A-B Increases Tsingtao Stake

Published: 05/02/2005

QINGDAO, China, - Tsingtao Brewery Co. Ltd. and Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. last month jointly announced that the American brewer had increased its economic interest in Tsingtao to 27 percent. Anheuser-Busch is now the largest nongovernment shareholder in the Chinese brewery, with the Qingdao state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission remaining the largest shareholder with a 30.6 percent share xxPERIODxx.