Local press are claiming that holdings in Polish brewery, Brok have been offloaded by Germany brewery, Holsten Brauerei to unnamed US investors.

According to the report the once market listed brewery had, in May signed an agreement with Anheuser-Busch, giving the brewery exclusive rights to distribute Budweiser in Poland. Brok had also signed another exclusive agreement to distribute Dutch Royal Grolsch beer in Poland from October 2000 with production starting in January 2001.

 Brok, which owns 10 distribution centres across Poland reported a net profit of PLN 419,000 on revenues of PLN 143.21m in 1999.

Holsten Brauerei last reported owning 95.72% of Brok's share capital. No details of the transaction to US investors were reported.