The Canadian brewer Molson is to delay the announcement of its third quarter results until after a vote from shareholders on the proposed merger with Adolph Coors.

In a statement the company said: "In the context of the merger transaction underway, Molson announced today that it would delay issuing its third quarter results from the planned January 27, 2005 to February 9, 2005, following the Special Shareholder Meeting called on January 28, 2005 to vote on the proposed merger of equals with Coors. The format of such issuance will depend on the outcome of the Shareholder Vote."

Shareholders are due to vote on the merger on January 28th.