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ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA/NV - Anheuser-Busch InBev General Shareholders Meeting approves dividend payment 2018

Release Date: 24/04/2019 14:35
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Anheuser-Busch InBev General Shareholders Meeting approves dividend payment 2018

        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”)

        Anheuser-Busch InBev General Shareholders Meeting approves dividend payment 2018

        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 market.

        Anheuser-Busch InBev (Euronext: ABI) (NYSE: BUD) (MEXBOL: ANB) (JSE: ANH) (the “Company”) is
        pleased to announce that the General Shareholders Meeting of 24 April 2019 has approved the annual
        accounts for the year ended 31 December 2018, as well as the gross total dividend for 2018 of EUR
        1.80 proposed by the Board of Directors. Taking into account the gross interim dividend of EUR 0.80
        per share paid in November 2018, a gross final dividend of EUR 1.00 will be payable upon presentation
        of coupon n° 26. The calendar for the payment of the final dividend is as follows:

            Dividend timeline

                                                        Ex-coupon date                        Record date                       Payment date

            Euronext: ABI                                   7 May 2019                         8 May 2019                          9 May 2019

            MEXBOL: ANB                                     7 May 2019                         8 May 2019                          9 May 2019

            JSE: ANH                                        7 May 2019                        10 May 2019                         13 May 2019

            NYSE: BUD (ADR Program)                         7 May 2019                         8 May 2019                         6 June 2019

            Restricted Shares                               7 May 2019                         8 May 2019                          9 May 2019

        The General Shareholders Meeting has also approved the following resolutions:

        •  Amendments to articles 4 (Corporate Purpose) and 23 (Chairperson of the Board) of our Bylaws.
        •  Granting discharge to the directors and to the statutory auditor of the Company for the performance
           of their duties during the financial year 2018.                                                                                                                                                 1
       •   Appointment of Dr. Xiaozhi Liu as an independent director (replacing Mr. Olivier Goudet) and
           appointment of each of Ms. Sabine Chalmers, Ms. Cecilia Sicupira and Mr. Claudio Garcia as
           directors (replacing Messrs. Stéfan Descheemaeker, Carlos Alberto Sicupira and Alexandre
           Behring respectively). The term of the newly appointed directors will end after the shareholders’
           meeting which will be asked to approve the accounts for the year 2022. Mr. Martin J. Barrington
           has succeeded Mr. Olivier Goudet as the Chairperson of our Board.
       •   Renewal of the mandate of Messrs. Martin J. Barrington, William Gifford and Alejandro Santo
           Domingo, as Restricted Share Directors, for one year. Their renewed term will end after the
           shareholders’ meeting which will be asked to approve the accounts for the year 2019.
       •   Appointment of PwC Bedrijfsrevisoren cvba / PwC Réviseurs d’Entreprises scrl. As the new
           statutory auditor for a term of three years ending after the shareholders’ meeting which will be asked
           to approve the accounts for the year 2021.
       •   Approval of the remuneration report for the financial year 2018, including the executive
           remuneration policy.
       •   Approval of the proposed changes to the fixed remuneration of the directors as set forth in the
           convening notice to the General Shareholders Meeting.
       •   Approval of the proposal that the share based portion of the remuneration of the directors of the
           Company for the performance of their mandate during the financial year 2018 and any subsequent
           year shall be granted under the form of restricted stock units corresponding to a fixed gross value
           of (i) EUR 550,000 for the chairperson of the Board of Directors, (ii) EUR 350,000 for the
           chairperson of the Audit Committee and (iii) EUR 200,000 for the other directors. Such restricted
           stock units will vest after 5 years. These restricted stock units replace the stock options to which
           the directors were previously entitled.


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       24 April 2019
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      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).


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