Zevia Appoints Andy Ruben as Lead Independent Director

Zevia PBC (“Zevia” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ZVIA), the company disrupting the liquid refreshment beverage industry with great tasting, zero sugar beverages made with simple, plant-based ingredients, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Andy Ruben as Lead Independent Director, effective September 20, 2023. Mr. Ruben joined the Company’s Board in December 2020 and currently serves as Chair of the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee and is a member of the Nominating and Enterprise Risk Management Committee.

Mr. Ruben has extensive experience in consumer-focused businesses encompassing strategy, technology, sustainability, branding and omni-channel retail. He is Executive Chair of Trove, a company he founded in March 2012 that provides technology, logistics and expertise for outdoor, apparel and luxury companies to operate brand resale programs. Prior to Trove, Mr. Ruben led a number of transformational endeavors at Walmart, including launching and then leading the company’s heralded sustainability efforts. Additionally, he led Walmart’s food and consumable private brands and oversaw global corporate and ecommerce strategy, food and beverage sourcing and omni-channel efforts.

“We are very pleased to announce Andy’s appointment as our next Lead Independent Director,” said Amy Taylor, President and CEO of Zevia. “He’s an accomplished executive and proven leader with a broad skill set that combines a founder’s mentality with deep operational expertise in highly relevant areas. Andy’s strong commitment to sustainability and global health is also firmly aligned with our values.”

“It’s my privilege to serve as Lead Independent Director of Zevia’s Board of Directors,” said Mr. Ruben. “I look forward to partnering with Amy, the management team and the rest of the Board to continue advancing our strategies to scale the business and drive significant, profitable growth.”

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About Zevia

Zevia PBC, a Delaware public benefit corporation designated as a “Certified B Corporation,” is focused on addressing the global health challenges resulting from excess sugar consumption by offering a broad portfolio of zero sugar, zero calorie, naturally sweetened beverages. All Zevia® beverages are made with a handful of simple, plant-based ingredients, contain no artificial sweeteners, and are Non-GMO Project verified, gluten-free, Kosher, vegan and zero sodium. Zevia is distributed in more than 32,000 retail locations in the U.S. and Canada through a diverse network of major retailers in the food, drug, warehouse club, mass, natural and ecommerce channels.



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