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 31, 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

(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 31, 2019, the company issued a news release entitled “National Beverage Corp. Proves LaCroix is 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 “National Beverage Corp. Proves LaCroix is 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:     February 1, 2019  /s/ George R. Bracken

George R. Bracken

Executive Vice President – Finance

Principal Financial Officer






Exhibit 99.1

News release entitled “National Beverage Corp. Proves LaCroix is Natural”



Exhibit 99.1



For Immediate Release

Contact: Office of the Chairman, Grace Keene





FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, January 31, 2019 . . . National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: FIZZ) reaffirms essences contained in LaCroix are certified by suppliers and an independent laboratory to be 100% natural.


In October 2018, a prominent law firm, in response to a lawsuit, had LaCroix essences independently tested by an accredited lab. This law firm managed the process of the test protocols and results, which included retaining the services of a foremost Regulatory Science expert. Results of the tests, performed under the rigorous standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials, concluded no trace of artificial or synthetic additives were found, further confirming supplier certifications.


“We unequivocally stand behind these results and refute contrary claims contained in lawsuits, including the one filed this week in New York,” stated Nick A. Caporella, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. We pride ourselves in bringing only the healthiest, safest and most delicious ingredients to our consumers − all with zero calories, zero sugar and zero sodium.


FIZZ shareholders and consumers alike 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,” Caporella concluded.





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