Ticker Symbol: RKS
Friday 5th April 2013
ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products development company founded by US Billionaire John Paul DeJoria and UK entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced that it has acquired a majority shareholding in ABK Betriebsgesellschaft der Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren GmbH (ABK GmbH) from Bavarian-based brewery, Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG.
Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG is listed on the Munich stock exchange.
ABK GmbH is the exclusive distributor of Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG’s products and on the 15th of May 2013 the shareholders of Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG voted to transfer its brewery business and real estate necessary for the brewery business to ABK GmbH.
ABK GmbH’s primary tasks will include increasing sales through developing new export markets and, in so doing, lowering the unit production costs
Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars said “We have been studying the remarkable growth in recent times in the Craft Beer market in several countries, particularly the US, and we feel that proper German beer has a unique credibility, developed under the ancient ‘Reinheitsgebot’ German Beer Purity Laws which date back to 1516. Aktienbrauerei in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria, can trace its roots even further than that – to 1308 – representing more than 700 years of Bavarian brewing heritage and tradition.”
ROK Stars is listed on the Stuttgart Stock Exchange and has an expanding portfolio of ‘game-changing’ products which includes OVAL Vodka, ROK Natural Energy, ROK Water and PURE ROK – with several more products currently under review and evaluation:
OVAL Vodka, produced in Austria in a patented process which bonds water molecules to alcohol molecules, is an award-winning, super-premium vodka which not only delivers the smoothest-tasting vodka possible, but also reduces the diuretic effect of alcohol consumption. OVAL Vodka is marketed that “for 600 years, all vodkas have been made the same way – until now. OVAL’s ‘structured’ molecular format enables people to Enjoy More, Hurt Less.”
ROK Natural Energy drink is our unique all-natural energy-giving drink, marketed as ‘The Intelligent Alternative’ to standard artificial energy drinks.
ROK Water represents the eco-friendly solution to the growing international bottled-water market with its unique and patented bio-degradable plastic bottles. ROK Water is scheduled for launch in Q4 2013.
PURE ROK is our unique high-performance, low-cost water-purification system which converts foul and polluted water – including sea water – into clean, safe drinking water with no moving parts and no need for artificial power supplies. PURE ROK is designed to tackle the global drinking water crisis faced by 1 billion people worldwide and will launch in Q3 2013.