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Other Beverage Interests (OBI)

Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI) is the soft drinks division of The South African Breweries Ltd (SAB), and is South Africa’s largest producer of products for The Coca-Cola Company. Key brands include Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light, Vanilla Coke, TAB, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Fanta, Lemon Twist, Sparkling Grenadilla, Sparletta, Stoney, Schweppes, Just Juice, Milo, Bibo, Minute Maid, Bon Aqua, Valpré and Nestea.

SAB also retains a 32% interest in Coca-Cola Canners of Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd.

The remainder of the OBI portfolio consists of a 100% interest in Appletiser (Pty) Ltd and a retained 30% equity-accounted interest in Distell Group Ltd.

 
EBITA (US$m)

250

Total number of bottling plants

10

Total bottling capacity (hls 000s)

17,471

Total volumes sold (hls 000s)

14,301

Average number of employees

3,843

Figures current at 6 June 2005 for operations and capacity.
Volumes, EBITA and employees are for the year ended 31 March 2005.
Employee figures exclude associates.

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