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Thu Sep 29, 2016, 06:12 AM

Shareholders approve massive beer deal: a new era for Anheuser-Busch

Another chapter in the more than 150-year story of beer in St. Louis is close to being written. The roughly $100 billion deal to create the world’s largest brewer has cleared its final substantial hurdle. Shareholders of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller have voted in favor of the merger. There are still some procedural steps, but it is expected to close Oct. 10.

The shareholders approved the merger during meetings Wednesday in London, which is the base of SABMiller, and Brussels, where the headquarters of AB InBev are located. The deal essentially creates a new company that will keep the Anheuser-Busch InBev name.

“We are pleased that our shareholders’ vote brings us one step closer to combining our companies, teams, strong heritage and passion for brewing,” AB InBev Chief Executive Officer Carlos Brito said in a statement from the brewing giant.

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Sherman A1 Sep 2016 OP
longship Sep 2016 #1
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longship Sep 2016 #3
rogerashton Sep 2016 #4
JonathanRackham Sep 2016 #5
pscot Sep 2016 #6

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 06:31 AM

1. Flavorless, watered down bubble water.

What America calls beer, I don't call beer.

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 06:38 AM

2. Well,

not being much of a beer drinker myself I don't really know. I do know that there seems to be an ever increasing number of local and craft brews out there, so finding something one likes shouldn't be too much a challenge.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 06:47 AM

3. Not a challenge. You are correct.

I speak only for Anhauser Busch and Miller products which are not entirely unlike but similar to beer-like substances, only with no flavor but with bubbles.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 06:49 AM

4. Monopoly is a big word.

Can you say monopoly?

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 08:30 AM

5. Anheuser-Busch uses GMO grain.

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Response to JonathanRackham (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 11:12 AM

6. Any brewer who puts rice or corn syrup in their beer

should be shot.

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