Nigerian Breweries issues formal statement on Amstel Malta court ruling, to appeal

Nigerian Breweries Plc, on Monday issued a formal statement confirming Edo State High court ruling against it in the case of Prof Ernest Izevbigie vs. Nigerian Breweries Plc.

The judgment was for the company to apologise to the plaintiff for what the court described as “a trade trick” for the low sugar inscription on the label of one of the company’s brands, Amstel Malta.

The company stated it intends to appeal against the ruling.

Nigerian Breweries said it wishes to state that the inscription on the Amstel Malta label was not a trade trick and that as a company committed to compliance with all laws and regulations guiding its operations, it sought and obtained all necessary regulatory approvals prior to the deployment of the said label on the Amstel Malta brand.

Continuing, the company said it remains a responsible corporate citizen with credible and verifiable operational standards and has never engaged in any practice that will mislead or deceive its consumers and the general public. Indeed, the court stated in the judgment that the inscription on the label is not misleading and that the sugar content of the product is within the regulatory range.

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