Alkaline Water Co. Advises That Beverage Stock Review Initiates Coverage

Report Notes Alkaline88 Is "Crushing the Competition in Southern California"

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - May 9, 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 announced today that online research and reporting service, Beverage Stock Review has initiated coverage of the Company's recent activity's.

The Beverage Stock Review launched in March of 2015 and is the only financial site devoted solely to coverage of publicly traded beverage companies. Advisors to the Beverage Stock Review consists of a unique blend of Wall Street and Industry experts, who work in the distribution sector of the beverage industry. This perspective offers the opportunity to quickly identify from the front lines any newly developing brands gaining ongoing consumer acceptance and traction as opposed to what might otherwise be considered a short term fad.

"Alkaline88 is one of the most exciting new launches we have witnessed in the fast growing Alkaline segment of the designer waters marketplace," stated Roland Rick Perry, Editor of the Beverage Stock Review. "Despite modest bootstrapped beginnings, in two short years Alkaline88 has flown past its deep-pocketed competitors in the hotly contested Southern California market, surpassing both 15-year-old Essentia Water, which is backed by Castanea Partners, as well as First Beverage Group and AquaHydrate, which is backed by billionaire Ron Burkle plus celebrities Mark Wahlberg and Sean 'Diddy' Combs." Mr. Perry concludes, "We are excited to initiate coverage on The Alkaline Water Company and to provide ongoing coverage as they conquer west coast markets and continue their journey to hydrate consumers across the country."

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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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Contact Information:

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

Institutional Analyst Inc.
Roland Rick Perry