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Ambev's Paiva pledges to curb expenses, bolster premium brands

SAO PAULO, May 4 (Reuters) - Ambev SA will continue to keep sales, general and administrative expenses in check while taking steps to grow faster in premium beer brands, as sales volumes at Latin America's largest beer maker reels from a steep recession in Brazil, Chief Executive Officer Bernardo Paiva said on Thursday.

(Reporting by Guillermo Parra-Bernal; Editing by Chris Reese)