1.What businesses does CCU participate in?
CCU is a diversified beverage company operating principally in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. CCU is the largest Chilean brewer, the second-largest Chilean soft drink producer and the largest Chilean waters and nectars producer, the second-largest Argentine brewer, the third-largest Chilean domestic wine producer and the largest pisco distributor. It also participates in the HOD, rum and confectionery industries in Chile, in the beer, waters and soft drink industries in Uruguay, and in the beer, soft drinks, waters and nectars industries in Paraguay. The Company has licensing agreements with Heineken Brouwerijen B.V., Anheuser-Busch Incorporated, PepsiCo Inc., Schweppes Holdings Limited, Guinness Brewing Worldwide Limited, Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., Pernod Ricard and Compañía Pisquera Bauzá S.A.
2.Where are Headquarters?
Vitacura 2670, Las Condes , Santiago, Chile.
3.How can I contact CCU’s Investor Relations Department?
- Matías Rojas (56-2) 2427-3572 Financial Planning and Investor Relations Manager
- Linda Walstra (56-2) 2427-3195 Head of Investor Relations
- Manuel Alcalde (56-2) 2427-3127 Investor Relations Analyst
4. When did CCU start to publicly trade its shares and ADRs?
In Chile since 1902 and in the United States (ADR) since 1992 (second Chilean Company to list its shares).
5. How many shareholders does CCU have? What is the shareholder structure?
CCU has a total of 369,502,872 shares. The property as of December 31, 2015 is distributed as follows:
- Inversiones y Rentas S.A. 60.0%
- ADRs 17.1%
- Otros 22.9%
Inversiones y Rentas S.A. is 50% owned by Quiñenco S.A. and 50% by Heineken.
6. What is an ADR?
An ADR or American Depositary Receipt is a stock that trades in the United States but represents a specified number of shares in a foreign corporation.
7. Where are CCU’s ADRs traded?
CCU’s ADRs are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), in the United States (www.nyse.com).
8. What is CCU’s ticker on NYSE and on the Santiago Stock Exchange?
The ticker is the symbol under the company is identified in different markets. CCU is identified under the ticker “CCU” in both the NYSE and the Santiago Stock Exchange.
9. What is CCU’s depositary bank for its ADRs?
The depositary bank for CCU’s ADRs is JPMorgan. As a depositary bank, JPMorgan is also a broker, because it pays the dividends, keeps different kinds of registers and coordinates the voting process.
10. What is the common share to ADR ratio?
One ADR is equal to two common shares.
11. How can I buy or sell shares and ADRs?
Reaching a stock broker in Chile or in the United States.
12. Where can I find a historical evolution of the share price?
Visit our web site, and click on the link “Stock Information”
13. What is CCU’s dividend policy?
CCU’s dividend policy is to distribute at least 50% of its net income.
14. Are there preferential dividends rights for any shareholder?
No, all shareholders have the same dividend right because there is only one kind of share.
15. Do any shareholders have preferential voting rights?
No, all shareholders have the same voting rights.
16. Who are CCU’s Board Members?
CCU’s 9 Board Members are:
- Andrónico Luksic, Chairman
- Marc Busain, Vice Chairman
- Francisco Pérez, Director
- Carlos Molina, Director
- Vittorio Corbo, Director
- Pablo Granifo, Director
- Rodrigo Hinzpeter, Director
- Didier Debrosse, Director
- José Miguel Barros, Director
17. Are the Chairman and CEO jobs separate?
Yes, the Chairman of the Board of Directors is Andrónico Luksic and CCU’s CEO is Patricio Jottar.