Anheuser-Busch InBev Statement Regarding DOJ Action

Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:01pm EST

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BRUSSELS,  Jan. 31, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice's
action seeking to block the proposed combination between AB InBev (Euronext:
ABI; NYSE: BUD) and  Grupo Modelo  is inconsistent with the law, the facts and
the reality of the market place. On  29 June 2012, the companies announced an
agreement under which AB InBev will acquire the remaining stake in  Grupo Modelo
 that it does not already own. We remain confident in our position, and we
intend to vigorously contest the DOJ's action in federal court. Given today's
development, we no longer expect the deal to close during the first quarter of
2013. We will comment further once we have reviewed the DOJ filing.

Transaction Website:

The enclosed information constitutes regulated information as defined in the
Belgian Royal Decree of  14 November 2007  regarding the duties of issuers of
financial instruments which have been admitted for trading on a regulated

This release contains certain forward-looking statements reflecting the current
views of the management of Anheuser-Busch InBev with respect to, among other
things, Anheuser-Busch InBev's strategic objectives. These statements involve
risks and uncertainties. The ability of Anheuser-Busch InBev to achieve these
objectives is dependent on many factors some of which may be outside of
management's control. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk
and uncertainty because they reflect Anheuser-Busch InBev's current expectations
and assumptions as to future events and circumstances that may not prove
accurate. The actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in
the forward-looking statements for many reasons including the risks described
under Item 3.D of Anheuser-Busch InBev's Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with
the US Securities and Exchange Commission on  13 April 2012. Anheuser-Busch
InBev cannot assure you that the future results, level of activity, performance
or achievements of Anheuser-Busch InBev will meet the expectations reflected in
the forward-looking statements. Anheuser-Busch InBev disclaims any obligation to
update any of these statements after the date of this release.

 Anheuser-Busch InBev Contacts:                                                        
 Media                                     Investors                                   
 Marianne Amssoms                          Graham Staley                               
Tel: +1-212-573-9281                     
Tel: +1-212-573-4365                       
 Karen Couck                               Thelke Gerdes                               
Tel:  +32-16-27-69-65                    
Tel: +32-16-27-68-88                       
 Laura Vallis                              Christina Caspersen                         
Tel: +1-212-573-9283                     
Tel: +1-212-573-4376                       
 Steve Lipin / Stan Neve, Brunswick Group                                              
Tel: +1-212-333-3810                                                                 

About Anheuser-Busch InBev
Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in
Leuven,  Belgium, with an American Depositary Receipt secondary listing on the
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUD).  It is the leading global brewer and one of
the world's top five consumer products companies.  Beer, the original social
network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years and our
portfolio of well over 200 beer brands continues to forge strong connections
with consumers. We invest the majority of our brand-building resources on our
Focus Brands - those with the greatest growth potential such as global brands
Budweiser, Stella Artois and Beck's, alongside Leffe, Hoegaarden, Bud Light,
Skol, Brahma, Antarctica, Quilmes, Michelob Ultra, Harbin, Sedrin, Klinskoye,
Sibirskaya Korona, Chernigivske, Hasseroder and Jupiler.  In addition, the
company owns a 50 percent equity interest in the operating subsidiary of  Grupo
Modelo,  Mexico's leading brewer and owner of the global Corona brand.  AB
InBev's dedication to heritage and quality originates from the Den Hoorn brewery
in Leuven,  Belgium  dating back to 1366 and the pioneering spirit of the
Anheuser & Co brewery, with origins in  St. Louis,  USA  since 1852.
Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing
markets, AB InBev leverages the collective strengths of its approximately
116,000 employees based in 23 countries worldwide. In 2011, AB InBev realized 
39.0 billion USD  revenue. The company strives to be the  Best Beer Company in a
Better World. For more information, please visit:

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