Heineken spells out gains from APB full purchase

BRUSSELS Fri Feb 8, 2013 2:10am EST

BRUSSELS Feb 8 (Reuters) - Dutch brewer Heineken said on Friday its acquisition of the rest of Asia Pacific Breweries would boost its earnings per share slightly in the first year and yield 25 million euros ($33.5 million) of synergy benefits this year and next.

Heineken, the world's third largest brewer by volume, took full control of the maker of Tiger beer in a S$7.9 billion ($6.4 billion) deal last year, principally by buying out its partner, Singapore conglomerate Fraser & Neave. ($1 = 0.7469 euros) ($1 = 1.2393 Singapore dollars) (Reporting By Philip Blenkinsop)