Heineken announces departure of Nico Nusmeier, company's president of Central and Eastern Europe, effective Jan. 1, 2012; Jan Derck van Kamebeek to succeed him

AMSTERDAM , November 29, 2011 (press release) – HEINEKEN N.V. today announced that Nico Nusmeier, Regional President HEINEKEN Central and Eastern Europe, has decided to leave HEINEKEN. Effective January 1, 2012 he will be succeeded by Jan Derck van Karnebeek, currently Managing Director, Romania. In his new role, Jan Derck will be based in Vienna as a member of HEINEKEN's Executive Committee, reporting to Jean-Francois van Boxmeer, Chairman of the Executive Board/CEO.

Commenting on the changes, Jean-Francois van Boxmeer said: "Throughout his long successful career with HEINEKEN, Nico has always been a strong, professional colleague, making a significant contribution and positive difference to our business. Under his leadership as Regional President, Central and Eastern Europe has grown considerably through organic growth, M&A and innovations, transforming the region into an important platform for future growth. Nico leaves with our thanks for his contribution to the success of our company."

"We are fortunate to have someone as talented and experienced as Jan Derck to take over from Nico. Throughout his career, Jan Derck has consistently demonstrated the ability to lead teams and generate growth. His business understanding and his leadership capabilities will be important assets as he builds regional growth in the coming years."

Press enquiries:

John-Paul Schuirink

Financial Communications Manager

Tel: +31 20 5239 355

E-mail: john-paul.schuirink@heineken.com

Investors and analyst enquiries:

George Toulantas

Director of Investor Relations

Tel: +31 20 5239 590

E-mail: investors@heineken.com

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Jan Derck van Karnebeek - Career Highlights


Managing Director

- Moved company from # 2 to market leadership position

2006-2009 HEINEKEN/CCHBC, Bulgaria

General Manager

- Moved company from # 2 to market leadership position

2001-2005 HEINEKEN, The Netherlands

General Manager Heineken Beer Systems B.V.

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