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Andretti Autosport driver Marco Andretti has been named honorary chair of Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s (NYSE: DPS) 2013 United Way campaign.

To support DPS’s employee campaign, Andretti’s No. 25 RC Cola Indy car will feature the company’s 2013 United Way campaign logo starting this Sunday, Aug. 4,at the Honda Indy 200 in Lexington, Ohio. The 90-lap race will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Network.

“DPS is a great friend and sponsor of Andretti Autosport, and I am honored to be part of their 2013 United Way Campaign,” said Andretti. “Promoting the campaign on my car is a fun way for me to highlight a great organization like United Way and show my support for DPS’s efforts to give back to their local communities.”

DPS has partnered with United Way since 2008, raising more than $6.5 million, plus contributing thousands of volunteer hours to local United Ways. Last year, the company joined United Way’s elite Global Corporate Leadership program,comprised of more than 100 top companies committed to improving lives, helping families and strengthening communities.

“Dr Pepper Snapple Group and its employees have been an important partner with United Way for many years, and we are extremely grateful for their leadership and commitment to improving lives and communities,” said Stacey D. Stewart, U.S. president of United Way Worldwide. “We’re excited about this partnership with Marco Andretti, which will raise awareness about what DPS and United Way are doing together to improve education, income and health and ensure all people have a brighter future.”

About Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is a leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and flavor. We have 6 of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 13 of our 14 leading brands are No. 1 or No. 2 in their flavor categories. In addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio includes 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, Mott's, Mr & Mrs T mixers, Peñafiel, Rose's, Schweppes, Squirt and Sunkist soda. To learn more about our iconic brands and Plano, Texas-based company, please visit www.DrPepperSnapple.com. For our latest news and updates, follow us at www.Facebook.com/DrPepperSnapple or www.Twitter.com/DrPepperSnapple.

About Andretti Autosport

Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the IZOD IndyCar Series. Andretti Autosport also campaigns multiple cars in Firestone Indy Lights, the Pro Mazda Championship and in the USF2000 Championship. In July 2013 the team announced intent to compete in the FIA Formula E Championship starting in 2014. The company boasts four IZOD IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012), two Firestone Indy Lights titles (2008 and 2009), one USF2000 championship (2010) and has won the Indianapolis 500 twice (2005 and 2007). For more information, please visit www.AndrettiAutosport.com.

United Way

United Way, a worldwide movement in 41 countries and territories, includes more than 1,200 local organizations in the United States. It advances the common good by focusing on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality life. LIVE UNITED is United Way’s call to action for everyone to give, to advocate and to volunteer to improve conditions in their local community. For more information about United Way, please visit: UnitedWay.org.

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