The Experience Music Project (EMP), the dynamic, interactive music museum in downtown Seattle, has awarded The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. (PBG) exclusive soft drink pouring rights as part of a new multi-year agreement. In addition, The Pepsi Bottling Group has joined with the Safeway grocery chain to bring the first Special Admission Offer to the EMP.

Consumers who purchase Pepsi products at a Safeway store between October 1, 2000 and November 30, 2000, will receive two admissions to the EMP for the price of one. The museum, which opened in June, is designed to lead its expected 800,000 annual visitors to discover the "joy of music" through creative and sensory experiences. Mix in the "joy of cola" and you have the makings of an outstanding partnership.

"We're excited that we can offer the great lineup of Pepsi brands for our visitors' enjoyment as they experience music in a completely different setting," said Kathy Scanlan, EMP Deputy Director of Operations. "Our new museum is all about fun and innovation - so are the Pepsi brands."

"Our partnership with the EMP and Safeway is a terrific opportunity for all of us at PBG, as well as Safeway shoppers throughout Seattle," said Ken Alterman, Market Unit General Manager for PBG in Seattle. "We look forward to showcasing Pepsi products in this exciting and unique venue while, at the same time, heightening Pepsi's connection with music. Working with Safeway, we're able to help even more consumers experience the music."

"What a wonderful event for our customers. The EMP experience at a 'two-for-one' price with the purchase of Pepsi products brings a unique promotion for Safeway customers and we are delighted to participate," said Cherie Myers, Director of Public Affairs, Safeway.

Under the terms of the agreement, a full lineup of Pepsi-Cola products will be poured in EMP's Quickserve Cafe, Turntable Restaurant and Liquid Lounge, an after-hours nightclub of the new museum. In addition, there will be a permanent exhibit at EMP featuring music from Pepsi-Cola's extensive advertising archives.

The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. is the world's largest seller, manufacturer and distributor of Pepsi-Cola beverages with operations in the U.S., Canada, Greece, Russia and Spain. It is headquartered in Somers, N.Y. and listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PBG."