The Croatian brewer, Zagrebacka Pivovara, recorded a CK214.5m (US$25.6m) profit for 2001. Net profit at the company, in which Interbrew holds a majority stake, was CK149.4m ($17.8m)in 2000.

The Zagrebacka board will seek shareholder approval to retain CK128,200 of the profits, distributing the rest in a dividend.