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Ambev Announces date of the Auction in Brazil of Unsubscribed Shares in Connection with the Capital Increase

AMBEV ANNOUNCES DATE OF THE AUCTION IN BRAZIL OF UNSUBSCRIBED SHARES IN CONNECTION WITH THE CAPITAL INCREASE APPROVED AT THE SHAREHOLDERS’ MEETING HELD ON APRIL 28, 2010

São Paulo, September 20, 2010 - Companhia de Bebidas das Américas - AmBev [BOVESPA: AMBV4, AMBV3; and NYSE: ABV, ABV], following the announcement of August 2, 2010, informs that the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários - CVM (“CVM”) approved the request for the simplified registration of a public offering in Brazil for a primary distribution of shares, filed before the CVM under CVM Process n. RJ-2010-12075 (the “Offer”), in accordance with article 6, paragraph 1 of CVM Normative Ruling n. 400/2003, for the sale of 109,065 common shares and 187,782 preferred shares issued by AmBev, with no par value, at the auction for unsubscribed shares in connection with the capital increase approved at the Shareholders’ Meeting held on April 28, 2010, pursuant to article 171, paragraph 7, item “b” of Law n. 6,404/76.

The Offer shall take place on September 22, 2010 through an auction on the BM&FBOVESPA in the total minimum amount of R$ 48,844,566.15, assuming the minimum price of R$149.47 per common share and R$173.30 per preferred share, with Link S/A CCTVM acting as intermediary institution.

As previously disclosed, AmBev also informs that immediately following the conclusion of the Offer, a Board Meeting shall be convened to ratify the aforementioned capital increase, as well as to deliberate with respect to the proposal of the Company’s Management for payment of dividends and interest on own capital of approximately R$ 2 billion.

This announcement is not an offer of any securities for sale in the United States and the securities referred to herein may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration.

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