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Ambev announces the distribution of dividends

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 February 28, 2011, the members of the Company’s Board of Directors approved the distribution of dividends to be deducted from the additional dividend reserve set forth in the balance sheet dated of December 31, 2010 and attributed to minimum mandatory dividends for 2010 at R$0.56 per common share and R$0.616 per preferred share without withholding income tax pursuant to applicable law.

The aforementioned payments shall be made as from March 22, 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 2010. The record date shall be March 3rd, 2011 for BM&FBovespa shareholders and March 8, 2011 for ADR holders. Shares and ADRs shall be traded ex-dividends as from March 4, 2011.

SERVICE TO SHAREHOLDERS

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.


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