Washington, DC 20549





to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 18, 2018


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 33324
(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 October 18, 2018 the company issued a news release entitled “LaCroix Essences Confirmed As ‘Natural’”. The release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.



Item 9.01      Financial Statements and Exhibit


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit 99.1      News release entitled “LaCroix Essences Confirmed As ‘Natural’





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.











Date:     October 19, 2018


/s/ George R. Bracken




George R. Bracken


    Executive Vice President – Finance  



Principal Financial Officer






Exhibit 99.1

News release entitled “LaCroix Essences Confirmed As ‘Natural’



Exhibit 99.1



For Immediate Release

Contact: Office of the Chairman, Grace Keene








FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, October 18, 2018 . . . National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: FIZZ) has announced the results of testing performed by a certified independent laboratory.


A lab, accredited under the strict standards set by the International Standards Organization, tested vendor supplied ingredients to confirm they were derived from natural sources, such as fruit, instead of being artificially created in a lab. The rigorous standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials conclusively proved that no trace of artificial or synthetic additives was found.


The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that the description ‘natural’ on a food label is truthful and non-misleading when ‘nothing artificial or synthetic (including all color additives regardless of source) has been included in, or has been added.’


“While we and our loyal consumers never doubted the outcome of these tests, the results affirm our authenticity to our devoted consumers, retail partners, employees and shareholders,” stated Nick A. Caporella, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.


“All of those wonderful people whose goodness, science, loyalty, courage and compassion, who have supported LaCroix vigorously, should be beaming today! I personally want to extend our deepest appreciation to all those who took their valuable time in support of LaCroix.















National Beverage Corp.

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Our innocence was severely tested these last few weeks with critics using cruel and heartless descriptions that tore at our hearts with shameless fabrications resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars of investor losses by their now proven false allegations. Is our moral code of justice, ‘Innocent Until Proven Guilty’, a once honored and revered dogma, now synthetic? In business today, is there protection for the innocent? It is unfortunate we live in a time when unscrupulous and misleading allegations can be made with complete disregard for the reputation, credibility and integrity of a person, company or brand.


‘Innocence’ is our steadfast claim – and that’s as good as it gets!” Caporella concluded.


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