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ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA/NV - Anheuser-Busch InBev announces full exercise of over allotment option for the initial public offer of Budweiser APAC

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Anheuser-Busch InBev announces full exercise of over allotment option for the initial public offer 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
NYSE ADS Code: BUD
JSE Share Code: ANH
ISIN: BE0974293251
(“AB InBev” or the “Company”)


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                         instruments which have been admitted for trading on a regulated market.



          Anheuser-Busch InBev Announces Full
         Exercise of Over-allotment Option for the
         Initial Public Offering of Budweiser APAC
      
      3 October 2019 – Anheuser-Busch InBev (Euronext: ABI) (NYSE: BUD) (MEXBOL: ANB) (JSE: ANH) today
      announced that the over-allotment option in connection with the initial public offering of a minority stake of its
      Asia Pacific subsidiary, Budweiser Brewing Company APAC Limited (“Budweiser APAC”) has been fully
      exercised in respect of an aggregate of 217,755,000 shares. Such shares represent approximately 15% of the
      total number of the offer shares finally available under the initial public offering before any exercise of the over-
      allotment option.

      Upon the full exercise of the over-allotment option, AB InBev will control 87.22% of the issued share capital of
      Budweiser APAC.

      AB InBev expects the additional gross proceeds from the full exercise of the over-allotment option to be 5,879
      million 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
      associates).


      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 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 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.



      ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV CONTACTS

      Investors                                                               Media
      Lauren Abbott                                                           Pablo Jimenez
      Tel: +1 212 573 9287                                                    Tel: +1 212 284 0158
      E-mail: lauren.abbott@ab-inbev.com                                      E-mail: pablo.jimenez@ab-inbev.com

      Mariusz Jamka                                                           Ingvild Van Lysebetten
      Tel: +32 16 276 888                                                     Tel: +32 16 276 608
      E-mail: mariusz.jamka@ab-inbev.com                                      E-mail: ingvild.vanlysebetten@ab-inbev.com

      Jency John                                                              Fallon Buckelew
      Tel: +1 646 746 9673                                                    Tel: +1 310 592 6319
      E-mail: jency.john@ab-inbev.com                                         E-mail: fallon.buckelew@ab-inbev.com

      3 October 2019
      JSE Sponsor: Questco Corporate Advisory Proprietary Limited


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