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Anheuser-Busch InBev And Constellation Brands Announce Revised Agreement For Complete Divestiture Of U.S. Business Of Grupo Modelo

Acquisition of Piedras Negras Brewery Provides Supply Independence for Crown

Constellation's purchase of the Piedras Negras brewery provides it with complete control over production of Corona and the Modelo brands sold in the U.S. The brewery benefits from its proximity to the U.S., as well as a continuous, high quality water supply from a mountain aquifer. The approximately 600 employees at the Piedras Negras facility will continue to be employed at the brewery by their current employer.

The brewery currently produces Corona, Corona Light and Modelo Especial. The first phase of construction was completed in 2010 and the brewery is designed to be efficiently expanded up to 30 million HL. AB InBev and Constellation have entered into a three-year interim supply agreement for beer production to ensure full supply to U.S. consumers and a smooth, operational transition in Piedras Negras for workers and suppliers.

Terms and Merits of Combination between AB InBev and Grupo Modelo Remain Unchanged

The sale of Grupo Modelo's 50% stake in Crown is related to an agreement between AB InBev and Modelo, under which AB InBev will acquire the remaining stake in Modelo that it does not already own for USD 9.15 per share in cash, plus the acquisition of a glass supplier, in a transaction valued at USD 20.1 billion. These terms between AB InBev and Modelo remain unchanged.

The combination is a natural next step given the long and successful partnership dating back more than 20 years between AB InBev and Grupo Modelo, and would create a significant growth opportunity worldwide from combining two leading brand portfolios and distribution networks. This combination is driven by the growth potential of Modelo brands in Mexico as well as worldwide outside the U.S., and the opportunities to introduce additional AB InBev brands in Mexico through Modelo's distribution network. The Piedras Negras brewery supplies the U.S. exclusively, and its sale would not impact the growth of Modelo brands in Mexico or worldwide outside the U.S.

Since announcing the combination between AB InBev and Modelo, AB InBev has been working on integration planning and reviewing initial synergy forecasts. Based on a more detailed and thorough analysis, AB InBev believes annual synergies will be approximately USD 1 billion, up from the original forecast of USD 600 million estimated when the transaction was announced.

Next Steps

AB InBev's combination with Grupo Modelo remains subject to the existing challenge by the U.S. Department of Justice. The revised agreement with Constellation remains conditioned on the completion of the Modelo transaction, as well as regulatory approvals in the U.S. and Mexico and other customary closing conditions.

French and Dutch versions of this release will be available at

8:30 a.m. EST: Investor and Analyst Webcast – AB InBev

There will be a webcast for the investment community hosted by Chief Executive Officer Carlos Brito and Chief Financial Officer Felipe Dutra on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. EST / 2:30 p.m. CET

To register for the live listen-only webcast click here

Investors and analysts who wish to ask questions during the Q&A portion of the call should join by dialing 1-866-713-8566 (from the U.S.) or +1-617-597-5325 (international) and reference passcode 33834365.

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