Washington, D.C.  20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  December 7, 2018


Monster Beverage Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)





(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)


1 Monster Way

Corona, California 92879
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)


(951) 739 - 6200

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 8.01. Other Events.


On December 7, 2018, Monster Beverage Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that, on Thursday, December 6, 2018, a jury in a California Superior Court in Riverside, California, in the case of Bledsoe v. Monster, unanimously found that Monster Energy drinks do not cause cardiac arrhythmias or cardiac arrest.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit 99.1 Press Release dated December 7, 2018.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Monster Beverage Corporation





Date: December 7, 2018

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg


Hilton H. Schlosberg


Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors,


President and Chief Financial Officer



Exhibit 99.1






Investor Relations

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Jury in California Superior Court Unanimously Found Monster Energy Drinks Do Not Cause Cardiac Arrhythmias or Cardiac Arrest


CORONA, Calif., December 7, 2018 — Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) today reported that on Thursday, December 6th, a jury in a California Superior Court in Riverside, California unanimously found that Monster Energy drinks do not cause cardiac arrhythmias or cardiac arrest.  The case was Bledsoe v. Monster.


“This is the first case of this type to ever go to verdict and I am pleased the jury listened to the medical and scientific evidence and followed the law,” said Marc P. Miles of Shook, Hardy & Bacon. “After years of unsupported allegations regarding the safety of energy drinks, the jury needed only fifteen minutes to reach this finding.”


More than 100 billion energy drinks have been sold and safely consumed worldwide for more than 27 years. More than 25 billion Monster Energy drinks have been sold and safely consumed worldwide for more than 15 years.


Monster Energy drinks contain approximately 10 mg of caffeine per ounce from all sources.  A 16 oz Monster Energy drink contains less than half the caffeine contained in a same-sized coffeehouse coffee.


Monster has always been confident in the safety of its products and stands by them.  This verdict further validates what Monster has always known - Monster Energy drinks are safe.


Monster was represented by Shook, Hardy & Bacon attorneys Marc Miles, Kristy Schlesinger, Janet Hickson and Gabe Spooner.


Monster Beverage Corporation


Based in Corona, California, Monster Beverage Corporation is a holding company and conducts no operating business except through its consolidated subsidiaries. The Company’s subsidiaries develop and market energy drinks, including Monster Energy® energy drinks, Monster Energy Ultra® energy drinks, Monster MAXX™ maximum strength energy drinks, Java Monster® non-carbonated coffee + energy drinks, Espresso Monster™ espresso + energy drinks, Caffé Monster® non-carbonated energy coffee drinks, Monster Rehab® non-carbonated energy drinks with electrolytes, Muscle Monster® energy shakes, Übermonster® energy drinks, Monster Hydro® energy drinks, NOS® energy drinks, Full Throttle® energy drinks, Burn® energy drinks, Samurai® energy drinks, Relentless® energy drinks, Mother® energy drinks, Power Play® energy drinks, BU® energy drinks, Nalu® energy drinks, BPM® energy drinks, Gladiator® energy drinks, Ultra Energy® energy drinks, Mutant® energy drinks and Predator® energy drinks.  For more information, visit www.monsterbevcorp.com.


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