Heineken N.V. conducting strategic review of Hartwall in Finland
Amsterdam, 4 February 2013 - Heineken N.V. ('HEINEKEN') announced today that it
has started a strategic review of its Hartwall business in Finland. During this
review, HEINEKEN will evaluate strategic options for Hartwall to drive continued
growth for the business, within or outside of HEINEKEN. The strategic review is
expected to be finalised before the end of the year.
HEINEKEN acquired Hartwall as part of the Scottish & Newcastle transaction in
2008. Hartwall is a leading and innovative player in the Finnish beverage
category with strong market positions in beer, carbonated soft-drinks, waters,
long-drinks, ciders, wines and spirits. The company has around 850 employees.
Further information about the strategic review will follow if and when
Investor and analyst enquiries
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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