Heineken N.V. renews €2 billion Revolving Credit Facility

5/5/2011, 8:00 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)


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Amsterdam, 5 May 2011 - Heineken N.V. announces the successful closing of a new
Revolving Credit Facility for an amount of €2 billion with a syndicate of 17

The new multi-currency facility replaces Heineken's existing €2 billion
Revolving Credit Facility, which was scheduled to mature on 22 April 2012. The
new self-arranged credit line has a tenor of five years with two 1-year
extension options and can be used for general corporate purposes (including

The 17 Bookrunners and Mandated Lead Arrangers of this club deal are ABN AMRO
Bank N.V., Barclays Corporate, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., Banco
Santander, S.A., BNP Paribas, CM-CIC, Citi, Credit Agricole Corporate and
Investment Bank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC Bank plc, ING Bank,
Intesa Sanpaolo, J.P. Morgan Limited, Rabobank International, Raiffeisen Bank
International AG and Société Générale.

The facility was well-received and oversubscribed, underlining Heineken's strong
standing in the bank market and its high-quality credit profile.

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Heineken is one of the world's great brewers and is committed to growth and
remaining independent. 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. The Company operates 140 breweries in more than 70
countries and sold 205 million hectolitres of beer on a 2010 pro-forma basis.
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 200 international premium, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders.
These include Amstel, Birra Moretti, Cruzcampo, Dos Equis, Foster's, Kingfisher,
Newcastle Brown Ale, Ochota, Primus, Sagres, Sol, Star, Strongbow, Tecate, Tiger
and Zywiec. On a 2010 pro-forma basis, including FEMSA Cerveza, revenue totalled
€17 billion and EBIT (beia) was €2.7 billion. The average number of people
employed is more than 70,000. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. shares are
listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange. 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. Most recent information is
available on Heineken's website: http://www.heinekeninternational.com.

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