Heineken N.V.
amsterdam : HEIA

May 05, 2011 02:07 ET

Heineken N.V. renews EUR2 billion Revolving Credit Facility

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - Heineken N.V. announces the successful closing of a new Revolving Credit Facility for an amount of EUR2 billion with a syndicate of 17 banks.

The new multi-currency facility replaces Heineken's existing EUR2 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 acquisitions).

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 EUR17 billion and EBIT (beia) was EUR2.7 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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