Cott Corporation Announces Date for Q1 Earnings Release, Conference Call and Annual and Special Meeting

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(April 11, 2006) - 

Attention Business Editors:

Cott Corporation (TSX:BCB)(NYSE:COT) today announced that it will release its first quarter financial results before the markets open on Thursday, April 20, 2006.

John Sheppard, Cott president and chief executive officer and Clyde Preslar, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will host a conference call with analysts that is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the results.

In addition, the Company's Annual and Special Meeting of Shareowners will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. ET in Toronto.

Details of these events are as follows:

Cott Corporation Annual and Special Meeting

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:30 a.m. ET

Glenn Gould Studio, Canadian Broadcasting Centre

250 Front St. West, Toronto, Ontario

RSVP - Cott Investor Relations - InvestorRelations@cott.com

Cott Corporation First Quarter Earnings Conference Call
 



Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 1 p.m. ET


     North America: (800) 814-4890


     International: (416) 644-3427



This is a live, listen-only dial-in telephone line.

Webcast

To access a live audio-video stream of the Annual and Special Meeting and a live audio stream of the first quarter conference call on April 20, 2006, please visit Cott's website at www.cott.com at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio/video software.

For those who are unable to access the live broadcasts, a replay will be available at Cott's website following these events until May 4, 2006.

About Cott Corporation

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Cott Corporation is one of the world's largest retailer brand beverage suppliers whose principal markets are North America, the United Kingdom and Mexico. The Company's website is www.cott.com.

For further information: Media Relations, Kerry Morgan, Tel: (416) 203-5613 / Investor Relations, Edmund O'Keeffe, Tel: (416) 203-5617