NYSE, CCU - Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A.
Our current legal and commercial name is Compa??a Cervecer?as Unidas S.A. We
were incorporated in the Republic of Chile in 1902 as an open stock corporation,
following the merger of two existing breweries, one of which had its origins
back in 1850, when Mr. Joaqu?n Plagemann founded one of the first breweries in
Chile in the port of Valpara?so. By 1916, we owned and operated the largest
brewing facilities in Chile. Our operations have also included the production
and marketing of soft drinks since the begining of the last century, the
bottling and selling of mineral water products since 1960, the production and
marketing of wine since 1994, the production and marketing of beer in Argentina
since 1995, the production and marketing of pisco since 2003 and the production
and marketing of confectionery products since 2004.
We are subject to a full range of governmental regulation and supervision
generally applicable to companies engaged in business in Chile and Argentina. ...
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