HEINEKEN Announces Final Closing Date of APB Offer and Delisting of APB
Amsterdam, 17 January 2013 - Heineken N.V. ('HEINEKEN') today announced that the
final closing date of Heineken International B.V.'s ('HIBV') mandatory
unconditional cash offer (the 'Offer') for all the issued and paid-up ordinary
shares ('APB Shares') in the capital of Asia Pacific Breweries Limited ('APB'),
other than those already owned or controlled by HIBV, is Thursday, 31 January
2013 at 5:30 p.m. (Singapore time).
Since the start of the Offer on 4 December 2012 until 16 January 2013, a total
of 11,014,892 shares of the 12,127,715 APB Shares that were still remaining in
the open market have been acquired, representing an acceptance level of 90.8%.
Therefore, HIBV is now entitled to exercise its right of compulsory acquisition
of the remaining APB Shares under Singapore regulations. A regulatory notice has
been sent today to APB shareholders for this purpose. Accordingly, APB shall
become a wholly-owned subsidiary of HEINEKEN and be delisted from the Singapore
Exchange following the completion of the compulsory acquisition, which is
expected to be on or around 18 February 2013.
As of 16 January 2013, HIBV owns an aggregate of 257,120,201 APB Shares,
representing approximately 99.57% of the total issued APB share
The regulatory announcement made by HIBV in Singapore today is attached to this
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HEINEKEN is a proud, independent global brewer committed to surprise and excite
consumers with its brands and products everywhere. The brand that bears the
founder's family name - HeinekenÂ® - is available in almost every country on the
globe and is the world's most valuable international premium beer brand. The
Company's aim is to be a leading brewer in each of the markets in which it
operates and to have the world's most valuable brand portfolio. HEINEKEN wants
to win in all markets with HeinekenÂ® and with a full brand portfolio in markets
of choice. The Company is present in over 70 countries and operates more than
160 breweries with volume of 214 million hectolitres of group beer sold.
HEINEKEN is Europe's largest brewer and the world's third largest by volume.
HEINEKEN is committed to the responsible marketing and consumption of its more
than 250 international premium, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders.
These include HeinekenÂ®, Amstel, Anchor, Biere Larue, Bintang, Birra Moretti,
Cruzcampo, Desperados, Dos Equis, Foster's, Newcastle Brown Ale, Ochota, Primus,
Sagres, Sol, Star, Strongbow, Tecate, Tiger and Zywiec. Our leading joint
venture brands include Cristal and Kingfisher. On a pro-forma 2011 basis,
including APB, revenue totaled â‚¬18.5 billion and EBIT (beia) â‚¬3.0 billion. The
number of people employed is around 78,000. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding
N.V. shares are listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange. Prices for the ordinary
shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols HEIA NA and HEIO NA and on
the Reuter Equities 2000 Service under HEIN.AS and HEIO.AS. Most recent
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