Jury in California Superior Court Unanimously Found Monster Energy Drinks Do Not Cause Cardiac Arrhythmias or Cardiac Arrest

Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) today reported that on Thursday, December 6th, a jury in a California Superior Court in Riverside, California unanimously found that Monster Energy drinks do not cause cardiac arrhythmias or cardiac arrest. The case was Bledsoe v. Monster.

This is the first case of this type to ever go to verdict and I am pleased the jury listened to the medical and scientific evidence and followed the law, said Marc P. Miles of Shook, Hardy & Bacon. After years of unsupported allegations regarding the safety of energy drinks, the jury needed only fifteen minutes to reach this finding.

More than 100 billion energy drinks have been sold and safely consumed worldwide for more than 27 years. More than 25 billion Monster Energy drinks have been sold and safely consumed worldwide for more than 15 years.

Monster Energy drinks contain approximately 10 mg of caffeine per ounce from all sources. A 16 oz. Monster Energy drink contains less than half the caffeine contained in a same-sized coffeehouse coffee.

Monster has always been confident in the safety of its products and stands by them. This verdict further validates what Monster has always known – Monster Energy drinks are safe.

Monster was represented by Shook, Hardy & Bacon attorneys Marc Miles, Kristy Schlesinger, Janet Hickson and Gabe Spooner.

Monster Beverage Corporation

Based in Corona, California, Monster Beverage Corporation is a holding company and conducts no operating business except through its consolidated subsidiaries. The Companys subsidiaries develop and market energy drinks, including Monster Energy energy drinks, Monster Energy Ultra energy drinks, Monster MAXX„¢ maximum strength energy drinks, Java Monster non-carbonated coffee + energy drinks, Espresso Monster„¢ espresso + energy drinks, Caff Monster non-carbonated energy coffee drinks, Monster Rehab non-carbonated energy drinks with electrolytes, Muscle Monster energy shakes, bermonster energy drinks, Monster Hydro energy drinks, NOS energy drinks, Full Throttle energy drinks, Burn energy drinks, Samurai energy drinks, Relentless energy drinks, Mother energy drinks, Power Play energy drinks, BU energy drinks, Nalu energy drinks, BPM energy drinks, Gladiator energy drinks, Ultra Energy energy drinks, Mutant energy drinks and Predator energy drinks. For more information, visit www.monsterbevcorp.com.

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