Molson and Coors shareholders will decide the future of the two companies over the next eight days, with Molson shareholders voting on January 28 and Coors stockholders voting on February 1 over the proposed merger of the brewers.

Molson Inc. and Adolph Coors Company confirmed that a supplement to the joint proxy statement and management information circular on the merger had been filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The supplement includes updated information relating to the increase in special dividend, from Cdn$3.26 to Cdn$5.44, to be paid to Molson shareholders as part of the merger.

Assuming Molson and Coors shareholders approve the merger, final approval from the Quebec Superior Court will be sought on February 2, 2005.

The closing of the merger is expected to occur on February 9, 2005 prior to the opening of the stock markets in Canada and the US accordingly, the record date for Molson shareholders to receive the special dividend will be close of business on February 8, 2005.

The special meeting of Molson shareholders will be reconvened on January 28, 2005 in the Joliet and Marquette Rooms at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, 900 Rene-Levesque Boulevard West, Montreal, Quebec, at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time.

Shareholders of record on November 22, 2004 are entitled to vote at the special meeting.

The Coors' special meeting of stockholders will be reconvened on February 1, 2005 at Coors Brewing Company in the Sixth Floor Auditorium in the Brewery Complex, 12th and Ford Streets, Golden, Colorado, at 9:00 a.m., Mountain Time. Stockholders of record on November 22, 2004 are entitled to vote at the special meeting.