CB increases shareholding in Carlsberg Okocim, Poland

20.12.2002: Carlsberg Breweries A/S acquires 9.9 per cent of the shares in Carlsberg Okocim S.A. from the German brewery Bitburger thus increasing its shareholding in Carlsberg Okocim to 71.47 per cent. The shares are acquired at a price of DKK 86 million.

The reason for the acquisition is that Carlsberg Breweries believes in growth of the Polish beer market and therefore wants to increase its shareholding in Carlsberg Okocim.
The acquisition will not influence the financial results for 2002.