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Ambev announces the distribution of dividends and IOC

Notice to Shareholders

We hereby announce to the shareholders of Companhia de Bebidas das Américas - Ambev (“Company”) that, as indicated in the Minutes of the Board of Directors’ Meeting held on June 27, 2011, the members of the Company’s Board of Directors approved the distribution of (i) dividends to be deducted from the Additional Dividends reserve and attributed to minimum mandatory dividends for 2010 at R$0.14 per common share and R$0.154 per preferred share, without withholding income tax, pursuant to applicable law; and (ii) interest on own capital (“IOC”) to be partially deducted from the Additional Dividends reserve and attributed to minimum mandatory dividends for 2010, in the amount of R$ 72,124,960.54 and the remaining amount of approximately R$ 737,797,579.01, to be deducted from the investments reserve and attributed to minimum mandatory dividends for 2011, at the total amount of R$0.2500 per common share and R$0.2750 per preferred share. The distribution of IOC shall be taxed pursuant to applicable law, which shall result in a net distribution of IOC of R$0.2125 per common share and R$0.23375 per preferred share, except for legal entities exempt from withholding tax pursuant to Article 5 of Law 11,053/04, as amended by Law 11,196/05, which have confirmed such qualification by means of specific notice sent to the Company in view of the last payment of earnings on March 22, 2011. Shareholders who did not confirm such qualification, or who confirmed such qualification solely for the payment made on March 22, 2011, shall provide specific notice to such effect to Companhia de Bebidas das Américas - Ambev, Área de Ações, c/o Nilson Casemiro - Rua Dr. Renato Paes de Barros, n° 1.017, 4° andar, CEP 04530-001, São Paulo/SP, Brazil, by no later than July 1st, 2011. In case such qualification is not received by then, income tax shall be withheld.

The aforementioned payments shall be made as from August 5, 2011 without any monetary adjustment, subject to the approval by the Annual General Meeting which shall resolve upon the financial statements related to the fiscal year of 2011. The record date shall be June 30, 2011 for BM&FBovespa shareholders and July 11, 2011 for ADR holders. Shares shall be traded ex-dividends as from July 1st, 2011. ADRs shall be traded ex-dividends as from July 7, 2011.

It is important to emphasize that the shares issued in connection with the capital increase approved at the Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting held on April 29, 2011, still pending ratification the Board of Directors, shall not be entitled to the dividends and IOC approved herein.


Shareholders who have already indicated a bank account shall have their credits available at the informed account. Shareholders who have not provided such indication shall receive from Banco Bradesco S.A., as depositary bank, at their stated address, a notice containing information with respect to the payment. Such notice shall be presented at one of Banco Bradesco’s branches along with the appropriate deposit instructions. Shareholders who hold their shares under a fiduciary custody arrangement shall have their proceeds available according to procedures adopted by the appropriate stock exchange.

São Paulo, June 28, 2011.

Companhia de Bebidas das Américas - Ambev

Nelson José Jamel
Investor Relations Officer

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