Heineken N.V. to nominate Henk Scheffers as Supervisory Board member

Amsterdam, 22 January 2013 - Heineken N.V. announced today that it will propose to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Shareholders on 25 April 2013 that Mr. Henk Scheffers be appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of Heineken N.V. If approved, Mr. Scheffers will join the Audit Committee. Mr. Scheffers, 65, is a Dutch citizen and was until 2007 CFO and member of the Board of Directors of SHV Holdings. Prior to that, from 1993 to 1999, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Leaseplan Corporation. Mr. Scheffers started his career as Control Project Leader at Deloitte (1966-1974). In 1974 he joined Royal Bunge as Internal Auditor. After becoming the European Controller he was appointed President of Royal Bunge in 1982, a position he held until 1993. Mr. Scheffers is a chartered accountant and holds the following supervisory board seats (or non-executive seats) in large Dutch entities: * Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Aalberts Industries N.V. * Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Royal BAM Group N.V. * Member of the Supervisory Board of AON Groep Nederland B.V. * Member of the Supervisory Board of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. His other positions are: * Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Flint Holding N.V. * Chairman of the Investment Committee of NPM Capital N.V. In order to comply with the Dutch Act on Management and Supervision (Wet Bestuur en Toezicht) in relation to the maximum number of supervisory board seats and non-executive board seats, Mr. Scheffers will, prior to his appointment, relinquish one of his supervisory board seats. Subject to approval of the AGM on 25 April 2013, the composition of the Supervisory Board of Heineken N.V. will then be as follows: * Hans Wijers (chairman) * José Antonio Fernández Carbajal (vice-chairman) * Maarten Das (delegated member) * Michel de Carvalho * Jan Maarten de Jong * Annemiek Fentener van Vlissingen * Mary Minnick * Christophe Navarre * Javier Astaburuaga Sanjinés * Henk Scheffers Press enquiries John Clarke E-mail: john.g.clarke@heineken.com Tel: +31-20-5239-355 John-Paul Schuirink E-mail: john-paul.schuirink@heineken.com Tel: +31-20-5239-355 Investor and analyst enquiries George Toulantas E-mail: investors@heineken.com Tel: +31-20-5239-590 Lucia Bergamini E-mail: investors@heineken.com Tel: +31-20-5239-590 Editorial information: 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 - Heineken® - 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 Heineken® 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 Heineken®, 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 €18.5 billion and EBIT (beia) €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 information is available on HEINEKEN's website: www.theHEINEKENcompany.com. Click here to open release: http://hugin.info/130667/R/1671881/543516.pdf This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: HEINEKEN NV via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1671881]