Heineken completes acquisition of F&N’s direct and indirect interests in APB

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Heineken N.V. (‘Heineken’) today announced that Heineken International B.V. (‘HIBV’) has completed the acquisition of Fraser and Neave, Limited’s (‘F&N’) direct and indirect interests in Asia Pacific Breweries Limited (‘APB’) and F&N’s interest in the non-APB assets held by Asia Pacific Investment Private Limited (‘APIPL’) (the ‘Transaction’).
As a result, Heineken currently owns in aggregate a 95.3% stake in APB and will consolidate APB into its accounts in November 2012.
HIBV also announced that it will make a mandatory general offer (‘MGO’) for all the shares of APB that the Heineken group does not already own, in accordance with the Singapore Code on Take-overs and Mergers. Further details of the MGO are provided in the MGO Announcement made today by Credit Suisse and Citi on behalf of HIBV, a copy of which is attached to this media release.
Directors’ Responsibility Statement
The directors of each of HIBV and Heineken (including those who may have delegated supervision of this Announcement) have taken all reasonable care to ensure that the facts stated and all opinions expressed in this Announcement are fair and accurate and that there are no other material facts not contained in this Announcement the omission of which would make any statement in this Announcement misleading.
Where any information has been extracted or reproduced from published or otherwise publicly available sources or obtained from F&N or APB, the sole responsibility of the directors of each of HIBV and Heineken has been to ensure through reasonable enquiries that such information has been accurately and correctly extracted from such sources or, as the case may be, accurately reflected or reproduced in this Announcement.
The directors of each of HIBV and Heineken jointly and severally accept responsibility accordingly.