Alkaline Water Co. Single Serving Bottles Now Available Through 1,200 Unified Grocers Retailers

Unified Grocers Approximately 1,200 SoCal Retailers Now Have Access to Alkaline88 in 4 Product Sizes

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - May 3, 2016) - The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (OTCQB: WTER) (the "Company"), developers of an innovative state of the art proprietary electrolysis beverage process packaged and sold in 500ml, 700ml, 1-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes under the trade name Alkaline88, is pleased to announce today that Unified Grocers, one of the top 40 largest distributors in the USA, and which currently distributes Alkaline88 in 1-gallon and 3-liter sizes, is adding the 1-liter and 700ml sizes to its many retail partners across Southern California.

Steven P. Nickolas, CEO and President of the company states, "Todays news that one of our largest accounts has opted to add two of our increasingly popular single-serving products across the entire Southern California region is clear validation that the health conscious consumer is really starting to drive adoption in this category. We are thrilled that even more of our products will now be exposed to buyers at well over 1,200 retailers throughout this important territory. Choice is always a good thing, and we hope that as the SoCal summer heats up that the healthy consumer choice will be any one of our conveniently sized Alkaline88 products." 

Founded in 1922, Unified Grocers is a retailer-owned wholesale grocery distributor that supplies independent retailers throughout the western United States. Unified, which generated approximately $3.9 billion in sales during fiscal 2014, offers independent retailers all the resources they need to compete in the supermarket industry. The organization employs approximately 2,700 individuals and includes about 1,400 member stores with more than 2,900 stores served in total.

About The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (OTCQB: WTER):
The Alkaline Water Company Inc. has developed an innovative, state of the art, proprietary electrolysis process that produces healthy alkaline water for a balanced lifestyle. The company is focused on the business of distributing and marketing the retail sale of its cost-effective packaged Alkaline88 water beverage products. The Alkaline Water Company Inc. is currently in the midst of a national mass-market expansion program and is available for consumer sales at major retail locations across the United States. Learn more about The Alkaline Water Company Inc. by visiting:

About Alkaline88:
Alkaline88 is a premier bottled alkaline drinking water with an 8.8-pH balance. Enhanced with trace minerals and electrolytes, the product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in conveniently packaged 500ml, 700ml, and 1-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes. Learn more about the science of Alkaline88 at

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This press release contains "forward-looking statements." Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, The Alkaline Water Company Inc.'s expectations for continued growth and expansion of the Alkaline88 brand over the next fiscal year. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with developing new products and operating as a development stage company, our ability to raise the additional funding will need to continue to pursue our business and product development plans, competition in the industry in which we operate and market conditions. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States of America. Although we believe that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions will prove to be accurate, investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the reports and other documents we file with the SEC, available at

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The Alkaline Water Company Inc.
WTER Investor Relations,
The Alkaline Water Company Inc.,
(480) 656-2423