Heineken Holding N.V. reports on 2021 third-quarter trading

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Amsterdam, 27 October 2021 – Heineken Holding N.V. (EURONEXT: HEIO; OTCQX: HKHHY) today publishes its trading update for the third quarter of 2021.


  • Beer volume -5.1% organically for the quarter; +4.0% for the first nine months

  • Heineken® volume +8.0% in the quarter; +15.1% for the first nine months

  • Full year expectations 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.


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Heineken® brand

  • Heineken® continued its strong momentum and grew volume by 8.0% in the quarter and 15.1% for the first nine months of the year. Volume grew double-digits year to date in more than 50 markets, including Brazil, China, South Africa, Nigeria, Italy, Spain, Vietnam, and Mexico. Relative to 2019, volume grew by 15.6% in the third quarter and by 16.3% in the first nine months.

  • Heineken® 0.0 grew in the low-twenties, with a particularly strong performance in Brazil, Mexico, the USA and the UK.

  • Heineken® Silver continued its strong growth momentum in China.


The reported net profit of Heineken N.V. for the first nine months was €3,082 million (2020: €396 million; 2019: €1,667 million). This includes an exceptional gain of €1.3 billion from the remeasurement to fair value of the previously held equity interest in United Breweries in India, which was recognised on 29 July 2021 when HEINEKEN obtained control.


Based on the impact to date, and applying spot rates of 25 October 2021 to the 2020 financial results as a baseline for the remainder of the year, the calculated negative translational impact for the full year would be approximately €450 million in net revenue (beia), €90 million at consolidated operating profit (beia), and €40 million at net profit (beia).


Media Heineken Holding N.V.

Kees Jongsma

E-mail: cjongsma@spj.nl

tel. +31 6 54 79 82 53

Media Heineken N.V.


Sarah Backhouse

José Federico Castillo Martinez

Director of Global Communication

Director of Investor Relations

Michael Fuchs

Janine Ackermann / Robin Achten

Corporate & Financial Communication Manager

Investor Relations Manager / Senior Analyst

E-mail: pressoffice@heineken.com

E-mail: investors@heineken.com

Tel: +31-20-5239355

Tel: +31-20-5239590

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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 80,000 employees and operates breweries, malteries, cider plants and other production facilities in more than 70 countries. Heineken Holding N.V. and Heineken N.V. shares trade on the Euronext in Amsterdam. Prices for the ordinary shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols HEIO NA and HEIA NA and on Reuters under HEIO.AS and HEIN.AS. HEINEKEN has two sponsored level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programmes: Heineken Holding N.V. (OTCQX: HKHHY) and Heineken N.V. (OTCQX: HEINY). Most recent information is available on the websites: www.HeinekenHolding.com and www.theHEINEKENcompany.com and follow HEINEKEN on Twitter via @HEINEKENCorp.

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