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Company Overview of Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC

Company Overview

Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC brews and sells beers. Its portfolio includes spirits, malt beverages, and wines. The company distributes its products, as well as other brands to retailers through independent wholesalers in the United States and internationally. It also manufactures aluminum cans and lids for soft drink companies in the United States. Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC was incorporated in 1979 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri with agricultural operations in the United States. It operates a recycling facility in Hayward, California. As of November 18, 2008, Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC operates as a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV.

One Busch Place

St. Louis, MO 63118

United States

Founded in 1979

30,849 Employees

Phone:

314-577-2000

Fax:

314-577-2900

Key Executives for Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC

Vice President of Finance
Age: 44
Chairman of Anheuser-Busch Packaging Inc & Chair, CEO & President-Busch Agricultural Resources Inc
Age: 62
Chairman, CEO & VP of Agricultural Resources of Anheuser Busch Inc
Age: 71
Chairman of Anheuser-Busch Packaging Group Inc, Anheuser-Busch Recycling Corp, Eagle Packaging Inc
Age: 69
Chairman, CEO & President of Busch Entertainment Corp
Age: 72
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC Key Developments

Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC and Anheuser-Busch InBev Worldwide Inc. Announces Exchange of the Outstanding Notes

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (‘AB InBev’) announced the commencement of ten separate offers to Eligible Holders (the ‘Exchange Offers’) to exchange any and all of the outstanding notes listed below (the ‘Existing Notes’) issued by either Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC (‘ABC’) or Anheuser-Busch InBev Worldwide Inc. (the ‘Issuer’ or ‘ABIWW’) for a combination of the Issuer’s new notes due 2048 (the ‘New Notes’) and cash, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set out in the confidential offering memorandum dated March 22, 2017 (the ‘Confidential Offering Memorandum’). The Exchange Offers are being made, and the New Notes are being offered and will be issued, only (i) to holders of Existing Notes that are ‘qualified institutional buyers’ as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the ‘Securities Act’), in a private transaction in reliance upon the exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act provided by Section 4(a)(2) thereof, or (ii) outside the United States, to holders of Existing Notes other than “U.S. persons”, as defined in Rule 902 under the Securities Act, in an offshore transaction in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act and that are not acquiring the New Notes for the account or benefit of a U.S. person (a holder satisfying at least one of the foregoing conditions being referred to as an “Eligible Holder”), and, in each case, (x) if resident and/or located in any member state of the European Economic Area which has implemented Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended (the “Prospectus Directive”), “qualified investors” as defined in the Prospectus Directive and (y) not resident in Canada. The Exchange Offers are intended to simplify AB InBev’s capital structure, extend the maturity dates of AB InBev’s long-term debt, reduce AB InBev’s interest expenses by retiring high-coupon debt during a time of favorable market conditions and better align the restrictive covenants in AB InBev’s debt across its capital structure. Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set out in the Confidential Offering Memorandum: Eligible Holders who validly tender Existing Notes prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on 4 April 2017 (such date and time, as it may be extended by the Issuer, the “Early Participation Deadline”) and do not validly withdraw such tendered Existing Notes prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on 4 April 2017 (such date and time, as it may be extended by the Issuer, the “Withdrawal Deadline”), will receive, for each $1,000 principal amount of Existing Notes tendered and accepted, a combination of a principal amount of New Notes and cash with an aggregate value equal to the Total Exchange Price (as defined below) as follows: - an aggregate principal amount of New Notes equal to (x) the Total Exchange Price for such Existing Notes minus (y) the Cash Component (as defined below); and - a cash payment equal to the Cash Component. Eligible Holders who validly tender Existing Notes after the Early Participation Deadline but prior to the Withdrawal Deadline will receive, for each $1,000 principal amount of Existing Notes tendered and accepted, a combination of a principal amount of New Notes and cash with an aggregate value equal to the Exchange Price (as defined below) as follows: - an aggregate principal amount of New Notes equal to (x) the Total Exchange Price for such Existing Notes minus (y) the Cash Component minus (z) the Early Participation Premium (as defined below); and - a cash payment equal to the Cash Component. The Total Exchange Price and Exchange Price may be adjusted as described in the Confidential Offering Memorandum. In addition to the Total Exchange Price or Exchange Price, as applicable, Eligible Holders with Existing Notes that are accepted for exchange will receive a cash payment representing (i) all or a portion of the accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the applicable Settlement Date and (ii) amounts due in lieu of any fractional amounts of New Notes, in each case, as described in the Confidential Offering Memorandum. The “Price Determination Time” will be 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on 4 April 2017, unless the Early Participation Deadline is extended, in which case a new Price Determination Time may be established with respect to the Exchange Offers. In the event that the Early Participation Deadline is not extended, the Price Determination Time will remain the same. The “Total Exchange Price” (calculated at the Price Determination Time) for the Existing Notes validly tendered prior to the Early Participation Deadline, and not validly withdrawn prior to the Withdrawal Deadline, is equal to the discounted value (calculated as set out in the Confidential Offering Memorandum) on the expected Early Settlement Date of the remaining payments of principal and interest (excluding accrued interest) per $1,000 principal amount of the Existing Notes through the applicable maturity date of the Existing Notes, using a yield equal to the sum of: (x) the bid-side yield on the applicable Reference U.S. Treasury Security set out with respect to each series of Existing Notes in the table above plus (y) the applicable fixed spread set out with respect to each series of Existing Notes in the table above. The Total Exchange Price includes an early participation premium of $30 principal amount of New Notes for each $1,000 principal amount of Existing Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn (the “Early Participation Premium”). The Exchange Offers will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on 18 April 2017 (such date and time, as it may be extended by the Issuer, the “Expiration Time”). The Early Settlement Date will be determined at the Issuer’s option, and is currently expected to be within two business days following the Early Participation Deadline. Irrespective of whether the Issuer chooses to exercise its option to have an Early Settlement Date, the “Final Settlement Date” will be promptly after the Expiration Time and is expected to be within two business days following the Expiration Time. The New Notes will only be issued in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof. The Issuer will not accept any tender that would result in the issuance of less than $1,000 principal amount of New Notes. The Exchange Offers are subject to certain conditions described in the Confidential Offering Memorandum. The Issuer reserves the right to amend, extend or terminate the Exchange Offers at any time subject to applicable law.

Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. and Anheuser-Busch Announce New and Enhanced Commercial Agreements

Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. and Anheuser-Busch (AB) announced a series of new commercial agreements that expand and strengthen the companies’ long-term relationship and create new growth opportunities for both companies. The agreements include an amended and extended master distribution agreement, a new contract brewing arrangement, and a new international distribution agreement. Through the agreements, AB will provide additional support and committed resources to accelerate CBA’s growth strategy, which includes: strengthening its distinctive portfolio of craft brands; maximizing the potential of Kona Brewing Co. as one of the fastest-growing American craft brands; and optimizing CBA’s brewing footprint to drive gross margin expansion and deliver its craft beers to more beer lovers in the U.S. and around the world. CBA and AB have extended the current fee structure of their existing Master Distributor Agreement for 10 additional years, through 2028. The amended agreement secures CBA’s brands in the industry’s strongest wholesaler network, enabling continued investment in brand growth and strategic partnerships, such as Appalachian Mountain Brewery and Cisco Brewers. Under the terms of a new contract brewing arrangement, CBA and AB will work together to transition up to 300,000 barrels of volume into AB’s breweries. This agreement will directly support CBA’s ongoing brewery footprint optimization and enable both companies to realize additional operational efficiencies. AB will support the expansion of CBA’s portfolio of brands globally through a new international distribution agreement. This agreement builds on CBA’s recent distribution arrangements with AB, which launched Kona in Brazil and Mexico, and creates opportunities to accelerate the growth of CBA’s craft portfolio in additional international markets.

Anheuser-Busch and Starbucks Announces Deal to Produce, Bottle, Distribute and Market Teavana Ready-To-Drink Teas in the United States

Anheuser-Busch and Starbucks announced deal to produce, bottle, distribute and market Teavana ready-to-drink teas in the United States, with products expected to be available in the first half of next year. The world's biggest coffee chain bought tea seller Teavana in 2012. The bottled teas falling under Starbucks' agreement with the maker of Budweiser beer will not contain alcohol. Anheuser-Busch will lead production, bottling and distribution to retailers nationwide in partnership with its established network of wholesalers.

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