Sauza® Tequila And Justin Timberlake Join Forces To Shake Up The Super-Premium Tequila Category With Sauza® 901® Beam Partners with the Ultimate Innovative Artist on an Inspired Spirit

DEERFIELD, Ill., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sauza® Tequila, one of the oldest and most storied houses in tequila, and Justin Timberlake have joined forces to launch Sauza® 901® super-premium tequila. The co-branded partnership blends the creativity and one-of-a-kind personality of the 901® brand's founder with the quality and history of iconic Sauza Tequila to craft a dynamic lifestyle spirits brand. The latest offering from Beam Inc. (NYSE:  BEAM) is a super-premium tequila that takes on the persona of its creator – delivering a smooth, versatile and unique taste that is a cut above the rest.

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"Justin Timberlake is a creative powerhouse, and we couldn't be more excited to join forces for this long-term partnership on Sauza 901," said Bill Newlands, President North America, Beam Inc. "We look forward to driving Sauza 901 in the marketplace with the backing of Beam's powerful marketing, sales and distribution organization. This is amazing liquid, and we believe Sauza 901 will challenge industry norms and transform the way people think about tequila."

Named for the time when the night gets interesting and a nod to Justin Timberlake's hometown area code in Memphis, Tennessee, Sauza 901 Tequila embodies the fun energy of the award-winning entertainer. Sauza 901 offers a super smooth, triple-distilled 100 percent agave tequila. Perfect for nighttime and celebratory occasions, Sauza 901 can be served straight up or on the rocks. It also provides a sophisticated, unique mixer for designing inventive cocktails – from the classic Paloma to the Mexican Mule, an updated twist on the Moscow Mule and Justin Timberlake's favorite cocktail.

"My love for tequila began a few years ago after I visited the tequila heartland of Jalisco, Mexico, and saw the passion and craftsmanship that goes into every bottle," said Justin Timberlake. "That trip inspired me to create 901, and I'm thrilled to partner with Sauza so we can continue to bring the world 901."

Sauza 901 will be available in select markets in early 2014 for a suggested retail price of $29.99. The 80-proof 750ml bottle will feature new co-branded packaging, including a distinctive bottle and a unique label design. Over time, given the global reach of Beam and Justin Timberlake as an artist, the Sauza 901 brand will be rolled out in select international markets, as well.

To offer an exclusive taste of Sauza 901, the brand will have a presence at Justin Timberlake's world tour "The 20/20 Experience" with a Sauza 901 bar at every show.  For more information, visit www.901.com, follow us on Twitter @Sauza901, or like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Sauza901

About Sauza 901
Sauza 901 is a super-premium tequila and marks a collaborative effort on behalf of Sauza Tequila, one of the world's top premium tequila brands, and Justin Timberlake.  The co-branded offering blends the creativity and one-of-a-kind personality of its founder with the quality and history of iconic Sauza Tequila for a dynamic new lifestyle spirits brand. Perfect for any occasion from a celebratory night out to a low key night with friends, Sauza 901 is made with 100 percent agave tequila and offers a smooth, triple-distilled, super-premium spirit.  Sauza 901 is part of the Beam Inc. (NYSE: BEAM) portfolio.

About Beam Inc.
As one of the world's leading premium spirits companies, Beam is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World.  Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company's brands, including Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker's Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier Cognac, Teacher's Scotch Whisky, Skinnygirl Cocktails, Cruzan Rum, Hornitos Tequila, Knob Creek Bourbon, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC and DeKuyper Cordials.  Beam is focused on delivering superior performance with its unique combination of scale with agility and a strategy of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth. Beam and its 3,400 passionate associates worldwide generated 2012 sales of $2.5 billion (excluding excise taxes), volume of 38 million 9-liter equivalent cases and some of the industry's fastest growing innovations.

Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index.  For more information on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamglobal.com and www.drinksmart.com.

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