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7UP Announces Winners Of 7UP UPStarters 2015

Winning 7-member team takes home cash prize of INR 7 lakhs


Tamil Nadu/Karnataka July 11, 2015 : After 6 weeks of nail-biting eliminators, 7UP announces the winners of 7UP UPStarters 2015. This season saw some of the most stunning, power-packed performances and ended on a high-note as actors and brand ambassadors Dhanush and Puneeth Rajkumar announced the winners after a close contest at the Grand Finale. The 7-member team of Cheer Ambassadors/ Happiness Squad walked home with a cash prize of INR 7 lakhs.

The original talent in 7UP UPstarters ranged from break-dancers, classical singers, beat-boxers and acting enthusiasts among others. The contest saw extensive participation during the on-ground auditions held in Chennai, Madurai, Trichy, Salem, Vellore and Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu/ Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Raichur, Belgaum and Kolar in Karnataka and through a unique wild-card entry mechanism on Facebook.

Ruchira Jaitly, Senior Director Marketing, Social Beverages at PepsiCo India said, “7UP UPstarters has been an enriching journey. Each person associated with it- not just participants, but also crew members, anchors, support staff and even the judges added a bit of their own authentic self to the entire experience with their commitment and their unflinching support.”

Winners of 7UP UPstarters 2015 are

Cheer Ambassadors comprising of N.C Spartacus, Narkiss, Malaiman, Hameed Naina Mohammed Karunai, Sanjana, Elamaran and Govan Charan

Happiness Squad comprising of Nagarathna, Ashok, Avinash Poojary, Nishant Nirgatti, Venugopal, Prem Kumar and Shruti A Patil.

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PepsiCo entered India in 1989 and has grown to become one of the largest MNC food and beverage businesses in India. PepsiCo India has been consistently investing in the country and has built an expansive beverage and snack food business supported by 37 beverage bottling plants and 3 food plants. PepsiCo India’s diverse portfolio includes iconic brands like Pepsi, Lay’s, Kurkure, Tropicana 100%, Gatorade and Quaker.

PepsiCo’s growth in India has been guided by “Performance with Purpose”, its goal to deliver top-tier financial performance while creating sustainable growth and shareholder value. In practice, Performance with Purpose means providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; finding innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and lower our costs through energy and water conservation, as well as reduced use of packaging material; providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees globally; and respecting, supporting and investing in the local communities where we operate. In 2009, PepsiCo India achieved a significant milestone, by becoming the first business to achieve ‘Positive Water Balance’ in the beverage world, a fact verified by Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd. The company has been Water Positive since then. For more information, please visit www.pepsicoindia.co.in

For further information, please contact :

Aastha Khurana/ Kuheli Ray                                                                         Sandipan Ghatak

Genesis Burson-Marsteller                                                                           PepsiCo India

+91 9711209880/+91 9999783541                                                            +91 9810776182

aastha.khurana@bm.com/ kuheli.ray@bm.com                                      sandipan.ghatak@pepsico.com