Heineken Holding N.V. to recommend appointment of Deloitte as its auditor as of 2015

Amsterdam, 20 December 2013 - Heineken Holding N.V. (Heineken Holding) today announced that its Board of Directors will recommend to the 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders  the appointment of Deloitte as the company's auditor with effect from the 2015 financial year. This recommendation follows the new Dutch law that an audit firm may not conduct a statutory audit of a listed company for more than eight consecutive years. Heineken Holding's auditor, KPMG, will remain in place until the conclusion of the audit process for the 2014 financial year. Press enquiries                                        Investor and analyst enquiries John Clarke                                                 George Toulantas E-mail: pressoffice@heineken.com                 E-mail: investors@heineken.com Tel: +31-20-5239-355                                     Tel: +31-20-5239-590 Christine van Waveren                                   Sonya Ghobrial E-mail: pressoffice@heineken.com                 E-mail: investors@heineken.com Tel: +31-20-5239-355                                     Tel: +31-20-5239-590 Editorial information: HEINEKEN is a proud, independent global brewer committed to surprise and excite consumers with its brands and products everywhere. The brand that bears the founder's family name - Heineken® - is available in almost every country on the globe and is the world's most valuable international premium beer brand. The Company's aim is to be a leading brewer in each of the markets in which it operates and to have the world's most valuable brand portfolio. HEINEKEN wants to win in all markets with Heineken® and with a full brand portfolio in markets of choice. The Company is present in over 70 countries and operates more than 165 breweries. HEINEKEN is Europe's largest brewer and the world's third largest by volume. HEINEKEN is committed to the responsible marketing and consumption of its more than 250 international premium, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. These include Heineken®, Amstel, Anchor, Biere Larue, Bintang, Birra Moretti, Cruzcampo, Desperados, Dos Equis, Foster's, Newcastle Brown Ale, Ochota, Primus, Sagres, Sol, Star, Strongbow, Tecate, Tiger and Zywiec. Our leading joint venture brands include Cristal and Kingfisher. The number of people employed is over 85,000. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. shares are listed on the NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam. Prices for the ordinary shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols HEIA NA and HEIO NA and on the Reuter Equities 2000 Service under HEIN.AS and HEIO.AS. HEINEKEN has two sponsored level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programmes: Heineken N.V. (OTC: HEINY) and Heineken Holding N.V. (OTC: HKHHY). Most recent information is available on HEINEKEN's website: www.theHEINEKENcompany.com. Heineken Holding N.V. to recommend appointment of Deloitte: http://hugin.info/136154/R/1751213/590349.pdf This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: HEINEKEN Holding NV via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1751213]