BRUSSELS, Belgium, Aug. 19 /TMRZoo.com/ — InBev (Euronext: INB) today announced that it has received a request for additional information, commonly referred to as a Second Request, from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) with respect to the previously announced combination with Anheuser-Busch.
InBev intends to respond expeditiously to the Second Request and to work toward a prompt closing of the transaction. In addition to the expiration of the waiting period under the HSR Act, completion of the transaction remains subject to InBev and Anheuser-Busch shareholder approvals, regulatory review in certain other jurisdictions and customary closing conditions.
This request for additional information from the DOJ is a normal and expected part of the regulatory process. InBev remains confident that the transaction will receive regulatory approval and continues to expect to close the transaction by the end of this year.
Dutch and French versions of this press release will be posted on www.InBev.com .