Anheuser-Busch InBev Completes Sale of Grupo Modelo's U.S. Business

     Anheuser-Busch InBev Completes Sale of Grupo Modelo's U.S. Business

PR Newswire

BRUSSELS, June 7, 2013

BRUSSELS, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Anheuser-Busch InBev (Euronext: ABI;
NYSE: BUD) today announced that it has successfully completed the sale of
Grupo Modelo's (BMV: GMODELOC) U.S. business to Constellation Brands, Inc.
(NYSE: STZ, STZ.B). The transaction includes the sale of Grupo Modelo's
Piedras Negras brewery, Grupo Modelo's 50% stake in Crown Imports and
perpetual rights to Grupo Modelo's brands distributed by Crown in the U.S.
Constellation will now be an independent brewer and marketer of beer in the

AB InBev and Constellation have established a three-year transition services
agreement to ensure the smooth transition of the operation of the Piedras
Negras brewery. During this timeframe, Constellation has committed to invest
approximately USD 500-600 million to expand the Piedras Negras facility, which
will ultimately enable it to supply 100% of Crown's needs for the U.S.

This transaction is related to the combination of AB InBev and Grupo Modelo,
which was completed on June 4, 2013.

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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
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these objectives and targets or to consummate the proposed transaction is
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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 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on 25 March 2013, 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
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About Anheuser-Busch InBev

Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in
Leuven, Belgium, with American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE: BUD). It is the leading global brewer, one of the world's top
five consumer products companies and recognized as first in the beverage
industry on FORTUNE Magazine's "World's Most Admired" companies list. 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®, Corona®, Stella Artois® and
Beck's®, alongside Leffe®, Hoegaarden®, Bud Light®, Skol®, Brahma®,
Antarctica®, Quilmes®, Michelob Ultra®, Harbin®, Sedrin®, Klinskoye®,
Sibirskaya Korona®, Chernigivske®, Hasseröder® and Jupiler®. Anheuser-Busch
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, Anheuser Busch InBev leverages the collective strengths of
its approximately 150,000 employees based in 24 countries worldwide. In 2012,
AB InBev realized 39.8 billion USD revenue. The company strives to be the Best
Beer Company in a Better World. For more information, please visit:

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