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CROWN BEVERAGE COMPANY WINS PEPSICO BOTTLER OF THE YEAR AWARD

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Crown Beverages Limited has beaten 200 other companies all over the world to win the Pepsico global bottler of the year award.

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The Ugandan beverage company was announced at a dinner hosted to celebrate the PepsiCo Europe and Sub-Saharan African (ESSA) Bottler of the year for 2018.

The trophy was handed over by newly appointed PepsiCo CEO Ramon

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Laguarta to Crown Beverages Board of Directors including their Chairman Amos Nzeyi and CEO

Paddy Muramiirah in Barcelona, Spain.

Speaking at the ceremony Nzeyi, commended the company’s customers, staff, shareholders, partners and the government for their contribution towards the success.

“We are honored to have won the ESSA Bottler of the year award and appreciate the support of all our stakeholders for the collaborative engagement that has led us to this achievement. The journey has just started, Nzeyi said.

“Over the last 26 years, we have invested over $200 million (Ugx740 billion) to create a platform for all Ugandans and we will continue to do so.”

The Crown Beverage Limited chairman said the money has been invested in factory lines, human resource, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and environmental sustainability projects.

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The PepsiCo “Bottler of the Year Award” is the highest annual regional recognition conferred upon PepsiCo’s best bottling partner from PepsiCo Europe and Africa.Nominations for the award are premised on quality standards, community support, customer service, volume and sales growth as well as proven commitment to performance with purpose.

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Commenting on the award, Paddy Muramiira, the Chief Executive Officer for Crown Beverage Limited said their strength comes from three pillars.

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“At the base, a supportive board and a collaborative PepsiCo franchise team and on top a motivated, innovative and fast thinking team of employees,”Muramiira said.

We improved our operational efficiencies, set realistic targets and complied with all operational standard practices as required by the franchise and national regulators.”