FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, May 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire – Splash Beverage Group, Inc. (NYSE American: SBEV) (“Splash” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of leading beverage brands, today announced it had received a notice from the NYSE Regulation of noncompliance with the NYSE American continued listing standards as a result of the Company’s delayed filing of its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2023.

The Company was unable to file the 10-Q as reported on the Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 30th, 2023.  Earlier, on March 9, 2023, the Company had with the SEC filed the Form 8-K stating that the audit firm on record had changed structurally through a merger and was to be treated as a new firm.  The Company and the premerger auditor had prepared the statements on time as in previous filings however the newly engaged auditor incorporated new procedures and an extra layer of partner approval requiring additional time to complete the review of the financial statements for the period ended March 31, 2023. The Company intends to file its 10-Q as soon as practicable.

Robert Nistico, CEO, said, “We are working with the newly merged audit group as they transition and implement new processes and approvals that have unexpectedly delayed the final review and filing of our 10-Q and are working to file as soon as possible.”

About Splash Beverage Group, Inc.

Splash Beverage Group, an innovator in the beverage industry, owns a growing portfolio of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage brands including Copa di Vino wine by the glass, SALT flavored tequilas, Pulpoloco sangria, and TapouT performance hydration and recovery drink. Splash’s strategy is to rapidly develop early-stage brands already in its portfolio as well as acquire and then accelerate brands that have high visibility or are innovators in their categories. Led by a management team that has built and managed some of the top brands in the beverage industry and led sales from product launch into the billions, Splash is rapidly expanding its brand portfolio and global distribution.

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