"A Toast to the Brewers"

The Deal - February 20, 2009

SULLIVAN & CROMWELL LLP Partner Frank Aquila was quoted in an article in The Deal on InBev SA's US$ 52.2 billion takeover of Anheuser-Busch. Mr. Aquila noted that "having water-tight financing was crucial to InBev's bidding strategy." He also explained that banks were comfortable financing the deal amid frozen credit markets because the combined company "is not in any sort of traditional sense really highly leveraged."

[SULLIVAN & CROMWELL LLP represented InBev in connection with this transaction.]