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2 Below is a letter from the registrant notifying its shareholders of record as of August 31, 2001, of the following change to the registrant's notice of annual meeting of shareholders: NATIONAL ONE NORTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE TEL: (954) 581-0922 BEVERAGE FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 33324 FAX: (954) 473-4052 CORP. ================================================================================ AMERICA'S FLAVOR CHOICE ----------------------- NICK A. CAPORELLA CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER September 18, 2001 To Our Shareholders: This was a year when we hoped to celebrate our Company, its progress and our great performance. But the attacks on our country engulf our Company's success and we believe that this is not the time for us to celebrate. Therefore, this year our Company will hold a subdued Annual Meeting at home in Fort Lauderdale where, out of respect for the victims and survivors, we will only transact the business required by law. Our meeting will take place at the Sheraton Suites Hotel, 311 North University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the previously scheduled date of October 26, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. The money we save by having a more austere meeting this year will be contributed to the victims of the terrorist attacks. The annual report that is enclosed was prepared before September 11th and I am sure you will take that into account in reading it. Best regards, -------------------------------------- Nick A. Caporella