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Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA/NV - Tender Offer (BE & US) - Launch

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

Anheuser-Busch InBev Launches Cash Tender Offers for up to USD 3 Billion Aggregate Purchase Price of Thirteen Series of USD Notes, Three Series of EUR Notes and Two Series of GBP Notes

31 OCTOBER 2023


Full announcement including disclaimers and offer restrictions available via SEC


"31 October 2023 – Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (“AB InBev”) (Euronext: ABI) (NYSE: BUD) (MEXBOL: ANB) (JSE: ANH) today announced the commencement of offers by AB InBev and its wholly-owned subsidiaries Anheuser-Busch InBev Worldwide Inc. (“ABIWW”), Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC (“ABC”) and Anheuser-Busch InBev Finance Inc. (“ABIFI”, and together with AB InBev, ABIWW and ABC, the “Companies”) to purchase for cash any validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) and accepted notes up to an aggregate purchase price (excluding accrued and unpaid interest) of US$3 billion (such amount, as the same may be increased or decreased, the “Aggregate Offer Cap”) of thirteen series of USD notes (the “USD Notes”), three series of EUR notes (the “EUR Notes”) and two series of GBP notes (the “GBP Notes”) issued by the Companies, across the Pool 1 Tender Offers and the Pool 2 Tender Offers, each with a separate Pool Offer Cap, as described in the table below (the “Tender Offers”).


The Tender Offers are being made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the offer to purchase dated 31 October 2023 (the “Offer to Purchase”). Terms not defined in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase. Copies of the Offer to Purchase are available to holders through the information agent, Global Bondholder Services Corporation, at its website https://gbsc-usa.com/registration/abi or by calling +1 (855) 654-2014 (toll free) or +1 212-430-3774 (for banks and brokers).


Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, each of AB InBev, ABIFI, ABIWW and ABC is offering to purchase, up to the Aggregate Offer Cap and the applicable Pool Offer Caps, the Notes issued by it set forth in the table below, subject to the Acceptance Priority Levels (as defined below). Notes purchased in the Tender Offers will be retired and cancelled."





(a)The offers with respect to the 3.650% Notes due 2026 issued by ABC and ABIWW, the 3.650% Notes due 2026 issued by ABC and ABIWW (144A / Reg S) and the 2.700% Notes due 2026 issued by AB InBev (collectively, the “Pool 1 Notes”) are subject to the “Pool 1 Offer Cap” of $1,200,000,000, representing the maximum aggregate purchase price payable, excluding accrued and unpaid interest, in respect of the Pool 1 Notes that may be purchased (the “Pool 1 Tender Offers”) and subject to the Aggregate Offer Cap (as defined below) not being exceeded. The offers with respect to the 3.750% Notes due 2042 issued by ABIWW, the 2.850% Notes due 2037 issued by AB InBev, the 4.000% Notes due 2043 issued by ABIFI, the 4.600% Notes due 2060 and the 4.500% Notes due 2050 issued by ABIWW, the 4.600% Notes due 2048, the 4.750% Notes due 2058 and the 4.350% Notes due 2040 issued by ABIWW, the 4.625% Notes due 2044 issued by ABIFI, the 2.000% Notes due 2035 issued by AB InBev, the 4.375% Notes due 2038 issued by ABIWW, the 4.900% Notes due 2046 issued by ABC and ABIWW, the 4.900% Notes due 2046 issued by ABC and ABIWW (144A / Reg S), the 4.900% Notes due 2046 issued by ABIFI, the 1.650% Notes due 2031 and the 2.250% Notes due 2029 issued by AB InBev and the 3.500% Notes due 2030 issued by ABIWW (collectively, the “Pool 2 Notes”, and together with the Pool 1 Notes, the “Notes”) are subject to the “Pool 2 Offer Cap” (and together with the Pool 1 Offer Cap, the “Pool Offer Caps”) of $3,000,000,000 less the aggregate purchase price (excluding accrued and unpaid interest) payable for the Pool 1 Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase in the Pool 1 Tender Offers, representing the maximum aggregate purchase price payable, excluding accrued and unpaid interest, in respect of the Pool 2 Notes that may be purchased (the “Pool 2 Tender Offers, and together with the Pool 1 Tender Offers, the “Tender Offers”). The Tender Offers are subject to an “Aggregate Offer Cap” equal to an aggregate purchase price (excluding accrued and unpaid interest) of up to $3,000,000,000, subject to the terms and conditions described in the Offer to Purchase. The Pool 1 Offer Cap, the Pool 2 Offer Cap and the Aggregate Offer Cap, subject to applicable law, may be increased or decreased in the sole discretion of the Companies.

(b)We will accept Notes in each of the Tender Offers in the order of their respective Acceptance Priority Level specified in the table above (each, an “Acceptance Priority Level,” with “1” being the highest Acceptance Priority Level and “2” being the lowest Acceptance Priority Level in the case of the Pool 1 Tender Offers, and “1” being the highest Acceptance Priority Level and “16” being the lowest Acceptance Priority Level in the case of the Pool 2 Tender Offers), subject to the terms and conditions described in the Offer to Purchase.

(c)The applicable Reference Security will be used to calculate the applicable Total Consideration (as defined below) payable for each series of USD Notes and GBP Notes, and the applicable Interpolated Mid-Swap Rate will be used to calculate the applicable Total Consideration payable for each series of EUR Notes. The Total Consideration payable pursuant to the Tender Offers will be calculated and determined as set forth in the Offer to Purchase.

(d)The applicable Fixed Spread will be used to calculate the applicable Total Consideration (as defined below) payable for each series of Notes, which already includes the Early Tender Payment. The Total Consideration payable pursuant to the Tender Offers will be calculated and determined as set forth in the Offer to Purchase.

(e)Payable in cash per each $1,000, €1,000 or £1,000 principal amount, as applicable, of the specified series of Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Time and accepted for purchase.

(f)The GBP Notes and the EUR Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by ABC, ABIFI, ABIWW, Brandbev S.à r.l., Brandbrew S.A. and Cobrew NV (the “Guarantors”). The USD Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by AB InBev and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries.

(g)The $3,491,141,000 aggregate outstanding principal amount of 3.650% Notes due 2026 issued by ABIWW and ABC consists of (i) $3,335,820,000 outstanding principal amount of 3.650% Notes due 2026 issued by ABIWW and ABC (US03522AAG58/03522AAG5) and (ii) $155,321,000 outstanding principal amount of 3.650% Notes due 2026 issued by ABIWW and ABC (144A: US03522AAD28/03522AAD2 & Reg S: USU00323AD40/U00323AD4).

(h)The $9,542,514,000 aggregate outstanding principal amount of 4.900% Notes due 2046 issued by ABIWW and ABC consists of (i) $9,518,964,000 outstanding principal amount of 4.900% Notes due 2046 issued by ABIWW and ABC (US03522AAJ97/03522AAJ9) and (ii) $23,550,000 outstanding principal amount of 4.900% Notes due 2046 issued by ABIWW and ABC (144A: US03522AAF75/03522AAF7 & Reg S: USU00323AF97/U00323AF9).


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