Anheuser-Busch InBev Statement Regarding Discussions with DOJ

        Anheuser-Busch InBev Statement Regarding Discussions with DOJ

PR Newswire

BRUSSELS, Feb. 20, 2013

BRUSSELS, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anheuser-Busch InBev (Euronext: ABI;
NYSE: BUD), Grupo Modelo, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: GMODELOC), Constellation
Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ, STZ.B) and Crown Imports LLC are engaged in
discussions with the U.S. Department of Justice seeking to resolve the
Department of Justice's litigation challenging AB InBev's proposed acquisition
of the remaining stake in Grupo Modelo that it does not already own. In
connection with such discussions, the parties and the Department of Justice
have agreed to jointly approach the court to request a stay of all litigation
proceedings until March 19, 2013. There can be no assurance that the
discussions will be successful.

The filing today also reiterates AB InBev's and Modelo's position that the
revised transaction resolves the concerns raised in the DOJ's complaint.

Transaction Website:

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 AB InBev with respect to, among other
things, the proposed transaction described herein as well as AB InBev's
strategic objectives, business prospects, future financial condition, budgets,
projected levels of production, projected costs and projected levels of
revenues and profits, and the synergies it is able to achieve. These
statements involve risks and uncertainties. The ability of AB InBev to achieve
these objectives and targets or to consummate the proposed transaction is
dependent on many factors some of which may be outside of management's
control. In some cases, words such as "believe", "intend", "expect",
"anticipate", "plan", "target", "will" and similar expressions to identify
forward-looking statements are used. All statements other than statements of
historical facts are forward-looking statements. You should not place undue
reliance on these forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking
statements involve risk and uncertainty because they reflect AB 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 AB InBev's annual report on Form 20-F
filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on 13 April 2012, as well
as risks associated with the proposed transaction, including uncertainty as
whether AB InBev will be able to consummate the transaction on the terms
described in this document or in the definitive agreements, the ability to
obtain necessary governmental approvals, the availability of financing for the
transaction and the ability to consummate the financing on the currently
anticipated terms, the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of
transaction, including as a result of a delay in completing the transaction or
difficulty in integrating the businesses of the companies involved, and the
amount and timing of any costs savings and operating synergies. AB InBev
cannot assure you that the proposed transaction or the future results, level
of activity, performance or achievements of AB InBev will meet the
expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements. Moreover, neither AB
InBev nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy or
completeness of the forward-looking statements. Unless AB InBev is required by
law to update these statements, AB InBev will not necessarily update any of
these statements after the date hereof, either to confirm the actual results
or to report a change in its expectations.

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 Group

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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