Anheuser-Busch InBev prices ten-year EUR750m (US$1bn) bond

Anheuser-Busch InBev prices ten-year EUR750m (US$1bn) bond

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced a EUR750m (US$1bn), ten-year bond in order to raise finance for "general corporate purposes".

The Belgium-based Budweiser brewer said today (26 May) that it has completed pricing on the EUR750m bond, which will launch on 2 June and mature on the same date in 2021. The notes will bear interest at 4% annually.

"The use of proceeds is to meet Anheuser-Busch InBev’s general corporate purposes," said the group, which added that the notes will only be sold to investors outside of the US.

Earlier this week, A-B InBev said that it will redeem US$1.25bn of debt that had been due in 2014. At the end of 2010, A-B InBev's net debt to EBITDA ratio was 2.9 and the group wants a ratio of two by 2012.