Carlsberg Breweries is expecting to de-list Okocim, its Polish brewer, from the Warsaw bourse when the country enters the European Union.

Talking to the Reuters newswire Carlsberg deputy Chief Executive Paul Bergqvist said: "I would be very surprised if Okocim was not de-listed when Poland joins the EU and therefore have to follow the bourse rules there."

Bergqvist added that liquidity in Okocim shares was too low because there are only a few owners in the company. He also said that he expected the Danish brewer to raise its current 79% holding in Okocim.