Anheuser-Busch InBev Supports Constellation Brands and Crown Import's Request to Be Joined to the DOJ Lawsuit

Anheuser-Busch InBev Supports Constellation Brands and Crown Import's Request
                       to Be Joined to the DOJ Lawsuit

Grupo Modelo also Joins in Support of the Request

PR Newswire

BRUSSELS, Feb. 8, 2013

BRUSSELS, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anheuser-Busch InBev (Euronext:
ABI)(NYSE: BUD) today confirmed that it has filed a memorandum with the United
States District Court for the District of Columbia in support of Constellation
Brands, Inc. ("Constellation") and Crown Import LLC's ("Crown") Motion to
Intervene as parties to the antitrust complaint filed by the U.S. Department
of Justice (the "DOJ") on January 31. Grupo Modelo, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:
GMODELOC) has joined in the filing. This filing is in connection with AB
InBev's pending transaction to acquire the remaining shares in Modelo that it
does not already own.

Constellation and Crown are asking the Court to be joined to the DOJ lawsuit
as parties to protect their rights and support the transaction. AB InBev and
Modelo support Constellation and Crown's entry into the case and welcome their
participation in contesting the DOJ's allegations. Today's memorandum also
confirms that AB InBev and Crown are strong competitors in the U.S. beer
marketplace and will remain so after the proposed transaction.

In addition, the memorandum explains that the proper legal standard for the
DOJ's case requires evaluation of the net effect of the two transactions. As
Constellation and Crown point out in their motion, the net effect is a more
effective and competitive Crown.

The enclosed information constitutes regulated information as defined in the
Belgian Royal Decree of 14 November 2007 regarding the duties of issuers of
financial instruments which have been admitted for trading on a regulated

This release contains certain forward-looking statements reflecting the
current views of the management of Anheuser-Busch InBev with respect to, among
other things, Anheuser-Busch InBev's strategic objectives. These statements
involve risks and uncertainties. The ability of Anheuser-Busch InBev to
achieve these objectives is dependent on many factors some of which may be
outside of management's control. By their nature, forward-looking statements
involve risk and uncertainty because they reflect Anheuser-Busch InBev's
current expectations and assumptions as to future events and circumstances
that may not prove accurate. The actual results could differ materially from
those anticipated in the forward-looking statements for many reasons including
the risks described under Item 3.D of Anheuser-Busch InBev's Annual Report on
Form 20-F filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on 13 April
2012. Anheuser-Busch InBev cannot assure you that the future results, level of
activity, performance or achievements of Anheuser-Busch InBev will meet the
expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements. Anheuser-Busch InBev
disclaims any obligation to update any of these statements after the date of
this release.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Contacts:

Media                                 Investors
Marianne Amssoms                      Graham Staley

Tel: +1-212-573-9281                  Tel: +1-212-573-4365

E-mail: E-mail:
Karen Couck                           Thelke Gerdes

Tel: +32-16-27-69-65                 Tel: +32-16-27-68-88

E-mail:    E-mail:
Laura Vallis                          Christina Caspersen

Tel: +1-212-573-9283                  Tel: +1-212-573-4376

E-mail:     E-mail:
Steve Lipin / Stan Neve, Brunswick

Tel: +1-212-333-3810

About Anheuser-Busch InBev
Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in
Leuven, Belgium, with an American Depositary Receipt secondary listing on the
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUD). It is the leading global brewer and one
of the world's top five consumer products companies. Beer, the original
social network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years and
our portfolio of well over 200 beer brands continues to forge strong
connections with consumers. We invest the majority of our brand-building
resources on our Focus Brands - those with the greatest growth potential such
as global brands Budweiser®, Stella Artois® and Beck's®, alongside
Leffe®,Hoegaarden®, Bud Light®, Skol®, Brahma®, Antarctica®, Quilmes®,
Michelob Ultra®, Harbin®, Sedrin®, Klinskoye®, Sibirskaya Korona®,
Chernigivske®, Hasseroder® and Jupiler®. In addition, the company owns a 50
percent equity interest in the operating subsidiary of Grupo Modelo, Mexico's
leading brewer and owner of the global Corona® brand. AB InBev's dedication
to heritage and quality originates from the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven,
Belgium dating back to 1366 and the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co
brewery, with origins in St. Louis, USA since 1852. Geographically diversified
with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, AB InBev
leverages the collective strengths of its approximately 116,000 employees
based in 23 countries worldwide. In 2011, AB InBev realized 39.0 billion USD
revenue. The company strives to be the Best Beer Company in a Better World.
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