Visitors to http://www.bacardilive.com may add a virtual bead to the necklace online, and for each of the first twenty-five-thousand
beads added, BACARDI will donate a dollar to the "New Orleans Tourism Rebirth Fund." This effort will bring the total amount
of funds contributed by BACARDI companies to more than $400,000 to support hurricane relief efforts on the Gulf Coast.

BACARDI(R) Rum will create the record for the World's Longest Strand of Mardi Gras beads as part of its BACARDI Gras
activities in New Orleans, February 23 - 28. The Record is expected to be reached on February 25th at 6 p.m. The beads will
be visible on Bourbon Street and the record strand will be completed on Saturday, February 25th; with the last bead hung by a
surprise guest. The World's Longest String of Mardi Gras Beads will be more than 7,000 feet in length; each bead will be 3" round
and the beads will be gold, purple and green.

BACARDI U.S.A., Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bacardi Limited, one of the top five spirits companies in the world.
In addition to BACARDI Rum, the No. 1 distilled spirits brand in the U.S. and the world, the company's portfolio includes
DEWAR'S Blended Scotch Whiskies, BOMBAY Original and BOMBAY Sapphire Gins, GREY GOOSE Vodka,
CAZADORES Tequila, TURI Vodka, MARTINI & ROSSI Asti, Vermouth and Prosecco, NOILLY PRAT Vermouth,
DISARONNO Originale Liqueur, DRAMBUIE Liqueur and B&B and Benedictine Liqueurs.