Heineken USA Pledges Minimum of $250,000 to Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

Sep 02, 2005, 01:00 ET from Heineken USA Inc.

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Heineken USA Inc. said today
 that it has committed at least $250,000 to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
 These funds represent a joint contribution by Heineken USA and its parent
 company, Heineken International (Netherlands).  These funds will be used to
 assist in meeting the immediate and longer-term needs of its own employees,
 those of our distributors and their respective families in Louisiana and
 Mississippi who have been impacted by the Hurricane.  The remaining funds will
 be donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief effort.
     "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this unprecedented
 natural disaster," said Frans van der Minne, President and CEO, Heineken USA.
 "Heineken USA and its employees have consistently demonstrated their
 generosity and commitment to helping those in need.  We are hopeful that our
 contribution will be of assistance to at least some of those who are in great
 need of help".
     Heineken USA Inc., the nation's largest beer importer, is a subsidiary of
 Heineken International (Netherlands), which is the world's most international
 brewer.  Brands imported into the U.S. include: Heineken Lager, the world's
 most international beer brand; Heineken Dark; Amstel Light, the
 largest-selling imported light beer brand; and Buckler non-alcohol brew.
 Heineken USA is also the exclusive USA importer for the Tecate, Dos Equis,
 Sol, Carta Blanca and Bohemia brands from FEMSA Cerveza of Mexico.  Please
 visit http://www.EnjoyHeinekenResponsibly.com

SOURCE Heineken USA Inc.