HEINEKEN NV : HEINEKEN Extends Closing Date of Offer for Remaining APB Shares

HEINEKEN NV : HEINEKEN Extends Closing Date of Offer for Remaining APB Shares

  Amsterdam, 8 January 2013 - Heineken N.V. ('HEINEKEN') today announced that
  the closing date of Heineken International B.V.'s ('HIBV') mandatory
  unconditional cash offer (the 'Offer'), launched on 4 December 2012, 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, shall be extended to Friday, 18 January 2013 at 5:30
  p.m. (Singapore time), or such later date(s) as may be announced by or on
  behalf of HIBV.

  

  As of 5.30 p.m. (Singapore time) on 7 January 2013, the total number of (a)
  APB Shares owned by HIBV and (b) valid acceptances of the Offer, amount to
  an aggregate of 256,532,896 APB Shares, representing approximately 99.34% of
  the total issued share capital of APB.

  

  HEINEKEN furthermore announced that APB shall be delisted from the Singapore
  Exchange on or around 14 March 2013, or such earlier date as permissible
  under applicable Singapore regulations.

  

  The regulatory announcement made by HIBV in Singapore today is attached to
  this media release.

  

Directors' Responsibility Statement
The directors of each of HIBV and HEINEKEN (including those who may have
delegated supervision of this Announcement) have taken all reasonable care to
ensure that the facts stated and all opinions expressed in this Announcement
are fair and accurate and that there are no other material facts not contained
in this Announcement the omission of which would make any statement in this
Announcement misleading.

Where any information has been extracted or reproduced from published or
otherwise publicly available sources or obtained from F&N or APB, the sole
responsibility of the directors of each of HIBV and HEINEKEN has been to
ensure through reasonable enquiries that such information has been accurately
and correctly extracted from such sources or, as the case may be, accurately
reflected or reproduced in this Announcement. The directors of each of HIBV
and HEINEKEN jointly and severally accept responsibility accordingly.

Press enquiries
John Clarke
E-mail: john.g.clarke@heineken.com
Tel: +31-20-5239-355

John-Paul Schuirink
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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.



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