Cott Corporation has announced that it was advised by private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners that parties related to or affiliated with them have distributed approximately 6.7 m shares of Cott Common Stock to their respective general and limited partners, following the close of business on Tuesday, 22 June.

The retailer brand soft drink supplier understands that, subject to a limited number of exceptions, the shares distributed are unrestricted and can be immediately resold.

Following this distribution, the company understands that TH Lee no longer owns any of the company's common shares. TH Lee initially invested in Cott in 1998.