Decree Article 10 Take-Over Directive Shares The issued share capital of Heineken N.V. amounts to EUR921,604;180.80, consisting of 576,002,613 shares of EUR1.60 each. Each share carries one vote. The shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam. All shares carry equal rights and are freely transferable (unless provided otherwise hereunder). Shares repurchased by Eleineken N.V. for the share-based long-term variable awards or for any other purpose do not carry any voting rights and dividend rights. Shareholders who hold shares on a predetermined record date are entitled to attend and vote at General Meetings of Shareholders. The record date for the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of 19 April 2012 is 28 days before the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, i.e. on 22 March 2012. Substantial shareholdings Pursuant to the Financial Markets Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht) and the Decree on Disclosure of Major Holdings and Capital Interests in Securities-Issuing Institutions (Besluit melding zeggenschap en kapitaalbelang in uitgevende instellingen), the Financial Markets Authority has been notified about the following substantial shareholding regarding Heineken N.V.: Mrs. C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken (indirectly 50.005 per cent; the direct 50.005 per cent shareholder is Heineken Holding N.V.) Voting Trust (FEMSA) (indirectly 10.1 4 per cent; the direct 10.14 per cent shareholder is CB Equity LLP); as at 31 December 2011 CB Equity LLP holds 12.53 per cent Massachusetts Financial Services Company (a capital interest of 2.12 per cent and a voting interest of 5.00 per cent of which 2.94 percent is held directly and 2.06 percent is held indirectly). Restrictions related to shares held by FEMSA Upon completion (on 30 April 2010) of the acquisition of the beer operations of Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. ('FEMSA'), CB Equity LLP (belonging to the FEMSA group) received Heineken N.V. shares (and Heineken Holding N.V. shares). Pursuant to the Corporate Governance Agreement of 30 April 2010 concluded between Heineken N.V., Heineken Holding N.V., LArche Green N.V., FEMSA and CB Equity LLP the following applies: Subject to certain exceptions, FEMSA, CB Equity LLP and any member of the FEMSA group shall not increase its shareholding in Heineken Holding N.V. above 20 per cent and shall not increase its holding in the HEINEKEN Group above a maximum of 20 per cent economic interest (such capped percentages referred to as the 'Voting Ownership Cap'). Subject to certain exceptions, FEMSA, CB Equity LLP and any member of the FEMSA group may not exercise any voting rights in respect of any shares beneficially owned by it, if and to the extent such shares are in excess of the applicable Voting Ownership Cap. FEMSA, CB Equity and any member of the FEMSA group may not sell any shares in Heineken N.V. (and in Heineken Holding N.V.) for a five-year period, subject to certain exceptions, including amongst others, (i) beginning in year three, the right to sell up to 1 per cent of all outstanding shares of each of Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. in any calendar quarter (ii) beginning in year three, the right to sell any Heineken N.V. shares and/or any Heineken Holding N.V. shares in any private block sale outside the facilities of a stock exchange so long as Heineken Holding N.V. (as to Heineken N.V. shares) respectively LArche Green N.V. (as to Heineken Holding N.V. shares) is given first the opportunity to acquire such shares at the market price thereof. Unless FEMSA's economic interest in the HEINEKEN Group were to fall below 14 per cent, the current FEMSA control structure were to change or FEMSA were to be subject to a change of control, FEMSA is entitled to have two representatives on the Heineken N.V. Supervisory Board, one of whom will be Vice-Chairman, who also serves as the FEMSA representative on the Board of Directors of Heineken Holding N.V. Heineken N.V. Annual Report 2011 53

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