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Heineken N.V., based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is a global beer maker, with sales in almost every country. Global brands include Heineken, Amstel, and Murphy's. Regional and national brands include Buckler in Europe, Moretti in Italy, Bochkaryov in Russia, and Quilmes in Argentina. Tiger brand in Asia is Asia's leading regional brew. Heineken continues to grow worldwide. The Heineken family owns 50% of Heineken Holding which owns 50% of Heineken N.V. [1]

In 2009 they bought Scottish & Newcastle.

Ad boycott against Air America Radio

Heineken refused to advertise on the progressive Air America Radio. In October 2006, around 90 companies, including Heineken, told ABC Radio Networks that they did not want their ads to play on radio stations that carried Air America Radio. [2] [3] [4]

Political contributions

Heineken USA gave $69,500 to federal candidates in the 2006 U.S. election through its political action committee - 53% to Democrats, 44% to Republicans, and 3% ($2,500) to independent Joseph Lieberman (I-CT). [5]


Heineken USA spent $80,000 for lobbying in the U.S. in the first half of 2007. All of it went to the lobbying firm Podesta Group. [6]


Key people: [7]

Selected members of the Supervisory Board: [8]

Contact details

Tweede Weteringplantsoen 21
1017 ZD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31-20-523-9239
Fax: +31-20-626-3503
Web: http://www.heinekeninternational.com


  1. Heineken Profile, Hoovers, accessed October 2007.
  2. Marc Fisher, "Air America, in the Throes of Victory?", The Washington Post, December 10, 2006.
  3. "Air America on Ad Blacklist?", FAIR, October 31, 2006.
  4. "Air America Blackout", FAIR.org/ABC memo, October 25, 2006.
  5. 2006 PAC Summary Data, Open Secrets, accessed October 2007.
  6. Heineken USA lobbying expenses, Open Secrets, accessed October 2007.
  7. Heineken Key People, Hoovers, accessed October 2007.
  8. Supervisory Board, Heineken, accessed October 2007.