During the year, the issued ordinary share capital increased from 1,000,315,608 shares of 10 US cents each to 1,101,759,844 ordinary shares of 10 US cents each.
69,191,006 new ordinary shares were issued following the conversion of 4.25% guaranteed convertible bonds.
In accordance with its rights under the Relationship Agreement between Altria Group, Inc. and SABMiller, Altria exercised its right to require SABMiller to convert 27,640,206 convertible participating shares into the same number of the company’s ordinary shares of 10 US cents each which reduced the number of convertible participating shares in issue to 167,411,024.
4,613,024 new ordinary shares were issued to satisfy the implementation of options in the SABMiller plc Mirror Executive Share Purchase Scheme, the SABMiller plc Approved Executive Share Option Scheme and the SABMiller plc Executive Share Option (No 2) Scheme.
In addition, the company has 77,368,338 non-voting convertible participating shares of 10 US cents each, 167,411,024 convertible participating shares of 10 US cents each and 50,000 deferred shares of £1 each, in issue. No further non-voting convertible participating shares, convertible participating shares or deferred shares were issued during the year.
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