Heineken Holding N.V. Annual General Meeting of Shareholders approves acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle plc

Amsterdam – Heineken Holding NV announced today that its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) has adopted all proposals on the agenda of the annual meeting of Heineken Holding
NV The most important resolutions and announcements are listed below.

Acquisition Scottish & Newcastle plc
The AGM has approved the acquisition by Sunrise Acquisitions Ltd., a company jointly owned by Heineken N.V. and Carlsberg A/S, of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Scottish
& Newcastle plc and the subsequent 100% shareholding by Heineken N.V. of Sunrise Acquisitions Ltd. after transfer by it of certain businesses of Scottish & Newcastle plc to Carlsberg

The Board of Directors announced the distribution of a dividend over 2007 of ?0.70 per ordinary share of ?1.60 nominal value. Since an interim dividend of ?0.24 was paid on 20 September 2007,
the final dividend will be ?0.46 per ordinary share. The final dividend will be made payable as of Friday 25 April 2008.
Heineken Holding N.V. shares will be quoted ex-dividend on Monday 21 April 2008.

Appointment external auditor
KPMG Accountants N.V. is re-appointed by the AGM as the external auditor for a period of four years (financial statements 2008-2011).

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