Cott Corporation (Nasdaq:COTT; TSE:BCB), the world's leading supplier of retailer brand soft drinks, today announced that True Knowles, a member of Cott's board of directors and a former Dr. Pepper president, was inducted into Beverage World's Soft Drink Hall of Fame.

"We are honored to have True as a member of our board of directors," said Frank E. Weise, president and chief executive officer. "On behalf of Cott, I extend our congratulations on this well deserved induction."

Knowles was one of four people recognized. Beverage World's Hall of Fame honors beverage executives who have shown devotion, creativity and love for the soft drink industry above and beyond others. The event took place during the first day of InterBev 2000 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

InterBev is an "all beverage" exhibition & conference where the beverage industry meets to exchange ideas and showcase what is new and innovative.

Cott is the world's largest retailer brand soft drink supplier, with major manufacturing facilities in its three core markets of Canada, the UK and the US