Hansen Natural Now Monster Beverage Corp.

Stockholders approve drink company name change

CORONA, Calif. -- Hansen Natural Corp. has announced that it received stockholders' approval at the company's special meeting of stockholders late last week to change its corporate name to Monster Beverage Corp.

Its website is www.monsterbevcorp.com.

The company's shares will start trading under its new name and stock ticker symbol, MNST, effective as of market open today, January 9, 2012.

Outstanding stock certificates are not affected by the name change, the company said.

At the special meeting, the company's stockholders also approved an increase in the number of authorized shares of common stock to 240,000,000 shares from 120,000,000 shares. 

Following the special meeting, the company filed an amendment with the Delaware Secretary of State to effect both the name change and increase in authorized shares. 

Based in Corona, Calif., Hansen Natural markets and distributes Hansen's natural sodas, apple juice and juice blends, fruit juice smoothies, multi-vitamin juices, iced teas, energy drinks, Junior Juice beverages, Blue Sky beverages, Monster Energy energy drinks, Monster Energy Extra Strength Nitrous Technology energy drinks, Java Monster non-carbonated coffee + energy drinks, X-Presso Monster non-carbonated espresso energy drinks, Monster Rehab noncarbonated rehydration energy drinks, Peace Tea iced teas, Worx Energy energy shots, Vidration brand vitamin enhanced waters, Hubert's lemonades and PRE Probiotic drinks.