MILWAUKEE (AP) -- MillerCoors is naming new executives as it prepares to begin business next month.
Federal regulators approved the merger of the nation's second and third-largest brewers, Miller Brewing Co. and Molson Coors Brewing Co., last week.
The companies say blending their U.S. operations will help them compete against U.S. industry leader Anheuser-Busch Cos.
The company is pulling from executives at Milwaukee-based Miller and Denver-based Coors.
Incoming Chief Executive Leo Kiely says MillerCoors will be stronger than either company could be on its own.
Kiely says the new company will be in place on July 1.
He says executives will decide which jobs are best kept in Milwaukee, Golden, Colorado, or other locations. He didn't say where the new headquarters would be.