- A majority stake is acquired in the Pancevo brewery located near Belgrade in Serbia, after which the brewery is renamed “Efes Weifert”.
- The Amstar brewer located in the Russian city of Ufa in the Urals region is acquired.
- Production gets under way at a newly established brewery in the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan.
- Production gets under way at a newly established brewery in the Russian city of Rostov.
- The Vitanta Intravest SA brewery located in the Moldavian city of Chisinau is acquired and the firm of Efes Vitanta Moldova Brewery is set up. In addition to beer, the company becomes the leader of the soft drinks and bottled water markets in Moldova.