Athenian Brewery S.A.
Athenian Brewery S.A. is the largest producer and distributor of beer in Greece. It was established in 1963 by a group of Greek entrepreneurs and it is member of Heineken NV group. Today it sports four plants across Greece, three beer factories in Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras and a factory in Lamia bottling natural mineral water IOLI.
For several years, Athenian Brewery is active in issues concerning society, with emphasis in environmental protection, securing a safe working environment, modernization of the production process and information of consumers concerning responsible alcohol consumption.
Athenian Brewery factories operate on natural gas, not gas -- thus drastically limiting environmental pollution. Moreover, liquid waste cleaning is performed while employees are informed and mobilised concerning recycling. After the disastrous fires of August 2007, Athenian Brewery studied the needs arising and immediately implemented a support programme for assistance as well as prevention offering 15 fire engines to corresponding municipalities around the country.
At the same time, participation in social, sports and musical events is an important part of Athenian Brewery activities. It was a Grand Sponsor for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and as of 2005, it sponsors the most popular sports event UEFA Champions League and supports Greek football by sponsoring SUPER LEAGUE. Also, through Heineken, it allows the fans of good foreign music to enjoy unique musical evenings, while through Amstel; it supports quality Greek music and many other cultural events in the country.
Heineken is one of the world's great brewers and is committed to growth and remaining independent. The brand that bears the founder's family name -- Heineken -- is available in almost every country on the globe and is the world's most valuable international premium beer brand. The Company's aim is to be a leading brewer in each of the markets in which it operates and to have the world's most valuable brand portfolio. The Company operates 140 breweries in more than 70 countries and sold 205 million hectolitres of beer on a 2010 pro-forma basis. Heineken is Europe's largest brewer andthe world's third largest by volume. Heineken is committed to the responsible marketing andconsumption of its more than 200 international premium, regional, local and specialty beers andciders. These include Amstel, Birra Moretti, Cruzcampo, Dos Equis, Foster's, Kingfisher, Newcastle Brown Ale, Ochota, Primus, Sagres, Sol, Star, Strongbow, Tecate, Tiger and Zywiec. On a 2010 proforma basis, including FEMSA Cerveza, revenue totalled EUR 17 billion and EBIT (beia) was EUR 2.7 billion. The average number of people employed is more than 70,000. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. shares are listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange. Prices for the ordinary shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols HEIA NA and HEIO NA and on the Reuter Equities 2000 Service under HEIN.AS and HEIO.AS. Most recent information is available on Heineken's Web site: www.heinekeninternational.com.