HEINEKEN NV : HEINEKEN introduces new disclosure in earnings release Amsterdam, 6 August 2013 - Heineken N.V. ('HEINEKEN') announced today the introduction of new reporting metrics (non-IFRS) to provide greater transparency on Group performance. This new information will be disclosed for the first time in HEINEKEN's release on the first half of 2013 to be announced on 21 August 2013. The key new metrics being introduced are: 1.New volume and financial Group metrics to provide better insight into the contribution of HEINEKEN's joint venture and associate businesses to overall group performance.Group figures are calculated as the sum of all consolidated operations and HEINEKEN's attributable share in joint ventures and associates. New Group figures will be reported for total volume, beer volume, revenue and operating profit (beia). Consequently, the previously reported Group beer volume metric (defined as consolidated beer volume plus 100% of the beer volume sold by joint venture companies) will no longer be reported. 2.An analysis of total growth split by consolidation impact, currency translation and organic growth at consolidated level. 3.A breakdown of total volume into the following categories: beer, licensed & non-beer and third party products volume. To help the market understand how these changes will impact on HEINEKEN's 2013 results, Appendix 1 provides an analysis of 2012 results under the new reporting metrics. The 2012 financial information presented in Appendix 1 has been restated for the implementation of the previously announced revised accounting standard IAS19, which is treated as an inorganic item. Appendix 2 includes a glossary of all relevant reporting metrics. Press enquiries John Clarke E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +31-20-5239-355 John-Paul Schuirink E-mail: email@example.com Tel: +31-20-5239-355 Investor and analyst enquiries George Toulantas E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +31-20-5239-590 Aarti Narain E-mail: email@example.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 165 breweries. 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. The number of people employed is over 85,000. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. shares are listed on the NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam. 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. HEINEKEN has two sponsored level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programmes: Heineken N.V. (OTC: HEINY) and Heineken Holding N.V. (OTC: HKHHY). Most recent information is available on HEINEKEN's website: www.theHEINEKENcompany.com. Click here to open full media release incl. Appendix 1 & 2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: HEINEKEN NV via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1721269
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