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Wednesday 24 April, 2019


Heineken Holding N.V. reports on 2019 first quarter trading

Heineken Holding N.V. reports on 2019 first quarter trading

Amsterdam, 24 April 2019 - Heineken Holding N.V. (EURONEXT: HEIO; OTCQX: HKHHY) today publishes its trading update for the first quarter of 2019.


  • Beer volume +4.3% organically, with growth in all regions.
  • Heineken® volume +8.3% with double digit growth in Africa, Middle East & Eastern Europe and the Americas.
  • HEINEKEN's outlook for 2019 remains unchanged.

Heineken Holding N.V. engages in no activities other than its participating interest in Heineken N.V. and the management or supervision of and provision of services to that company.


Beer volume1
(in mhl or %)
1Q19 Total  growth % Organic growth % 1Q18
Consolidated beer volume 52.7   4.4   4.3   50.5  

Heineken® volume1
(in mhl or %)
1Q19 Organic
Heineken N.V.8.9   8.3  

Heineken® volume grew by 8.3%. The main markets contributing with double digit growth included Brazil, South Africa, Russia, China, the UK, Nigeria, Mexico, Romania and Germany.

Refer to the Definitions section for an explanation of organic growth and updated volume definitions.


Reported net profit of Heineken N.V. for the first three months of 2019 was €299 million (2018:  €260 million).


Using spot rates as of 17 April 2019 for the remainder of this year, the calculated positive currency translational impact would be approximately €80 million at operating profit level (beia) and €50 million at net profit level (beia).


Beer Volume
Beer volume produced and sold by consolidated companies.

Non-Beer Volume
Cider, soft drinks and other non-beer volume produced and sold by consolidated companies.

Third Party Products Volume
Volume of third party products (beer and non-beer) resold by consolidated companies.

Total Consolidated Volume
The sum of Beer Volume, Non-Beer Volume and Third Party Products Volume.

HEINEKEN or "the Group"
Heineken Holding N.V., Heineken N.V., its subsidiaries and interests in joint ventures and associates.

Organic Growth
Organic growth in volume excludes the effect of consolidation changes.


Media Heineken Holding N.V.  
Kees Jongsma  
tel. +31 6 54 79 82 53  
E-mail: [email protected]  
Media Heineken N.V.Investors
John-Paul Schuirink José Federico Castillo Martinez
Director of Global Communication Director of Investor Relations
Michael Fuchs Aris Hernandez
Corporate & Financial Communication Manager Investor Relations Senior Analyst
E-mail: [email protected] E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +31-20-5239355 Tel: +31-20-5239590

Editorial information:
HEINEKEN is the world's most international brewer. It is the leading developer and marketer of premium beer and cider brands. Led by the Heineken® brand, the Group has a portfolio of more than 300 international, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. HEINEKEN is committed to innovation, long-term brand investment, disciplined sales execution and focused cost management. Through "Brewing a Better World", sustainability is embedded in the business. HEINEKEN has a well-balanced geographic footprint with leadership positions in both developed and developing markets. HEINEKEN employs over 85,000 employees and operates breweries, malteries, cider plants and other production facilities in more than 70 countries. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. shares trade on the Euronext in Amsterdam. Prices for the ordinary shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols HEIA NA and HEIO NA and on Reuters under HEIN.AS and HEIO.AS. HEINEKEN has two sponsored level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programmes: Heineken N.V. (OTCQX: HEINY) and Heineken Holding N.V. (OTCQX: HKHHY).Most recent information is available on the website: and follow HEINEKEN on Twitter via @HEINEKENCorp.
Heineken Holding N.V. engages in no activities other than its participating interest in Heineken N.V. and the management or supervision of and provision of services to that company.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements with regard to the financial position and results of HEINEKEN's activities. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond HEINEKEN's ability to control or estimate precisely, such as future market and economic conditions, the behaviour of other market participants, changes in consumer preferences, the ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses and achieve anticipated synergies, costs of raw materials, interest-rate and exchange-rate fluctuations, changes in tax rates, changes in law, change in pension costs, the actions of government regulators and weather conditions. These and other risk factors are detailed in HEINEKEN's publicly filed annual reports. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only of the date of this press release. HEINEKEN does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Market share estimates contained in this press release are based on outside sources, such as specialised research institutes, in combination with management estimates.

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