Washington, DC 20549





to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):     January 29, 2019


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 January 29, 2019, the company issued a news release entitled “National Beverage Corp. Pays $2.90 Per Share Cash Dividend”. The release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.




Item 9.01      Financial Statements and Exhibit


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit 99.1      News release entitled “National Beverage Corp. Pays $2.90 Per Share Cash Dividend”





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:     January 30, 2019   /s/ George R. Bracken  
    George R. Bracken  
    Executive Vice President – Finance  
    Principal Financial Officer  






Exhibit 99.1

News release entitled “National Beverage Corp. Pays $2.90 Per Share Cash Dividend”



Exhibit 99.1



For Immediate Release

Contact: Office of the Chairman, Grace Keene





National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: FIZZ) today paid its ninth special cash dividend to holders of record on November 30, 2018, and released the following letter to shareholders written by Nick A. Caporella, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer:

January 29, 2019


Dear Fellow   Holder:


I’ve shared this statement with you before and I believe in it so strongly, I hope you don’t mind that I share it once again:


Companies do not end up doing good


for their shareholders . . .


They start – with their commitment to the


shareholders – and make good on IT!



Cumulatively from 2004, we have paid a total of $14.56 per share or 93% of our total earnings. This success has been achieved while growing our brands and maintaining a debt-free balance sheet.


I personally want to extend my deepest appreciation to those long-term shareholders who have firmly expressed their loyal and unconditional support of National Beverage throughout the years. You are dear to me and provide the stimulus that drives passion and commitment. I am grateful you are part of our wonderful company – a unique company that thrives on caring, innovation and the quest for excellence.









National Beverage Corp. 

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We are more determined than ever in our mission to help make America healthy and to secure our position as the dominant leader in the sparkling water category. We are launching ingenious LaCroix themes while exciting our discriminating consumers’ taste buds.


FIZZ shareholders are well aware of the nature of news in our country today. Political debate and social media have created a divisive polarization. As quoted in Time magazine, “Online, lies and truth look the same. This has been a boon for professional liars, who take advantage of the fact that two-thirds of Americans get their news from social media . . . These professional liars used these same platforms to falsely attack our brand integrity.


You can be assured our Board of Directors, all of Team National and I have proven our commitment to maximize shareholder value. This special dividend gives you, our shareholder, the option to decide your best reinvestment strategy.


Thank you for your steadfast support . . . together let’s ‘Embrace the Innocence!



With best regards and

                       continued commitment, 




Innovation should be new – but ours has the ‘essence’ to refresh and captivate with FIZZ + Fun


“Patriotism” – If Only We Could Bottle It!


This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors described in the Company's SEC filings which may cause actual results or achievements to differ from the results or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. The Company disclaims an obligation to update or announce revisions to any forward-looking statements.