Heineken N.V. Begins Trading on OTCQX

Heineken N.V. Begins Trading on OTCQX  AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Jan. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heineken N.V. (OTCQX: HEINY; NYSE Euronext Amsterdam: HEIA NA/HEIN.AS) has chosen to facilitate the trading of its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on OTCQX®.  Heineken N.V.  begins trading  from today  on OTCQX  International Premier,  a  segment of  the OTCQX  marketplace reserved  for non-U.S.  companies that  are  listed on a qualified  international exchange and  provide their home  country  disclosure to  U.S.  investors.  U.S. investors  can  find  current  financial  disclosures   and   Real-Time   Level   2   quotes   for   the   company    on  www.otcmarkets.com.  Deutsche Bank serves as Heineken N.V.'s Principal American Liaison ("PAL")  on  OTCQX, responsible for providing professional guidance on OTCQX requirements.  Heineken N.V. will trade in the U.S.  on OTCQX under the symbol "HEINY"  where  each ADR represents 0.5 ordinary share.  Press enquiries   John Clarke  E-mail: pressoffice@heineken.com  Tel: +31-20-5239-355   Christine van Waveren  E-mail: pressoffice@heineken.com  Tel: +31-20-5239-355   Investor and analyst enquiries   George Toulantas  E-mail: investors@heineken.com  Tel: +31-20-5239-590   Sonya Ghobrial  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 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. (OTCQX:  HEINY) and Heineken  Holding  N.V. (OTCQX: HKHHY). Most   recent    information    is   available    on    HEINEKEN's    website:  www.theHEINEKENcompany.com.  About OTC Markets Group Inc. OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates Open, Transparent and  Connected  financial marketplaces  for 10,000  U.S. and  global securities.  Through  OTC  Link® ATS, it directly links a diverse network of broker-dealers that  provide  liquidity and execution services for a wide spectrum of securities. Securities are organised into  marketplaces to better  inform investors of  opportunities  and risks - OTCQX®, The Best Marketplace with Qualified Companies; OTCQB®, The Venture Stage Marketplace with  U.S. Reporting Companies;  and OTC Pink®,  The  Open Marketplace with Variable  Reporting Companies. The data-driven  platform  enables investors to easily  trade through the broker  of their choice at  the  best possible price  and empowers a  broad range of  companies to improve  the  quality and availability  of information  for their investors.  To learn  more  about  how  OTC   creates  better  informed   and  more  efficient   financial  marketplaces, visit www.otcmarkets.com. OTC Link® ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC regulated ATS.  Heineken N.V. Begins Trading on OTCQX http://hugin.info/130667/R/1757228/593671.pdf  HUG#1757228