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ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA/NV - Anheuser-Busch InBev Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering of Budweiser APAC

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Anheuser-Busch InBev Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering of Budweiser APAC

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV
(Incorporated in the Kingdom of Belgium)
Register of Companies Number: 0417.497.106
Euronext Brussels Share Code: ABI
Mexican Stock Exchange Share Code: ANB
JSE Share Code: ANH
ISIN: BE0974293251
(“AB InBev” or the “Company”)

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      Anheuser-Busch InBev Announces Pricing
      of Initial Public Offering of Budweiser APAC
      24 September 2019 – Anheuser-Busch InBev (Euronext: ABI) (NYSE: BUD) (MEXBOL: ANB) (JSE: ANH)
      today announced the decision to proceed with the initial public offering of 1,262,350,000 shares of a minority
      stake of its Asia Pacific subsidiary, Budweiser Brewing Company APAC Limited (“Budweiser APAC” or the
      "Company"), and the decision to price such offering at 27.00 HKD per share. The Company has also partially
      exercised an offer size adjustment option, issuing an additional 189,354,000 shares for a total of 1,451,704,000
      shares to cover market demand. The initial public offering is also subject to an over-allotment option of up to
      217,755,000 additional shares at the same offer price. Subject to customary closing conditions, the shares are
      expected to begin trading on 30 September 2019 on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
      Limited (“Hong Kong Stock Exchange”) under the stock code 1876.

      Budweiser APAC will have a mutually beneficial relationship with AB InBev, operating under AB InBev’s world-
      class corporate governance standards and benefiting from access to a portfolio of global and multi-country
      brands. AB InBev will control a majority ownership of Budweiser APAC. If the over-allotment option is not
      exercised at all, AB InBev will control 88.86% as at the end of the exercise period. If the over-allotment option
      is exercised in full, AB InBev will control 87.22% as at the end of the exercise period.

      AB InBev expects the gross proceeds of this offering to be 39.2 billion HKD (approximately 5.0 billion USD),
      prior to any exercise of the over-allotment option. If the over-allotment option is exercised in full, AB InBev
      would expect the additional gross proceeds to be 5.9 billion HKD (approximately 750 million USD). AB InBev
      intends to apply all of the net proceeds from the offering to repay debt.

      About Anheuser-Busch InBev

      Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium, with secondary listings on the Mexico
      (MEXBOL: ANB) and South Africa (JSE: ANH) stock exchanges and with American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange
      (NYSE: BUD). Our Dream is to bring people together for a better world. Beer, the original social network, has been bringing people
      together for thousands of years. We are committed to building great brands that stand the test of time and to brewing the best beers using
      the finest natural ingredients. Our diverse portfolio of well over 500 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser®, Corona® and Stella
      Artois®; multi-country brands Beck’s®, Castle®, Castle Lite®, Hoegaarden® and Leffe®; and local champions such as Aguila®,
      Antarctica®, Bud Light®, Brahma®, Cass®, Cristal®, Harbin®, Jupiler®, Michelob Ultra®, Modelo Especial®, Quilmes®, Victoria®,
      Sedrin®, and Skol®. Our brewing heritage dates back more than 600 years, spanning continents and generations. From our European
      roots at the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium. To the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery in St. Louis, US. To the
      creation of the Castle Brewery in South Africa during the Johannesburg gold rush. To Bohemia, the first brewery in Brazil. Geographically
      diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, we leverage the collective strengths of approximately 175,000
      employees based in nearly 50 countries worldwide. For 2018, AB InBev’s reported revenue was 54.6 billion USD (excluding JVs and

      Forward-Looking Statements

      This release contains “forward-looking statements”. These statements are based on the current expectations and views of future events
      and developments of the management of AB InBev and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. The forward-
      looking statements contained in this release include, among other things, statements relating to AB InBev’s potential listing of its
      subsidiary, Budweiser Brewing Company APAC Limited (“Budweiser APAC”), on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and other statements
      other than historical facts. Forward-looking statements include statements typically containing words such as “will”, “may”, “should”,
      “believe”, “intends”, “expects”, “anticipates”, “targets”, “estimates”, “likely”, “foresees” and words of similar import. All statements other
      than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking
      statements, which reflect the current views of the management of AB InBev, are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties about AB
      InBev and are dependent on many factors, some of which are outside of AB InBev’s control. There are important factors, risks and
      uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different, including the potential listing of Budweiser APAC,
      the risks and uncertainties relating to AB InBev described under Item 3.D of AB InBev’s Annual Report on Form 20-F (“Form 20-F”) filed
      with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on 22 March 2019. Other unknown or unpredictable factors could cause actual
      results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.

      The forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included elsewhere, including
      AB InBev’s most recent Form 20-F and other reports furnished on Form 6-K, and any other documents that AB InBev has made public.
      Any forward-looking statements made in this communication are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements and there can
      be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by AB InBev will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that
      they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, AB InBev or its business or operations. Except as required by law, AB InBev
      undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events
      or otherwise.


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