REFILE-BRIEF-Heineken says to sell Mexican packaging operations to Crown Holdings

lunes 1 de septiembre de 2014 02:34 GYT

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Sept 1 (Reuters) - Heineken Nv :

* Divests packaging operations in Mexico

* Has signed a binding agreement with Crown Holdings Inc for sale of its Mexican packaging business Empaque

* Total enterprise value of transaction amounts to $1.225 bln

* Empaque will remain a key strategic supplier to Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma

* Transaction is expected to close by end of year

* Sale of Empaque is expected to result in a post-tax book gain of about 300 mln euros

* Proceeds of this divestment will provide further financial flexibility

* 300 million euro post tax gain will be reported as an exceptional item Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: