Corby Distilleries changes its name to Corby Spirit and Wine.

Company adopts new name and new identity to better reflect evolving business.

TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Corby Distilleries Limited announced today that, effective immediately, it will begin operating under the name Corby Spirit and Wine Limited. The new name was approved yesterday at the Company's annual general meeting, and reflecting the change, Corby will now trade on the TSX under the symbols CSW.A and CSW.B effective at the start of trading on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

"We made this change because "Distilleries" had become too narrow a description," said Patrick O'Driscoll, President and CEO. "Corby can trace its roots back over 100 years, and this is the third time we've changed our name. As with the previous changes, our new name and identity do a better job of telling the world who we are and what we do. Today, we are brand-builders of spirits and wine, with a growing premium portfolio, a strong focus on product, service and marketing, and a culture that is aspirational, not industrial."

"Our dynamic new logo is built upon our name and history," observed Communications Manager Amandine Robin. "Its colours reflect our partnership with Pernod Ricard, and the design conveys momentum and conviviality. It works with our new name, Corby Spirit and Wine - notice that there is no "s" after "Spirit" - to provide the foundation for a brand that captures our company-wide sense of spirit, communicates our values, and brings clarity to our core business activities."

The new name was accompanied by a completely redesigned corporate identity. The night before the launch, the Company worked with suppliers to change signage and update the corporate website, which included adding a video that introduces the new name and logo. As a crowning touch, inspired by the new logo's colours, a blue cocktail will specially mark the debut of Corby's new corporate identity: the Absolut Blue Cosmopolitan.

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About Corby

Corby is a leading Canadian marketer and distributor of spirits and imported wines. Corby's portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including Wiser's®, Lot 40®, and Pike Creek® Canadian whiskies as well as Lamb's® rum, Polar Ice® vodka and McGuinness® and Criollo® liqueurs. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., a global leader in the spirits and wine industry, Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT® vodka, Chivas Regal®, The Glenlivet® and Ballantine's® Scotch whiskies, Jameson® Irish whiskey, Beefeater® gin, Malibu® rum, Kahlúa® liqueur, Mumm® champagne, and Jacob's Creek®, Wyndham Estate®, Stoneleigh®, Campo Viejo® and Graffigna® wines. Corby was named one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada in both 2012 and 2013. The existing Voting Class A Common Shares and Non-voting Class B Common Shares of the Company are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols CDL.A and CDL.B, respectively. For further information, please visit our website: www.corby.ca.

Image with caption: "New brand identity for Corby Spirit and Wine. (CNW Group/Corby Spirit and Wine Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131107_C5105_PHOTO_EN_33091.jpg

SOURCE: Corby Spirit and Wine Limited

For further information:

Amandine Robin
Manager, Communications
Email: canada.communications@pernod-ricard.com
Telephone: 416-479-2492


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