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Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Announces Employee Holiday Giving Campaign Results

January 8, 2020 GMT

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 8, 2020--

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (Southern Glazer’s)—the world’s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol—today announced the results of its Holiday Giving Campaign, which ran from November 1 to December 31, 2019. Southern Glazer’s encouraged its employees to vote and select three organizations from a pool of 10 deserving charities on VolunCheers Online, the Company’s enterprise-wide employee volunteering and giving portal. The three organizations that garnered the most votes, and are recipients of the final donation, are Feeding America, the Humane Society, and Operation Gratitude.

As part of the Holiday Giving Campaign, Southern Glazer’s pledged to donate $25 for each employee volunteer hour recorded on VolunCheers Online during the campaign period. Southern Glazer’s also included an additional $50 donation for every employee, up to 500, who registered on VolunCheers Online for the first time during the campaign period.

Together, employees recorded an impressive 3,850 volunteer hours on VolunCheers Online, and the platform garnered more than 500 registered users, totaling a final donation amount of $121,250. Feeding America, the Humane Society, and Operation Gratitude will each be receiving $40,417 on behalf of Southern Glazer’s employees.

“This campaign’s success was achieved through the significant time and effort our employees put into giving back through volunteerism,” said Wayne E. Chaplin, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Glazer’s. “We’re so proud to have such a compassionate team and are thrilled to be supporting these meaningful and diverse causes.”

Southern Glazer’s employees created 78 volunteer events during the Holiday Giving Campaign period, benefiting 67 diverse charitable organizations. More than 25 percent of Southern Glazer’s 22,000 employees across the U.S., Canada, and Caribbean are currently active on the VolunCheers Online portal.

For photos of various volunteer events shared throughout the campaign period, visit Southern Glazer’s on Facebook and Twitter.

About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs nearly 22,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.

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CONTACT: Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC

Jennifer Hanlon

Communications Manager

Office: (305) 625-4171, ext. 1534

Mobile: (305) 898-9982

Email:jennifer.hanlon@sgws.comSouthern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC

Sofia Estevez

Specialist, External Communications & CSR

Office: (305) 625-4171, ext. 1162

Mobile: (786) 457-6281

Email:sofia.estevez@sgws.com

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