Washington, DC 20549





to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):   September 29, 2016


National Beverage Corp.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)



(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


1-14170 59-2605822
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)


                8100 SW Tenth Street, Suite 4000

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(954) 581-0922
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 8.01 Other Events


On September 29, 2016, National Beverage Corp. issued a press release entitled “National Beverage Corp. Reassures” in response to a report issued by Glaucus Research Group. This release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


 (c) Exhibit 99.1         Press release dated September 29, 2016.





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


National Beverage Corp.



 By:    /s/ George R. Bracken

   George R. Bracken

   Executive Vice President - Finance




Date:  September 30, 2016          






99.1    Press release dated September 29, 2016.


Exhibit 99.1




For Immediate Release

Contact: Office of the Chairman, Grace Keene




FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, September 29, 2016 . . . National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: FIZZ) today issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s false and defamatory “research report”.


Chairman and CEO, Nick A. Caporella, stated that “I would again caution fellow shareholders about reacting to the many false statements made yesterday and I assure all parties that the financial prospects of the Company are just as fundamentally strong today as the day before this self-serving attack by short sellers.”


An egregious attempt was made to manipulate the Company’s common stock value by Glaucus Research Group through information that was adjudicated and found to be without merit both at the trial court and on appeal. All of this was done in violation of a protective order, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.


Our long-term investors who have been knowledgeable of the Company’s outstanding performance must be informed as to these recent circumstances and, to be as transparent as possible, we have created a website for this purpose. Information can soon be accessed at


Terrorizing campaigns through whatever means necessary is the motivation of ‘short interest’ manipulations. Those efforts are doomed to fail in the face of our outstanding performance.