Bacardi Corporation Released the Following Statement in Response to Diageo Attack in a Statement Issued Earlier Today

Bacardi's response to attack issued by Diageo earlier today.

Online PR News – 25-February-2010 – – Bacardi Corporation released the following statement in response to a 13-page attack by Diageo issued earlier today regarding the appropriate use of U.S. taxpayer money.

“This issue is about one point — the appropriate use of approximately 2.7 billion dollars in taxpayer money. This isn’t about where Diageo receives a free distillery, but about the proper use of federal tax dollars. Diageo has some explaining to do to the U.S. Congress and American people,” said Patricia M. Neal, on behalf of Bacardi Corporation.