InBev has launched a buy-back programme to hedge its share-based compensation system.

The company said today (21 January) that, following the successful completion of its EUR300m (US$434.8m) buy-back programme, which was announced in August, it plans to initiate another buy-back for up to the same amount.

The buy-back "will be executed pursuant to the powers granted at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders" and, "in accordance with that mandate, may be conducted within eight months of the date of the resolution", the brewer added.