The Alkaline Water Company Appoints David Rauch To Its Board

Mr. Rauch Brings Decades of Experience as a Business and Franchise Attorney and Company Executive

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Alkaline Water Company, the country’s largest independent alkaline water company and the Clean Beverage company, is pleased to announce the appointment of attorney David Rauch to its board of directors, effective November 16, 2022. Mr. Rauch will serve on the Company’s audit and compensation committees providing expertise drawn from his decades of practicing law as a business and franchise attorney and serving in executive roles.

“We extend a very warm welcome to David Rauch as he joins The Alkaline Water Company’s Board of Directors,” said Aaron Keay, the Company’s Chairman of the Board. “David has a long career in business operations and law that will serve the Company well. We expect to benefit greatly from his fresh and discerning perspectives during this pivotal time of growth and strategic execution for The Alkaline Water Company and the Alkaline88® brand.”

Mr. Rauch is the President and General Counsel of Annexus, which creates innovative retirement income products that provide better client outcomes. He had previously served as Chief Operating Officer as well. From 1993 to 2012, he was a partner at Snell and Wilmer, handling business and franchise litigation. He received his JD from the University of California – Los Angeles (Order of the Coif) and has a B.S. in Finance from San Diego State University (summa cum laude and the Outstanding Finance Graduate of 1988).

David is involved with The Thunderbirds, the host organization of the WM Phoenix Open golf tournament. He served as Tournament Chairman in 2010. He was previously heavily involved in the Special Olympics of Arizona and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Barrow Neurological Foundation. He and his wife Julie support Thunderbird Charities, Barrow, and The Board of Visitors, the oldest women’s charitable organization in Arizona.

“It’s very exciting to be joining The Alkaline Water Company at this point in their journey,” commented Mr. Rauch. “The Company has grown so quickly and consistently in just ten short years and still has so much great upside in the future, both in the short term and further on the horizon. As the Company continues to pass new milestones and crucial inflection points in its growth, I look forward to sharing my insight and knowledge to help make it the best it can be for our clients, partners, and, above all, our shareholders.”

About The Alkaline Water Company:

The Alkaline Water Company is the Clean Beverage® company making a difference in the water you drink and the world we share.

Founded in 2012, The Alkaline Water Company (NASDAQ and CSE: WTER) is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Its flagship product, Alkaline88®, is a leading premier alkaline water brand available in bulk and single-serve sizes along with eco-friendly aluminum packaging options. With its innovative, state-of-the-art proprietary electrolysis process, Alkaline88® delivers perfect 8.8 pH alkaline drinking water with trace minerals and electrolytes and boasts our trademarked label “Clean Beverage.” 2021, The Alkaline Water Company was pleased to welcome Shaquille O’Neal to its board of advisors and to serve as the celebrity brand ambassador for the Alkaline88®.