ms. Ross and Ms. Catelotti begin their new roles effective immediately.

“Heather has played an instrumental role in the success of our investor relations function over the past two and a half years,” said Mr. Ellen. “Her strong analytical skills, understanding of our business and key industry relationships will serve DPS well. We appreciate Carolyn’s contributions to our investor relations function over the past five years, and with a previous background in marketing finance and marketing return analytics, we know she’s the right person to lead our growth strategies, innovation and commercial planning efforts.”

Ms. Catelotti is a graduate of Fairfield University and has worked for DPS and its predecessor companies for 10 years. She has served in numerous commercial finance roles and, prior to joining the investor relations team, helped establish the company’s revenue margin management function.

About Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Dr 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 6 of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 13 of our 14 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, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, 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 www.DrPepperSnapple.com. For our latest news and updates, follow us at www.Facebook.com/DrPepperSnapple or www.Twitter.com/DrPepperSnapple.

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