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SABMiller plc Annual Report 2007

Ordinary shareholding analyses

Listed below are analyses of holdings extracted from the register of ordinary shareholders at 31 March 2008:

  Number of shareholders Percentage of share capital
Portfolio size    
1 – 1,000 26,313 0.57
1,001 – 10,000 7,309 1.42
10,001 – 100,000 1,315 2.86
100,001 – 1,000,000 551 11.48
1,000,001 and over 112 83.67
  35,600 100.00
Category    
Banks 72 0.26
Endowment Funds 343 0.28
Individuals 24,485 1.62
Insurance Companies 80 0.54
Investment Companies 32 1.36
Medical Aid Schemes 25 0.05
Mutual Funds 396 4.07
Nominees and Trusts 8,311 55.57
Pension Funds 512 6.82
Other Corporate Entities 1,344 29.43
  35,600 100.00

Substantial Shareholdings

As at 14 May 2008, the company had received the following notifications of interests in voting rights of the issued share capital of the company pursuant to Rule 5.1.2 of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules:

  Number of shares Percent of issued share capital
Altria Group, Inc.  430,000,000 28.6
BevCo Ltd  225,000,000 15.0
Capital Group International, Inc.  75,945,302 5.0
Public Investment Corporation  55,795,729 3.7
Legal & General Group Plc 45,949,930 3.0

The Takeovers Directive requires disclosure of persons with significant direct or indirect holdings of securities as at year end. In addition to the shareholdings noted above, at year end Allan Gray Investment Council held, approximately, a 4.4% shareholding in the company. Capital Group Companies, Inc. (whose holding incorporates that of Capital Group International, Inc. above) held, approximately, an 8.5% shareholding in the company.

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