Marshall Holdings International, Inc. (OTCBB: MHLI) announced today that it and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Marshall
Acquisition Company, Inc., and Rudy Nutrition have signed a Plan and
Agreement of Triangular Merger whereby Rudy Nutrition will merge with
Marshall Acquisition Company, Inc., with the shareholders of Rudy Nutrition
receiving in exchange shares of the common stock of Marshall Holdings
International, Inc., pending due diligence. Rudy Nutrition is the owner of
Rudy Beverage, Inc.
"Rudy Beverage, Inc. distributes 'Rudy,' an electrolyte enhanced vitamin
water which is a high-nutrition beverage with only 8 grams of sugar per 8
ounce serving along with several health benefits. We are thrilled about
the opportunity to partner with Rudy Beverage in bringing healthier,
low-sugar drinks to our retail customers," said Elwood Sprenger, Marshall
Holdings chairman. "We share Rudy Beverage's commitment to product
excellence and they fit well with Marshall's line of SOCKO energy drinks."
Rudy's(TM) formula contains half the sugar of most leading sports drinks
and vitamin waters, and provides high levels of electrolytes, sea salts and
natural vitamins and minerals. It utilizes the natural sweetener Xylitol
to replace high levels of sugar and fructose found in similar beverages.
Sprenger commented, "We believe this formula combination is a healthier way
to keep everyone from the all-star high school athlete to the weekend
warrior constantly energized. Its combination of electrolytes, vitamins,
especially B vitamins, and the use of L-Arginine and L-Carnitine help
revitalize and refresh the body. And, it tastes superior to its
Elwood Sprenger's resources and talents bring to Marshall Holdings
International, Inc. the distribution systems for its product lines, and
allow the company to expand its distribution of its beverage products.
Marshall Holdings' business objective is to manufacture and market the
company's products in such a way as to create value that can be sustained
over the long term for shareholders, employees, consumers, and business
About Rudy Nutrition and Rudy Beverage, Inc.
Founded by Notre Dame sports legend Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, Rudy Beverage,
Inc. is focused on creating and distributing alternative beverages that
offer great taste as well as healthy choices for parents, kids and athletes
looking for something special. "Rudy" is the first in the new line of
low-sugar, high-nutrition beverages that also offers Rudy's inspirational
message of hope -- that "never give up" spirit immortalized in the movie
"RUDY" -- on every bottle. Visit www.rudybeverageinc.com for more
Our Company, Our Products:
Marshall Holdings is a natural products distribution company that has been
in business since 1974 and has sold into over 3,500 health food stores,
pharmacies, medical offices around the country, not to mention doing
complete order fulfillment for many up and coming on-line stores. Marshall
carries over 6,000 natural products and supplements comprising over 150
manufacturers. Our unique product mix consists of a wide variety of natural
products ranging from popular herbs and health supplements to body care and
fitness. Marshall offers complete lines of teas, herbs, vitamins, health
foods, minerals, homeopathic remedies, natural cosmetics, skin care, pet
care, cold and wellness products, weight management products, and much
Additional information can be found at:
www.marshalldc.com or www.MHII.net or www.worldhealthdepot.com.
FORWARD-LOOKING SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
A number of statements contained in this press release are forward-looking
statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and
uncertainties, including the timely development, and market acceptance
conditions, successful integration of acquisitions and the ability to
secure additional sources of financing. The actual results that MHLI may
achieve could differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to
such risks and uncertainties.