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AB InBev completes sale of Carlton & United Breweries

1st June 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev (“AB InBev”) announced today that it has completed its previously announced sale of Carlton & United Breweries
(CUB), its Australian subsidiary, to Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.

“Despite the challenging environment, our colleagues working on this transaction showed great dedication and remained focused on delivering to its completion. I would like to thank them and also the CUB team for their continued commitment and resilience,” said Carlos Brito, Chief Executive Officer of AB InBev.

The transaction is valued at 16 billion AUD, equivalent to approximately 11 billion USD, in enterprise value. As part of this transaction, AB InBev granted Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. rights to commercialize the portfolio of AB InBev’s global and international brands in Australia. Substantially all of the proceeds from the divestiture of the Australian business will be used by the company to pay down debt.

This press release does not represent an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy shares in AB InBev

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Charles Guerrier

Charles Guerrier

Charles founded SEA Brew in 2015 and is now responsible for the running of the Asia Brewers Network and associated activities. He travels extensively throughout the region putting his Beer Sommelier accreditation to good use.

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